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Ryan Preece wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway

Ryan Preece had waited his whole career for a chance to race in a car as strong as the No. 20 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing.

NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new way to voice his racing opinions next season – on television. NASCAR’s most popular driver will join NBC Sports Group’s coverage of stock …

Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400

Kasey Kahne survived a crash-marred Brickyard 400 on Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory in nearly three years.

UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 11 p.m.

Auto racing: Denny Hamlin, Josef Newgarden, Lewis Hamilton win featured races

Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson over the final laps Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and send Joe Gibbs Racing to victory lane for the first time this season. …

NASCAR promotes Brent Dewar, names him president

NASCAR has promoted Brent Dewar from chief operating officer to president. Dewar becomes the fourth person ever to hold the title of NASCAR president. Dewar joined NASCAR as a chief …

NASCAR’s Martin Truex Jr. makes it look easy in dominant Kentucky Speedway win

Martin Truex Jr. was dominant throughout and had enough left on a final restart to win the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.

George Diaz: At 80, Richard Petty remains King of the Road

Sometimes, ever so rarely, someone doesn’t recognize The King as he walks along NASCAR’s assorted security checkpoints. “Excuse me sir, I need to see your credential,” they will say. Richard …

UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Stenhouse surging for rebuilt Roush Fenway Racing

When Ricky Stenhouse Jr. first made the switch from sprint cars to stock cars, he wrecked an awful lot of Jack Roush’s inventory.

Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for 1st victory of season

Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.

John Hunter Nemechek wins at Iowa for 2nd straight NASCAR Truck victory

John Hunter Nemechek raced to his second straight NASCAR Camping World Truck victory, taking the lead with his six laps left at Iowa Speedway. Nemechek took four new tires during …

Tifft back in Iowa after missing ‘16 race with brain tumor

NASCAR driver Matt Tifft was simply dealing with back pain at the start of last season in the eyes of the outside world. But a series of painful and increasingly …

UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Kyle Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again to score NASCAR victory

Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts.

John Hunter Nemechek wins NASCAR Truck race at Gateway

John Hunter Nemechek took the lead with four laps remaining and pulled away to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park. Nemechek grabbed the top …

Ryan Blaney’s success has Ford riding high in Michigan

Ryan Blaney won for the first time in NASCAR’s Cup Series when he prevailed last weekend at Pocono. That victory gave Ford a lot to feel good about before this …

UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 2:33 p.m.

Denny Hamlin edges William Byron in thrilling Xfinity finish at Michigan

Denny Hamlin inched ahead of William Byron on the final turn and nosed out the rookie at the finish line. Hamlin won the closest NASCAR Xfinity race at Michigan International …

Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. take top 2 spots in Michigan qualifying

Kyle Larson won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series event at Michigan International Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. qualified second, meaning the top two drivers in the points standings will …

Still going strong at 41, Jimmie Johnson agrees to 3-year extension

Jimmie Johnson has agreed to a three-year contract extension that keeps the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020. Johnson says he doesn’t have a timetable for …

Sam Ard to be remembered with Darlington throwback

Xfinity Series pioneer Sam Ard will be honored during Darlington Raceway’s throwback weekend in September. Xfinity rookie Cole Custer will carry the paint scheme that Ard used to dominate NASCAR’s …

From jeers to Cheers: Danica Patrick ‘had a moment’ with booing fan

Danica Patrick says she “had a moment” when she lost her temper at a booing fan after qualifying for last week’s NASCAR race. In a video that went viral, Patrick …

UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

Wallace knows all eyes on him as rare black NASCAR driver

Darrell Wallace Jr. woke up around 2:30 a.m. ready to race. Hours later, he strode across the stage for driver introductions to a nice ovation from thousands of NASCAR fans, …

Ryan Blaney wins 1st career NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. – Ryan Blaney held off Kevin Harvick down the stretch in a thrilling finish and won his first career NASCAR Cup race Sunday at Pocono Raceway. The …

UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 2:18 p.m.

Cup stars call the shots in NASCAR Xfinity race

Looking for a new spin on the standard telecast, Fox used eight active NASCAR Cup drivers to provide insight – from the studio to the booth to the pits – …

Rain King: Buescher hopes he can reign again at Pocono

Chris Buescher was one of the biggest surprise winners in the NASCAR Cup series when he took the checkered flag in a rain-shortened race last year at Pocono Raceway. Buescher …

UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

Christopher Bell wins at Texas under caution ahead of flipped truck

Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas under caution, having taken the white flag side-by-side with Chase Briscoe before a wreck behind them that left a truck …

Darrell Wallace Jr. seeks veteran advice before milestone 1st start

Darrell Wallace Jr. was chased by autograph seekers in the Pocono garage Friday, all wanting a memento from the Cup series rookie. The fans with photos and Sharpies all missed …

UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

Kyle Busch turns fastest lap at Pocono for 2nd straight pole

Kyle Busch turned a lap of 179.151 mph to win the pole at Pocono Raceway. Busch had the fastest lap to win a NASCAR Cup pole for the second straight …

UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson ready to race after cancer scare

NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson says he feels good and is ready to race this weekend after having skin cancer removed this week from his right shoulder. Johnson tells The Associated …

Darrell Wallace Jr. to become first black driver in Cup race since 2006

Darrell Wallace Jr. will become the first black driver to race at NASCAR’s top level since 2006 when he replaces injured Aric Almirola this weekend at Pocono Raceway.

Auto racing roundup: NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson extends track record with 11th win at Dover

Jimmie Johnson sped off on the final restart Sunday and earned another slice of NASCAR history, winning in overtime at Dover International Speedway for the 11th time and moving into …

George Diaz: NASCAR should shorten Cup season from 36 to 30 races

The short story is this: The NASCAR season is too long.