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.

Conor Daly honors friend killed Saturday amid Indianapolis unrest

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IndyCar driver Conor Daly posted a poignant tribute to Chris Beaty, a former Indiana University football player and Indianapolis business owner who was killed Saturday amid protests and rioting in the city.

Daly said he got to know Beaty, who owned an event and marketing promotions company, five years ago when he was organizing Indianapolis 500 afterparties.

Daly annually had been involved in Beaty’s parties since then and said Beaty helped get him home earlier this year when Daly’s blood sugar crashed while at an event.

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“The world lost a tremendous person. RIP Chris Beaty,” wrote Daly, who also tweeted “The violence has to stop.”

According to the Indianapolis Star, Beaty died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds during Saturday night’s unrest in downtown Indianapolis. It’s unclear if the shooting was tied to the protests.

Graham Rahal also posted about his interaction with Beaty.

Daly, Rahal and the rest of the IndyCar Series will return to action Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway (8 p.m. ET, NBC).