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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Ryan Newman awake, talking after horrific Daytona 500 crash

Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with his family and doctors, a day after a horrific crash during the final lap of Monday’s Daytona 500, his team announced.


Jimmie Johnson fails to finish following wreck in final Daytona 500

Jimmie Johnson tugged at his baseball cap, walked to a golf cart and sat backward on the dash for a ride out of the Daytona garage. After a Speedweeks where …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Denny Hamlin wins third Daytona 500; Ryan Newman hospitalized

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the third time when he beat Ryan Blaney to the finish line in the second-closest finish in race history.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

President Donald Trump kicks off Daytona 500 as grand marshal

The Great American Race became a boisterous campaign stop for President Donald Trump on Sunday as a Daytona 500 infield normally full of flags supporting racecar drivers turned into a …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Jimmie Johnson ‘energized’ for likely final Daytona 500 start

The last chance to appreciate Jimmie Johnson leading the field at the Daytona 500 may come during the pace laps.


Grant Enfinger wins wild Truck Series opener at Daytona

Grant Enfinger won the opening race of the Truck Series in a thrilling overtime battle at Daytona International Speedway


Daytona 500 up for grabs as no clear theme has emerged

Denny Hamlin will try to become the first driver in 25 years to win consecutive Daytona 500’s this weekend.


Erik Jones wins crash-fest at Daytona to open NASCAR season

Erik Jones was the winner of a demolition derby at Daytona International Speedway


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins Daytona 500 pole in debut with new team

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. needed just two days to get his new team to the top. Stenhouse won the pole Sunday for the season-opening Daytona 500 next weekend, putting JTG-Daugherty Racing …


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 …