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Austin Dillon wins pole at Fontana after nobody finishes final lap

Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race in Fontana after no drivers completed a lap in the final round of qualifying. Dillon got his fourth career …


7-time champ Jimmie Johnson still searching for answers in Phoenix

Jimmie Johnson is still searching for answers to what has become a winless drought that stretches 62 points races to the summer of 2017. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champ …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Drivers Daniel Suarez, Michael McDowell called to NASCAR hauler after fight

Drivers Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell were summoned to the NASCAR hauler after they were involved in a post-qualifying fight before practice for the Cup Series race at ISM Raceway. …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Ryan Blaney qualifies on pole for Sunday’s race outside Phoenix

Ryan Blaney turned the fastest lap in practice and never slowed down in qualifying, putting his No. 12 Ford on the pole Friday for this weekend’s race at ISM Raceway …


Jenna Fryer: Roger Penske remains captain of motorsports

Somewhat overshadowed by the stifling scrutiny of NASCAR’s new rules package was another Team Penske victory. Joey Logano held off teammate Brad Keselowski’s last-lap push to win at Las Vegas …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

Kevin Harvick earns Vegas pole after Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott start late

Kevin Harvick has won the pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time in his 19-year NASCAR Cup Series career. Harvick turned a lap in 29.914 seconds in …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Championship driver Kyle Busch takes top pit stall from Denny Hamlin

Kyle Busch will have the coveted No. 1 pit stall as he races for the NASCAR Cup championship after Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin and pole winner passed on …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

Kyle Busch leads title contenders in qualifying for finale

Kyle Busch will lead NASCAR’s title contenders at the start of Sunday’s championship finale. Busch was the highest qualifying driver of the four championship contenders at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He was …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

NASCAR champion Martin Truex moving to Joe Gibbs Racing with crew chief

NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief will move to Joe Gibbs Racing next season to remain in the Toyota organization after their race team folds in two …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Kevin Harvick’s championship berth spoiled by NASCAR inspectors

Kevin Harvick has been stripped of his berth in NASCAR’s championship race because his winning car failed inspection after Texas Motor Speedway. The No. 4 Ford had an illegally modified …


Commentary: Wrong call on Jimmie Johnson on NASCAR’s bad day in Texas

NASCAR did not have its finest day at Texas Motor Speedway, where things first went awry with an erroneous penalty even before the race.


Kyle Larson facing playoff elimination after NASCAR penalty

Kyle Larson has been docked 10 points by NASCAR for a rules violation that could bring an end to his championship chances. Chip Ganassi Racing was penalized for breaking NASCAR’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Kurt Busch leads Stewart-Haas Racing sweep at Talladega

Kurt Busch led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep to put all four of the company cars up front at Talladega Superspeedway. Busch turned a lap at 195.804 mph to qualify in …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus to split after 17 years

There will be no eighth NASCAR title for Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. Hendrick Motorsports will split the driver and crew chief at the end of this season. Johnson and …


NASCAR to remove restrictor plates at Daytona and Talladega

NASCAR will use two primary rules packages next season and race at Daytona and Talladega without restrictor plates for the first time since 1987. The rules packages revealed Tuesday will …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway. Busch won for …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018

Kurt Busch steals spotlight from younger brother at Bristol

Kurt Busch stole the spotlight from his younger brother at Bristol Motor Speedway to grab an overdue short-track victory. Busch won for the first time this season but sixth on …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

Kyle Larson takes NASCAR Cup pole at Bristol

Kyle Larson won his third pole of the season as he eyes his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the year. Larson turned a lap at 127.792 mph in qualifying …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne says he is retiring from full-time racing. The 38-year-old Kahne says he is at ease with the decision. The former Hendrick Motorsports driver has 18 victories …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch go 1-2 for Gibbs at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch swept the front row in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Harvick, neck-and-neck with Busch all season, was right behind in third. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

Jim France choosing to stay quiet as interim head of NASCAR

Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not …


Ford to race iconic muscle car Mustang at NASCAR’s top level

Ford will celebrate its iconic muscle car next year when it races the Mustang in NASCAR’s top Cup Series. The Mustang has raced in the second-tier Xfinity Series since 2011. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018

NASCAR goes back to business and away from Brian France arrest

NASCAR participants do not seem concerned about Chairman Brian France’s arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France has taken a leave of absence and …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Denny Hamlin wins Cup pole at Watkins Glen

Denny Hamlin has won the Cup pole at Watkins Glen International. Hamlin traversed the 2.45-mile layout at 125.534 mph to take the top spot in the No. 11 Toyota, ahead …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Martin Truex Jr. chasing title as NASCAR’s current king of the road

Defending NASCAR Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. will go for his third straight road course race victory on Sunday at Watkins Glen. The last driver to accomplish the feat was …


NASCAR Cup rookie Bubba Wallace ready to race

It’s been almost a week since NASCAR Cup rookie Bubba Wallace became a headliner after a violent crash at Pocono Raceway, and he’ll never forget it. Wallace says Friday at …


Crunch time for AJ Allmendinger; playoff berth at stake at Watkins Glen International

AJ Allmendinger is ready to atone for his costly mistake at Sonoma. Allmendinger, one of the best road racers in NASCAR, missed a shift there in June and blew the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

Kurt Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series pole at New Hampshire

Kurt Busch turned a lap of 133.591 mph in the No. 41 Ford to win the pole for the NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The 2004 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018

Martin Truex Jr. repeats as NASCAR Cup winner at Kentucky Speedway

Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski on lap 201 and went on to repeat as champion of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Truex’s No. 78 Toyota Camry …


Martin Truex Jr. wins pole at Kentucky Speedway

Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Truex clocked 188.890 mph to earn his first Kentucky pole and 19th …