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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 …


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.


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: 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 …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Kurt Busch steals spotlight from younger brother at Bristol

Kurt Busch stole the spotlight from his younger brother at Bristol Motor Speedway to grab an overdue short-track victory. Busch won for the first time this season but sixth on …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Kyle Larson takes NASCAR Cup pole at Bristol

Kyle Larson won his third pole of the season as he eyes his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the year. Larson turned a lap at 127.792 mph in qualifying …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 11:26 a.m.

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne says he is retiring from full-time racing. The 38-year-old Kahne says he is at ease with the decision. The former Hendrick Motorsports driver has 18 victories …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch go 1-2 for Gibbs at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch swept the front row in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Harvick, neck-and-neck with Busch all season, was right behind in third. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Jim France choosing to stay quiet as interim head of NASCAR

Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not …


Ford to race iconic muscle car Mustang at NASCAR’s top level

Ford will celebrate its iconic muscle car next year when it races the Mustang in NASCAR’s top Cup Series. The Mustang has raced in the second-tier Xfinity Series since 2011. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

NASCAR goes back to business and away from Brian France arrest

NASCAR participants do not seem concerned about Chairman Brian France’s arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France has taken a leave of absence and …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Denny Hamlin wins Cup pole at Watkins Glen

Denny Hamlin has won the Cup pole at Watkins Glen International. Hamlin traversed the 2.45-mile layout at 125.534 mph to take the top spot in the No. 11 Toyota, ahead …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr. chasing title as NASCAR’s current king of the road

Defending NASCAR Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. will go for his third straight road course race victory on Sunday at Watkins Glen. The last driver to accomplish the feat was …


NASCAR Cup rookie Bubba Wallace ready to race

It’s been almost a week since NASCAR Cup rookie Bubba Wallace became a headliner after a violent crash at Pocono Raceway, and he’ll never forget it. Wallace says Friday at …


Crunch time for AJ Allmendinger; playoff berth at stake at Watkins Glen International

AJ Allmendinger is ready to atone for his costly mistake at Sonoma. Allmendinger, one of the best road racers in NASCAR, missed a shift there in June and blew the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Kurt Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series pole at New Hampshire

Kurt Busch turned a lap of 133.591 mph in the No. 41 Ford to win the pole for the NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The 2004 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr. repeats as NASCAR Cup winner at Kentucky Speedway

Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski on lap 201 and went on to repeat as champion of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Truex’s No. 78 Toyota Camry …


Martin Truex Jr. wins pole at Kentucky Speedway

Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Truex clocked 188.890 mph to earn his first Kentucky pole and 19th …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Erik Jones gets 1st Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona

Erik Jones has won a crash-filled NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway. He passed defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. on the final lap and then crossed the finish line …


Chase Elliott gives Hendrick, Chevy needed boost with Daytona pole

Chase Elliott turned a lap of 194.045 mph to win the pole at Daytona International Speedway and give sagging Chevrolet a much-needed boost. Elliott had won two poles at the …


Slide job! Chevrolet’s performance plummets in new Camaro

Chevrolet has been mostly noncompetitive since Austin Dillon won the season-opening Daytona 500 in February. The American automaker hasn’t been to victory lane since and hadn’t really gotten close until …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Paul Menard wins pole for NASCAR Cup Series race

Paul Menard won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. It’s the second career pole for Menard, who has just one top-five finish this season. He …


Kyle Larson wins pole at home track in Sonoma; Martin Truex Jr. to start 2nd

Kyle Larson has claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race on his home track. The Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet driver turned a lap at 94.597 miles per hour …


NASCAR won’t use new aero package again this year

NASCAR is shelving the aero package used in the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May for the rest of the season. The drafting package included aero ducts, a …


Brad Keselowski trying again for elusive win at Michigan

Brad Keselowski will try again for an elusive NASCAR Cup Series win at Michigan. Keselowski is from Rochester Hills, about 90 miles from Michigan International Speedway, so a victory this …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Kyle Larson trying for 4 straight wins at Michigan

Kyle Larson is still seeking his first victory of the season, and he may have come to the right place. Michigan International Speedway has been awfully good to Larson of …