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UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

Tony Stewart, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tony Stewart headlines a Joe Gibbs racing trio that has been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

NASCAR strikes $2B deal with ISC, will gain a dozen tracks

NASCAR has announced a $2 billion merger agreement with International Speedway Corporation. The move would give NASCAR control of a dozen racetracks across the country. It could also clear the …


Kyle Larson looking for turnaround after All-Star success

Kyle Larson hopes his big All-Star weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway is the springboard to a big turnaround. Larson had not taken a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event since …


Punch Out: Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman end All-Star Race with fight

Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman fought after the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night, Bowyer throwing punches through Newman’s window after the cool-down lap. The two cars had tangled on …


Kyle Larson takes first NASCAR All-Star victory with Kevin Harvick push

Kyle Larson got a big push and a big win. Larson went from sixth to the lead on a final-stage restart after a shove from Kevin Harvick and went on …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019

Clint Bowyer captures pole for NASCAR All-Star race

Clint Bowyer captured the pole for the NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, putting him in terrific position to take home the $1 million first-place prize. Bowyer completed three …


NASCAR to use All-Star race for research, development again

The All-Star race weekend has arrived, so let the car tinkering commence. For the second straight year NASCAR is using the $1 million non-points exhibition race at Charlotte Motor Speedway …


Hometown kid Daniel Hemric looks to fulfill All-Star race dream

The idea of having any chance to earn his way into the NASCAR All-Star race this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway seems surreal for Daniel Hemric. After all, this is …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

7-time champ Jimmie Johnson growing impatient with winless streak

Jimmie Johnson views himself as a patience person. But the seven-time NASCAR Series Cup champion says he is growing impatient with each passing week as his Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Jimmy Johnson to honor fallen soldier, military at Coca-Cola 600

Jimmie Johnson has unveiled a military-themed camouflage paint scheme for the Coca-Cola 600 with the name of a fallen soldier written across the front windshield of his No. 48 Chevrolet. …


Jenna Fryer: IndyCar and NASCAR roar into showcase month of May

The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial …


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019

Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas

Brad Keselowski raced to his third NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Saturday night, holding off a charging pack in overtime to take the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Kevin Harvick leads Stewart-Haas dominance in Kansas qualifying

Kevin Harvick scored his third pole of the season and his Stewart-Haas Racing team swept the top four spots in qualifying for Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Kyle Busch dodges fine for criticizing NASCAR rules package

Kyle Busch was not surprised he dodged a fine from NASCAR after criticizing its current rules package following a race this week at Dover. His comments in years past likely …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at Dover

Denny Hamlin suffered from nausea and double vision from carbon monoxide that seeped into his Toyota at the end of the NASCAR race at Dover. Hamlin felt ill after Monday’s …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Martin Truex Jr. wins 2nd career Monday NASCAR race at Dover

Martin Truex Jr. has won a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his career. He pulled away from the field down the stretch to reach …


Kyle Busch nears NASCAR milestone top-10 streak to start a season

Kyle Busch is getting closer. He has 10 straight top-10 finishes to start a season. Next up is Dover International Speedway, where he has three career wins in 28 starts. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Chase Elliott takes Dover pole with track record of 165.960 mph

Chase Elliott followed his first win of the season with a pole at Dover, topping the speed chart on a blistering day at the track with a record 165.960 mph. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets

NASCAR is to deliver its first live betting platform to legal sportsbooks. Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to licensed sportsbooks. Exclusive access to NASCAR’s official …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

NASCAR throws the flag on trying to liven up qualifying

NASCAR has lost its fight to add excitement value to qualifying. The stock car series will return to single-car laps because the current format has become a laughingstock. All three …


Austin Wayne Self cleared to race in NASCAR after failed drug test

Austin Wayne Self has been reinstated by NASCAR following a violation of the substance abuse policy. The Truck Series driver completed a mandatory recovery program before he was approved Tuesday …


Jenna Fryer: Kyle Larson rolled but Talladega delivered for NASCAR

Anything and everything could have gone wrong at Talladega Superspeedway, where the cars were too fast, engine makers feared their motors couldn’t go 500 miles without overheating and drivers insisted …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019

Austin Dillon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway

Austin Dillon will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway. What happens from there is anybody’s guess. Dillon celebrated his 29th birthday by posting the highest speed in qualifying at …


Rule changes lead to more uncertainty at Talladega

Clint Bowyer and his fellow drivers are even less certain of what to expect at Talladega Superspeedway given a new package that NASCAR is still adjusting on the fly. To …


NASCAR All-Star Race to possible Gen-7 car tech elements

The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race will feature two technical elements that could be incorporated into the Gen-7 car set for 2021. NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway announced the technical …


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Truex gave …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Kevin Harvick wins pole at Richmond Raceway

Kevin Harvick has won the pole for Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Harvick turned a fast lap at 124.298 mph to earn the 27th …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Denny Hamlin hoping for some hometown advantage

Denny Hamlin would love to think he has an advantage when it comes to racing at Richmond Raceway. The Joe Gibbs Racing star has won three times on the 0.75-mile, …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

Chase Elliott earns 1st short track pole with run at Bristol

Chase Elliott earned his first pole on a short track with a fast lap around Bristol Motor Speedway in qualifying. Elliott has five career poles but his previous four were …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Jimmie Johnson on pole on Texas after slight Cup qualifying changes

Jimmie Johnson will start on the pole at Texas, where he is a seven-time winner. With Johnson leading the way after a final-stage fast lap of 188.890 mph, Hendrick Motorsports …