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...
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Maybe it should be called the four-wide slide.
Whatever you want to name it, Martin Truex Jr.'s pass with four laps to go in the Coca-Cola 600 led to one of the best...
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.
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...
Elliott, Harvick, Hamlin, Newman in 1st wreck at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman have been involved in the first wreck of Speedweeks.
The four Cup Series drivers crashed Saturday during the opening practice for the exhibition Clash race at Daytona International Speedway. The race is slated to start Sunday afternoon.
NASCAR’s current youth movement pushing out veteran drivers
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jamie McMurray set a record at Charlotte Motor Speedway by winning his second career Cup Series start. Back for the 16th anniversary of that surprise trip to victory lane, McMurray is just another veteran at a career crossroads in NASCAR.
Childress promotes Daniel Hemric to Cup Series
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Hemric sat next to Richard Childress, prepared to discuss his promotion NASCAR's top level.
As his childhood dream was finally realized, he choked away tears and took a moment to compose himself.
"So many people want to have this opportunity and they work their whole life for it," Hemric said.
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.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at ISM Raceway (all times local):
Kevin Harvick raced to his third straight NASCAR Cup Series victory, holding off Kyle Busch for his record-extending ninth win at ISM Raceway.
NASCAR moves up start of Atlanta race due to threat of rain
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The start of Sunday's Monster Energy Cup race has been moved up one hour because of the threat of rain.
The race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will now start at 1:06 p.m. EST.
According to weather.com, there is an 80 percent chance of rain Sunday, with the probability increasing during the day. There is a 100 percent chance of rain Monday, causing additional complications for NASCAR crews that must move equipment to Las Vegas for next week's event.
Kyle Busch wins Atlanta pole, Wallace still in spotlight
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. was the hot topic even as Kyle Busch won the pole Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Busch will start in front Sunday in the second race of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season after edging Ryan Newman in a close battle.
Busch overcame handling problems in the first two rounds of qualifying to win the pole with a lap of 184.652 mph in the third round. Busch won his 28th career pole, and his first at Atlanta.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kasey Kahne needed a break Sunday — and got it.
The 37-year-old driver barely reached the overtime line before the last caution flag came out in a crash-marred Brickyard 400, allowing Kahne to complete a six-hour marathon and snap a long winless streak.
He crossed the yard of bricks under caution with daylight fading and his muscles cramping, just ahead of Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman.
LOUDON, N.H. — He’s not alone but veteran driver Ryan Newman owns three Monster Energy Cup series victories at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Newman, reigning series champion Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth will look to match the track record of four wins set by Jeff Burton when they compete in this afternoon’s running of the Overton’s 301 on the Magic Mile.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson finished second at Phoenix International Raceway and then headed to the beach for a brief family vacation.
There was no lamenting his third consecutive runner-up finish because Larson is the current points leader of NASCAR's top series. His positioning atop the standings is almost as good as a trip to victory lane.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Newman gambled and skipped a tire-changing pit stop to move from seventh place to the lead and held on for the final two laps for a surprise victory in Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series race.
The 39-year-old Newman, who broke a 127-race winless streak, held off Kyle Larson, the second-place finisher for the third straight race.
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick knows he can go fast at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Now he wants to win the race.
Harvick took the pole for the second race of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season on Friday, turning a lap of 190.398 mph in the third round of qualifying.
Harvick has led more laps than anyone at each of the last three Atlanta races, a total of 442 laps in all. He failed to win any of them.
"It's frustrating," he said. "Hopefully this year we can close it out."
Edwards wins pole at New Hampshire; 6th top spot of season
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Carl Edwards turned a lap of 135.453 mph to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Edwards took the top spot Friday for the third time in the last four New Hampshire races and won his sixth pole of the season.
Edwards led the way for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers. Martin Truex Jr. followed his Chase win at Chicagoland Speedway with a solid qualifying run to join Edwards on the front row.
Stewart, Newman leave NASCAR meeting on good terms
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman left a NASCAR-mandated meeting Friday insisting their dustup last weekend is behind them and no apologies are needed.
The former teammates laughed and joked while addressing reporters outside the NASCAR hauler at Chicagoland Speedway. They met for about 35 minutes with NASCAR executives after Stewart wrecked Newman late in last Saturday's race at Richmond.
Retiring Tony Stewart in spotlight as NASCAR playoffs begin
CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Stewart's complex personality was on display at media day for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Stewart was laughing, telling stories of fellow driver Chase Elliott when he was little and gushing over how much fun he's having in his last season before retirement.
Stewart also snapped at questions he didn't like and declared it "doesn't matter" if the drivers he has wrecked in the past two weeks seek payback over the final 10 races.
NASCAR playoffs begin with amped up aggression and attitude
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After seven months and 28 races, NASCAR has hit that part of the season that really matters. The start of the playoffs signifies a shift in attitude and aggression, and if there was any doubt the mindset had changed, Kevin Harvick posted a warning about his mood for the next 10 weeks.
It was a video of an angry bull charging into the grandstands.
Hamlin wins again at Richmond but Newman steals spotlight
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was yet another Denny Hamlin runaway for Joe Gibbs Racing on Saturday night in what turned out to be an anticlimactic end to NASCAR's regular season.
The fireworks came off the track at Richmond International Raceway, where Tony Stewart intentionally wrecked Ryan Newman before Newman angrily chided his former boss for the accident that officially ended Newman's chances to make the playoffs.
Newman’s title chances take hit following NASCAR penalty
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman's championship hopes were dealt a blow Wednesday when NASCAR docked him 15 points before the final qualifying race for the playoffs.
Newman was already on the outside of the 16-driver field and trailed Jamie McMurray for the final spot by seven points. He is now 22 points behind McMurray after the penalty for failing post-race inspection at Darlington Raceway on Sunday night.
Major Martin: Truex Jr. off Harvick to win Southern 500
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has already won two of NASCAR's most coveted races. Now, he's seeking a much bigger honor.
Truex led the final 28 laps and held off the Kevin Harvick's powerhouse car to win the Southern 500, closing the summer season with a second of Sprint Cup's "crown jewel" races on Labor Day weekend. She began things by winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend.
Pocono Raceway is not part of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. However, Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400 will play a pivotal role in which drivers qualify for the playoff over the season’s final 10 races. Five drivers have clinched a berth in the Chase with mutltiple race victories. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch each have four wins, while Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth have two each. Six more — Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr.,...