SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma (all times local):
Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway for the second straight...
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...
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...
Kyle Busch completes weekend swept in Arizona desert
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race near Phoenix (all times local):
Kyle Busch has won the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway, tracking down...
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...
The Latest: Newgarden gives Roger Penske yet another win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar season-opening race at St. Petersburg (all times local):
Josef Newgarden has won the IndyCar season-opening race to...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Roger Penske's teams are off to such a strong start to the motorsports season that his IndyCar group arrived at the season-opening event under pressure to match the...
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...
Chastain gets ride with Ganassi, Cindric hired by Penske
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Austin Cindric and Ross Chastain have landed the full-time rides in the Xfinity Series, and both will be driving the best cars of their careers.
Chastain was named driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet at Chip Ganassi Racing on Friday. DC Solar will sponsor Chastain, an eighth-generation watermelon farmer from Florida who got his big break when the CEO of the company noticed how hard the driver was working to chase his dreams.
Harvick earns his shot at NASCAR Cup title with win at Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick gave the checkered flag to a young fan he brought onto the track to take a selfie — one with the winning driver and car that will have a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship.
The Latest: Harvick gets Cup title shot with win at Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):
Kevin Harvick has won at Texas to earn a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship.
Harvick shot past polesitter Ryan Blaney on the final restart in overtime Sunday. As the leader, Harvick took the outside line for the third restart in the last 35 laps. By time they got to the backstretch to start a green-white-checkered finish, Harvick had already cleared the field.
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."
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.
Bubble drivers have high hopes for Kansas elimination race
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Blaney felt good about his chances of advancing to the next round of NASCAR's playoffs even before he qualified fourth for the elimination race at Kansas Speedway.
Yes, he is 22 points outside the cutoff line. Yes, he has to leapfrog a couple of other guys to make the final eight, who will contest the next three rounds before the season-ending race at Homestead.
Column: NASCAR must push its newest winners into superstars
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A race car driver can have all the personality in the world but skills not much better than an old moonshine runner. Or a driver might be the second coming of Richard Petty himself, then fail to transfer any of that on-track energy into a sponsor appearance.
Sometimes a driver is the perfect mix of talent and marketability, yet get stuck in mediocre equipment or a team on a slide. It's hard to build a fan base with a car that can't compete.
Fresh off win, Blaney tries to move in NASCAR title hunt
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Ryan Blaney kept the party rolling from his first win this season long enough to stimulate business at his favorite bar. He soaked in the celebration from his checkered flag on the roval at Charlotte. Now he hopes to stamp himself a contender in the next round of NASCAR's playoffs.
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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Wherever NASCAR is headed these next few years, Marcus Smith proved he deserves a seat at the head negotiating table.
Jimmie Johnson knocks himself out of playoffs with ‘mistake’
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson stood outside of his banged up No. 48 Chevrolet still in disbelief over the blunder he'd made on the final lap Sunday' at Charlotte Motor Speedway that cost him a shot at advancing in the playoffs.
"Shell-shocked," said the seven-time Cup champion.
Johnson had all but secured a spot in the round of 12 with a strong showing through 108 laps. Sitting in second place, all he had to do was follow race leader Martin Truex Jr. to the finish line.
Blaney wins on roval after Johnson crashes out of playoffs
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson saw an opportunity to snap a 58-race losing streak, and went for it. It cost him a shot at an eighth NASCAR championship and allowed Ryan Blaney to steal a surprise victory in the debut race of the "roval" at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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.
Allgaier finally gets to kiss bricks after winning at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Allgaier still remembers his father making the 3½-hour drive from Illinois to Indianapolis every Wednesday for driving classes.
So maybe a rain-delayed celebration was the perfect tribute for his first career victory at the Brickyard.
Allgaier led each of the final 10 laps on Monday and held off a last-lap challenge from teammate Tyler Reddick to claim his fifth victory of the season. Allgaier won by 0.092 seconds. Ryan Blaney was third.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Menard wins pole for NASCAR Cup Series race
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.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Blaney tagged along with his dad to the track and raced scooters in what the kids called "mini-Pocono."
All grown up, he's figured out the real deal pretty well.
Blaney was tops again at the site of his lone NASCAR Cup victory, turning a lap of 176.897 mph to win the pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch tossed his son into the air at Texas. Clint Bowyer waited for his toddler to run toward him with open arms at Martinsville. Kevin Harvick rested his hands on his son's shoulders as they gazed at a trophy in Atlanta.
Hey, who says the young kids in NASCAR can't celebrate in victory lane?
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick had to race onto the track after finally passing through inspection just as the first round of qualifying was beginning for Saturday night's race at Kansas Speedway.
By the time things were settled, Harvick had raced his way to the pole.