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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 …

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, …