Stories tagged: nascar
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 …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
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.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
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 …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
George Diaz: NASCAR should shorten Cup season from 36 to 30 races
The short story is this: The NASCAR season is too long.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Kyle Larson wins Dover Xfinity race for 2nd straight victory
Kyle Larson easily won the Xfinity race at Dover for his second straight victory in NASCAR’s second-tier series. Larson has won three times in six races this season. He is …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Brad Keselowski could ‘throw up’ over reax to Kyle Busch’s mic drop
Brad Keselowski is sick of the way Kyle Busch’s churlish behavior is often linked to his desire to win. Keselowski criticized on Twitter this week those who applauded Busch’s curt …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Johnny Sauter wins Truck Series race at Dover International track
Johnny Sauter leads 33 laps to win the Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway. The reigning series champion, Sauter won for the first time this season and 14th time …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Kyle Busch wins pole for NASCAR Cup race at Dover
Kyle Busch led a strong qualifying effort for Toyota, turning a lap of 158.954 mph to win the pole at Dover International Speedway. Led by Busch, Toyota had the first …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Benched! Dale Earnhardt Jr. forced to scrap Eagles car at Pocono
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s ride in a Philadelphia Eagles car has been benched. Earnhardt was scheduled to race next week at Pocono Raceway in the No. 88 Chevrolet wrapped in team …
Mon., May 29, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Austin Dillon joins the pack of NASCAR young guns on the rise
The horde of 20-somethings and teenagers like Chase Elliott, Erik Jones and William Byron poised to take over NASCAR seems to grow larger every week. It might be time to …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Austin Dillon earns first major NASCAR win at Coca-Cola 600
Austin Dillon passed an out-of-gas Jimmie Johnson two laps from the end in the Coca-Cola 600 for his first NASCAR Cup victory, returning the iconic No. 3 car to Victory …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Ryan Blaney goes last to first to win Xfinity race at Charlotte
Ryan Blaney passed Kevin Harvick on a restart with three laps to go to win the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Blaney went from last to first to …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Bucket list: Dale Earnhardt Jr. seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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.