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Kevin Harvick passes Martin Truex Jr. for Texas win, both clinch title shots

The timing was perfect for Kevin Harvick’s first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Texas. So was his winning pass.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Jimmie Johnson still 2 options for chance at 8th NASCAR Cup title

Jimmie Johnson still has two very conceivable options for a chance to race for his record-breaking eighth NASCAR Cup Series championship.


Matt Kenseth plans time off in 2018, not calling it retirement

Matt Kenseth isn’t using the word retirement even though the former Cup Series champion is no longer looking for a ride in NASCAR’s top series for next season.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Kyle Busch earns spot in championship race at Martinsville

Kyle Busch is the first driver into NASCAR’s championship race, using an overtime pass of teammate Denny Hamlin to win Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.


Jimmie Johnson spins in qualifying before Martinsville playoff race

Jimmie Johnson will start last in Sunday’s playoff race at Martinsville Speedway because the seven-time champion spun in qualifying.


Martin Truex Jr. wins with heavy heart in Kansas

Martin Truex Jr. learned overnight that one of the Furniture Row Racing team’s crew members, Jim Watson, died of a heart attack while in Kansas City for the race. So …


Martin Truex Jr. lands 36-race sponsorship deal for 2018

Having the best team in NASCAR has paid off, finally, for Furniture Row Racing.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. eyes repeat performance

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was all over the scoreboard at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His Roush-Fenway Racing team worked all day to salvage a strong finish in the opening race of the …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr. wins yet another playoff race for Toyota

Martin Truex Jr. gave Toyota yet another victory in NASCAR’s playoffs – the manufacturer is 4 for 4 so far – on a humid Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.


NASCAR moves Sunday’s start because of Hurricane Nate

Rain has wreaked havoc with NASCAR’s opening race for the second round of the playoffs.


Denny Hamlin takes pole for NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte

Denny Hamlin’s streak is alive. Hamlin topped qualifying Friday night for the NASCAR Cup playoff race Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, marking the 13th straight year he has captured a …


Kyle Busch spoils Chase Elliott’s run at Dover for 2nd straight win

Chase Elliott rubbed his head and leaned against his car, crestfallen as he replayed the final laps in his mind. Jimmie Johnson, his champion teammate, walked over to offer some …


Martin Truex Jr. wins pole at Dover for 3rd NASCAR playoff race

Martin Truex Jr. has tried to enjoy his career year as much as he can. The veteran driver says he never knows when the run might end.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t judge athletes who don’t stand for anthem

Two NASCAR team owners who said they would fire employees who do not stand for the national anthem do not speak for the sport, star driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. said …


Kyle Busch gets NASCAR playoff win in New Hampshire

Kyle Busch earned a berth in the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs with a dominant victory Sunday at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.


Kyle Busch takes pole at New Hampshire in 2nd NASCAR playoff

Kyle Busch’s run in NASCAR’s playoff opener went from dominant to dud because of mistakes on pit road. Clean up those gaffes, and Busch again just may have the car …


Martin Truex opens NASCAR’s playoffs with win at Chicagoland

Martin Truex Jr. stretched his arms to his side and waited for a shower of green slime, the colored goop traditionally poured over the heads of game-show contestants and A-list …


Justin Allgaier wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland

Justin Allgaier pulled away off the final restart and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.


Defending series champ Johnny Sauter wins Truck race at Chicagoland

Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Truck Series race Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway and heads into the playoffs trying to win his second straight series championship.


Kyle Busch wins playoff pole at Chicagoland Speedway

Kyle Busch raced to the top spot at Chicagoland. But Brad Keselowski was the driver pegged as the No. 1 target by the rest of the Cup field.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Danica Patrick done at Stewart-Haas after ‘17, future unsure

Danica Patrick is done at Stewart-Haas Racing. Patrick posted a statement on her Facebook page saying her time with the team “had come to an end” due to a new …


Kyle Larson steals win in NASCAR regular season finale

Kyle Larson and his Chip Ganassi Racing team snatched NASCAR’s last victory before the start of the playoffs Saturday night at Richmond.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 2:39 p.m.

NASCAR punishes Gibbs, Hendrick, Penske

NASCAR has handed out punishments to three top teams for violations that include Denny Hamlin’s winning cars in his weekend sweep at Darlington and the No. 88 of Dale Earnhardt …


Denny Hamlin sweeps Darlington, rallies to Southern 500 win

Denny Hamlin overcame a bad miss of the pit road entrance to chase down Martin Truex Jr. with three laps left to win the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on …


Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Darlington

Denny Hamlin passed Joey Logano coming out of the final turn to win the Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday.


Kyle Busch completes Bristol sweep with 20th win at track

It’s Bristol Motor Speedway and Kyle Busch practically owns the place. Busch swept the weekend for the second time in his career by winning the Monster Energy Cup Series race …


Kyle Larson snatches another win at Michigan on final restart

Kyle Larson slipped between cars on an overtime restart, capping his wild weekend with a victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.


Truex wins fuel-mileage gamble at The Glen

One by one they passed him as the laps dwindled at Watkins Glen International, and Martin Truex Jr. stuck to the plan. In the end, he was the one laughing …


Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch snaps losing streak with first career win at Pocono

Kyle Busch used a bump-and-run on Kevin Harvick to take the lead and held on to snap a 36-race losing streak and win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway …


Christopher Bell wins Truck Series race at Pocono; Kyle Busch wrecks

LONG POND, Pa. – Kyle Busch dominated another NASCAR race and was clearly the driver to beat until a late wreck knocked him out of the race. Kyle Busch Motorsports …