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Clint Bowyer speeds to surprise pole in Las Vegas

Clint Bowyer has won just the third pole of his Cup career in time to open NASCAR’s playoffs.


Jimmie Johnson’s playoff run ends as Kevin Harvick captures 2nd Brickyard

Kevin Harvick’s nearly flawless Brickyard 400 run Sunday ruined any chance of Jimmie Johnson executing his in-and-in playoff strategy. A crash with 55 laps to go made it official: Johnson’s …


Kyle Busch holds off Allgaier to win Xfinity race at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Kyle Busch needed a little help to return to victory lane Saturday. First, he inherited the lead when the leaders crashed with eight laps to go. Then, on …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Erik Jones holds off teammate Kyle Busch to win rain-delayed Southern 500

Erik Jones took the lead less than 90 laps from the end and held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch over the final 50 laps to win the rain-delayed …


Dale Earnhardt puts aside plane crash to run at Darlington

A joyful Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to the racetrack Saturday, finishing sixth in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway a little more than two weeks after he and his family …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Motorsport in mourning after F2 driver Anthoine Hubert dies

An idyllic day for motor racing, under clear blue skies and late-summer sunshine on a picturesque track in Belgium, ended with the death of a 22-year-old French driver on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Denny Hamlin wins at Bristol to spoil Matt DiBenedetto’s upset bid

Denny Hamlin spoiled Matt DiBenedetto’s shot at his first career victory – just days after DiBenedetto learned he’d been fired – with a late pass at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hamlin …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Josef Newgarden gets Pocono pole after rain wipes out qualifying

IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden will start on the pole at Pocono Raceway after rain washed out qualifying. The field has been set on points: Alexander Rossi starts second, followed …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Tyler Reddick drives from last to 1st to win Bristol

Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late. Reddick, the Xfinity Series points …


Denny Hamlin wins 1st pole of season for Toyota and Gibbs

Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner …


Drivers eyeing playoff spots and job security at Bristol

There is very little wiggle room in the race to make NASCAR’s playoffs. And as free agency hits full steam, drivers need to secure their futures as fast as possible. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

IndyCar at Pocono Raceway faces uncertain future

IndyCar and Pocono Raceway could be headed toward another split. The track has no deal for the open-wheel series to return for an eighth straight year in 2020, and another …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Top-seeded Brett Moffitt wins NASCAR Truck playoff opener

Brett Moffitt pulled away won a restart with three laps to go and won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn a spot …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes weekend off after plane crash near Bristol

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were involved in a plane crash as the family landed …


Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

Kevin Harvick won a NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway for the second straight year, giving him two victories this year and 47 in his career. Harvick is hopeful …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson-Ryan Blaney feud shows no signs of slowing down

Jimmie Johnson’s feud with Ryan Blaney is showing no signs of slowing down, heading into the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Johnson still wants Blaney to apologize for …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 4:03 p.m.

Brad Keselowski wins pole for NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

Brad Keselowski has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. The Team Penske driver has three Cup victories this year. He was the fastest in …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Auto racing roundup: Chase Elliott repeats at Watkins Glen; John Force wins 150th Funny Car title in NHRA

A year after racing to his first career NASCAR Cup victory at Watkins Glen, Chase Elliott won a second time in the No. 9 for Hendrick Motorsports, besting Martin Truex …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Brad Keselowski takes NASCAR Cup pole at New Hampshire

Brad Keselowski topped qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his first NASCAR Cup pole since 2017. Keselowski turned a fast lap of 136.384 mph in his Ford to edge …


Bigger tires in store for Formula One

Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch …


Kurt Busch, crew chief enjoy victory after Daytona criticism

When fans slammed crew chief Matt McCall for costing Kurt Busch a win at Daytona, he was a good sport and made a video for social media of him reading …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

Simon Pagenaud wins 2nd straight pole at Iowa

Simon Pagenaud will start first in the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after winning the pole for the second week in a row. Pagenaud, who won in Toronto last weekend …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Dick Barton Memorial Race to take place at Stateline Speedway

10 years after his death, racers from around the region will gather Saturday to honor former stock car standout Dick Barton.


Auto racing roundup: Simon Pagenaud wins for third time; Lewis Hamilton finishes first in England

Simon Pagenaud won his third race of the season and Alexander Rossi tightened the championship race with Josef Newgarden in IndyCar’s Sunday race through the streets of Toronto.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Xfinity Series race at Daytona begins after rain delay

The Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway has started after a rain delay of 2 hours, 35 minutes. NASCAR had already moved the start of Friday night’s race up …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

NASCAR ready for one final round of Daytona summer fireworks

The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a …


Joey Logano lands Daytona pole after qualifying gets canceled

Joey Logano will start Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the pole after qualifying was canceled at Daytona International Speedway. The session was called after lightning was detected near …


Brad Keselowski sends message to Daytona field: ‘I’m not lifting’

Brad Keselowski says he was sending a message to the field by intentionally running into William Byron during practice for the upcoming Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Keselowski …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Fireworks finale: Daytona prepares for last race in July

The July race at Daytona International Speedway is a one-of-a-kind celebration at NASCAR’s most famous track. It also could be history following Saturday night’s 400-mile race. A significant scheduling shakeup …


Auto racing roundup: Martin Truex Jr. toast of Sonoma one more time

Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway in northern California’s wine country for the second straight year Sunday, comfortably holding off teammate Kyle Busch for …