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Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch matches Kevin Harvick with eighth win of season

Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this NASCAR season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most victories this season and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Kevin Harvick on mission to silence his critics after penalty

Kevin Harvick was penalized by NASCAR this week for using an illegal car to win at Texas. The punishment cost him a berth in the championship race. But Harvick is …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 9:45 a.m.

NASCAR champion Martin Truex moving to Joe Gibbs Racing with crew chief

NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief will move to Joe Gibbs Racing next season to remain in the Toyota organization after their race team folds in two …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Kevin Harvick’s championship berth spoiled by NASCAR inspectors

Kevin Harvick has been stripped of his berth in NASCAR’s championship race because his winning car failed inspection after Texas Motor Speedway. The No. 4 Ford had an illegally modified …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton relishes F1 challenge from young crop of drivers

Five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has a two-step plan for keeping the new generation of talented drivers behind him next season: match their youthful hunger and outwit them with …


Commentary: Wrong call on Jimmie Johnson on NASCAR’s bad day in Texas

NASCAR did not have its finest day at Texas Motor Speedway, where things first went awry with an erroneous penalty even before the race.


Kevin Harvick earns his shot at NASCAR Cup title with win at Texas

Kevin Harvick earned a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship, rocketing past polesitter Ryan Blaney in overtime Sunday to win at Texas.


Auto racing: Joey Logano makes big play for NASCAR championship with win at Martinsville

Joey Logano earned a shot at NASCAR’s Cup title by using an old fashioned bump-and-run on Martin Truex Jr. to win at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. Truex slid sideways …


Chase Elliott wins for 2nd time in 3 NASCAR playoff races

Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to win at NASCAR’s top level. Now that he’s got that handled, the son of 1988 champion Bill Elliott is chasing a …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix as Hamilton F1 title bid denied

Kimi Raikkonen’s second stint with Ferrari has been long on frustration and short on victories. That finally changed Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix where the Finnish driver earned his …


John Hunter Nemechek drives away from Hemric for first Xfinity win

John Hunter Nemechek’s father first brought him to victory lane at Kansas Speedway almost 15 years ago, when “Front Row” Joe Nemechek swept the weekend Xfinity and Cup series races. …


Joey Logano earns pole for elimination race at Kansas Speedway

Joey Logano won the pole for the Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway. He heads into Sunday’s event in solid position to advance to the round of eight, but …


Kyle Larson facing playoff elimination after NASCAR penalty

Kyle Larson has been docked 10 points by NASCAR for a rules violation that could bring an end to his championship chances. Chip Ganassi Racing was penalized for breaking NASCAR’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Auto racing capsules: Aric Almirola advances with Talladega win

Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Kurt Busch leads Stewart-Haas Racing sweep at Talladega

Kurt Busch led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep to put all four of the company cars up front at Talladega Superspeedway. Busch turned a lap at 195.804 mph to qualify in …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus to split after 17 years

There will be no eighth NASCAR title for Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. Hendrick Motorsports will split the driver and crew chief at the end of this season. Johnson and …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Auto racing roundup: Chase Elliott uses Dover win to earn berth in next playoff round

Chase Elliott pulled away to win in overtime Sunday at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway for an automatic berth into the next round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs.


Christopher Bell sets Xfinity rookie record at Dover with 6th victory

Christopher Bell has a second straight NASCAR championship in sight.


Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick start 1-2 in playoff race at Dover

Rain has washed out NASCAR Cup qualifying at Dover International Speedway. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick will start 1-2 to kick off the round-of-12 playoff race on the mile concrete …


NASCAR to remove restrictor plates at Daytona and Talladega

NASCAR will use two primary rules packages next season and race at Daytona and Talladega without restrictor plates for the first time since 1987. The rules packages revealed Tuesday will …


Ryan Blaney wins NASCAR race on roval when Jimmie Johnson wrecks out of playoffs

Ryan Blaney won the debut race on the “roval” at Charlotte Motor Speedway in a chaotic finish in which he slid past leaders Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson when …


Chase Briscoe wins Xfinity race on weird Charlotte roval

Chase Briscoe is climbing his way through Ford Racing’s development system by racing any kind of car on any kind of track. That exposure gave the Indiana native the wherewithal …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway. Busch won for …


NASCAR makes another change at top with new president

NASCAR has promoted Steve Phelps to president, the latest leadership change for the slumping auto racing series. Phelps will replace Brent Dewar. Phelps will oversee all competition and business operations. …


Auto racing roundup: Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR playoff opener, gets 500th win for Roger Penske

Brad Keselowski raced to his third consecutive NASCAR Cup victory Sunday, persevering through a wreck-filled Sunday afternoon and roaring away from the field in overtime to claim the playoff opener. …


Ross Chastain earns 1st Xfinity win, holding off Justin Allgaier

Ross Chastain held off Justin Allgaier for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday, pulling away on the final restart for a long-awaited breakthrough in his 132nd series start.


Brad Keselowski wins Brickyard 400, makes it a Penske sweep at Indianapolis

Brad Keselowski snatched victory from Denny Hamlin in the final laps of the Brickyard 400 on Monday to give Roger Penske a sweep this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Final regular season NASCAR race postponed by rain at Indy

Persistent rain washed out the Brickyard 400 and delayed the conclusion of NASCAR’s regular season.


Brad Keselowski’s late move in the pits wins Southern 500

Brad Keselowski beat leader Kyle Larson out of the pits with 22 laps to go, then pulled away on a restart to win the Southern 500 on Sunday night and …


Lewis Hamilton denies Ferrari a home win at Italian GP

Lewis Hamilton denied Ferrari a dream home win at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday as he overtook Kimi Raikkonen eight laps from the end to claim a fifth victory …