HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kyle Busch watched the season opener from a hospital bed, his pregnant wife and his dogs by his side.
Date: 11/22/2015 | Sports
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Jeff Gordon remembers the first time he heard NASCAR would tinker with its long-time championship format.The 2003 season had recently ended as Gordon stood on a dock in Key West, Fla., waiting to board a boat for a NASCAR-promoted cruise.
Date: 11/14/2015 | Sports
FORT WORTH, Texas — Brad Keselowski was dominating at Texas, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given one of the four championship-contending spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup finale.
Date: 11/08/2015 | Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His appeals rejected, Matt Kenseth defiantly vowed Thursday to race as he always has and accused NASCAR of "unfairly" making an example out of him with a two-race suspension for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano over the weekend at Martinsville.
Date: 11/05/2015 | Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Looking to squash any notion that the drivers are running amok on the track, NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for two races Tuesday for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano in an act of retaliation that dramatically changed the lineup of drivers in the running for the...
Date: 11/03/2015 | Sports
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — As the adoring crowd lingered in the darkness at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon took a moment to soak it in.
Date: 11/01/2015 | Sports
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR on Monday said it has signed five-year sanctioning agreements with 23 tracks that host Sprint Cup Series races.
Date: 10/26/2015 | Sports
TALLADEGA, Ala. — As Joey Logano made his third straight trip to victory lane, questions swirled about reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick's late-race tactics.
Date: 10/25/2015 | Sports
TALLADEGA, Ala. — Jeff Gordon led a Hendrick Motorsports rout in qualifying Saturday to win the pole for his final race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Date: 10/24/2015 | Sports
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) [--] Joey Logano won his second straight Chase race Sunday, spinning out Matt Kenseth with five laps remaining at Kansas Speedway to potentially spoil his rival’s championship hopes.
Date: 10/18/2015 | Sports
CONCORD, N.C. — Joey Logano has been to victory lane four times this season, and all four trips required him to beat reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick.
Date: 10/11/2015 | Sports
CONCORD, N.C. — The opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs was washed out by persistent rain Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Date: 10/10/2015 | Sports
DOVER, Del. — Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, while six-time champion Jimmie Johnson was a stunning elimination from contention.
Date: 10/04/2015 | Sports
Associated PressKANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Saying it was time for a change, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart announced Wednesday that he will retire from Sprint Cup racing following the 2016 season.
Date: 09/30/2015 | Sports
LOUDON, N.H. — Jeff Gordon has set the NASCAR record with his 789th consecutive start.
Date: 09/27/2015 | Sports
JOLIET, Ill. — Denny Hamlin vowed to make it to the championship round of NASCAR's playoffs, and nothing so far is getting in his way.
Date: 09/20/2015 | Sports
RICHMOND, Va. — Joe Gibbs Racing cemented itself as the team to beat for NASCAR's championships with a dominating run Saturday night that ended in Matt Kenseth's fourth win of the season.
Date: 09/12/2015 | Sports
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Carl Edwards took the lead on the last pit stop and held off Denny Hamlin on a restart eight laps from the end for his first Southern 500 victory Sunday night.
Date: 09/06/2015 | Sports
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario — Erik Jones won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park to take the series points lead
Date: 08/30/2015 | Sports
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joey Logano spoiled what was expected to be a rout by Joe Gibbs Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Date: 08/22/2015 | Sports
Michael Waltrip’s rocky nine-year effort to build a successful race team was on the verge of collapse Wednesday as the organization said it will not run any cars full-time next season. Driver Clint Bowyer was given a release from his contract to pursue a new job for 2016.
Date: 08/19/2015 | Sports
BROOKLYN, Mich. — Matt Kenseth raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the season, winning in convincing fashion Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.
Date: 08/16/2015 | Sports
BROOKLYN, Mich. — Matt Kenseth has won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, and Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top three spots in qualifying Friday.
Date: 08/14/2015 | Sports
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Joey Logano had enough fuel this time.
Date: 08/09/2015 | Sports
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — A law firm representing the parents of Kevin Ward filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sprint Cup owner-driver Tony Stewart Friday in an upstate New York courthouse.
Date: 08/07/2015 | Sports
As he ran out of gas on the final lap Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Tony Stewart wearily asked his team where he finished.Ninth, he was told.“Hell, I’ll take that,” he replied.
Date: 08/06/2015 | Sports
LONG POND, Pa. — Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left.Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go.
Date: 08/02/2015 | Sports
LONG POND, Pa. — Jeff Gordon’s request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time NASCAR champion has been feted with a parade, bourbon, an 18-liter bottle of wine, even a track named in his honor.
Date: 08/01/2015 | Sports
LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from a familiar spot, out front and in first.Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to win the pole for the first time during his sensational streak.
Date: 07/31/2015 | Sports
INDIANAPOLIS — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Date: 07/26/2015 | Sports
ROSSBURG, Ohio — Christopher Bell won the Mud Summer Classic on Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway in his third career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Date: 07/22/2015 | Sports
LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Busch continues to find victory lane and is moving closer to landing a spot in the Chase.
Date: 07/19/2015 | Sports
SPARTA, Ky. — Though Kyle Busch remains outside NASCAR's championship playoff looking in, his prospects continue getting stronger.
Date: 07/11/2015 | Sports
SPARTA, Ky. — Rain returned to Kentucky Speedway on Friday and canceled qualifying for the Sprint Cup and Xfinity series races.
Date: 07/10/2015 | Sports
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin Dillon walked away from a violent crash at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning with a bruised tailbone and forearm and a strong opinion about racing at NASCAR’s fastest tracks.
Date: 07/06/2015 | Sports
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, which ended at 2:41 a.m. Monday with a horrific last-lap accident that sent Austin Dillon sailing into the fence.
Date: 07/06/2015 | Sports
SONOMA, Calif. — Kyle Busch’s remarkable comeback from the serious injuries he suffered a day before the Sprint Cup season began now includes a victory.
Date: 06/28/2015 | Sports
As part of a multi-year agreement, Microsoft has been named the official technology partner of NASCAR and a major technology partner of Hendrick Motorsports.
Date: 06/23/2015 | Sports
LONG POND, Pa. — Martin Truex Jr. led the most laps for the fourth straight race, only this time he was in front on the one that mattered most, breaking through Sunday at Pocono Raceway for his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013.
Date: 06/07/2015 | Sports
LONG POND, Pa. — Images of Richard Petty in his feathered Stetson hat and dark glasses stamp Pocono Raceway’s victory lane tower, a tribute to one of racing’s greats and the first winner at the track.
Date: 06/06/2015 | Sports
DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson pulled away on the final restart to win at Dover International Speedway and become the fifth NASCAR driver with 10 or more Sprint Cup victories at a single track.
Date: 05/31/2015 | Sports
CONCORD, N.C. — Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn't sure his team made the right call.
Date: 05/24/2015 | Sports
CONCORD, N.C. — Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory in NASCAR's Sprint All-Star race by using clean air to hold off Kevin Harvick at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Date: 05/16/2015 | Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Less than three months after suffering serious injuries when he crashed into a concrete wall at Daytona, Kyle Busch will return to racing in NASCAR’s All-Star race this weekend following a rapid recovery his doctors called remarkable.
Date: 05/12/2015 | Sports
TALLADEGA, Ala. — At a track that has always been good to his family, in front of an adoring crowd that so clearly favors him over everyone else in the field, Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to an emotional first win of the season.
Date: 05/03/2015 | Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — David Ragan will move to Michael Waltrip Racing next week and finish the season as the replacement driver for Brian Vickers.
Date: 04/28/2015 | Sports
RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.
Date: 04/26/2015 | Sports
BRISTOL, Tenn. — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.It took him nine hours to get there Sunday at a water-logged Bristol Motor Speedway.
Date: 04/19/2015 | Sports
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joey Logano led flag-to-flag Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Date: 04/18/2015 | Sports
FORT WORTH, Texas — Jimmie Johnson was still chasing Jamie McMurray and Kevin Harvick, trying to get back in front as the laps wound down at Texas Motor Speedway.
Date: 04/11/2015 | Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman's race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California.
Date: 03/31/2015 | Sports
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track.
Date: 03/29/2015 | Sports
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Joey Logano passed Matt Crafton entering the first turn at the start of a two-lap sprint to the finish and won an exciting NASCAR Truck race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.
Date: 03/28/2015 | Sports
FONTANA, Calif. — Brad Keselowski roared past Kurt Busch on the final lap and held off streaking Kevin Harvick to win at Fontana on Sunday, earning his first NASCAR victory of the season in a wild finish.
Date: 03/22/2015 | Sports
FONTANA, Calif. — Kevin Harvick apparently isn't satisfied with dominating just one NASCAR race series this year.
Date: 03/21/2015 | Sports
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Joey Logano tried. Brad Keselowski tried. So did Kurt Busch and Jamie McMurray.
Date: 03/15/2015 | Sports
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Joey Logano led all but 24 laps Saturday as he routed the field to win the Xfinity Series at Phoenix International Raceway.
Date: 03/14/2015 | Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR lifted its suspension of driver Kurt Busch on Wednesday and ruled the former champion can compete in the title Chase should he qualify.
Date: 03/11/2015 | Sports
DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.
Date: 03/05/2015 | Sports
HAMPTON, Ga. — Likely locking up a run at his record-tying seventh championship before it even turns to spring, Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Date: 03/01/2015 | Sports
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joe Gibbs is unsure how long Kyle Busch will be sidelined with a broken right leg and left foot from a crash at Daytona International Speedway.
Date: 02/22/2015 | Sports
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.
Date: 02/22/2015 | Sports
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch will miss the Daytona 500 after injuring his right leg in a vicious hit Saturday into a concrete wall during the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Date: 02/21/2015 | Sports
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A final appeals officer has upheld NASCAR's suspension of Kurt Busch.
Date: 02/21/2015 | Sports
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The qualifying session for NASCAR's biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as "a complete embarrassment" and called a "cute show" by Clint Bowyer.
Date: 02/15/2015 | Sports
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The cars of NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin have failed post-qualifying inspection for the Daytona 500 pole.
Date: 02/15/2015 | Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of the upcoming season.
Date: 01/29/2015 | Sports
Jeff Gordon knew midway through last season that he had just one more year in him.
Date: 01/22/2015 | Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sprint has informed NASCAR it will not extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.
Date: 12/16/2014 | Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick has been named Driver of the Year by a panel of broadcasters and journalists.
Date: 12/11/2014 | Sports