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Martin Truex Jr., NASCAR champion and Cup Series' oldest driver, to retire after season

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s Martin Truex Jr.’s final season as a full-time NASCAR driver.

The Cup Series’ oldest active driver confirmed reports that he plans to retire following the 2024 NASCAR season in a news conference Friday afternoon at Iowa Speedway.

“I will not be back full-time next year,” Truex told reporters. “It’s been a...Read more

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Why NASCAR approved Kyle Larson's playoff waiver after driver missed Charlotte for Indy

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Larson’s waiver request has been granted.

The NASCAR star is eligible to compete for the 2024 Cup Series championship after missing last week’s Coca-Cola 600 to race in the Indianapolis 500 on the same day and attempt the vaunted “double.” Hendrick Motorsports submitted a waiver request early last week, and ...Read more

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Scott Dixon wins 4th Detroit Grand Prix; first one on downtown streets 'feels awesome'

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DETROIT — Scott Dixon avoided the chaos on the narrow, tight, bumpy 1.7-mile, 9-turn course on the streets of downtown to win the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.

Detroit always has been kind to Dixon, who won on Belle Isle in 2012, ’18 and ’19 and now adds an impressive victory in a race which returned on the streets of ...Read more

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Colton Herta wins pole for Detroit Grand Prix, Alex Palou is second

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DETROIT — Colton Herta earned the pole position for Sunday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, topping the 27-car field with a lap of 1:00.547 on the downtown 1.7-mile, 9-turn street course on Saturday.

Herta, 24, the son of Warren, Mich., native Bryan Herta, won his 12th pole and first of the season in his No. 26 Gainbridge Honda for Andretti ...Read more

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Stewart-Haas Racing, two-time Cup Series champion team, to close after NASCAR season

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Stewart-Haas Racing is closing after this NASCAR season.

Co-owners Tony Stewart and Gene Haas announced the news Tuesday afternoon regarding the future of their racing team that has four cars in the Cup Series and won a pair of championships over the past 15 years.

“We have made the difficult decision to close Stewart-Haas Racing at the ...Read more

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Scott Fowler: Jimmie Johnson on NASCAR, tragedy, the Coke 600 and his 2 scariest moments as a racer

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson is, without question, one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. Three drivers rank at the very top of the all-time NASCAR Cup series champion standings, each with seven season titles apiece. They are Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt Sr., and Johnson.

Of those three legends, Johnson is the only one who won ...Read more

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. fined $75K after brawl with Kyle Busch at NASCAR All-Star Race

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got fined.

The driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet received a $75,000 penalty on Wednesday morning after initiating the heated fistfight following Sunday’s All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Busch did not receive any penalties.

Stenhouse Jr. threw a right hook at Kyle Busch ...Read more

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Senators seek antitrust probe of F1 over rejecting Michael Andretti team

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A bipartisan group of senators led by Amy Klobuchar urged the Justice Department to investigate whether Formula 1 is violating U.S. antitrust laws for rejecting a bid by Michael Andretti to join the multibillion-dollar motor racing series.

The senators cited concerns the racing series may be acting at the behest of foreign automakers to exclude...Read more

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Trump makes pit stop at F1's Miami Grand Prix during weekend break in hush money case

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Former President Donald Trump — and many of the world’s top brass that includes Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and LeBron James — made an appearance Sunday afternoon at Formula 1’s Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix.

The 2024 presidential hopeful’s arrival to the Miami International Autodrome, a temporary track set up for the F1 race at Hard Rock ...Read more

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Upset! McLaren's Norris beats Red Bull's Verstappen at the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix

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A fortunately-timed crash involving a Fort Lauderdale driver. A three-time world champion suddenly looking like an impatient Miami driver on Interstate 95. An upgraded car helping a driver with zero grand prix wins end one of the most dominant driver runs in a sport of dominant runs.

That was Sunday’s 2024 Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand ...Read more

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'It's now a sport here.' The Formula One auto racing spectacle is back in Miami Gardens.

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MIAMI — Auto racing’s international circus, Formula 1, comes to town this week for the Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix, visit No. 3 to the Miami International Autodrome next to Hard Rock Stadium after two years of showing F1 can be as Miami as pastelitos and infuriating traffic.

Fast, expensive, overflowing with the rich and internationally ...Read more

Henry Payne: Andretti-Cadillac, Congress threaten F1 with anti-trust action for denying entry

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DETROIT — The Andretti Cadillac race team is turning up the heat on Formula One in its bid to enter the world’s fastest open-wheel motorsport.

Michigan Rep. John James, R-Shelby Township, joined legendary race driver Mario Andretti at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday, warning Formula One of federal antitrust action if it does not ...Read more

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More cheers than boos for Denny Hamlin at Dover after third NASCAR victory: 'I love winning'

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Denny Hamlin waved his checkered flag to a mix of cheers and boos.

It wasn’t necessarily a chorus of dismay from the spectators in the grandstands at Dover Motor Speedway, as has been the case for the NASCAR Cup Series veteran in recent memory. Sure, Hamlin will always have his haters, but the booing contingent couldn’t help but be ...Read more

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MJ in Victory Lane! Tyler Reddick gets first win of season as Michael Jordan watches

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — It was one of the most special victories Tyler Reddick could imagine.

Reddick emerged victorious after a wreck during the final lap of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the famed Talladega Superspeedway. It had been another frantic race on the series’ longest track.

Michael Jordan, co-owner of the 23XI Racing team that...Read more

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What a finish! Tyler Reddick surges to win in wild NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Tyler Reddick has won at Talladega.

Michael McDowell started from the pole Sunday, and in the midst of 73 lead changes, ended up being the one taking the white flag. He was in a position to win throughout the Geico 500’s final lap — but spun around, allowing Tyler Reddick to get his first checkered flag of the season. ...Read more

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Chase Elliott wins AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 race at Texas Motor Speedway

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Chase Elliott won the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, his first victory in his last 42 races.

William Byron finished second.

Elliott, driving a Chevrolet, was sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings coming into the race. After the race, Elliott spoke with FOX Sports about the win.

“It couldn’t ...Read more

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Chase Elliott, a recent NASCAR champion, solidified himself as a top Cup Series contender

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Chase Elliott and his team hadn’t stopped fighting.

The recent NASCAR Cup Series champion entered Sunday in the midst of a major drought. In addition to missing six weeks because of injury on top of a brief suspended absence, last season was far from the 2023 campaign for which the sport’s most popular driver could have hoped.

But even ...Read more

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William Byron wins NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville

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RIDGEWAY, Va. — William Byron delivered Hendrick Motorsports another win at Martinsville.

Each of the four drivers for NASCAR’s top team piloted special ruby red Chevrolet Camaros amid their 40th anniversary celebration, and they all ran toward the front throughout Sunday’s Cup Series race.

Byron, the 26-year-old Charlotte, N.C., native,...Read more

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Denny Hamlin holds off dominant Martin Truex Jr. in history-making NASCAR race at Richmond

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Denny Hamlin wasn’t going to lose his advantage.

Pit stops were, as always, critical late in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond on Easter Sunday. Hamlin felt his team had executed them perfectly, and as an overtime restart began following a caution with fewer than two laps remaining, he found himself with a shot at victory.

Martin Truex ...Read more

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Moonshine cave? Under North Wilkesboro Speedway? Legendary NASCAR venue draws intrigue.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Was North Wilkesboro Speedway home base for some moonshine runners after all?

Speedway Motorsports Inc. officials have unearthed the possibility.

During last week’s grandstand cleaning and inspection process of North Wilkesboro Speedway — the long-abandoned racetrack in the foothills of North Carolina that was ...Read more