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UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Kevin Harvick, eyeing 4th win of year, to start on Talladega pole

Kevin Harvick will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway while he goes for his fourth win of the year. Harvick won the pole for the first time since last …


Sebastian Vettel has pole for Azerbaijan GP, Lewis Hamilton 2nd

Sebastian Vettel has pole position for the third straight time this season at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver and championship leader beat Lewis Hamilton by 0.179 seconds in …


Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hoping for boost from Matt Kenseth, Talladega return

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is hoping the hiring of Matt Kenseth can help turn things around for struggling Roush Fenway Racing. Kenseth will share the No. 6 Ford with Stenhouse’s teammate …


Roush driver Trevor Bayne sharing races but says he’s healthy

Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne says his health isn’t a factor in sharing seat time with Matt Kenseth. Bayne insists he’s as fit as ever. Kenseth was hired by …


Josef Newgarden wins Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for third time

Josef Newgarden, the defending series champion started on the pole for the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and led almost the entire way, winning the rain-delayed race on Monday for …


IndyCar will try again on Monday

Josef Newgarden will remain up front at Barber Motorsports Park on Monday for the completion of the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.


J.R. Todd wins NHRA SpringNationals for second straight victory

J.R. Todd won the NHRA SpringNationals on Sunday at Royal Purple Raceway for his second straight Funny Car victory.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Kyle Busch pulls away at Richmond for 3rd Cup win a row

Kyle Busch pulled away on a restart in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish for his third consecutive NASCAR’s Cup Series victory. Busch outran Chase Elliott and teammate Denny …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Josef Newgarden to start from pole in Alabama, heavy rain forecast

Defending champion Josef Newgarden will start from the pole at Barber Motorsports Park. Newgarden edged fellow Team Penske driver Will Power in the final qualifying lap to earn the third …


Christopher Bell holds off Noah Gragson to win Xfinity race at Richmond

Christopher Bell had teammate Noah Gragson closing fast with the race nearing the end. Then, Bell was gone, holding off the challenge and pulling away for his second career Xfinity …


Martin Truex claims pole at Richmond; third of the season

Martin Truex Jr. has won three poles this season, the latest at Richmond Raceway. Now he wants to get his first career short-track victory. Truex edged Chase Elliott for the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Kyle Busch returns to the scene of his infamy a decade ago

Kyle Busch is arriving at Richmond Raceway on a hot streak. He’s won the last two races in NASCAR’s top series and leads the points race. He’s also tops among …


Jenna Fryer: Sebastien Bourdais proves he is still among the best in world

Sebastien Bourdais was once considered among the best drivers in the world. In case you forgot, refer to the breathtaking pass he made Sunday on the streets of Long Beach …


Ford announces switch to Mustang beginning at Daytona in ’19

Ford is bringing its Mustang to NASCAR’s top series for the first time. The American automaker says the Mustang will replace the Fusion in the Monster Energy Cup Series beginning …


Phase one: Richmond set to host races as redesign continues

Richmond Raceway has made substantial progress on its $30 million infield project and will have some things to show off at this weekend’s NASCAR races. There is a massive new …


Kyle Busch passes Kyle Larson to win rain-delayed race at Bristol

Kyle Busch was all smiles and Kyle Larson was all scowls. Busch passed Larson with five laps remaining at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday to win his second straight Cup …


Kyle Larson leads at Bristol; race postponed to Monday

Kyle Larson will have to wait another day to try to capture his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season.


Alexander Rossi grabs 3rd career IndyCar win in Long Beach

Alexander Rossi spent his early racing career in Europe, and his extended family back home in California hardly ever saw him in person.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

Alexander Rossi puts Honda on pole at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Alexander Rossi will start on the pole for Sunday’s race through the downtown streets of Long Beach. Rossi is in a Honda for Andretti Autorsport. Penske driver Will Power will …


Josef Newgarden hopes lessons learned pay off at Long Beach

Josef Newgarden has not had much luck racing on the streets of Long Beach but believes he’s due for something good to happen in the storied event. The defending IndyCar …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 2:16 p.m.

Ryan Preece earns big Xfinity race pay day at Bristol to pay debt

Ryan Preece won the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and took home the Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus prize. The 27-year-old Preece became the seventh different winner this …


Erik Jones in search of breakthrough win at Bristol

Second-year Cup Series driver Erik Jones may be on the verge of a getting a breakthrough win at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones is coming off a fourth-place finish last week …


Sebastian Vettel takes pole in China, and Ferrari looks like it’s back

Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari will be on pole position for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix as he looks for his third straight victory to start the season. Vettel had the quickest …


Robert Wickens an instant fit in new IndyCar job

James Hinchcliffe lobbied hard for his childhood friend from Canada to become his new teammate. It wasn’t an easy sell because Robert Wickens had zero IndyCar experience, and after racing …


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Busch brothers will start on the front row at Bristol

NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch edged older brother Kurt Busch by 0.002 seconds to take the pole for the Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch is coming …


Kyle Busch: All-Star race rules ‘not what I signed up for’

Kyle Busch is growing tired of stock car racing’s governing body trying to manufacture tighter competition in the annual All-Star race at the expense of the Cup Series’ heavy hitters. …


Drag racing legend Don Prudhomme returns to Baja 50 years later

Drag racing legend Don Prudhomme spent the last five decades reliving what went wrong the first time he raced Baja. Prudhomme was a last-minute replacement for actor Steve McQueen in …


For most of the F1 teams, 4th place is as good as it gets

Formula One is dominated by three powerful teams and their six drivers. That explains why Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly was so happy to finish in fourth place in last …


Tony Stewart, Ward family settle wrongful death lawsuit

Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. have agreed to settle the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family against the former NASCAR star for his role in …


NASCAR using restrictor plates in All-Star race at Charlotte

NASCAR will test a different aerodynamic package in next month’s All-Star race in which the cars will have restrictor plates at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The plates are used to choke …