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Kyle Busch tops qualifying, earns pole for NASCAR Clash heat race

Kyle Busch led the way in the Busch Light Clash qualifying session to secure a pole in one of four heat races on Sunday.

Kevin Harvick: "The doors are blown wide open now"

Kevin Harvick isn’t waiting until Sunday’s Busch Light Clash main event to offer his take on this year’s unique venue – he’s already seen enough.

Chase Elliott tops fairly tame NASCAR Clash practice

Chase Elliott posted the fastest average lap speed during relatively incident-free practice sessions for the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Joey Logano on NASCAR Clash: "There's gonna be moments"

Whether it’s the Busch Light Clash or the Daytona 500, Joey Logano believes NASCAR Cup Series drivers will do whatever it takes to win – and that could provide some fireworks this weekend.

Race weekend guide for the NASCAR Clash at the LA Coliseum

On Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series will get its 2022 season underway at a track other than Daytona International Speedway for the first time since 1981.

Martin Truex Jr. overcomes penalty to win Richmond Cup race Richmond II
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Martin Truex Jr. overcomes penalty to win Richmond Cup race

Martin Truex Jr. started Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond with a penalty but ended it in Victory Lane.

Karam to make NASCAR debut in Xfinity Series race at IMS

IndyCar Series veteran Sage Karam is set to make his NASCAR debut next month on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.

William Byron tops wild and wet NASCAR Cup practice at COTA

Hendrick Motorsports shone in Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series practice session in the rain at COTA.

Creed succeeds through major carnage at Darlington Darlington
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Creed succeeds through major carnage at Darlington

Reigning NASCAR Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed picked up his first win of the 2021 season thanks to avoiding a multitude of wrecks in the final 35 laps.

Kevin Harvick tops Kyle Busch for Bristol Night Race win

Kevin Harvick held off a determined Kyle Busch to earn his second victory of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.

Clint Bowyer: Choose rule can't be 'focal point' of All-Star Race

NASCAR will experiment with the “choose rule” in Wednesday night’s All-Star Race but Clint Bowyer hopes its use doesn’t define the event.

Johnson: Chevy “understanding” about IndyCar test in a Honda car

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson says Chevrolet understands that his first IndyCar test in a Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda next week is all about getting track time.

Smithley: Expectations were 'knocked out of the park'

Garrett Smithley came away from Sunday’s first eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series event with a lot of exposure but he believes there was a far more important takeaway.

NASCAR postpones races through May 3 due to coronavirus

NASCAR has extended its postponement of races due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through May 3.

NASCAR postponement a "difficult decision for our sport"

Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering several options for race fans affected by the postponement of this weekend’s events due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

NASCAR postpones Atlanta and Homestead races

In a rapidly changing situation, NASCAR has called off the next two events as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shuts down the sporting world.

Miami-Dade Mayor advises NASCAR to postpone Homestead race

At this time, the March 20-22 NASCAR race weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway has been postponed due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

NASCAR enacts restrictions due to coronavirus outbreak

NASCAR on Wednesday issued some new guidelines for race weekends in light of the growing Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the United States.

Haas: Start to season will decide F1 team’s future

Gene Haas says his team's start to the new season will decide whether or not he commits it to staying in Formula 1 beyond the end of this year.

Logano tests radical Next Gen car at Phoenix

Race fans are getting a more detailed look at NASCAR’s next generation car during its on-track test this week at ISM Raceway near Phoenix.

Stewart-Haas confirms Cole Custer’s promotion to Cup

Stewart-Haas Racing made it official on Friday morning, announcing driver Cole Custer’s promotion to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020.

Chevrolet unveils revised Camaro ZL1 for Cup Series

Chevrolet will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series next season with an updated version of its Camaro ZL1, which debuted with the 2018 campaign.

Tifft ruled out for rest of season on doctors’ advice

Front Row Motorsports confirmed Tuesday driver Matt Tifft will miss the remainder of the 2019 NASCAR season.

NASCAR completes $2 billion merger with track giant ISC

NASCAR has completed its acquisition of International Speedway Corporation and the two are now one private company.

Ally extends with Hendrick, regardless of Johnson’s future

Whether Jimmie Johnson elects to continue his NASCAR career beyond the 2020 season, his sponsor Ally Financial will remain with Hendrick Motorsports.

NASCAR to speak with Wallace after “not classy” confrontation

NASCAR plans to have “a conversation” with Bubba Wallace regarding his post-race confrontation of Alex Bowman at the Charlotte Roval.

DiBenedetto in at Wood Brothers in 2020, Menard retires

It didn’t take Matt DiBenedetto long to secure a new ride in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for next season.

Chase Elliott: How teamwork “changed the game” at superspeedways

While manufacturer and team coordination has become a key to success recently on NASCAR’s superspeedways, Cup Series star Chase Elliott is not a fan.

Five important takeaways from NASCAR's Las Vegas test

This week’s two-day test at Las Vegas Motor Speedway certainly showed this Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will be unlike any other.

Johnson 'always had a bit of enjoyment in shutting up' doubters

So far, so good for the debut of a revamped Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 team this season.