DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Daytona (all times local):
Justin Haley has won the rain-shortened Cup Series race at Daytona International...
Austin Dillon wins pole for NASCAR Cup Series race
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric tuned up for Chicagoland Speedway with a little doubles ping-pong.
Worked out quite well for the Richard Childress Racing...
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (all times EDT):
Joey Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of the...
Self cleared to race in NASCAR after failed drug test
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Wayne Self has been reinstated by NASCAR following a violation of the substance abuse policy. The Truck Series driver completed a mandatory recovery program before he...
Austin Dillon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Austin Dillon will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway. What happens from there is anybody's guess.
Even by Talladega standards, there's an element of mystery...
NASCAR confiscates part from Austin Dillon’s car
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Austin Dillon faces possible penalties after NASCAR confiscated the rear deck lid of his car.
NASCAR said Saturday penalties could be announced as early as post-race...
Harvick wins pole at Richmond Raceway
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway.
Harvick turned a fast lap at 124.298 mph Friday for the 27th...
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race in Auto Club Speedway on Friday after no drivers completed a lap in the final round of qualifying.
Dillon, Wallace try and rekindle Daytona 500 magic
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon would fly home from another miserable race last year — say, a 35th-place finish at Talladega or a 37th at Chicagoland — and try and comfort himself with thoughts of when he was feeling sky high.
"Every time you have a bad race, you're justifying it," Dillon said. "Well, we won the (Daytona) 500, you know."
NASCAR tosses car chiefs for 3 drivers before Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has ejected the car chiefs for Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon and Austin Dillon through the Daytona 500 for repeated inspection failures before qualifying for the race.
The drivers also were docked 15 minutes from the final Cup practice before next Sunday's race. NASCAR has cracked down this season on inspection failures and will disqualify race-winning cars that break the rules.
The Latest: Blaney wins on roval when leaders wreck
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR playoff race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (all times local):
Ryan Blaney has won the debut race on the roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway because leaders Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson wrecked racing for the victory.
Darlington’s big question: Are you in the playoffs or not?
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon loves his position entering the Southern 500 — planning for NASCAR's playoffs rather than trying to qualify for the postseason.
Dillon was the first to lock up a spot in the 16-team playoffs with his win at the Daytona 500 in February.
The Latest: Kevin Harvick wins at Michigan, 7th win of year
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (all times local):
Kevin Harvick has won at Michigan International Speedway, giving him a NASCAR-high seven victories this season.
His No. 4 Ford finished 3-plus seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski's No. 2 Ford on Sunday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway (all times local):
Erik Jones has won a crash-filled NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway, passing defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. on the final lap and then crossing the finish line for the first victory of his Cup Series career.
Jones was involved in one of the many wrecks, but his No. 20 Toyota was still in good enough shape to get by Truex.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott turned a lap of 194.045 mph to win the pole at Daytona International Speedway and give sagging Chevrolet a much-needed boost.
Elliott, who sprained his right ankle earlier this week "horsing around in the pool," had won two poles at the Daytona 500. He starts from the top Saturday night as the Hendrick Motorsports driver goes for his first career win.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. has a proposition for the two guys dominating the NASCAR Cup Series: Swap cars for a race and see what happens.
Vocalizing what's been obvious on the track all season, Wallace said Thursday the problem with the Chevrolets is, well, the Chevrolets.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was the finish NASCAR banked on as the genesis of its ballyhooed youth movement.
Austin Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr. finished 1-2 in the Daytona 500, a promising pair of 20-somethings behind the wheel of iconic car numbers that could excite old-school fans, yet a pair with enough social media savvy that might attract millennials to a sport in dire need of a spark.
Dillon wins rain-shortened Xfinity race at Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric didn't have much time to battle for the lead after the final restart.
As long as one of them was in front when the rain came, Richard Childress Racing was going to win.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's annual All-Star race is a $1 million winner-take-all spectacle that has failed for years to live up to the hype.
Radical rules changes have been implemented for Saturday night's race — rules that might help NASCAR's stars stop Kevin Harvick's winning streak — and it is supposed to dramatically improve the action.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The teams for drivers Austin Dillon, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez have been penalized by NASCAR after the race at Dover.
Bowyer and Suarez were each hit with $50,000 fines for their crew chiefs and both teams lost their car chiefs for the next two races for rear window violations. Each team lost 20 drivers and owner points. Bowyer finished second and Suarez third on Sunday at Dover.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The score is tied 3-3 between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in the race for hottest driver in NASCAR. Each has won three races in a row and has been nearly unbeatable through the first nine races of the season.
Up next, though, is Talladega Superspeedway, a wild-card race track that could even the field.
It means Jimmie Johnson, mired in a 32-race losing streak, has a chance to snap the longest winless streak of his career.
The big, two-mile speedway, with its wide surface, sweeping turns and 18-degree banking, off U.S. 12 just south of the village of Brooklyn is sitting pretty, as spring makes a plodding attempt to dispel a winter's cold.
Truex claims 17th NASCAR Cup pole in Fontana
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup series race in Fontana after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn't complete a lap.
Truex won back-to-back poles for the first time in his career Friday, following up his pole in Phoenix with another speedy performance.
He turned a lap at 186.567 mph in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, claiming his 17th career pole on the weathered 2 miles of asphalt at Auto Club Speedway.
Drivers like slipping and sliding on old Atlanta track
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — For NASCAR drivers, the 21-year-old track surface at Atlanta Motor Speedway feels like their favorite, old friend.
A slippery, thrill-packed friend.
"This place is awesome," Ryan Blaney said. "We're slipping and sliding."
The track is overdue for new asphalt, and drivers are renewing their annual plea to give the surface one more year. They love racing on the old 1.54-mile track, patches and all.
Wallace in 2nd: Best Daytona 500 finish for black driver
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. let the weight of his milestone in the Daytona 500 wallop him once he saw mom. He sobbed as Desiree Wallace bounded onto the dais and wrapped her arms around her son for a hug neither wanted to end.
"You did that thing, baby ," she said, sobbing. "I'm so proud of you. You have waited so long, baby."
Stewart-Haas teammates Almirola, Busch distraught at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Teammates Aric Almirola and Kurt Busch had better-than-decent shots at winning the Daytona 500.
Both were wrecked while at or near the front late in "The Great American Race."
They were equally distraught.
"My heart is broken," Almirola said following an 11th-place finish. "So devastated. I thought I was going to win the Daytona 500. Just disappointed."
The Latest: Wallace overcome with emotion after historic run
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local):
Darrell Wallace Jr. sobbed in his mother's arms after he posted the best finish for a black driver in the Daytona 500.
Wallace was runner-up to winner Austin Dillon, and the emotion of the achievement hit the rookie driver inside the track's media center. Wallace, the son of a black mother and a white father, cried with his mother and then with his sister on the stage.
Jimmie Johnson, 7 others switching cars for Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and seven others are switching to backup cars for the Daytona 500.
All of the teams sustained damaged in qualifying races Thursday. The group includes Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron, 2012 Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, Aric Almirola, Matt DiBenedetto and David Gilliland.
NASCAR also said Friday that Johnson, Keselowski, Almirola and DiBenedetto will swap engines.
Elliott falls just short of earning championship spot
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chase Elliott needed a victory to reach NASCAR's championship finale and had it in his sights, taking a late lead Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
A pass by Matt Kenseth with 10 laps ended his hopes.
No victory and no championship for the 21-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver, but he's headed in the right direction.
Elliott and Blaney try to bring new faces to NASCAR finale
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — There's no denying the rapid changing of the guard in NASCAR, and this year's playoffs proved how quickly the young new drivers can make their way in this sport.
Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson claimed four of the 16 playoff positions — a glimpse of the future of NASCAR.
LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Busch squeezed through a smoky eight-car crash midway through the ISM Connect 300 and, by coming through clean, that paved the way to his victory yesterday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The win was the third of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for Busch and his third time winning the main event at NHMS.
Kyle Larson finished second for the second time this year here, while Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and points-leader Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top five.