Stories tagged: nascar
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 17, 2015, 8:28 p.m.
Kenseth refuses to call Kansas ‘must-win’ situation
Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 7:47 p.m.
Keselowski wins pole for Sprint Cup race at Kansas
Brad Keselowski won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, though he was quick to acknowledge it’s where he finishes in the crucial Chase race that matters.
Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 7:47 p.m.
Drivers universally praise NASCAR’s 2016 rules package
Joey Logano had a one-word response when asked for his thoughts on the low-downforce rules package that NASCAR approved for next season: “Great.”
Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 7:18 p.m.
Edwards heads to Kansas hoping for Chase win at home track
Carl Edwards threw out the first pitch for the Kansas City Royals last season, and remembers walking back to the dugout afterward when one of the players pulled him aside.
Sun., Oct. 11, 2015, 5:35 p.m.
Logano races into 3rd round of playoffs with Charlotte win
Joey Logano has been to victory lane four times this season, and all four trips required him to beat reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick.
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, 6:18 p.m.
Jeff Gordon gets final race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Jeff Gordon will complete his long history with Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 7:12 p.m.
Title contenders eyeing win at Charlotte to ease pressure
Expect the intensity to pick up a tick in the opening race of the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 10:27 p.m.
Matt Kenseth wins pole again at Charlotte
Matt Kenseth won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte (North Carolina) Motor Speedway.
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015
Harvick takes race he had to win
Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs, while six-time champion Jimmie Johnson was eliminated from the field. Harvick led …
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015
In brief: NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson nears next milestone
Autos: Jimmie Johnson was still only a prospect in NASCAR’s developmental series when he tried to work up the nerve to talk to Jeff Gordon in 2000. What he didn’t …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Tony Stewart announces retirement date after 2016 season
There was no final straw, no outside influence, no personal trauma that led Tony Stewart to set an expiration date on his NASCAR career. Instead, the three-time NASCAR champion simply …
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015
Matt Kenseth wins 2nd race of NASCAR’s playoffs
LOUDON, N.H. – Matt Kenseth had the fresher tires and the fuller tank as he stalked Kevin Harvick with postseason advancement at stake. Harvick never slowed down to conserve fuel, …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015
Jordan Spieth takes 1-shot lead into final round of Tour Championship
GOLF: Jordan Spieth already has the best year in golf. He’s one round away from having the richest year in golf history. Spieth battled through a tough, rainy Saturday at …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015
Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards top final speed charts at New Hampshire
Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick will start 1-2 in today’s NASCAR race at New Hampshire (11 a.m., NBC Sports), topping the speed charts in the final practices. Edwards is on …
Sat., Sept. 26, 2015
Edwards put Gibbs team on NH pole
LOUDON, N.H. – Carl Edwards will start from the pole in his bid to give Joe Gibbs Racing its fourth straight victory. Edwards continued JGR’s dominance with a lap of …
Thu., Sept. 24, 2015
Auto notes: Clint Bowyer’s title hopes hit hard by penalties
Clint Bowyer’s slim shot at winning the Sprint Cup championship in Michael Waltrip Racing’s final season took a huge hit Wednesday when NASCAR penalized the team for an infraction in …
Mon., Sept. 21, 2015
Hamlin overcomes obstacles to take victory
Denny Hamlin vowed to make it to the championship round of NASCAR’s playoffs, and nothing so far is getting in his way. Not a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered playing …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015
Chase newcomers Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard won’t change approach
When the green flag drops on the opening round of NASCAR’s playoffs, Jamie McMurray and Paul Menard will be racing for a Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for the …
Sat., Sept. 19, 2015
Autos: Kevin Harvick earns pole spot based on practice time
JOLIET, Ill. – Kevin Harvick will begin defense of his Sprint Cup championship from the pole in the opening round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Heavy rain washed out qualifying Friday at …
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
Auto racing notes: Kevin Harvick ready for Chase defense
It didn’t take Kevin Harvick long to start needling the drivers standing in his way of a second consecutive title. The reigning Sprint Cup champion has heard all the hype …
Tue., Sept. 15, 2015
Jimmie Johnson says ‘Hendrick is my home’ as he signs extension through 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson knew he wasn’t leaving Hendrick Motorsports, even as questions began to swirl when negotiations on an extension stretched deep into the final year of his …
Sun., Sept. 13, 2015
Joe Gibbs Racing looks primed in run to Chase title
RICHMOND, Va. – Joe Gibbs Racing cemented itself as the team to beat for NASCAR’s championships with a dominating run Saturday night that ended in Matt Kenseth’s fourth win of …
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015
In brief: Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes class of 11
Basketball: Spencer Haywood and Dikembe Mutombo were great players who accomplished as much or more off the court. On Friday night, they were celebrated for both.
Mon., Sept. 7, 2015
Auto racing: Carl Edwards holds off Hamlin to win at Darlington
Carl Edwards took the lead on the last pit stop and held off Denny Hamlin on a restart eight laps from the end for his first Southern 500 victory Sunday …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
Darlington offers flag exchange: Confederate for American
Darlington Raceway will give out American flags to those who want to turn in a Confederate flag, continuing an initiative that began in Daytona soon after nine people were killed …
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
Auto racing notes: Clint Bowyer won’t reveal where he’s headed after MWR
If Clint Bowyer already has his future figured out, he wasn’t ready to reveal it Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. The only thing that is certain is …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
Ryan Blaney wins NASCAR Truck race at Bristol
Ryan Blaney took the lead from Matt Crafton off a restart in a green-white-checkered finish and held off Kyle Busch to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck race Wednesday night …
Tue., Aug. 18, 2015
Commentary: Jeff Gordon brought excitement, fans to NASCAR
BROOKLYN, Mich. – Jeff Gordon once hosted “Saturday Night Live.” That might be hard to believe, a NASCAR driver as a front man for a pop-culture institution. But Gordon was …
Mon., Aug. 17, 2015
Matt Kenseth in control at Michigan, wins 3rd Cup race of season
BROOKLYN, Mich. – Matt Kenseth had little to say about how NASCAR’s rules package affected his race at Michigan International Speedway. “I didn’t see much of the race, which was …
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015
In Brief: Joe Gibbs Racing dominating NASCAR Spring Cup season.
AUTO RACING: The latest impressive showing for Joe Gibbs Racing came in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Matt Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole Friday at Brooklyn, Michigan, and …