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UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

President Donald Trump has met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.


NASCAR industry steps up to produce PPE’s in COVID-19 crisis

NASCAR is using the five 3D printers it has at its North Carolina research center to make face masks that can be used by healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus.


In The Pits: iRacing is fun but won’t carry teams for long

NASCAR and other series have used virtual racing to keep fans engaged during a shutdown forced by the coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

The world’s sports schedule is cratering at warp speed due to coronavirus.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Jim Litke: Without sports, what will fans talk about?

Going a week without watching sports used to be a dare. It’s the new reality.


In The Pits: Alex Bowman makes case to keep his Hendrick ride

Alex Bowman started the NASCAR season in the middle of the pack of a strong group of looming free agents.


Ryan Newman Daytona 500 crash shows racing never truly safe

Dale Earnhardt’s death on the final lap of the Daytona 500 may have saved Ryan Newman’s life.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Daniel Suarez wrecks in qualifier, fails to land Daytona 500 spot

Daniel Suarez needed to race his way into the Daytona 500. He ended up wrecking out.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Joey Logano, William Byron win Daytona 500 qualifying races

Joey Logano and William Byron won the qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

NASCAR’s guessing game: Trying to predict the Daytona 500

Survival is the most important skill in the Daytona 500.


Daytona notes: Jimmie Johnson mulls his 2021 options

Jimmie Johnson has yet to decide how his 2021 race schedule will shake out.


NASCAR drivers anticipate changes to Speedweeks next year

Speedweeks is facing a significant shakeup.


Joe Gibbs brings Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Joe Gibbs will be inducted into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame Friday night alongside Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart.


Daniel Suarez gets NASCAR ride 2 weeks before Daytona 500

Daniel Suarez landed a job two weeks before the NASCAR season begins when Gaunt Brothers Racing signed the Mexican driver for the No. 96 Toyota in the Cup Series.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Jimmie Johnson ready to end NASCAR grind and move on with life

Jimmie Johnson handed out mini bottles of Patron at his retirement announcement – so perfectly on brand for the cool Californian who stormed to a record-tying seven NASCAR championships yet …


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 …


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.


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

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.


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 …


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.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Martin Truex Jr. wins again at Richmond; Gibbs’s Erik Jones disqualified

Martin Truex Jr. passed Kyle Busch with 25 laps to go and won his second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series playoff race Saturday night.


Kyle Busch criticism highlights NASCAR’s financial disparity

The massive divide between NASCAR’s heavyweights and the underdog teams just scraping by received renewed attention following Kyle Busch’s damning assessment of how backmarkers raced in the playoff opener over …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

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 …


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. …