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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 …


Lewis Hamilton clinches F1 championship at U.S. Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton secured his sixth Formula One championship with a second-place finish Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix, a race won by his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Kevin Harvick on pole at Texas while other Cup contenders in clump

Kevin Harvick will start from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway after a qualifying lap of 189.707 mph Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Kurt Busch, sponsor staying with Ganassi on multiyear deal

Kurt Busch and sponsor Monster Energy have agreed to a multiyear extension to stay with Chip Ganassi Racing.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Joey Logano in another rift as he eyes title shot at Texas

Joey Logano has again arrived at Texas in the middle of a rift with another playoff contender after some short-track shenanigans. It all comes with the defending NASCAR Cup champion …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Lewis Hamilton to start 5th at U.S. Grand Prix as he chases F1 title

Valtteri Bottas grabbed a surprising pole position Saturday for the U.S. Grand Prix, where Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton will start back in fifth as he pursues a sixth career Formula …


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.


Matt Tifft to miss final 3 races of NASCAR season after seizure

Matt Tifft will miss the final three races of the NASCAR season after suffering a seizure at Martinsville Speedway.


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: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Denny Hamlin wins pole for playoff race at Martinsville

Denny Hamlin has won the pole at Martinsville Speedway, where the five-time winner will attempt to lock himself into NASCAR’s championship race.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Todd Gilliland scores 1st victory in trucks with Martinsville win

Todd Gilliland won his first career Truck Series race by holding off championship contender Ross Chastain in overtime at Martinsville Speedway.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Max Verstappen stripped of pole at Mexican Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has been knocked from the pole position to fourth for the start of Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix after race stewards determined he drove at unsafe speeds …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Chase Elliott blows engine in opening minutes of playoff practice

Chase Elliott had just one plan after his engine failed in the opening minutes of practice for the playoff race Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.


Red Bulls have been tamed since F1’s summer break

Max Verstappen and Red Bull were riding high at Formula One’s summer break. The driver and team have been in a funk ever since.


Jenna Fryer: Brian France was right to bring playoffs to NASCAR

Spoilers, tension, a sense of urgency. Heroes, villains. The NASCAR playoffs are playing out with all the drama Brian France envisioned for the elimination-style playoff system he helped launch in …


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.


Jenna Fryer: Wild weekend at home pumps new life into NASCAR

Chase Elliott crashed head-on into a wall and still recovered to win a pivotal race. That wasn’t even the most exciting thing to happen in NASCAR last week. The series …



UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Roush replacing Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with Chris Buescher in 2020

Roush Fenway Racing made a surprise driver change Wednesday, saying Chris Buescher will replace veteran Ricky Stenhouse Jr. next season.


Christopher Bell promoted to Cup Series in Leavine Family Racing seat

Christopher Bell has been promoted to NASCAR’s top series and will drive for Leavine Family Racing in 2020.