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Auto racing roundup: Kevin Harvick uses bump-and-run to win at New Hampshire

Kevin Harvick used a bump-and-run on Kyle Busch with seven laps left to win a thrilling battle of two of NASCAR’s dominant drivers Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in …


Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series race in wild finish

Kyle Busch outdueled Kyle Larson on a wild final lap Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, earning his fifth victory of the season.


Clint Bowyer wins rain-shortened race at Michigan

After 120 laps and two stages, the race could now be official. Any driver in the lead might conceivably win if rain intervened. Clint Bowyer had finished second to teammate …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Kyle Busch blows past field for first Charlotte points win

Kyle Busch led 377 of 400 laps in a dominating Coca-Cola 600 run at Charlotte Motor Speedway to finally break through with a points-race victory at the only NASCAR Cup …


Jeff Gordon headlines nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

When Jeff Gordon’s name is presented to panel of voters for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the debate should be short and simple. Yes, Gordon gets a slot.


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Kevin Harvick picks up $1 million check with All-Star win

Kevin Harvick won yet another race with a victory in the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It’s his 6th victory of the season and third in a row. This …


UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Kevin Harvick takes the checkered flag at Dover for fourth win this season

Kevin Harvick dominated a race interrupted by rain and drove to his Cup Series-high fourth victory of the season Sunday at Dover International Speedway.


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Joey Logano snaps long winless streak with NASCAR win at Talladega

Joey Logano had a clear race track in his windshield and a pack of fellow Ford drivers on his bumper. That combination helped the Team Penske driver snap a nearly …


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.


Commentary: IndyCar on an upswing as NASCAR stumbles over itself

IndyCar and NASCAR, the top two series in the United States, seem as if they are headed in opposite directions at the start of the 2018 season. IndyCar has had …


Kyle Busch wins at Texas for Joe Gibbs’ 1st victory of year

Kyle Busch’s return to Victory Lane only 10 races after his last win just seemed to take much longer. There were all those runner-up finishes in between, one in particular.


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Kevin Harvick snapped his Texas drought. Can Martin Truex Jr. follow?

Kevin Harvick snapped his career-long drought last fall at Texas Motor Speedway. The veteran driver finally won in his 30th Cup start at Texas.


Clint Bowyer snaps 190-race losing streak with Martinsville win

When snow at Martinsville Speedway gave NASCAR a rare day off, Clint Bowyer loaded his car with kids and drove them to North Carolina for a day at the Hall …


Snow forces NASCAR to postpone Cup race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway has been postponed until Monday because of inclement weather. Rain and light snow started falling Saturday afternoon and continued …


Kevin Harvick dominates Vegas for back-to-back NASCAR wins

From his dynamic opening laps to his comfortable cruise to the checkered flag, Kevin Harvick was the safest bet in Sin City this weekend.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Harvick adds Cup win to dominant weekend at Atlanta

Kevin Harvick completed his weekend mastery of Atlanta Motor Speedway by holding off Brad Keselowski on Sunday in the rain-delayed NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

No fairy-tale ending for Danica Patrick at Daytona 500

There was no fairy-tale ending for Danica Patrick. There was no checkered flag; no trip to Victory Lane and no Cinderella story in her final NASCAR race.


Wallace in 2nd: Best Daytona 500 finish for black driver

Darrell Wallace Jr. let the weight of his milestone in the Daytona 500 wallop him once he saw mom. He sobbed as Desiree Wallace bounded onto the dais and wrapped …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Austin Dillon drives No. 3 car back to glory in Daytona 500

Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon won in the car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt and won 17 years to …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

Bubba Wallace tops Daytona 500 speed chart in final practice

Darrell Wallace Jr. turned heads again Saturday at Daytona International Speedway and topped the speed chart in the final practice for NASCAR’s season opener.


Tyler Reddick needs 5 overtimes to win Xfinity race at Daytona

Tyler Reddick needed five overtimes, a brief red flag and the closest finish in NASCAR history to take Dale Earnhardt Jr. to victory lane.


Team Penske stakes claim as Daytona 500 favorites

Team Penske again dominates at Daytona as Ryan Blaney wins qualifying race for the Daytona 500. Penske has 2 wins at Speedweeks. Chase Elliott won the 2nd qualifying race in …


NASCAR team owner Roger Penske confirms new Ford body coming in 2019

In 2017, it was Toyota’s turn for a remodel. This season, it’s the new Chevrolet Camaro. It appears 2019 will be Ford’s turn to update its product.


‘Grandpa’ Jimmie Johnson determined to win 8th NASCAR championship

Jimmie Johnson has never hitched a ride for an afternoon on a champion’s float that snakes down closed city streets. The professional sports teams bask in the celebration of hundreds …


Kurt Busch sets aim on becoming 4th repeat Daytona 500 champ

Kurt Busch is ready for his close-up outside the car. Busch signed with an entertainment agency in the offseason and may soon make the leap from stock cars to the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to race at least one more time, and at his lucky track

After retiring in November from NASCAR’s Cup Series, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled a stunner over the weekend and announced plans to drive in an Xfinity series race at Richmond (Va.) …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Robert Yates posthumously inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Robert Yates has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame and was able to write his own speech for the ceremony. The championship-winning car owner and engine builder was …


Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications

Dan Gurney, the first driver with victories in each of the Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR Cup series, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86.


2017 Daytona 500 champ Kurt Busch returns to SHR

Kurt Busch will return to Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 season. Busch will start his fifth season with SHR with a new crew chief. Busch will be paired on the …