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Kyle Busch wins in Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. – Though Kyle Busch remains outside NASCAR’s championship playoff looking in, his prospects continue getting stronger. There was no doubting the strength of his No. 18 Toyota Camry …


NASCAR safety hot topic after harrowing Sprint Cup crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was …


NASCAR fans keep Confederate flags aloft

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center.


Gordon honored before his final Daytona race

As rain delayed his final race at Daytona International Speedway, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was showered with cheers during driver introductions Sunday. Speedway officials handed out thousands of placards …


Larson can’t weather wait, Busch can

Kyle Larson knew the rain was coming – and wanted it to arrive as soon as possible. He didn’t get his wish. Instead, the downpour that ended this Sprint Cup …


Edwards on other side in MIS race

Carl Edwards acknowledges this trip to Michigan feels a bit different to him. “It is a little strange to come here to this race and not be driving for Jack …


Truex scores his ‘biggest win’

LONG POND, Pa. – Martin Truex Jr. slapped the top of his No. 78 Chevrolet, thrust his right fist toward the sky and bounded straight into his girlfriend’s arms. They …


Johnson wins for 10th time at Dover

DOVER, Del. – Jimmie Johnson took the congratulatory call from his boss, then flipped the phone for a selfie. The six-time series champ and crew chief Chad Knaus sandwiched the …


Johnson in elite company with 10th win at Dover

Jimmie Johnson had already mastered the Monster Mile like no other driver. His latest win at Dover International Speedway earned him a slice of NASCAR history.


Edwards outlasts Coke field

CONCORD, N.C. – Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn’t sure his team made the right call. The Super Bowl-winning coach and owner of Joe Gibbs Racing had been …


Busch not doing a double this year

CONCORD, N.C. – There’s no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch’s hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away …


Jimmie Johnson gambles, wins at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson stayed on the track during a late caution to take over the lead, then held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the rain-delayed NASCAR …


Defending IndyCar champion Power wins pole for Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Defending IndyCar champion Will Power won the pole for today’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis with a qualifying record in the second-year event. The Australian completed the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course …


Auto racing: Earnhardt Jr. earns emotional victory at Talladega

At a track that has always been good to his family, in front of an adoring crowd that so clearly favors him over everyone else in the field, Dale Earnhardt …


Rain hampers racing in South

Helio Castroneves will start from the pole position at the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama after a shortened qualifying session in Birmingham. Castroneves turned in the fast lap of 1:07.1925 …


Auto racing: Matt Kenseth wins rain-plagued Food City 500 at Bristol

After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane. It took him nine hours to get there Sunday at a water-logged Bristol Motor Speedway …


Brad Keselowski wins at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. – Brad Keselowski roared past Kurt Busch on the final lap and held off streaking Kevin Harvick to win at Fontana on Sunday, earning his first NASCAR victory …


Harvick continues to own Phoenix

There have been dominant drivers in NASCAR before, seasons where Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson would reel off win after win to break the spirits of the rest of the …


Harvick favored to repeat in Phoenix

Kevin Harvick has been nearly unstoppable since he charged to his first Sprint Cup championship last season. The overwhelming favorite to win today’s race at Phoenix International Raceway, Harvick could …


Busch lifted by warm reception from race team upon return

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kurt Busch, buoyed by a warm reception from his race team, was finally back in a car Friday preparing for his first race of the season. Busch …


Johnson picks way through field to win at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. – The season just started. The calendar hasn’t even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint …


Sprint Unlimited just a Daytona tuneup

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sure, it will be cool to race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway. Of course everybody wants to rev up those engines. And there may …


Harvick sprints to win first Cup

There was no trick to Kevin Harvick’s first Sprint Cup championship. Competing for the title against three other drivers, he seized his opportunity with a relentless dash through the field …


Auto racing: Four years later, Denny Hamlin gets another shot at Sprint Cup title

Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights before, four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose. It slipped away over the final two races of …


Auto notes: Jimmie Johnson finds new title format ‘bizarre’

Jimmie Johnson says NASCAR’s new championship format has “seemed bizarre,” but the eliminated six-time champion knows he has to think about the big picture for racing. Johnson was among 16 …


Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski refuses to back down

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brad Keselowski’s refusal to be pushed around on the race track has earned him a few comparisons to the late Dale Earnhardt. It’s a conversation Keselowski will …


Vickers takes disputed pole

NASCAR’s new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega (Alabama) Superspeedway and left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make today’s race. …


Auto notes: Dale Earnhardt Jr. confident he’ll win Charlotte

One bad race knocked three of NASCAR’s biggest names to the bottom of the championship standings, and a repeat Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina will …


Auto notes: Pressure on Jimmie Johnson at Charlotte

Jimmie Johnson is treating Charlotte as a must-win race. The alternative for the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion is leaving it all up to the chaotic, utterly unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway, …


Busch out to end Kansas drought

Extending his NASCAR Nationwide Series record to 69 victories on Saturday was nice. Winning for the second week in a row and the sixth time this season was also nice. …