MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Matt Tifft fell ill before practice at Martinsville Speedway and was taken to a hospital for tests.
Matt Crafton replaced him. Crafton drove the No. 36 for Front Row...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Menard has decided to walk away from NASCAR's top level after more than 460 races and Wood Brothers Racing is replacing him with Matt DiBenedetto in the iconic No. 21...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is shaping up to be a snoozer of a showcase.
Three exhibition races produced lackluster racing and little excitement beyond a pair of crashes Jimmie Johnson triggered. Now expectations are sinking in anticipation of Sunday's season-opening race and NASCAR has no plans to tweak the rules package, either.
Richard Petty, winner of a record seven Daytona 500s, was blunt Friday when asked if he thought Speedweeks had produced good racing.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Paul Menard won the pole Saturday for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
It's the second career pole for Menard, who has just one top-five finish this season. He also qualified first for a race at Daytona almost exactly 10 years ago.
"Ten years, it goes by quick. I feel old now," the 37-year-old Menard said with a wry grin.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Glen Wood is sitting out the Daytona 500.
Wood has done most everything at "The Great American Race," driving in the inaugural edition in 1959 and winning five Daytona 500s as team owner. He not only had a seat somewhere at every Daytona 500, the 92-year-old Hall of Famer had attended every Speedweeks since 1947.
Wood will have a different view for Sunday's race: from his home.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Joey Logano has won the pole for the Xfinity race at Watkins Glen International.
Logano turned a lap at 124.185 mph to edge Kyle Busch (124.019 mph) for the top spot in the Zippo 200 on Saturday. It's his third straight pole in this race, one he is trying to win a third straight time. Logano set the track qualifying record last year at 124.552 mph.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — William Byron's first trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway ended with an unforgettable finish.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — After creating the customary cloud of smoke before his third straight trip to victory lane at Watkins Glen International, Joey Logano was beaming.
"Confidence is high," Logano said Saturday after his second straight dominant performance in the Xfinity race at The Glen. "It's a great thing for Team Penske. We've been off to a rough start this year."
Just as he did a year ago, Logano started from the pole in the Zippo 200 and dominated,...
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Joey Logano has won his second straight the pole for the Xfinity race at Watkins Glen International.
Logano turned a track-record fast lap of 124.552 mph on Friday to edge Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski. The pole for Logano, the defending champion of the Zippo 200, was the 31st of his career, breaking a tie with Mark Martin for second place. It's also the fifth straight pole for Penske at Watkins Glen and marks the second straight year the...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has suspended the crew chief for Kevin Harvick for an improperly installed lug nut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Rodney Childers will not appeal the suspension or his $20,000 fine. He will miss Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway.
Childers is the fifth crew chief suspended over a lug nut rule instituted by NASCAR earlier this season. The rule was put in place because teams were not applying all five lug nuts properly in an effort to...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch spent Saturday climbing in and out of brutally hot cars in Indianapolis.
All that work finally got him back to a pretty cool spot in victory lane — and some ice cold water.
After claiming two poles Saturday afternoon, Busch returned to the track and led all but one lap to win his second straight NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at the track by 0.415 seconds over hard-charging Kevin Harvick. Paul Menard was third, 1.338 seconds off the...