NASCAR's premier series on the West Coast, the K&N Pro Series West, celebrates 60 years in 2013. Spokane County Raceway will be part of that celebration as the series returns to the half-mile oval for only the second time in over 35 years. Eric Holmes…
SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012
SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012
Brad Keselowski finished 15th, a lap down, but Jimmie Johnson’s difficulties took the suspense out of the title fight in the closing laps of the race. Johnson entered the season finale 20 points behind Keselowski, but his 36th-place result cost him second place in the…
As Regan Smith scored his first victory in the series for the team that has hired him full-time for next year, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rolled to a workmanlike, problem-free sixth-place result to lock up his second straight Nationwide championship.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012
Cale Gale claimed the first victory of his career in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the race six laps beyond its scheduled distance of 134 laps. As he and Kyle Busch exited the final turn, Gale pinched Busch's No. 18 Toyota against the outside wall,…
MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012
Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag ahead of Denny Hamlin, who passed Busch after the final restart. Busch came home third in a race that went seven laps beyond its posted distance of 312 laps. Kasey Kahne ran fourth, followed by Ryan Newman and Keselowski,…
SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012
Joey Logano, the polesitter, dominated Saturday's Great Clips 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, beating new Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Brian Vickers to the finish line to win for the ninth time in 21 starts this season, the first time at PIR and…
SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012
The victory was Brian Scott's first of the season and second of his career, his first win coming at Dover in 2009. Scott is an Idaho native and the lone Gem State star racing in NASCAR's top three division's.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012
Tony Schumacher powered his U.S. Army dragster to a leading performance of 3.773 seconds at 324.20 mph to earn his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season, bringing his career total to 71. In doing so, he keeps his Countdown to the Championship hopes…
Denny Hamlin, who started from the rear because he missed the drivers' meeting —- thanks to a conflict with Sprint Cup practice -- finished 1.932 seconds ahead of Nelson Piquet Jr., who bulled his way into the runner-up position after restarting fourth on Lap 193…
SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012
Brad Keselowski, who will drive Fords next year when Penske Racing makes a manufacturer switch, liked what he saw and felt in the new car.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012
Matt Kenseth won a wild war of attrition, otherwise known as the Hollywood Casino 400, beating Martin Truex Jr. to the checkered flag by .495 seconds to claim his third victory of the season, his first at Kansas and the 24th of his career.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012
In winning for the sixth time this season and the eighth time in his career, Ricky Stenhouse cut Elliott Sadler's seriespoints lead from 13 to six with three races left in the season for the chase for the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.
SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012
After starting on the pole for the fifth time this season, Dylan Kwasniewski fell back through the 24-car field in the early going with the tire problem. After a quick pit stop to change the flat, he began to scratch and claw his way to…
Clint Bowyer, who won for the first time at Charlotte and the first time on an intermediate speedway, beat Denny Hamlin to the finish line by .417 seconds. Jimmie Johnson, who like Hamlin and Bowyer was saving fuel over the final run, came home third.…
SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 2012
Joey Logano beat Kevin Harvick to the finish line by 2.760 seconds to win for the first time at Charlotte and the 17th time in his career. Series leader Elliott Sadler ran third and extended his advantage to 13 points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who…
MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012
Mike Neff defeated veteran driver Johnny Gray with a time of 4.030 seconds at 317.94 mph in his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to earn his fourth win of the season, and his first of the year in the playoffs. With the win, Neff closed in…
The handling of Matt Kenseth's car was on the loose side, forcing the driver of the No. 17 Ford to run the middle lane. That turned out to be a blessing, as Tony Stewart and Michael Waltrip collided near the bottom of the track.
SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012
After a dominating performance during Friday’s qualifying runs, BJack Beckman powered his Schumacher Electric Dodge Charger to a time of 4.003 seconds in Saturday’s first qualifying attempt, which was quick enough to certify his 3.989 effort from Friday as an NHRA national record. Beckman, who…
Johnny Sauter pushed Parker Kligerman to the lead on the white-flag lap, and Kligerman held the top spot when a massive wreck on the backstretch forced NASCAR to throw the yellow before Kligerman reached the finish line.
In his second trip to Talladega Superspeedway in the No. 5 Chevrolet, Kasey Kahne scored his first pole at the 2.66-mile restrictor-plate track. That followed a previous best starting position of fifth for Talladega's event this past spring.
MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012
Brad Keselowski wasn't supposed to win at Dover, where his career average finish in five previous starts had been 17.0, but he did. Keselowski wasn't supposed to be leading the series standings three races into the Chase, but he is, by five points over five-time…
Antron Brown, who battled side-by-side with Massey all weekend, took the victory with a final round performance of 3.766 seconds at 325.22 mph in his Matco Tools/Aaron’s dragster, while Massey trailed with a 3.812 at 324.05 in his FRAM/Prestone dragster.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2012
Joey Logano, who led 184 of 200 laps, crossed the finish line .876 seconds ahead of runner-up Paul Menard and won at Dover for the second straight time. Michael Annett ran third, tying his career best in the Nationwide Series, and fourth-place Elliott Sadler increased…
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.