DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman won't be an Oscar Mayer weiner, just run in a car painted like the hot dog maker during Darlington Raceway's throwback weekend at the Southern 500 on Labor Day...
Jeff Gordon’s influence on NASCAR honored at Hall of Fame
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon's immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction ceremony befitting a driver who changed the trajectory of an entire sport.
Newman moving to Roush-Fenway in 2019
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ryan Newman will drive full-time for Roush-Fenway Racing in the No. 6 Ford next season in NASCAR's Cup series.
The team announced the move Saturday at Richmond Raceway, hours before the second race of the playoffs.
Newman has driven the No. 31 for Richard Childress Racing since 2014, but did not make the playoffs as one of the top 16 teams for the second time in three years. He announced earlier this year he would leave the team at the end of the season.
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth's goals are all short-term these days.
The 2003 NASCAR champion who rejoined owner Jack Roush at Roush Fenway Racing two months ago understands he's not yet a threat to win in the No. 6 Ford. And with a part-time schedule, Kenseth is not worried about points or the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing wants to be among NASCAR's elite again and recognized it needed help for its ongoing rebuild.
The organization called on Matt Kenseth, one of its cornerstone former drivers, and asked him to come back. When Kenseth took the call from team owner Jack Roush, he had just one question: What took the team owner so long to reach out?
"What took so long is there was a rawness from him leaving me," Roush said Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When Ricky Stenhouse Jr. first made the switch from sprint cars to stock cars, he wrecked an awful lot of Jack Roush's inventory.
It got so bad that Roush had to sit Stenhouse down in an attempt to rein him in a little bit.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Championship team owners Joe Gibbs and Roger Penske as well as the late Davey Allison are among five new nominees for the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame class.
NASCAR announced the additions Wednesday. Three-time Late Model Sportsman and 1956 Modified champion Red Farmer and 2000 NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte also are new to the 20-person nomination class. They join 15 holdovers from last year.
Delayed goosebumps for Johnson’s crew chief Chad Knaus
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chad Knaus had been a champion for six days, but the NASCAR title was so improbable, so unlikely, it still hadn't sunk in for Jimmie Johnson's crew chief.
The trigger was a traffic jam on a North Carolina interstate two days after Thanksgiving.
"I was finally by myself," Knaus said Thursday. "I then ran through the emotions of what happened and that's when I got the goosebumps."
Jack Roush’s once-elite NASCAR program will scale to 2 teams
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing will be a two-car Cup program next season and its third charter will be leased to JTG Daugherty Racing.
Kenseth goes for 3rd consecutive New Hampshire victory
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Carl Edwards had another hard race to the finish against Matt Kenseth. The Joe Gibbs Racing teammates had skipped the track for the bike path, and what Edwards thought would be a leisurely ride between colleagues turned into a competitive duel on two wheels.
"It was a pretty hard ride," said Edwards, laughing.
The 44-year-old Kenseth flashed the kind of speed that made Edwards wonder how he continued to turn back the clock on all modes of transport.
WINONA — NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is used to traveling around the country and going to different race tracks, but on Monday he took a stop where there wasn’t a track.
Stenhouse, along with car/team owner Jack Roush, were in Winona Monday to show their appreciation to Winona-based Fastenal for a new sponsorship deal, making Fastenal the main sponsor of car No. 17. For Stenhouse, it was more than just a business trip.