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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 …


Kurt Busch wins pole at Michigan, second of season

Kurt Busch won his second NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season in qualifying for Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway. Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Kyle Busch and …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

Kyle Busch has few mountains left to climb in NASCAR career

Kyle Busch is on course for a career year. His four wins are four shy of matching his career best in 2008, and he has three poles and eight top-five …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

Ryan Blaney goes for Pocono repeat with pole effort in qualifying

Ryan Blaney was tops again at the site of his lone NASCAR Cup victory, turning a lap of 176.897 mph to win the pole at Pocono Raceway. Blaney won his …


NASCAR’s young drivers struggle to find victory lane

NASCAR is still much a veteran driver’s game. Ryan Blaney’s win for the Wood Brothers last June at Pocono Raceway marked the last time a driver won his first career …


Kyle Busch captures pole at Charlotte; Kevin Harvick starts last

Kyle Busch will start at the front of the field Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600, and NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kevin Harvick will begin in the rear. Busch took …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Jeff Gordon calls NASCAR Hall of Fame selection ‘surreal’

Jeff Gordon has been selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Gordon was a four-time Cup Series champion who helped take stock car racing from a regional sport to the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

He’s back: Matt Kenseth returns to capture pole for All-Star race

Matt Kenseth’s return to racing is already paying big dividends for Roush Fenway Racing. Kenseth captured the pole for the NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway during qualifying on …


NASCAR adds quirky plate package to $1 million All-Star race

NASCAR has attempted to spice up its $1 million All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a quirky new rules package. The cars have restrictor plates on the engines to …