Category Archives: NASCAR

Matt Kenseth leads Hall of Fame inductees class

CHARLOTTE — On Friday night at the Charlotte Convention Center, the NASCAR Hall of Fame welcomed a formidable champion of the stock car racing’s premier division, one of the NASCAR Cup Series’ most successful modern-era crew chiefs and a driver who competed in NASCAR events through seven decades as the Hall of Fame Class of…MORE

Kevin Harvick to retire after 2023 NASCAR season

Kevin Harvick’s 23rd season will be his last as a full-time competitor in NASCAR. Harvick, a 2014 Cup champion, has 60 race victories and 13 consecutive playoff appearances. He has signature wins at the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600, Brickyard 400 and Southern 500, among others, and also captured championships in the Xfinity Series in 2001…MORE

Jimmie Johnson to drive No. 84 for rebranded Legacy M.C.

Jimmie Johnson’s return to NASCAR will bring plenty of changes, along with a nod to the past, as he rejoins stock-car racing in 2023 as an owner and part-time driver. Johnson will drive the No. 84 car in the upcoming season, for an undetermined number of races, with the digits a reverse of the No.…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Ross Chastain the runner-up in first Champ 4 appearance

AVONDALE, Ariz. — After a season of career-firsts — a maiden victory and a dramatic lap to qualify for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race — Ross Chastain insisted he felt more hopeful than disappointed after coming up short of hoisting his first major racing trophy on Sunday. Chastain’s No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet finished…MORE

Joey Logano wins at Phoenix to claim NASCAR Cup Series title

Joey Logano regained the race lead with 29 laps to go and drove away to an extraordinary double, winning the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season finale and walking out of Phoenix Raceway with his second Cup Series championship Sunday in Avondale, Ariz. In his third career win at Phoenix, Logano maneuvered his No. 22 Team…MORE

Jimmie Johnson returning to NASCAR as driver, owner

Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is returning to NASCAR in 2023, ending a two-year retirement. The 47-year-old driver announced Friday he has entered an ownership agreement with Petty GMS and will race a limited schedule, starting with the Daytona 500. “I’m incredibly excited to be returning to my NASCAR family and look forward to…MORE

NASCAR Cup Series Championship: Preview, Odds, Best Bets

And then there were four. Christopher Bell, Ross Chastain, Joey Logano and Chase Elliott will race for the title in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship event at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday. Elliott, the 2020 champion, is the title favorite at +250 at BetMGM. He is ahead of Bell (+325), 2018 champion Logano (+400) and Chastain…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Ross Chastain still can’t believe decisive move

PHOENIX — Ross Chastain has spent much of his young career overcoming obstacles and exceeding expectations. However, the 29-year-old Floridian’s singular clutch move to qualify for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race (3 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Phoenix Raceway wasn’t even an expectation, it was a once-an-era moment that…MORE

Championship Weekend Preview: Phoenix Raceway

PHOENIX — Will lightning strike three times for Christopher Bell? Can Ross Chastain parlay his amazing Martinsville rim ride into a championship for upstart Trackhouse Racing? Will the NASCAR Cup Series feature more than one active multiple champion for the first time since Jimmie Johnson retired after the 2020 season? Those questions will be answered…MORE

Championship 4 field set after thrilling Martinsville race

Christopher Bell duplicated his heroics from three weeks ago by racing to the checkers in the NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 8 playoff finale, winning Sunday’s wild Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s triumph set the Championship 4 field for next Sunday’s race at Phoenix Raceway. The 27-year-old…MORE