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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 19, 2020

Kevin Harvick nabs 9th win of season to roll into 2nd round

Kevin Harvick steamrolled his way into the second round of the playoffs by holding off Kyle Busch on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his series-best ninth victory of …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 30, 2020

Jimmie Johnson proud of ending NASCAR career with 7 titles

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Long after a fireworks extravaganza lit up Daytona International Speedway and well after William Byron and his Hendrick Motorsports team ended their celebration in victory lane, …

Denny Hamlin holds off JGR teammate Martin Truex Jr. for 1st Dover victory

Denny Hamlin zipped past teammate Martin Truex Jr. with less than 10 laps to go and won the NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday at Dover International Speedway.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 22, 2020

Indy 500 does its best to shine as show goes on in pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis 500 has been stripped almost to the bone for the 104th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2020

Roger Penske to Indianapolis 500 fans: ‘I wanted you here’

INDIANAPOLIS – Roger Penske won’t try to hide his disappointment that he can’t open the gates to spectators for his first Indianapolis 500 as steward of the iconic event.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

NASCAR’s Kyle Larson on slur: ‘I was just ignorant’

Kyle Larson has been working behind the scenes to educate himself on racial issues since his firing from NASCAR for using the N-word.

UPDATED: Sat., July 18, 2020

Kyle Busch disqualified after Xfinity win, Austin Cindric 3rd win in row

Kyle Busch celebrated a 10th NASCAR Xfinity win at Texas and then had it taken away when he failed postrace inspection

UPDATED: Sat., July 18, 2020

Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin still predictable Cup favorites at hot Texas

Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin can easily be considered favorites for the first summertime race at Texas, even in this unpredictable and unprecedented NASCAR Cup season.

UPDATED: Fri., July 17, 2020

Simon Pagenaud snaps Ganassi streak with IndyCar win at Iowa

Simon Pagenaud came from the last starting spot before holding off Scott Dixon in the final laps to win the opener of IndyCar’s double-header at Iowa Speedway on Friday night, …

NASCAR hosts largest sporting event crowd since pandemic

Fans roared from the grandstands during Wednesday night’s NASCAR’s All-Star race in Bristol, Tennessee.

UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

IndyCar drivers grateful to have fans back this weekend

The IndyCar series will welcome fans for the first time of the year during the REV Group Grand Prix doubleheader Saturday and Sunday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson OK’d to race after 2 negative virus tests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has twice tested negative for the coronavirus and will race Sunday at Kentucky Speedway.

UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Rope found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage was coincidence

The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no …

UPDATED: Mon., June 22, 2020

Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR unites behind Wallace

Ryan Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go Monday, earning his second straight win at Talladega Superspeedway on a day that began with NASCAR …

UPDATED: Mon., June 22, 2020

Jerry Brewer: Noose in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall is a defining moment for NASCAR

Hate, not heritage. Pure hate. What else could prompt a person, or multiple people, to place a noose in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the man who nudged NASCAR …

UPDATED: Mon., June 22, 2020

NASCAR rallies around Bubba Wallace as FBI investigates noose

Bubba Wallace steered the No. 43 to the front of pit road, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch pushing the famous car on one side and close friend Ryan Blaney pushing on …

UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

NASCAR has new rules, new feuds and more fans at Talladega

NASCAR’s return to racing shifts to Talladega Superspeedway, with new rules in place after Ryan Newman’s frightful crash in the season-opening Daytona 500.

UPDATED: Sat., June 13, 2020

Heat is on: Hectic NASCAR tests drained drivers at Homestead

MIAMI – Some fans will be back. Some flags will be gone.

UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2020

AP Interview: NASCAR’S Bubba Wallace finds voice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bubba Wallace can count Spike Lee and Demi Lovato in his corner since he became the leader of NASCAR’s push for change.

UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races and properties

NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and properties on Wednesday, formally distancing itself from what for many is a symbol of slavery and racism that had been a …

UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Scott Dixon wins again at Texas in IndyCar’s delayed season opener

Scott Dixon was the fast driver for most of the all-in-one-day delayed opener for IndyCar.

UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Oval master: A.J. Allmendinger wins on NASCAR oval for 1st time

A.J. Allmendinger won a NASCAR oval race for the first time in his long career.

UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

NASCAR looks to steer clear of protests over George Floyd in Atlanta

NASCAR has a checkered racial history.

Another win falls into Brad Keselowski’s lap in final moments

Brad Keselowski inherited his second win of the season when Chase Elliott and Joey Logano collided as they raced for the victory Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway

UPDATED: Sat., May 30, 2020

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. heads to Bristol buoyed by good run at Charlotte

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. could not have had a bumpier return to racing after NASCAR’s 10-week shutdown

Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

Chase Elliott’s streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR’s frantic first push of rescheduled races finally ended with his first Cup victory of the season.

NASCAR race at Charlotte postponed due to Tropical Storm Bertha

Not even a global pandemic could stop NASCAR’s return to racing. The rain, however, could.

Chase Elliott ends Kyle Busch’s Trucks Series win streak, collects $100,000 bounty

Chase Elliott snapped Kyle Busch’s seven-race Truck Series winning streak and collected a $100,000 bounty for beating NASCAR’s most successful truck driver with a victory Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor …

Brad Keselowski looks to heat up market with 2nd Charlotte win

Brad Keselowski has a chance to win a second consecutive Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway when NASCAR races again Wednesday night

UPDATED: Sun., May 24, 2020

Brad Keselowski wins Coca-Cola 600 to extend Jimmie Johnson’s losing streak

Brad Keselowski extended Jimmie Johnson’s losing streak to 102 races, holding off the seven-time NASCAR champion in overtime early Monday in the Coca-Cola 600