Stories tagged: nascar
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Kevin Harvick wins Charlotte pole; Cup leader Kyle Larson starts last
Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, while Cup Series point leader Kyle Larson will begin NASCAR’s longest race at the rear of the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
Robert Yates, Ray Evernham lead NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Robert Yates, a NASCAR Cup champion as both an engine builder and owner, will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with four others. Three-time NASCAR Cup championship …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
NASCAR shakes up schedule for 2018 and adds road course
NASCAR announced several changes to its 2018 schedule Tuesday, including new tracks for the final 11 races of the season.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Kyle Busch scores $1 million with All-Star race victory
Kyle Busch used a bold three-wide pass for the lead to win NASCAR’s annual All-Star race for the first time. Although the race does not count in the standings, it …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Kyle Busch wins Truck race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Kyle Busch raced to his second straight NASCAR Truck Series victory, leading 90 of 134 laps in a dominating run at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch has 48 career Truck Series …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Kyle Larson takes pole for All-Star race after Kurt Busch blunder
Kyle Larson took the pole for the NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway after Kurt Busch was assessed a penalty. Larson had an average speed of 144.839 mph over …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
NASCAR hopes softer tires return the magic to All-Star race
It’s the 25th anniversary of “One Hot Night,” the NASCAR All-Star race that made the night-time spectacular must-see TV. NASCAR is in need of another memorable night and it could …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
NASCAR’s Aric Almirola out 8-12 weeks with broken back
Aric Almirola has been advised he could miss up to three months of the NASCAR season with a fractured vertebra. Almirola was injured in a crash at Kansas Speedway. Almirola …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
NASCAR’s Regan Smith replaces injured Aric Almirola in Charlotte
Regan Smith will be the replacement driver for Aric Almirola this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Richard Petty Motorsports. Almirola spent Saturday night in a Kansas City hospital after …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
William Byron, Tyler Reddick take 1st laps at Darlington
William Byron and Tyler Reddick understand their first laps at Darlington Raceway can also be their next steps toward major NASCAR success. The young drivers are both rookies on the …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Todd Gilliland races to victory in NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Spokane County Raceway
On a damp and cold Saturday night for the running of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Toyota/NAPA 150 at Spokane County Raceway, it was North Carolina’s Todd Gilliland who brought …
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart
Martin Truex Jr. finally ended his string of rotten luck Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, pulling away from Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick on a late restart to win the …
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Danica Patrick takes wild ride in fiery wreck at Kansas
Danica Patrick’s frustrating season continued when Joey Logano turned into her entering the first turn and sent the No. 10 car hard into the wall at Kansas Speedway. Aric Almirola …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Kyle Busch wins Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway
Kyle Busch hopped into the No. 51 Toyota of his own Truck Series team and roared to the front early, winning the first two stages before taking advantage of leader …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Ryan Blaney takes Kansas pole as 11 fail to pass inspection
Ryan Blaney earned his first career pole for the NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway. He took advantage of a traffic jam at inspection that kept Jimmie Johnson and Dale …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
NASCAR steps in when driver shows at Kansas with pot sponsor
Carl Long was forced to strip the logo of a Colorado-based marijuana vaping company from his car after NASCAR said it violated rules governing sponsorship and paint schemes.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Clint Bowyer returns to Kansas with ride capable of winning
The last few years, Clint Bowyer showed up at Kansas Speedway twice each season and dutifully handled every interview request, sponsorship event and promotional opportunity pushed his way.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
NASCAR suspends crew chief for Aric Almirola for 3 races
The crew chief for Aric Almirola is the latest to earn a NASCAR suspension for a failed inspection. Drew Blickensderfer was suspended three races because his fourth-place car at Talladega …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Loose tire flattens Earnhardt’s shot at Talladega triumph
A loose wheel stopped Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pursuit of another Talladega triumph.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Stenhouse scores first career Cup victory with last-lap pass
It’s been a long journey for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to make his way to victory lane.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. flirts with pole before Ricky Stenhouse Jr. steals show
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the favorite to win at Talladega Superspeedway and he will start 2nd in Sunday’s race. He nearly won the pole but was bumped by Ricky Stenhouse …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega
Aric Almirola has earned the third Xfinity Series victory of his career by holding off a hard-charging pack in the closing laps at Talladega Superspeedway. A caution for debris set …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Hit by NASCAR penalty, Joey Logano says team doesn’t cheat
Joey Logano calls Team Penske the most professional in auto racing and says recent infractions are not cheating. Logano was all but stripped of his Richmond victory because his car …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Joey Logano, Penske penalized following victory at Richmond
NASCAR has penalized Joey Logano after his win at Richmond International Raceway for a rear suspension violation. It strips him of nearly all benefits that came with the Monster Cup …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
George Diaz: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s star power irreplaceable for NASCAR
There is always a morning after – in life, sports and stock-car racing.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
Joey Logano pulls away to win NASCAR race at Richmond
Joey Logano smiled as if he’d stolen something and got away with it, and that wasn’t far from the truth.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
What’s a fan to do when Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves? History might help
For 14 years, NASCAR’s largest fan base belonged to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Now the namesake son of racing icon and seven-time Cup champion Dale Earnhardt has announced he’s retiring at …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Kyle Larson takes second Xfinity victory of season at Richmond
Kyle Larson took the lead with only a handful of laps to go when race leader Ty Dillon jumped a restart and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond International …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Matt Kenseth wins pole for Sunday at Richmond
Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. The 2003 series champion needed only four laps in three rounds of …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Dale Jr says retiring announcement took the pressure off
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is off. NASCAR’s most popular driver returned to work three days after announcing that this season will be his last. He says he felt …