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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 …


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 …


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 …


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: 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.


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 …


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 …


Kurt Busch grabs pole position for Sunday’s NASCAR race

Kurt Busch felt like a kid again this week. He spent two full days in a testing simulator, trying to figure out the best way to maneuver around the new …


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. …


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 …


Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th victory of year

Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window.


NASCAR chairman arrested for DWI, oxycodone possession

NASCAR mogul Brian France was arrested in New York’s Hamptons for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone after he was seen blowing through a stop sign, police said.


Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen, his first Cup victory

Mired in a confounding losing streak since the start of his NASCAR Cup career in 2016, Chase Elliott finally broke into the win column Sunday, holding off road course ace …


Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch wins for sixth time this season

Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing team were in sync everywhere on the track but victory lane. When it was time to snap photos of the winners, some members …