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Kyle Busch ties Richard Petty’s record with 200th career NASCAR win

Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty’s NASCAR record with his 200th career victory across the three national series Sunday by using an impressive late surge through the field following a speeding …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

Valtteri Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Hamilton to win Australian GP

Valtteri Bottas has rediscovered his joy of driving and it has had immediate success as he led Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in a 1-2 finish at the season-opening Australian Grand …


Austin Dillon wins pole at Fontana after nobody finishes final lap

Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race in Fontana after no drivers completed a lap in the final round of qualifying. Dillon got his fourth career …


Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tony Stewart headlines six new nominees eligible for induction into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. Stewart joins Neil Bonnett, Sam Ard, Marvin Panch, Jim Paschal and Red Vogt as the new …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Kyle Busch completes weekend sweep in Arizona desert

Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert. Just like he nearly did last week at Las Vegas.


Another race and another Penske victory with Josef Newgarden’s IndyCar win

Team Penske’s hot start to the motorsports season continued Sunday with a Josef Newgarden victory in the IndyCar season opener – the fourth win for a Penske car in seven …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 3:45 p.m.

Kyle Busch dominates to win 11th Xfinity race at ISM Raceway

Kyle Busch took the lead shortly after the start of the final stage and cruised to his second consecutive Xfinity Series victory with another dominant performance at ISM Raceway. Busch …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 2:06 p.m.

Will Power continues Penske domination with IndyCar pole

Will Power has won the pole for the eighth time at St. Petersburg and has given the Team Penske IndyCar effort a boost in its season debut. Penske drivers have …


McLaren to get engineering support from Carlin at Indy 500

McLaren will lean on Carlin Racing when it fields its Indianapolis 500 entry this year with Fernando Alonso. Carlin will assist with engineering support for the single-car McLaren team. IndyCar …


7-time champ Jimmie Johnson still searching for answers in Phoenix

Jimmie Johnson is still searching for answers to what has become a winless drought that stretches 62 points races to the summer of 2017. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champ …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:21 a.m.

Drivers Daniel Suarez, Michael McDowell called to NASCAR hauler after fight

Drivers Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell were summoned to the NASCAR hauler after they were involved in a post-qualifying fight before practice for the Cup Series race at ISM Raceway. …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Ryan Blaney qualifies on pole for Sunday’s race outside Phoenix

Ryan Blaney turned the fastest lap in practice and never slowed down in qualifying, putting his No. 12 Ford on the pole Friday for this weekend’s race at ISM Raceway …


IndyCar welcomes A.J. Foyt and Robert Wickens back to track

A.J. Foyt will be making his first appearance at an IndyCar race since poor health sidelined him last June. Robert Wickens also plans to attend the IndyCar opener this weekend …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

IndyCar slowly and steadily returning to relevance

IndyCar returns to racing after a long layover with its season opener this weekend on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. The series has been reclaiming some its relevancy and …


Scott Dixon hoping to add back-to-back titles to ring collection

Scott Dixon got his newest IndyCar championship ring from team owner Chip Ganassi at a luncheon in Indianapolis. Dixon says his goal is to achieve one thing that’s eluded him: …


Jenna Fryer: Roger Penske remains captain of motorsports

Somewhat overshadowed by the stifling scrutiny of NASCAR’s new rules package was another Team Penske victory. Joey Logano held off teammate Brad Keselowski’s last-lap push to win at Las Vegas …


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Joey Logano holds off Brad Keselowski for Vegas NASCAR win

Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski were side by side off the fourth turn, two teammates fighting for the last burst of speed on the final lap at Las Vegas Motor …


Kyle Busch wins Xfinity race in 2OT, can chase weekend sweep

LAS VEGAS – Kyle Busch moved into position for a three-race weekend sweep in his hometown, holding on in double overtime to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday. …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 6:08 p.m.

Kevin Harvick earns Vegas pole after Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott start late

Kevin Harvick has won the pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time in his 19-year NASCAR Cup Series career. Harvick turned a lap in 29.914 seconds in …


Brad Keselowski shakes stomach bug to win at Atlanta

Brad Keselowski was so sick at Atlanta Motor Speedway his team had a standby driver on call. The help wasn’t needed. The winningest driver in Team Penske history raced to …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

Kyle Busch sets Truck Series record with 52nd win

Kyle Busch broke a tie with Ron Hornaday Jr. for the NASCAR Truck Series victory record at Atlanta Motor Speedway, winning No. 52 in a race delayed by rain with …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 1:27 p.m.

Christopher Bell routs field at Atlanta to win Xfinity race

Christopher Bell led all but 20 laps to win the Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bell started third but took the lead on the first lap and was …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Watermelon farmer Ross Chastain gets top-10 finish at Daytona 500

Ross Chastain and Ryan Preece were part of a bumper crop of Daytona 500 rookies.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Denny Hamlin cruises to second Daytona 500 victory in four years

Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Perfect Storm: The Daytona 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

Thanks to a landmark television deal, a massive snowstorm and a spectacular ending that included an infield brawl, the 1979 Daytona 500 was instrumental in broadening NASCAR’s southern roots. Forty …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

NASCAR’s biggest race features eight drivers making their Daytona 500 debut and a handful of new sponsors. It is part of a changing landscape that has returned NASCAR to its …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Joe Gibbs touched by support following death of son

Joe Gibbs has been touched by support from the NASCAR community since his eldest son J.D. died last month following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. Gibbs says …


Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick lead Ford sweeps in Daytona qualifying

Ford drivers swept both of the Daytona 500 qualifying races to position the manufacturer for a strong run in “The Great American Race.” Kevin Harvick won the first qualifying race …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Place your bets: NASCAR pushes its chips on sports gambling

NASCAR has put a ban in place on drivers gambling on races, not that it was really a problem. But the rest of the fan base? NASCAR is all in …


William Byron wins Daytona 500 pole, puts Hendrick up front again

William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR …