NASCAR: McDowell misses Charlotte practice with kidney stone
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Michael McDowell missed the only Cup practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday because he was taken to the hospital to be treated for a kidney stone.
Bell opens Xfinity playoffs with dominant run
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Christopher Bell passed pole-sitter Austin Cindric for the lead after 85 laps and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway on Friday night.
Bell restarts fast, wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Christopher Bell knows he must master the art of road course racing to make the jump to the next level of NASCAR, even if it might never be his favorite kind of...
Allmendinger wins pole at Road America in Wisconsin
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger turned a lap of 109.792 mph during qualifying on Saturday to earn pole position for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America.
Cindirc wins pole for Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Austin Cindric won the pole for the second straight year ahead of the NASCAR Xfinity Series B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
Austin Cindric wins NASCAR Xfinity race at The Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Austin Cindric's dad never wanted him to be a racer. Dad might want to change his mind now.
Cindric won on the road course at Watkins Glen in NASCAR's Xfinity...
Custer pulls away to win NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cole Custer was openly hoping for rain to shorten the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond Raceway on Friday night.
Then, he was desperately hoping for the rain to stay...
Keselowski treated for stomach ailment after practice
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has a stomach virus that has left his status uncertain for NASCAR's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Keselowski was ill Saturday at the start of the final...
Michael Annett wins Xfinity Series opener at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
Annett won for the first time at NASCAR's national level, a career that spans 345 races in three series. He gave JR Motorsports, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., his sister and sister and Rick Hendrick, its fourth in five years at Daytona
Chastain gets ride with Ganassi, Cindric hired by Penske
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Austin Cindric and Ross Chastain have landed the full-time rides in the Xfinity Series, and both will be driving the best cars of their careers.
Chastain was named driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet at Chip Ganassi Racing on Friday. DC Solar will sponsor Chastain, an eighth-generation watermelon farmer from Florida who got his big break when the CEO of the company noticed how hard the driver was working to chase his dreams.
Justin Allgaeir wins NASCAR Xfiinity race at Mid-Ohio
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Allgaier used fresh tires to pass rookie Austin Cindric with four laps left and win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Allgaier used the sixth restart of the race to squeeze by Cindric on Turn 1, then held off his challenge on the 72nd lap for his third series win of the year. He also won at Dover and Iowa for JR Motorsport.
He was seventh for the last restart on Lap 69 but had used the caution to replace all four tires.
Rookie Austin Cindric wins pole for Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Austin Cindric has won the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rock N Roll Tequila 70 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The 19-year-old rookie on Saturday had a top lap of 96.386 mph around the 2.3-mile, 13-turn road course in his Ford for Team Penske. This was the second time he has won a pole.
The 75-lap race later in the day covers more than 169 miles.
Spencer Gallagher nabs lead, Xfinity victory on overtime lap
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Spencer Gallagher took the lead on the overtime lap to capture his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.
Gallagher went by Tyler Reddick on the final lap after previous leaders Austin Cindric and Justin Allgaier both ran out of gas during late cautions.
"Once we got side by side, I just knew I had to get clear of Tyler going into Turn 1 and that was going to decide the race," Gallagher said.
Wily Brad Keselowski chases second Cup
In a sport of speed, Brad Keselowski likely will need to rely on guile to win his second NASCAR Cup series championship Sunday, in Florida.
A surprise participant in the final four format, after struggling to match the top speeds of quicker competitors for much of the season, Keselowski joins the faster cars of Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in vying for the 2017 championship in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Ready to rumble! Cindric to fight the field for Trucks title
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Cindric returned to his hauler and found a scrum of drivers more ready to rumble than make small talk about championship weekend.
Cindric is racing for a NASCAR Truck Series championship — and, perhaps, racing just to finish the race. His aggressive driving last weekend at Phoenix ticked off enough drivers that he is facing threats of revenge.
Friday’s motorsports: Sauter wins, Cindric makes final
Avondale, Ariz. — NASCAR's Truck Series has itself a spicy championship fight, with teenager Austin Cindric smack in the middle of the controversy, after a heated Friday night race at Phoenix Raceway.
Sauter wins and Cindric moves on to final amid controversy
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — NASCAR's Truck Series has itself a spicy championship fight, with teenager Austin Cindric smack in the middle of the controversy, after a heated Friday night race at Phoenix Raceway.
Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Johnny Sauter and wife Cortney welcomed their fourth child, a girl named Alice, on Wednesday morning.
"It was a crazy week," Sauter said. "But it's cool. I'm blessed to have the wife that I have I do and having are fourth child into the world was pretty awesome, so I'm a lucky, lucky man."
Keselowski closing truck team partly because of finances
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski is closing his truck series team at the end of the season, a decision that in part came down to him losing money on the venture.
Darrell Wallace Jr wins in first Truck race since 2014
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — In his first NASCAR Truck Series race in three years, Darrell Wallace Jr. looked as if he had never left.
Wallace held off a late challenge from Christopher Bell to win Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. After taking the lead in his No. 99 Chevrolet with about 10 laps remaining, Wallace had to contend with Austin Cindric and Bell toward the end. He was able to edge Bell by 0.176 seconds.
"I knew those last laps were going to be hectic," Wallace said.
Christopher Bell finishes off dominant Truck win at Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Christopher Bell held off Matt Crafton on a restart with two laps to go and completed a dominating win Saturday in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, Bell started from the pole, took the first two 40-lap stages and passed Crafton for the lead with 16 laps remaining.
18-year-old Austin Cindric races to first ARCA victory
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Austin Cindric raced to his first ARCA Racing Series victory Friday night at Kentucky Speedway, holding off Dalton Sargeant in a green-white-checker finish.
Cindric, the 18-year-old son of Team Penske President Tim Cindric, was making his second career start in the series. Driving Cunningham Motorsports' No. 99, Cindric pitted only once for fuel and tires on Lap 26 in the race that stretched to 102 laps on the 1.5-mile oval.