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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Ryan Blaney beats Ryan Newman in photo finish to advance in NASCAR playoffs

Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday at Talladega Superspeedway and advance to the third round of the playoffs.

Chase Elliott leads Hendrick sweep in Talladega qualifying

Chase Elliott rebounded from last week’s devastating engine failure to lead a Hendrick Motorsports sweep in qualifying for the playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Denny Hamlin wins pole at Dover for start of 2nd playoff round

Denny Hamlin turned a lap of 166.984 mph at Dover to start the second round of the playoffs on the pole.

Clint Bowyer speeds to surprise pole in Las Vegas

Clint Bowyer has won just the third pole of his Cup career in time to open NASCAR’s playoffs.

Jimmie Johnson’s playoff run ends as Kevin Harvick captures 2nd Brickyard

Kevin Harvick’s nearly flawless Brickyard 400 run Sunday ruined any chance of Jimmie Johnson executing his in-and-in playoff strategy. A crash with 55 laps to go made it official: Johnson’s …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Erik Jones holds off teammate Kyle Busch to win rain-delayed Southern 500

Erik Jones took the lead less than 90 laps from the end and held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch over the final 50 laps to win the rain-delayed …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes weekend off after plane crash near Bristol

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were involved in a plane crash as the family landed …

Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

Kevin Harvick won a NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway for the second straight year, giving him two victories this year and 47 in his career. Harvick is hopeful …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Auto racing roundup: Chase Elliott repeats at Watkins Glen; John Force wins 150th Funny Car title in NHRA

A year after racing to his first career NASCAR Cup victory at Watkins Glen, Chase Elliott won a second time in the No. 9 for Hendrick Motorsports, besting Martin Truex …

Auto racing roundup: Martin Truex Jr. toast of Sonoma one more time

Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway in northern California’s wine country for the second straight year Sunday, comfortably holding off teammate Kyle Busch for …

Racing roundup: Kyle Busch tops Pocono field, ties Rusty Wallace on career wins list

Racing roundup: Kyle Busch, Scott Dixon and Tommy Johnson Jr. post victories

UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Commentary: Halfway home, it’s Kyle Busch leading the Cup Series playoff sprint

Ranking the 10 best Cup Series drivers thus far in 2019.

UPDATED: Sun., May 26, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

NASCAR: Truex overcomes early problems to win Coca-Cola 600; Lewis Hamilton wins F1’s Monaco GP

Martin Truex Jr. overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then survived a wild restart five laps from the end Sunday night to win the Coca-Cola 600 in …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

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

NASCAR announced a $2 billion merger agreement with International Speedway Corp. on Wednesday, an aggressive move to gain control of key racetracks and set itself up for sweeping changes that …

NASCAR changes play part in thrilling All-Star Race

NASCAR and its fans had to like what it saw from the sport’s annual All-Star Race, thrilling passes, side-by-side racing and even an old fashioned brawl at the end. As …

UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Kyle Busch beats brother, grabs eighth Bristol win

Kyle Busch was in the race Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, so of course, he won. Busch grabbed his third Cup win of the season, eighth overall at Bristol, and …

UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Denny Hamlin overcomes two pit penalties second win of year

Denny Hamlin had such a fast car at Texas Motor Speedway, he was able to win even after two penalties on pit road and some other issues during green flag …

Kyle Busch could sweep tripleheader in Texas after winning Xfinity race

Kyle Busch has set himself up for the chance at a Texas three-step. Busch rocketed ahead of Tyler Reddick on the final restart with six laps remaining and won the …

Auto racing roundup: Teenager Colton Herta becomes youngest to win IndyCar race

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Joey Logano leads pack of Fords to front at Martinsville Speedway

Joey Logano has won the pole at Martinsville Speedway in a strong session for the Ford camp. Logano led three other Ford drivers in a sweep of the first two …

Kyle Busch ties Richard Petty’s record with 200th career NASCAR win

Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty’s NASCAR record with his 200th career victory across the three national series Sunday by using an impressive late surge through the field following a speeding …

Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tony Stewart headlines six new nominees eligible for induction into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. Stewart joins Neil Bonnett, Sam Ard, Marvin Panch, Jim Paschal and Red Vogt as the new …

UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Kyle Busch completes weekend sweep in Arizona desert

Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert. Just like he nearly did last week at Las Vegas.

UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Joey Logano holds off Brad Keselowski for Vegas NASCAR win

Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski were side by side off the fourth turn, two teammates fighting for the last burst of speed on the final lap at Las Vegas Motor …

Brad Keselowski shakes stomach bug to win at Atlanta

Brad Keselowski was so sick at Atlanta Motor Speedway his team had a standby driver on call. The help wasn’t needed. The winningest driver in Team Penske history raced to …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Denny Hamlin cruises to second Daytona 500 victory in four years

Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Perfect Storm: The Daytona 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

Thanks to a landmark television deal, a massive snowstorm and a spectacular ending that included an infield brawl, the 1979 Daytona 500 was instrumental in broadening NASCAR’s southern roots. Forty …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

NASCAR’s biggest race features eight drivers making their Daytona 500 debut and a handful of new sponsors. It is part of a changing landscape that has returned NASCAR to its …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Joe Gibbs touched by support following death of son

Joe Gibbs has been touched by support from the NASCAR community since his eldest son J.D. died last month following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. Gibbs says …