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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 …


Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick lead Ford sweeps in Daytona qualifying

Ford drivers swept both of the Daytona 500 qualifying races to position the manufacturer for a strong run in “The Great American Race.” Kevin Harvick won the first qualifying race …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Place your bets: NASCAR pushes its chips on sports gambling

NASCAR has put a ban in place on drivers gambling on races, not that it was really a problem. But the rest of the fan base? NASCAR is all in …


William Byron wins Daytona 500 pole, puts Hendrick up front again

William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Architect of Jimmie Johnson’s success starting over in 2019

Chad Knaus is the winningest crew chief in NASCAR right now but goes into the new season essentially starting over


Jeff Gordon’s influence on NASCAR honored at Hall of Fame

Jeff Gordon’s immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction ceremony headlined by the driver who changed the trajectory of an entire sport. Gordon was …


Lewis Hamilton clinches pole for season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

Five-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. The Mercedes driver’s 11th pole of the season and record-extending 83rd …


Joey Logano spoils Big Three party to win NASCAR title

Joey Logano busted up The Big Three and captured an improbable first NASCAR title by soundly beating a trio of champions.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 3:52 p.m.

Championship driver Kyle Busch takes top pit stall from Denny Hamlin

Kyle Busch will have the coveted No. 1 pit stall as he races for the NASCAR Cup championship after Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin and pole winner passed on …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Kyle Busch leads title contenders in qualifying for finale

Kyle Busch will lead NASCAR’s title contenders at the start of Sunday’s championship finale. Busch was the highest qualifying driver of the four championship contenders at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He was …


Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch matches Kevin Harvick with eighth win of season

Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this NASCAR season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most victories this season and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Kevin Harvick on mission to silence his critics after penalty

Kevin Harvick was penalized by NASCAR this week for using an illegal car to win at Texas. The punishment cost him a berth in the championship race. But Harvick is …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 9:45 a.m.

NASCAR champion Martin Truex moving to Joe Gibbs Racing with crew chief

NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief will move to Joe Gibbs Racing next season to remain in the Toyota organization after their race team folds in two …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Kevin Harvick’s championship berth spoiled by NASCAR inspectors

Kevin Harvick has been stripped of his berth in NASCAR’s championship race because his winning car failed inspection after Texas Motor Speedway. The No. 4 Ford had an illegally modified …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton relishes F1 challenge from young crop of drivers

Five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has a two-step plan for keeping the new generation of talented drivers behind him next season: match their youthful hunger and outwit them with …


Commentary: Wrong call on Jimmie Johnson on NASCAR’s bad day in Texas

NASCAR did not have its finest day at Texas Motor Speedway, where things first went awry with an erroneous penalty even before the race.


Kevin Harvick earns his shot at NASCAR Cup title with win at Texas

Kevin Harvick earned a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship, rocketing past polesitter Ryan Blaney in overtime Sunday to win at Texas.


Auto racing: Joey Logano makes big play for NASCAR championship with win at Martinsville

Joey Logano earned a shot at NASCAR’s Cup title by using an old fashioned bump-and-run on Martin Truex Jr. to win at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. Truex slid sideways …


Chase Elliott wins for 2nd time in 3 NASCAR playoff races

Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to win at NASCAR’s top level. Now that he’s got that handled, the son of 1988 champion Bill Elliott is chasing a …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix as Hamilton F1 title bid denied

Kimi Raikkonen’s second stint with Ferrari has been long on frustration and short on victories. That finally changed Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix where the Finnish driver earned his …


John Hunter Nemechek drives away from Hemric for first Xfinity win

John Hunter Nemechek’s father first brought him to victory lane at Kansas Speedway almost 15 years ago, when “Front Row” Joe Nemechek swept the weekend Xfinity and Cup series races. …


Joey Logano earns pole for elimination race at Kansas Speedway

Joey Logano won the pole for the Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway. He heads into Sunday’s event in solid position to advance to the round of eight, but …


Kyle Larson facing playoff elimination after NASCAR penalty

Kyle Larson has been docked 10 points by NASCAR for a rules violation that could bring an end to his championship chances. Chip Ganassi Racing was penalized for breaking NASCAR’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Auto racing capsules: Aric Almirola advances with Talladega win

Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Kurt Busch leads Stewart-Haas Racing sweep at Talladega

Kurt Busch led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep to put all four of the company cars up front at Talladega Superspeedway. Busch turned a lap at 195.804 mph to qualify in …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus to split after 17 years

There will be no eighth NASCAR title for Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. Hendrick Motorsports will split the driver and crew chief at the end of this season. Johnson and …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Auto racing roundup: Chase Elliott uses Dover win to earn berth in next playoff round

Chase Elliott pulled away to win in overtime Sunday at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway for an automatic berth into the next round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs.


Christopher Bell sets Xfinity rookie record at Dover with 6th victory

Christopher Bell has a second straight NASCAR championship in sight.


Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick start 1-2 in playoff race at Dover

Rain has washed out NASCAR Cup qualifying at Dover International Speedway. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick will start 1-2 to kick off the round-of-12 playoff race on the mile concrete …


NASCAR to remove restrictor plates at Daytona and Talladega

NASCAR will use two primary rules packages next season and race at Daytona and Talladega without restrictor plates for the first time since 1987. The rules packages revealed Tuesday will …