CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brad Keselowski had planned to head to St. Louis after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway to visit Mike Mittler, a longtime Truck Series owner who helped him...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Alex Bowman quite literally had his first NASCAR Cup Series victory in his sights, ticking off the laps in his No. 88 Chevrolet at the front of the pack at Kansas...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night (all times local):
Brad Keselowski has raced to his third NASCAR Cup...
The Latest: Kyle Busch wins at Bristol for 8th time
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local):
Kyle Busch led a 1-2 finish with his older brother at Sunday's Cup race at...
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski gave Team Penske and the new Ford Mustang its third Cup victory through the first six races of the season by routing the field at Martinsville...
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway (all times local):
Brad Keselowski has won at Martinsville Speedway for his second victory of...
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch was dominating yet another race when a speeding penalty on pit road dropped him to the middle of the pack at Auto Club Speedway.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local):
Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty's NASCAR record with his 200th national victory across the...
Another race and another Penske victory with IndyCar win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Team Penske's hot start to the motorsports season continued Sunday with a Josef Newgarden victory in the IndyCar season opener — the fourth win for a Penske car in...
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Blaney turned the fastest lap in practice and never slowed down in qualifying, putting his No. 12 Ford on the pole Friday for this weekend's race at ISM...
Column: Roger Penske remains captain of motorsports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Somewhat overshadowed by the stifling scrutiny of NASCAR's new rules package was another Team Penske victory. Joey Logano held off teammate Brad Keselowski's last-lap push...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski were side by side off the fourth turn, two teammates fighting for the last burst of speed on the final lap at Las Vegas Motor...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race in Las Vegas (all times local):
Joey Logano surged into the lead during the second stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race in Las...
Column: New NASCAR rules package gets early passing grade
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The verdict is still out on NASCAR's new competition package following its innocuous debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The race was not the best in NASCAR history, nor was...
Built Ford Tough: Keselowski shakes off flu to win Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski had his hands full with a new car and a new rules package — enough to make for a trying race — before a stomach virus nearly flattened him.
The Latest: Keselowski shakes off flu to win at Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (all times local):
Brad Keselowski has recovered from a stomach virus to win Sunday's race at...
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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...
The Latest: Elliott wins at Kansas to roll into next round
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's elimination race at Kansas Speedway (all times local):
Chase Elliott has won at Kansas Speedway to take momentum into the third round of NASCAR's playoffs.
Elliott's victory Sunday bookended the second round of the playoffs, which he opened with a victory at Dover and closed with the win at Kansas. He was already locked into the third round of the playoffs.
Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch is starting to wonder why he even spends time trying to qualify well at Richmond Raceway.
Five months after winning the spring race on the 0.75-mile oval from the 32nd starting spot, Busch did even better Saturday night, winning from 39th to complete a season sweep of the NASCAR Cup Series races.
"Yeah, I'm not going to qualify here anymore," he said after his 50th career victory, sixth at Richmond and first in the fall. "It's a waste of time for us."
The Latest: Kyle Busch wins fall race at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway (all times local):
Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond.
Busch won for the sixth time in his career on the 0.75-mile oval of Richmond Raceway, and for the first time in the fall.
Big 3 now a foursome: NASCAR wild card Richmond is next
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has pushed NASCAR's "Big Three" aside at the start of the playoffs and shaken up the championship picture with nine races left in the season.
Keselowski's victory last week at Las Vegas in the opening round of the 10-race playoffs was his third straight and moved him into title talk. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. had dominated all season and were the clear favorites prior to Keselowski's hot streak.
Column: Ganassi, Penske shine on strong day of motorsports
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Roger Penske stood atop the timing stand at Sonoma Raceway, transfixed by the overtime laps of NASCAR's playoff opening race at Las Vegas. He had three drivers in contention for a critical victory, and when Brad Keselowski crossed the finish line for Team Penske's 500th organizational win, the Captain pumped his fist in the air.
Keselowski wins NASCAR playoff opener, gets 500th for Penske
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brad Keselowski nailed the final restart and roared away from the field in the scorching Vegas heat.
With another huge performance in his late-season surge, Keselowski finished up front again — and he's got NASCAR's Big Three drivers looking over their shoulders.
Keselowski raced to his third consecutive Cup series victory Sunday, opening the playoffs by persevering through a wreck-filled afternoon and taking charge of overtime.
The Latest: Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR playoff opener
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR playoff opener at Las Vegas (all times local):
Brad Keselowski has earned his third consecutive victory by winning the playoff-opening NASCAR race at Las Vegas, persevering through a wreck-filled afternoon and roaring away from the field in overtime.
Keselowski excelled on the final restart and secured team owner Roger Penske's landmark 500th victory across all competitions.
Keselowski winning streak pumps life into NASCAR playoffs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A snoozer of a NASCAR season got a huge jolt of energy right before the playoffs with back-to-back wins by Brad Keselowski.
Keselowski wasn't a championship contender before the two crown jewel victories — at the Southern 500 and the Brickyard 400 — pushed him into the title conversation. His door-slamming race with Denny Hamlin in the closing laps of Monday's rain-delayed Brickyard awakened the NASCAR audience just in time for the postseason.
Keselowski makes it a Penske sweep at Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First, Brad Keselowski figured out the secret to restarting at the Brickyard 400.
Then he safely and strategically bumped his way into the lead and sped to the finish line.
One year after settling for second in a chaotic, crash-marred race last year, Keselowski redeemed himself by earning his second straight major win and finally giving team owner Roger Penske the elusive Brickyard win.
The Latest: Keselowski hands Team Penske 1st Brickyard win
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's two races at Indianapolis on Monday (all times local):
Brad Keselowski has given Roger Penske his first win in the Brickyard 400.
Keselowski took the lead with a daring pass, bumping leader Denny Hamlin as they came around the 2.5-mile oval on the second-to-last lap. Keselowski finally made the pass coming down the front straightaway and pulled away to win by 0.904 seconds over Erik Jones. Hamlin was third 1.703 seconds behind.
Brad Keselowski puts aside struggles with Darlington win
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski took nearly the entire season to break through to victory lane. Kyle Larson will have to wait a little bit longer.
Team Penske with big weekend at Darlington Raceway
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Watch out Big Three, Team Penske is coming on strong.
Penske racers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano finished first and second in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday night in a powerful performance that gives them confidence of being a factor in the upcoming playoffs in couple of weeks.
Brad Keselowski’s late move in the pits wins Southern 500
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski provided perhaps the biggest throwback at the Southern 500 — giving Team Penske its first victory at Darlington Raceway in 43 years.
"This is probably the biggest win of my career," said Keselowski, the 2012 NASCAR champion.
Keselowski beat leader Kyle Larson out of the pits — "It couldn't have been more than 10 feet," Keselowski said — with 22 laps to go, then pulled away on the restart to sweep the weekend at Darlington.
The Latest: Keselowski sweeps weekend with Southern 500 win
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest from NASCAR racing at Darlington Raceway on Sunday (all times EDT):
Brad Keselowski beat leader Kyle Larson out of the pits with 22 laps to go, then pulled away on a restart to win the Southern 500 and sweep the weekend at Darlington Raceway.
Keselowski took the Xfinity race Saturday when leaders Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick wrecked late. This time, Keselowski and his crew took advantage on the final caution to move in front with a fast pit stop.
Keselowski wins Darlington after Harvick and Chastain wreck
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski won his first race at Darlington in a very Darlington way.
Keselowski came out on top in the Xfinity race here Saturday after leaders Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick wrecked 37 laps from the end in an incident where the 2014 NASCAR champion drove into Chastain's pit stall to complain and then pointedly said his 25-year-old colleague was too inexperienced and wreckless to drive at this level.
Keselowski wins Darlington’s Xfinity race after wreck
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest from NASCAR racing at Darlington Raceway on Saturday (all times EDT):
Brad Keselowski took advantage of a wreck between leaders Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick to win the Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday.
Keselowski was running near the top, but did not appear to have enough to catch Chastain or Harvick. Turns out all Keselowski had to do was wait.
Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th victory of year
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window.
"That was definitely way up there on the bucket list," Harvick said.
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.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — This time, Joey Logano survived the rain.
Logano passed Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski on a restart in the closing laps Saturday and held off his final challenge to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International in a race that was red-flagged for rain, forcing the drivers to briefly run on grooved rain tires.
Joey Logano wins Xfinity pole at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Joey Logano has won the Xfinity pole for the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.
Logano led a Penske Racing sweep of the front row with a speed of 122.995 mph around the 2.45-mile natural terrain layout to edge teammate Brad Keselowski as Cup regulars took the top four spots. Kyle Larson was third and AJ Allmendinger fourth.
Xfininity regular Daniel Hemric, sixth in points, will go off fifth.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Christopher Bell has cracked the Cup supremacy in Xfinity.
The 23-year-old Bell held off hard-charging 2012 Cup champion Brad Keselowski over the final 18 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to win his second straight Xfinity Series race.
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — No matter which driver led Martin Truex Jr., the advantage always seemed temporary as he positioned himself to make a pivotal move.
Distance usually followed his passes, particularly after his final one that sealed his dominance.
Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski and then Kurt Busch late on the way to repeating as champion on Saturday night.
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway (all times local):
Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski and then Kurt Busch on the way to repeating as champion on Saturday night.
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Speedway's winners club is seeking new members.
The biggest challenge is a demanding screening process.
Just four NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won the seven 400-mile events at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch have combined for five wins and were favored here last July, but Martin Truex Jr. got the victory on the way to the series championship. Matt Kenseth, the 2003 Cup champion, won here in 2013.
Martin Truex Jr. wins pole at Kentucky Speedway
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Truex clocked 188.890 mph to earn his first Kentucky pole and 19th of his career on Friday. He led 152 of 274 laps on his way to winning this race last July.