Stories tagged: nascar
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 1 a.m.
NASCAR reveals new name and logo of premier series
The new name of NASCAR’s premier series is the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a name that takes effect Jan. 1.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says health top priority as he prepares for return
It took less than four laps for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to feel back at home in his race car. His test this week at Darlington Raceway was the final hurdle …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 5:17 p.m.
NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. cleared to race again after concussion
NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, has been medically cleared to return next year. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 9:23 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt honored as NASCAR closes 2016
Jimmie Johnson was celebrated for winning his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title Friday night, while Tony Stewart was seen off into retirement and Dale Earnhardt Jr. told his adoring …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:23 p.m.
Caffeine rush: Monster Energy to sponsor NASCAR’s top series
NASCAR has announced Monster Energy will take over as title sponsor of its top series in 2017, ending a lengthy process of finding a replacement for Sprint. It was not …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Jack Roush’s once-elite NASCAR program will scale to 2 teams
Roush Fenway Racing will be a two-car Cup program next season and its third charter will be leased to JTG Daugherty Racing.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson seizes record-tying 7th NASCAR championship
Jimmie Johnson had the commemorative helmet and a photographer chronicling his every move. He even ran a symbolic seven miles the night before his shot at a seventh championship.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 7 p.m.
Johnson, Logano, Edwards, Busch aim for NASCAR championship
Jimmie Johnson attempts a drive into NASCAR history. Kyle Busch would love to spoil Johnson’s record run with a racing milestone of his own and win back-to-back Sprint Cup championships. …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
King reluctant to share NASCAR title throne with Jimmie Johnson
Richard Petty says he hasn’t talked to Jimmie Johnson about chasing a seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Johnson would match Petty and Dale Earnhardt with seven Cup championships should be …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson has record 7th title within reach
Jimmie Johnson finally has a chance to tie Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt in the record books with seven NASCAR championships. His last title was in 2013 and Johnson has …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
Carl Edwards fastest of champion contenders in final practice
Carl Edwards appears to be closest to race-ready after a strong showing in the final NASCAR practice of the season. Edwards had the second-fastest car on pure speed on Saturday …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
El campeon! Daniel Suarez becomes NASCAR’s 1st foreign champ
Daniel Suarez won the Xfinity Series title at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, becoming the first foreign champion in a NASCAR national series. The 24-year-old Mexican driver won the season finale, …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
Johnny Sauter wins 1st Truck Series championship
NASCAR’s inaugural Chase for the Truck Series goes to Johnny Sauter. He earned the title by finishing 3rd at Homestead-Miami Speedway. William Byron won the race to give Kyle Busch …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 6:38 p.m.
NASCAR drivers cozy up in very cordial championship preview
NASCAR’s four title contenders hardly seemed like rivals during their preview for the championship race. The quartet of Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Carl Edwards have been quite …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Around the Track: 7th title would give Chad Knaus his own spot in history
Chad Knaus will act as if this shot at a record-tying seventh championship is just another race, and that he has barely thought of what it means for his place …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
AJ Foyt Racing hires Carlos Munoz, Conor Daly as drivers for 2017 season
AJ Foyt Racing will have two new drivers in 2017, Carlos Munoz and Conor Daly.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
Auto racing: Logano wins Phoenix as he and Kyle Busch complete final 4
After more than three hours of racing, NASCAR’s championship field was decided over two frenzied overtime restarts.
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 8:23 p.m.
Kyle Busch wins Xfinity race as inaugural Chase field is set
NASCAR set its final 4 lineup for the inaugural championship race in the Xfinity Series. Advancing into the season finale from Saturday night’s race at Phoenix International Raceway are Daniel …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 5:54 p.m.
Kevin Harvick completely at ease in must-win situation at Phoenix
Kevin Harvick goes into Sunday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway needing a win to make it to next week’s championship finale. He’s not too worried about it, though, because of …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 8:40 p.m.
Brian Scott to retire from NASCAR racing at end of season
NASCAR driver Brian Scott plans to retire after next week’s season finale. He said he plans to spend more time with his family. Scott sponsor Albertsons Companies will also leave …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
If Harvick wins Phoenix, there’s only 1 spot left in Chase
Only an amateur would fill out a Chase for the Sprint Cup championship bracket and not mark Kevin Harvick down for a win at Phoenix.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Edwards wins rain-shortened Texas race for Chase finale spot
Carl Edwards got the victory he desperately needed to earn a championship-contending spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, winning at Texas on Sunday night in a race shortened by …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled over for speeding to NASCAR race at Texas
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still driving fast, even though he has been sidelined from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series because of a concussion.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Digest: Cavs win, James moves to 10th overall
LeBron James scored 25 points, moving into 10th place on the NBA’s career list, and added 14 assists and eight rebounds as the unbeaten Cleveland Cavaliers held off the host …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 9:12 p.m.
After brain tumor, Tifft has full-time ride with JGR in ’17
Matt Tifft has gone from uncertainty about his NASCAR future this summer while recovering from surgery for a brain tumor to a full-time ride next season in the Xfinity Series. …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 9:10 p.m.
Auto racing: Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville, reaches final four
Jimmie Johnson earned one of four spots in next month’s title-deciding season finale Sunday with his ninth career victory at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. The six-time NASCAR champion will race …
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Cars: Joey Logano back at Martinsville aware of last year’s mistakes
Joey Logano was initially unrepentant, insistent he had done nothing wrong in a feud with Matt Kenseth that ultimately cost Logano a chance to win his first Cup championship.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 7:20 p.m.
Logano wins Talladega to advance in NASCAR’s playoffs
Two favorites were cut from NASCAR’s championship field at Talladega Superspeedway, where Joey Logano earned a critical victory for Team Penske and Denny Hamlin used a tiebreaker to get the …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to reach next round of Chase
No matter what kind of misfortune befalls Kevin Harvick in the early rounds of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, his team always seems to get things together when …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson heads to Kansas with weight off his shoulders
Jimmie Johnson could feel the pressure mounting all season as he continued to turn into the garage area rather than Victory Lane after failing to win Sprint Cup races.