Rescheduled Cup race set for Monday at Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR's Cup Series will try again to hold its race at Michigan International Speedway after rain forced a postponement over the weekend.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Yes, victory lane this season has been dominated by Joe Gibbs' Toyotas, but this weekend the NASCAR Cup Series is in Michigan.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Side-by-side racing, a dramatic, decisive pass near the end for the win and even an old-style, on-track fight: NASCAR couldn't be happier with what it saw at the All-Star...
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer had a lot more to say to Ryan Newman after the checkered flag flew at the NASCAR All-Star Race. He made sure his fists sent that message.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer joked about what he would do if he wins his first NASCAR All-Star race on Saturday night and its $1 million prize.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick joked that the intra-team competition at Stewart-Haas Racing is marked by a whole lot of trash talk, and that Clint Bowyer usually says so much it's tough to...
Rule changes lead to more uncertainty at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Drivers are even less certain than usual about what to expect at Talladega Superspeedway given a new package that NASCAR is still adjusting on the fly.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had about 40 laps to go and Clint Bowyer closing fast.
In a race to see who could preserve their car best, Truex outlasted Bowyer and then held off a...
The Latest: Martin Truex Jr. wins at Richmond Raceway
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local):
Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then...
Stewart-Haas inks Toco Warranty as new sponsor
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing announced a partnership with Toco Warranty that will make the company a primary sponsor of Clint Bowyer's No. 14 Ford Mustang for four races this...
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Appalled by so many empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway, Clint Bowyer did some digging and learned what race fans have known for more than a decade.
The Latest: Hamlin wins at Texas despite 2 penalties
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):
Denny Hamlin overcame two penalties on pit road and won the NASCAR Cup...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will start on the pole at Texas, where he is a seven-time winner.
With Johnson leading the way after a final-stage fast lap of 188.890 mph to get his...
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.
Aric Almirola leads Ford sweep in qualifying at Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Aric Almirola gave the new Mustang its first pole of the NASCAR season in Ford sweep of NASCAR Cup qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Blaney 200-mph Texas pole; all 4 Stewart Haas cars in top 7
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Clint Bowyer went more than 200 mph like polesitter Ryan Blaney during NASCAR Cup qualifying at Texas.
"It's so hard to sit here and explain to somebody what that lap feels like, and the adjustments you have to make," Bowyer said. "You have to be committed. You can't just feel it out at that point."
Column: SHR will be hard-pressed to get 4 cars into finale
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick are through to the next round of NASCAR's playoffs. That is the entire lineup at Stewart-Haas Racing, for those keeping score at home, and quite an impressive display of balance and teamwork.
It is also half the eight slots in the playoff field and SHR of course wants to get its quartet into the championship round and guarantee itself a title at Homestead-Miami next month.
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.
Kansas native Bowyer plans for plenty of racing Sunday
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of the first things Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach did when he learned their game against Cincinnati had been moved to Sunday night was pick up his phone and dial Clint Bowyer.
Veach had met the Stewart-Haas Racing driver when he joined other members of the Chiefs for a visit to Kansas Speedway in May. The two hit it off, keeping in touch throughout the summer and into the fall, and built a friendship based on mutual passions: racing and football.
The Latest: Almirola wins Talladega in Stewart-Haas rout
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local):
Aric Almirola finished a Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway by taking his first win of the season with a last-lap pass for the victory.
Almirola's win earned him an automatic berth into the third round of the playoffs.
Kurt Busch leads Stewart-Haas Racing sweep at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kurt Busch led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep to put all four of the company cars up front at Talladega Superspeedway for a critical playoff race.
Busch turned a lap at 195.804 mph to qualify in the top spot for Sunday's race. He edged teammate Clint Bowyer, who qualified second, ahead of Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola as the Ford horsepower built by Doug Yates' engine shop proved superior in qualifying.
The Latest: Elliott wins NASCAR playoff race at Dover
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):
Chase Elliott pulled away in overtime and earned an automatic berth into the next round of NASCAR playoffs with a win Sunday at Dover International Speedway.
Elliott was the surprise winner in a race that had been dominated by Stewart-Haas Racing drivers. But when a slew of issues took Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola and Clint Bowyer late, Elliott was there in the No. 9 Chevrolet to pounce.
The Latest: Kurt Busch wins Bristol for 6th victory
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest from NASCAR's race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local):
Kurt Busch has won the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway to steal the spotlight from his younger brother.
Busch's victory was his first of the season and sixth career Cup win on the Tennessee bullring. He raced Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer hard on a late restart to grab the lead and hung on to earn a spot in the playoffs.
NASCAR’s Big 3 running strong entering Michigan race
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR's Big 3 has essentially lapped the competition.
Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have combined to win 16 of 22 races and haven't allowed the field to win consecutive races with points at stake this year. Of the other 56 drivers who have started a race, only Clint Bowyer has won twice.
Stenhouse turns Daytona into demolition derby
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. turned Daytona into a demolition derby.
Stenhouse triggered two wrecks Saturday night that collected more than half the field and knocked out former Cup series champions, Daytona 500 champs and a slew of perennial race contenders.
"It's been crazy partly due to a few of my issues," Stenhouse said over the radio on NBC.
Ford vs. Chevy was a one-sided matchup in Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Ford vs. Chevrolet is always a subplot to watch when the top auto racers come to Michigan.
Clint Bowyer wins rain-shortened race at Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — After 120 laps and two stages, the race could now be official. Any driver in the lead might conceivably win if rain intervened.
Clint Bowyer had finished second to teammate Kevin Harvick in the second stage, and both came to pit road. Bowyer took only two tires — and felt that decision by crew chief Mike Bugarewicz ultimately won him the race.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup Series race at Michigan (all times local):
Clint Bowyer won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of the season when Sunday's event at Michigan was called early because of rain.
Bowyer beat out Kevin Harvick on a restart to begin the third stage, and then the race went under caution when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. went into the wall. The rain put a stop to the race.