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UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

Erik Jones gets 1st Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona

Erik Jones has won a crash-filled NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway. He passed defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. on the final lap and then crossed the finish line …


Chase Elliott gives Hendrick, Chevy needed boost with Daytona pole

Chase Elliott turned a lap of 194.045 mph to win the pole at Daytona International Speedway and give sagging Chevrolet a much-needed boost. Elliott had won two poles at the …


Slide job! Chevrolet’s performance plummets in new Camaro

Chevrolet has been mostly noncompetitive since Austin Dillon won the season-opening Daytona 500 in February. The American automaker hasn’t been to victory lane since and hadn’t really gotten close until …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018

Paul Menard wins pole for NASCAR Cup Series race

Paul Menard won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. It’s the second career pole for Menard, who has just one top-five finish this season. He …


Kyle Larson wins pole at home track in Sonoma; Martin Truex Jr. to start 2nd

Kyle Larson has claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race on his home track. The Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet driver turned a lap at 94.597 miles per hour …


NASCAR won’t use new aero package again this year

NASCAR is shelving the aero package used in the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May for the rest of the season. The drafting package included aero ducts, a …


Brad Keselowski trying again for elusive win at Michigan

Brad Keselowski will try again for an elusive NASCAR Cup Series win at Michigan. Keselowski is from Rochester Hills, about 90 miles from Michigan International Speedway, so a victory this …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018

Kyle Larson trying for 4 straight wins at Michigan

Kyle Larson is still seeking his first victory of the season, and he may have come to the right place. Michigan International Speedway has been awfully good to Larson of …


Kurt Busch wins pole at Michigan, second of season

Kurt Busch won his second NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season in qualifying for Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway. Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Kyle Busch and …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018

Kyle Busch has few mountains left to climb in NASCAR career

Kyle Busch is on course for a career year. His four wins are four shy of matching his career best in 2008, and he has three poles and eight top-five …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018

Ryan Blaney goes for Pocono repeat with pole effort in qualifying

Ryan Blaney was tops again at the site of his lone NASCAR Cup victory, turning a lap of 176.897 mph to win the pole at Pocono Raceway. Blaney won his …


NASCAR’s young drivers struggle to find victory lane

NASCAR is still much a veteran driver’s game. Ryan Blaney’s win for the Wood Brothers last June at Pocono Raceway marked the last time a driver won his first career …


Kyle Busch captures pole at Charlotte; Kevin Harvick starts last

Kyle Busch will start at the front of the field Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600, and NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kevin Harvick will begin in the rear. Busch took …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

Jeff Gordon calls NASCAR Hall of Fame selection ‘surreal’

Jeff Gordon has been selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Gordon was a four-time Cup Series champion who helped take stock car racing from a regional sport to the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018

He’s back: Matt Kenseth returns to capture pole for All-Star race

Matt Kenseth’s return to racing is already paying big dividends for Roush Fenway Racing. Kenseth captured the pole for the NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway during qualifying on …


NASCAR adds quirky plate package to $1 million All-Star race

NASCAR has attempted to spice up its $1 million All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a quirky new rules package. The cars have restrictor plates on the engines to …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

Kevin Harvick passes Martin Truex Jr. with 1 to go to win at Kansas Speedway

Kevin Harvick surged past Martin Truex Jr. with one lap to go to win at Kansas Speedway, his fifth win in what has turned out to be a dominant start …


Kevin Harvick keeps hot streak going with pole at Kansas

Kevin Harvick kept his hot streak going by qualifying on the pole for Saturday night’s race at Kansas Speedway. Ryan Blaney qualified second, followed by Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola and …


Drivers steer clear of discussing potential NASCAR sale

Kevin Harvick thinks the potential sale of NASCAR could provide an opportunity for the series to grow and evolve. But with so much unknown about the business side of the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

Matt Kenseth ready for season debut at Kansas Speedway

Matt Kenseth says he will be in the No. 6 car for Roush Fenway Racing for the next five weeks, beginning with his season debut at Kansas Speedway on Saturday …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018

AP source: NASCAR memo: France family ‘dedicated’ to sport

NASCAR President Brent Dewar has told employees the France family “remains dedicated to the long term growth of our sport.” The memo sent to employees on Tuesday addressed a report …


Retired NASCAR driver James Hylton, 83, killed in car wreck

The Georgia State Patrol says former NASCAR driver James Hylton was killed in a traffic accident. He was 83. Hylton was the 1966 Rookie of the Year. Hylton and his …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018

Kevin Harvick, eyeing 4th win of year, to start on Talladega pole

Kevin Harvick will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway while he goes for his fourth win of the year. Harvick won the pole for the first time since last …


Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hoping for boost from Matt Kenseth, Talladega return

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is hoping the hiring of Matt Kenseth can help turn things around for struggling Roush Fenway Racing. Kenseth will share the No. 6 Ford with Stenhouse’s teammate …


Roush driver Trevor Bayne sharing races but says he’s healthy

Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne says his health isn’t a factor in sharing seat time with Matt Kenseth. Bayne insists he’s as fit as ever. Kenseth was hired by …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018

Kyle Busch pulls away at Richmond for 3rd Cup win a row

Kyle Busch pulled away on a restart in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish for his third consecutive NASCAR’s Cup Series victory. Busch outran Chase Elliott and teammate Denny …


Martin Truex claims pole at Richmond; third of the season

Martin Truex Jr. has won three poles this season, the latest at Richmond Raceway. Now he wants to get his first career short-track victory. Truex edged Chase Elliott for the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018

Kyle Busch returns to the scene of his infamy a decade ago

Kyle Busch is arriving at Richmond Raceway on a hot streak. He’s won the last two races in NASCAR’s top series and leads the points race. He’s also tops among …


Ford announces switch to Mustang beginning at Daytona in ’19

Ford is bringing its Mustang to NASCAR’s top series for the first time. The American automaker says the Mustang will replace the Fusion in the Monster Energy Cup Series beginning …


Kyle Busch passes Kyle Larson to win rain-delayed race at Bristol

Kyle Busch was all smiles and Kyle Larson was all scowls. Busch passed Larson with five laps remaining at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday to win his second straight Cup …