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Kyle Busch keeps Joe Gibbs Racing at front of Sprint Cup

At the season-opening Daytona 500, Joe Gibbs Racing proved it was unquestionably the fastest, from Denny Hamlin taking the checkered flag to its quartet of cars leading more than three-quarters …


Kyle Busch finally gets first Sprint Cup win at Kansas

Kyle Busch has seemingly dozens of reasons to despise Kansas Speedway, from the two times he crashed out of Chase races to the innumerable misfortunes in other series.


Auto racing roundup: Keselowski wins crazy crash-fest at Talladega

Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a vicious crash into the wall.


Auto racing roundup: Edwards passes Kyle Busch on last lap to win at Richmond

Carl Edwards had been grinding for 30 laps, doing everything he could to catch Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in a two-way breakaway from the pack at Richmond (Virginia) …


Carl Edwards wins Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Speedway

Carl Edwards took his first celebratory back flip of the season and easily stuck the landing.


Jimmie Johnson knows how to win in Texas

Jimmie Johnson certainly knows his way to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.


Kyle Busch wins again for weekend sweep at Martinsville

Kyle Busch finally figured out Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway in his truck victory on Saturday.


Auto notes: Castroneves leads way in Phoenix

Helio Castroneves had the fastest qualifying lap during a day of records in IndyCar’s return to Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, on Friday.


Suarez sidesteps questions about France’s endorsement of Trump

NASCAR’s first full-time Mexican driver sidestepped questions Friday about chairman Brian France’s endorsement of Donald Trump while expressing pride in his heritage.


Brad Keselowski passes Kyle Busch late to win at Las Vegas

Brad Keselowski spent nearly a full year winless and watching while Team Penske teammate Joey Logano went to Victory Lane five times.


George Diaz: Martin Truex Jr. earns respect as loyal, gracious adversary

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is NASCAR’s beloved Favorite Son. Clint Bowyer is NASCAR’s funny class cutup. Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR’s quintessential smooth and silky winner.


Rookie Chase Elliott becomes youngest on Daytona 500 pole

Chase Elliott was too young to really remember celebrating in victory lane with his father, dressed in a shirt that matched Bill Elliott’s firesuit and a little finger pointed toward …


Column: Maturity helps Kyle Busch finally win 1st Cup title

There was a time early in Kyle Busch’s career that his talent could not save his job.


End of rainbow: Gordon finishes 6th in final NASCAR race

Jeff Gordon climbed out of his race car and stepped into the waiting arms of team owner Rick Hendrick.


Kyle Busch completes comeback to win 1st Cup title

Kyle Busch watched the season opener from a hospital bed, his pregnant wife and his dogs by his side.


In the pits: Rain-shortened race was quintessential NASCAR

In this topsy-turvy second season of NASCAR’s new championship format, it was only fitting that the race to set the final four ended in an empty, unsatisfying way.


Shortened race in Phoenix determines final 3 Chase spots

Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. advanced to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship finale after surviving a long Sunday that ended with a rain-shortened race at …


Johnson passes Keselowski late for 4th Texas fall win in row

FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski was dominating at Texas, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given him one of the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015

NASCAR suspends Matt Kenseth for 2 races for wrecking Logano

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Looking to squash any notion that the drivers are running amok on the track, NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for two races Tuesday for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano …


Harvick: “I don’t need to defend myself” after Talladega

Reigning NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick shrugged off his critics Tuesday and insisted he did not intentionally cause a wreck at Talladega Superspeedway to preserve his spot in the playoffs and …


Joey Logano wins with controversial finish at Talladega

As Joey Logano made his third straight trip to victory lane, questions swirled about reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick’s late-race tactics.


Logano races into 3rd round of playoffs with Charlotte win

Joey Logano has been to victory lane four times this season, and all four trips required him to beat reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015

Matt Kenseth wins pole again at Charlotte

Matt Kenseth won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte (North Carolina) Motor Speedway.


Harvick takes race he had to win

Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs, while six-time champion Jimmie Johnson was eliminated from the field. Harvick led …


Tony Stewart announces retirement date after 2016 season

There was no final straw, no outside influence, no personal trauma that led Tony Stewart to set an expiration date on his NASCAR career. Instead, the three-time NASCAR champion simply …


Joe Gibbs Racing looks primed in run to Chase title

RICHMOND, Va. – Joe Gibbs Racing cemented itself as the team to beat for NASCAR’s championships with a dominating run Saturday night that ended in Matt Kenseth’s fourth win of …


Auto racing: Carl Edwards holds off Hamlin to win at Darlington

Carl Edwards took the lead on the last pit stop and held off Denny Hamlin on a restart eight laps from the end for his first Southern 500 victory Sunday …


Logano’s fuel holds out this time for Watkins Glen win

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano kept his foot on the gas pedal a little bit longer than usual after taking the checkered flag at Watkins Glen International, a huge …


Road-course victory a first for Logano

Joey Logano won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Watkins Glen International in New York on Saturday, outdueling Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski. Logano, who started from pole, overcame a stop-and-go …


Kyle Busch wins for third time in last four Sprint Cup races

LOUDON, N.H. – Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention. Could Busch imagine, days after a horrific crash, he would become a …