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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 …

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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: Thu., May 21, 2020

Kyle Busch-Chase Elliott incident could spark new NASCAR rivalry

Kyle Busch is NASCAR’s reigning Cup champion and the resident villain of the series. Chase Elliott has been voted most popular driver the last two years and is quickly building …

UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Denny Hamlin scores 2nd win of season at rain-shortened Darlington

Denny Hamlin won NASCAR’s first Wednesday race since 1984 when rain stopped the event with 20 laps remaining at Darlington Raceway

NASCAR putting its safety plan to test as racing restarts

NASCAR plans to resume its season Sunday in Darlington, South Carolina.

NASCAR plans to race its way through the South in June

It will be a summer in the South for NASCAR: The stock car series says it will stick to Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and Alabama for June races – all …

UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Trump talks with U.S. 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.