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NASCAR punishes four teams for tampering with season finale

NASCAR has fined three car owners $50,000 each and penalized their teams for manipulating the season-ending Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in an alleged scheme to collect a higher …


7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020

The winningest driver of his era will have a 19th season in the No. 48 Chevrolet and once again chase a record eighth championship. Johnson made the announcement Wednesday in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Jenna Fryer: NASCAR bullish on future after promising rebound

The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated.


Kyle Busch leads Joe Gibbs Racing trio to win second NASCAR championship

Kyle Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut as NASCAR’s latest champion, winning his second title Sunday after two teammates were slowed by pit-road gaffes.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Fire burns for Tony Stewart as he chases another NASCAR title

Tony Stewart still has the drive to win a NASCAR championship.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Commentary: Joe Gibbs walks fine line managing 3 title contenders

Joe Gibbs is a retired Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles who changed course in his early 50s to wade into NASCAR and see if he …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

Denny Hamlin races way into championship field with Phoenix win

Denny Hamlin snagged the final slot in NASCAR’s championship field with a season-saving victory at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix


Kyle Busch wins pole for playoff race at Phoenix

Kyle Busch won the pole and all eight title contenders qualified in the top 10 for the final race to decide the championship field.


Kevin Harvick has Cup title shot after 3rd straight Texas win

Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR’s finale. With another win at Texas, they now know they will be racing for a Cup title …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

David Scott: No letting up for Martin Truex Jr. in NASCAR Cup

Martin Truex Jr. keeps dropping these not-too subtle hints that he’s the driver to beat for this season’s NASCAR Cup championship.


Martin Truex wins at Martinsville to earn spot in championship race

Martin Truex earned a spot in NASCAR’s championship race for the third consecutive year with a dominating Sunday victory at Martinsville Speedway


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 20, 2019

Denny Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR cut-off race at Kansas Speedway

Denny Hamlin won a chaotic NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Chase Elliott on the second overtime restart that knocked Brad Keselowski out of …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Daniel Hemric beats playoff drivers for NASCAR pole at Kansas

Daniel Hemric gives his hopes of landing Cup Series ride for next season some help by taking No. 8 Chevrolet to the pole for Richard Childress Racing at Kansas Speedway.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …