Category Archives: NASCAR

Kyle Larson edges Kevin Harvick at Bristol

Kyle Larson added to his NASCAR Cup Series-leading win total on Saturday night when he passed Kevin Harvick for the lead with four laps to go to win the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Larson’s sixth win of the season came by fractions of a second over Harvick. Harvick…MORE

Weekend Preview: Bristol Motor Speedway

All three of NASCAR’s top touring series head for Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend with something momentous on the line. In the NASCAR Cup and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, drivers at or near the bottom of the Playoff grid are trying to stave off elimination as the first round of the Playoffs comes to…MORE

NASCAR’s 2022 schedule features new venues, playoff shakeup

In 2022, the NASCAR Cup Series will return to the Last Great Coliseum after visiting one of the first great coliseums for the first time. The series will also make its first trip to the shores of the Mississippi under the shadow of the Gateway Arch. And the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs will have a…MORE

Martin Truex Jr. snaps winless streak by taking Richmond

Martin Truex, Jr. ended a 15-race winless streak on Saturday night when he won the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway in Virginia. The victory in the second race of the Round of 16 in the Playoffs was Truex’s fourth of the season and secured him a berth in the…MORE

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction set for Jan. 21

The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that the pandemic-delayed Class of 2021 induction ceremony will take place in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 21, 2022. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Farmer and Mike Stefanik will be inducted, and Ralph Seagraves will be honored with the Landmark Award for outstanding contributions to the sport. The ceremony was…MORE

Denny Hamlin captures Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

Denny Hamlin has done about everything in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season except win a race. He remedied that on Sunday night when he captured the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. That victory came at the right time, too, as it happened in the first race of the 10-race, 16-driver Playoffs. That’s…MORE

Ryan Blaney wins crash-marred race at Daytona

Ryan Blaney took the lead on a restart in overtime and from there went on to win Saturday night’s crash-filled Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The victory was the second consecutive for Blaney as the Team Penske driver won a week ago at Michigan International Speedway. He was…MORE

Kurt Busch to join Michael Jordan’s NASCAR team

NASCAR veteran Kurt Busch will drive for 23XI Racing, the team founded by Michael Jordan, starting in 2022. Jordan launched 23XI in 2020 and signed Bubba Wallace, the Cup Series’ only Black driver, to drive the team’s No. 23 car. For 2022, 23XI is expanding to a second entry. Busch will leave Chip Ganassi Racing…MORE

Weekend Preview: Daytona International Speedway

There’s one seat left at the playoff table. After Kevin Harvick clinched on points with a 14th-place finish in last Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, 15 of the 16 playoff berths have been filled. Tyler Reddick currently holds the 16th playoff-eligible spot by 25 points over Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin…MORE

NASCAR Cup Series official charged with felony animal cruelty

NASCAR Cup Series managing director Jay Fabian took leave from his role Wednesday after being charged with two felony counts of animal cruelty in North Carolina. Fabian has a court date set for Sept. 27 in Mecklenburg County. He also faces one misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals. “NASCAR takes the situation seriously and will…MORE

Ryan Blaney grabs late lead, wins FireKeepers Casino 400

Ryan Blaney took the lead on a restart with eight laps to go, held off Kyle Larson and went on to win Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The victory was the Team Penske driver’s second of the season. His eight laps led were his only laps led. He finished just a nose…MORE

Erik Jones signs with Richard Petty Motorsports through 2022

One week after his best finish of 2021, Erik Jones said Sunday that he has signed a deal to remain with Richard Petty Motorsports through next season. Jones, 25, was tied for 24th in points in the NASCAR Cup Series this season — his first at RPM — following a seventh-place finish last week on…MORE

Weekend Preview: Michigan International Speedway

Time is running out for drivers outside the cut line who are hoping to qualify for the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is the penultimate race in the regular season, and it’s an excellent opportunity for Kevin Harvick…MORE

AJ Allmendinger wins Verizon 200 in double overtime

AJ Allmendinger took advantage of final-laps chaos Sunday to win the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard NASCAR Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The road course specialist led just two laps – the last two – in his Kaulig Racing Chevrolet to snag the double overtime victory. Allmendinger was starting just his fourth…MORE

Chase Elliott drawing heavy action as Brickyard favorite

The NASCAR Cup Series will race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course for the first time in Sunday’s Verizon 200 at the Brickyard. That has contributed to Chase Elliott being the +200 favorite at DraftKings. He is coming off his third consecutive win on Watkins Glen’s road course. Elliott is being backed by 17…MORE

Kyle Larson wins at Watkins Glen for career-high 5th of season

After a five-race absence, Kyle Larson returned to victory lane on Sunday when he won the Go Bowling at the Glen NASCAR Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road circuit. The victory was Larson’s fifth of the season and second on a road course as he won at Sonoma back in early June.…MORE

Weekend Preview: Watkins Glen Invitational

When NASCAR resumes racing after the longest break in the schedule in three decades, we should be prepared to hand the winner’s trophy to Chase Elliott after 82 laps at Watkins Glen International, right? After all, the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion won the last two races at the 2.45-mile road course, and he’s the…MORE

Brad Keselowski joins Roush Fenway as driver/owner

Brad Keselowski officially joined the Roush Fenway Racing ownership team on Tuesday. The move had been anticipated since the 37-year-old former NASCAR Cup Series champion departed Team Penske earlier this month. Keselowski will drive Roush Fenway’s flagship No. 6 Ford Mustang starting in 2022. “I am thrilled to be able to share the news about…MORE

Eric Almirola scores key victory at Foxwoods Casino 301

Aric Almirola’s season of disappointment took a big-time turn for the better on Sunday when he won the darkness-shortened, weather-disrupted Foxwoods Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The victory in the race, which was shortened from 301 to 293 laps because of darkness, was Almirola’s first of the season and puts him into the…MORE

Team Penske replacing Brad Keselowski with Austin Cindric

Team Penske announced Thursday that Austin Cindric will replace Brad Keselowski behind the wheel of the No. 2 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series starting in 2022. Keselowski, 37, is leaving the organization after 12 seasons to pursue other opportunities within the sport. Cindric, 22, is the defending Xfinity Series champion and current series…MORE

Hendrick Motorsports, driver Kyle Larson ink sponsorship deal

Hendrick Automotive Group will become the majority sponsor of driver Kyle Larson and the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team in 35 races in the 2022 and 2023 NASCAR Cup Series seasons, Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday. In addition, Hendrick Motorsports said he will drive for the organization through 2023. Hendrick, through its division, also…MORE

Kurt Busch beats brother in Atlanta for first win of season

Veteran Kurt Busch, perhaps driving for his job or even his career, got just what he needed on Sunday as he won the Quaker State 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The victory, which was his first since Race No. 30 of 2020 and just his third in the last three seasons, gives him a berth…MORE

Weekend Preview: Atlanta Motor Speedway

As the NASCAR Cup Series begins its series of second stops at many tracks, the championship push has a distinctively different feel. Sunday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will undoubtedly help firm-up the haves and have-nots with six races left to set the 16-driver playoff…MORE

Chase Elliott shines to win at Road America

A lousy starting position proved to be no problem for Chase Elliott as the road-racing ace deftly worked his way up through the field, took the lead for the first time on Lap 38 and drove to victory in Sunday’s Jockey Made in America 250 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Road racing ace?…MORE

Plenty of contenders as Cup series returns to Road America

What matters most at mammoth Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.? Road course racing skills or experience? Perhaps a combination of both? That’s certainly the case for reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion and acknowledged road course star Chase Elliott, who fashioned a pair of fourth-place finishes in 2014 and 2015 when he raced at Road…MORE

Chip Ganassi sells NASCAR team to Trackhouse Racing

Trackhouse Racing is acquiring the NASCAR operation of Chip Ganassi Racing, the two sides announced Wednesday. The deal is effective at the end of the 2021 racing season. Justin Marks, the CEO of Trackhouse, team president Ty Norris and Ganassi disclosed the transaction on a live stream from the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte,…MORE

Kyle Busch rides late lead to victory at Pocono

Kyle Busch took the lead with just over a lap to go and went on to win Sunday’s Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Speedway. He got the victory thanks to saving fuel on his final stint, leaving a slew of other drivers ahead of him over the final 10…MORE

Alex Bowman takes Pocono victory, stops Kyle Larson’s streak

Alex Bowman ended Kyle Larson’s four-race winning streak when Larson blew a tire while leading on the last lap in Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Pocono Speedway in Pocono, Pa. Larson had tracked Bowman down over the final 19 laps and then taken the lead from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Bowman with four laps to…MORE