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Auto racing roundup: Martin Truex Jr. toast of Sonoma one more time

Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway in northern California’s wine country for the second straight year Sunday, comfortably holding off teammate Kyle Busch for …


Racing roundup: Kyle Busch tops Pocono field, ties Rusty Wallace on career wins list

Racing roundup: Kyle Busch, Scott Dixon and Tommy Johnson Jr. post victories


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Commentary: Halfway home, it’s Kyle Busch leading the Cup Series playoff sprint

Ranking the 10 best Cup Series drivers thus far in 2019.


UPDATED: Sun., May 26, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

NASCAR: Truex overcomes early problems to win Coca-Cola 600; Lewis Hamilton wins F1’s Monaco GP

Martin Truex Jr. overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then survived a wild restart five laps from the end Sunday night to win the Coca-Cola 600 in …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

NASCAR strikes $2B deal with ISC, will gain a dozen tracks

NASCAR announced a $2 billion merger agreement with International Speedway Corp. on Wednesday, an aggressive move to gain control of key racetracks and set itself up for sweeping changes that …


NASCAR changes play part in thrilling All-Star Race

NASCAR and its fans had to like what it saw from the sport’s annual All-Star Race, thrilling passes, side-by-side racing and even an old fashioned brawl at the end. As …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Kyle Busch beats brother, grabs eighth Bristol win

Kyle Busch was in the race Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, so of course, he won. Busch grabbed his third Cup win of the season, eighth overall at Bristol, and …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Denny Hamlin overcomes two pit penalties second win of year

Denny Hamlin had such a fast car at Texas Motor Speedway, he was able to win even after two penalties on pit road and some other issues during green flag …


Kyle Busch could sweep tripleheader in Texas after winning Xfinity race

Kyle Busch has set himself up for the chance at a Texas three-step. Busch rocketed ahead of Tyler Reddick on the final restart with six laps remaining and won the …


Auto racing roundup: Teenager Colton Herta becomes youngest to win IndyCar race

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Joey Logano leads pack of Fords to front at Martinsville Speedway

Joey Logano has won the pole at Martinsville Speedway in a strong session for the Ford camp. Logano led three other Ford drivers in a sweep of the first two …


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 …


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.


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 …


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: 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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Architect of Jimmie Johnson’s success starting over in 2019

Chad Knaus is the winningest crew chief in NASCAR right now but goes into the new season essentially starting over


Jeff Gordon’s influence on NASCAR honored at Hall of Fame

Jeff Gordon’s immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction ceremony headlined by the driver who changed the trajectory of an entire sport. Gordon was …


Joe Gibbs’ eldest son, J.D., dies at 49 from neurological disease

J.D. Gibbs, eldest son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, was remembered as the visionary behind the stellar career of several NASCAR stars following his death from …


Joey Logano spoils Big Three party to win NASCAR title

Joey Logano busted up The Big Three and captured an improbable first NASCAR title by soundly beating a trio of champions.


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 …


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.


Kurt Busch vying for 2nd Cup title amid uncertain future

Kurt Busch knows he would appreciate winning a second NASCAR Cup championship 14 years later. Busch won his title in 2004. He is now 40 years old and has an …