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UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr. on the pole after weather washes out qualifying

Weather washed out qualifying for NASCAR’s first stop this season at a short track and Martin Truex Jr. will start Sunday from the pole at Martinsville Speedway. There was no …


Jimmie Johnson mired in career worst 28-race losing streak

Jimmie Johnson’s start to the NASCAR season is not worthy of a seven-time champion. How bad is it? He has just one top-10 finish in five races and goes to …


Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Cup pole in Phoenix

Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at ISM Raceway. The defending series champion turned a lap at 136.945 mph in the No. 78 …


Kevin Harvick docked playoff points for illegal winning car

Kevin Harvick has been stripped of the playoff points he earned for winning at Las Vegas because of a violation discovered on his Ford. NASCAR ruled Wednesday that Harvick’s car …


Ryan Blaney claims Vegas pole; Kevin Harvick still fast in 2nd

Ryan Blaney has won the pole for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race in Las Vegas. Blaney earned his third career pole with a lap at 191.489 mph in his …


Kyle Busch wins Atlanta pole, Bubba Wallace still in spotlight

Kyle Busch won the pole for the second race of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season, edging Ryan Newman in a close battle at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Rookie Darrell “Bubba” …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Vietnam vet Mark Thompson to make Daytona 500 start at 66

The oldest driver in the Daytona 500 is truly a race veteran. Mark Thompson did a tour of duty in Vietnam that wrapped up two decades before he made his …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

Shifting gears: NASCAR’s young look on display for Daytona

Never before has one race displayed NASCAR’s rapidly changing look more than this year’s Daytona 500. Three drivers under age 25 start in the first two rows. New rules have …


Jimmie Johnson, 7 others switching cars for Daytona 500

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and seven other teams are switching to backup cars for the Daytona 500. All of the teams sustained damaged in qualifying races Thursday. The group …


First at last: Dale Earnhardt’s lone 500 victory still resonates

Dale Earnhardt ended a 0-for-19 streak in the Daytona 500 in 1998. The 46-year-old Earnhardt was the sentimental choice and finally won “The Great American Race” in his 20th try. …


Danica 2.0? NASCAR searching for more female drivers

Danica Patrick’s NASCAR success never matched the attention she received for standing out in a male-dominated sport. But her six-year stint in the Cup Series seemingly set the groundwork for …


Peyton Manning to lead field to green flag at Daytona 500

Peyton Manning is leading one more drive on a huge stage. The two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback will serve as honorary pace car driver for the 60th running of the Daytona …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 11:41 a.m.

Patrick arrives in Daytona for 1st stop of ‘Danica Double’

Danica Patrick has arrived at Daytona International Speedway to begin preparations for her final NASCAR race. She will run the Feb. 18 season-opening Daytona 500 and then turn her focus …


NASCAR season begins with Martin Truex Jr. reigning, series rebuilding

The NASCAR season begins with Martin Truex Jr. reigning and the Cup Series rebuilding. Truex returns to the No. 78 Toyota at Daytona this week and will race in an …


Martin Truex Jr. fastest among championship contenders at Homestead

Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest of the four NASCAR Cup series championship contenders in qualifying and starts second in Sunday’s finale. Denny Hamlin stole the pole from Truex on …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year’s Indy 500

Danica Patrick plans to run two races next year and then end her full-time racing career. She plans to run the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. She is calling …


Aric Almirola named Danica Patrick’s replacement at SHR

Aric Almirola has been officially named Danica Patrick’s replacement at Stewart-Haas Racing. The move was expected after Smithfield Foods moved its sponsorship from Richard Petty Motorsports to SHR for 2018.


Joey Logano’s crew chief takes blame for call that cost Brad Keselowski

Joey Logano’s crew chief has taken blame for not pitting Logano with a tire rub. The call may have cost Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski a spot in NASCAR’s championship. …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes pole for final Talladega race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the pole for his final scheduled Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt is retiring from full-time competition at the end of the season, and the Alabama …


Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflects on Talladega, Spencer cheating claim

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has his final scheduled race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. The track gave him his late father’s 1980 car as a retirement gift and Earnhardt took it …


Dale Earnhardt Jr. rises as NASCAR’s conscience in farewell season

Retirement Dale has been Blunt Dale. As his final season ticks away, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has grabbed a bullhorn and demanded change – in 140-character bursts, on his podcast and …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

Erik Jones wins 1st Cup pole in critical Bristol race

Erik Jones has won the first Cup Series pole of his career with a quick run at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones turned a lap at 128.082 mph around the high-banked …


JTG Daugherty Racing signs Chris Buescher to contract extension

JTG Daugherty Racing has signed Chris Buescher to a multiyear contract extension to drive the No. 37 Chevrolet. Buescher began as a development driver with Roush Fenway Racing.


Matt Kenseth has no current plans for future in NASCAR

Matt Kenseth still doesn’t have a job lined up for next season and the two-time Daytona 500 winner doesn’t really want to discuss his situation. Kenseth is in the final …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

William Byron lands top-tier ride at Hendrick Motorsports in 2018

William Byron will replace Kasey Kahne next season at Hendrick Motorsports. He’s the latest teenager to earn a promotion to NASCAR’s top level. The 19-year-old Byron will drive the No. …


Joey Logano’s mindset as NASCAR playoffs loom: Just win, baby!

There are five races left in NASCAR’s regular season. And Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano are challenging for the final playoff berth. The next stop in the series …


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. defends crew chief Greg Ives in shaky final season

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is tired of fans complaining about crew chief Greg Ives. NASCAR’s most popular driver is defending Ives on Twitter over decisions that may have cost him chance …


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Penske inks NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski to multiyear extension

Team Penske has reached an agreement with 2012 NASCAR Cup champion Brad Keselowski on a multiyear extension. The 33-year-old Michigan native has driven for Penske throughout his 10-year career in …


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Kyle Busch’s closing qualifying flurry lands Indy pole

Kyle Busch won the pole position as he chases an unprecedented third consecutive Brickyard 400 victory. Busch earned the top qualifying spot on his final lap with a speed of …


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs wife, blames himself for ‘Clash’ debate

Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his own statement Saturday. He defended his wife’s Twitter post. And he blamed himself for putting her in a position where she felt she had to …