Kyle Busch has a chance to accomplish something pretty special over the next two weeks.
Busch has 37 career Sprint Cup victories in 402 starts. He has also won at each of NASCAR's current 23 tracks except two -- Charlotte Motor Speedway and Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.
Those tracks, as it happens, are the next two next on the schedule: Sunday's Coca-...Read more
Two drivers, two team owners and one of the sport's pioneers were voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 on Wednesday.
Benny Parsons, who won the 1973 Cup championship and died in 2007, and Mark Martin, owner of 96 victories across NASCAR's three national series, join team owners Rick Hendrick and Richard Childress in the class. ...Read more
Five first-time nominees will be among those considered for induction into the NASCAR Hall Fame during Wednesday's voting for the Class of 2017.
The first timers include: team owner Jack Roush, drivers Ricky Rudd and Ron Hornaday, engine builder Waddell Wilson and broadcaster Ken Squier.
The most recent five join five others who were nominated...Read more
CONCORD, N.C. -- Joey Logano found his way to the winner's circle for the first time this season when he won Saturday's Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
The victory in the high-profile exhibition -- while worth $1 million in prize money -- won't do Logano any good in the points standings, nor did it get him into the postseason ...Read more
CONCORD, N.C. -- New tires are king at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and so is Joey Logano.
A NASCAR All-Star Race gimmick conceived by driver Brad Keselowski put six-time champion Jimmie Johnson and defending Cup champion Kyle Busch at the front, but on old tires, for the final segment.
They held those spots for less than two corners.
Kyle ...Read more
CONCORD, N.C. -- Charlotte Motor Speedway will get a first look at NASCAR's new low-downforce aerodynamic package in a points race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in next Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.
Through the first 10 races of the season in which the new package has been used (it is not in effect at restrictor-plate superspeedways Talladega and ...Read more
CONCORD, N.C. -- The Sprint Showdown offered two memorable finishes and one blowout Saturday.
Trevor Bayne, Greg Biffle and Kyle Larson were the winners of the three-segment race and will transfer to Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race. Chase Elliott, who finished second in photo finishes in the first and third segments, joined Danica Patrick...Read more
CONCORD, N.C. -- Kevin Harvick hopes the contract extension he just signed with Stewart-Haas Racing isn't the last one of his career.
Harvick, 40, indicated Friday that he wants to continue racing beyond what he called the "four-or-five year chunk," for which he said he normally signs.
"You hear too many guys talk about retiring too soon," ...Read more
Maybe the TV ratings or attendance numbers don't show it, at least not yet. But NASCAR is having one of its best seasons on the track a third of the way through its marathon schedule.
A dozen drivers have a legitimate chance to win on a given weekend, the finishes are closer than they've been in years, and green-flag passing has become the norm...Read more
The Sprint All-Star Race might never have a more unlikely winner than Michael Waltrip in 1996.
Saturday's all-star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will mark the 20th anniversary of Waltrip's victory. At the time, Waltrip, now a television commentator, was better known as star Darrell Waltrip's younger brother, an underachiever who had yet to ...Read more
If you want to see photos of Danica Patrick doing yoga, doing CrossFit, hanging with boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. or with their dogs Dallas and Ella, or eating crazy foods, you should be following her Instagram account.
What you will almost never find her posting, however, are photos related to her job as a NASCAR driver.
"I don't really put ...Read more
CONCORD, N.C. -- Kevin Harvick has signed a long-term contract extension with Stewart-Haas Racing, the NASCAR team announced Thursday.
Harvick won the Cup championship in 2014, his first year with SHR. He's won nine of his 32 career victories with since joining the organization.
"It was a big decision to join Stewart-Haas Racing and it has ...Read more
Pop quiz: Over the past three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons, who has found themselves standing in Victory Lane more often than Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. combined, several times over?
And yes, this is a trick question. Because the answer is not one ...Read more
The Sprint All-Star Race is one of NASCAR's signature events. But after a lack of drama in recent years, changes are coming for Saturday's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In addition to a format change announced two weeks ago, NASCAR said earlier this week that cars will be set up differently in the hopes of providing more competitive racing....Read more
DOVER, Del. -- Matt Kenseth had just enough to hold off youngsters Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott on Sunday, winning the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.
It was the first victory of the season for Kenseth, who has been plagued by bad luck in several races before coming to Dover. Larson, 23, and rookie Elliott, 20, were looking for their ...Read more
A Mecklenburg (N.C.) County judge has ruled against Michael Waltrip Racing's motions to dismiss claims in a lawsuit by a former front tire changer.
Brandon Hopkins sued the now-defunct Cornelius, N.C.-based motorsports team last year. He claims he was fired after taking a leave for surgery from a shoulder injury he suffered when he was hit by a...Read more
DOVER, Del. -- Jimmie Johnson arrived at Dover International Speedway last fall as a 10-time winner at the "Monster Mile."
He had performed well in the postseason Chase to that point, sitting fifth in the standings and only needing a solid finish at what he's called his favorite track to advance into the postseason's 12-driver second round.
Everything you need to know about Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway:
Three things to watch
--1. Kyle Busch's dominance continued last weekend at Kansas. He will start third Sunday as he goes for a fourth victory of the season.
--2. A victory for Jimmie Johnson would be his 11th at Dover. Only Richard Petty and Darrell ...Read more
DOVER, Del. -- Dover International Speedway announced earlier this week that it had added 479 feet of SAFER barrier protection to the walls of its 1-mile oval, just in time for this weekend's tripleheader that includes Sunday's AAA 400 Cup.
The additional protection covers the inside wall of backstretch and the inside wall of Turn 3.
But there...Read more
William Byron, a senior in high school at Charlotte Country Day, won the first NASCAR Truck Series race of his young career last week at Kansas Speedway. One season after winning NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East championship, Byron is already locked into the Trucks' Chase postseason.
Byron spoke with reporters after his Kansas victory:
--Q. What ...Read more
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