Our new site for all things NASCAR (Video)


NBC Sports has created a new site devoted solely to NASCAR.

NASCAR Talk marks our commitment to bringing you closer to your favorite NASCAR drivers and teams. We’ll provide you with the latest news, continually updating our site each day to keep you informed no matter when you visit. We’ll also offer opinion and analysis, along with video and clips from our show “NASCAR America” on NBCSN. For those who enjoy all other forms of racing, MotorSportsTalk will continue to be your home.

NASCAR Talk’s debut is part of many enhancements taking place to enlighten you about NASCAR. Along with hiring Nate Ryan and myself, there’s the new NASCAR on NBC Facebook page and a NASCAR Talk twitter address – @NASCARTalkNBC.

I invite to join the conversation on our Facebook page and on Twitter. Share your opinion. Ask questions.

Our staff has more than half a century’s experience covering motorsports. Nate and I are joined by Jerry Bonkowski and Chris Estrada. You can follow each of us on Twitter – @nateryan@dustinlong@jerrybonkowski, and @estradawriting. I also encourage you to follow @NASCARonNBC and @NBCSports.

Enough talk. It’s time to get back to work making NASCAR Talk your home for NASCAR news and information. Come on over and see what we have.

Beta Motorcycles joins SuperMotocross in 2024, Benny Bloss named first factory rider

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Benny Bloss will race for the factory Beta Motorcycles team in 2024 as that manufacturer joins SuperMotocross as the ninth brand to compete in the series. Beta Motorcycles will make their debut in the Monster Energy Supercross opener at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California in January.

Benny Bloss finished among the top 10 twice in Pro Motocross, in 2016 and 2018. – Beta Motorcycles

“The wait is over and we can finally share everything we have been working towards,” said Carlen Gardner, Race Team Manager in a press release. “It has been a great experience being a part of this development and seeing the progression. The only missing part was finding a rider that would mesh well with our Beta Family.

“After a one phone call with Benny, we knew it would be a good fit for him, and for us. We are happy to have him on board for the next two years and can’t wait to see everyone at Anaheim in January.”

Bloss debuted in the 450 class in 2015 with a 15th-place finish overall at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Bloss has a pair of top-10 rankings in the division with a sixth-place finish in the Pro Motocross Championship in 2016 and a seventh in 2018. His best Supercross season ended 15th in the standings in 2018.

“I’m extremely excited to join the Beta Factory Racing team,” Bloss said. “It’s cool to see a brand with such a rich history in off-road racing to come into the US Supercross and Motocross space. I know this team will be capable of great things as we build and go racing in 2024.”

Bloss is currently 22nd in the SuperMotocross rankings and has not raced in the first two rounds of the Motocross season.

Testing for Beta Motorcycles is scheduled to begin in August and the team expects to announce a second rider at that time.

The family-owned brand adds to the international flare of the sport. The company was founded in Florence, Italy in 1905 as Società Giuseppe Bianchi as they built handmade bicycles, The transition to motorcycle production in the late 1940s.

Beta Motorcycles competed and won in motocross competition in the late 1970s and early 1980s with Jim Pomeroy and other riders.

Beta will join Triumph Motorcycles as a second historic brand to join the sport in 2024. First established in 1902, Triumph has won in nearly every division they have competed in, dating back to their first victory in the 1908 Isle of Man TT. Triumph will debut in the 250 class in 2024 and plans to expand into 450s in 2025.