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Multiple NASCAR suspensions following Kansas penalties

NASCAR issued several penalties on Tuesday – including multiple suspensions – for issues arising out of last weekend’s Xfinity and Cup races at Kansas Speedway.

Dale Jr. on NASCAR Next Gen: "It just does everything better"

A trio of former NASCAR stars took their turn driving the Next Gen car on Tuesday and all seemed impressed with their experience.

Team Penske in danger of being locked out of Championship 4

One race remains for NASCAR Cup Series drivers to lock themselves into the Championship 4 and it looks like Team Penske’s drivers may have to fight amongst themselves for the final spot.

Larson takes Kansas Cup win in emotional day for Hendrick Kansas II
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Larson takes Kansas Cup win in emotional day for Hendrick

Kyle Larson’s remarkable season continued as he held off Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott at Kansas to win his ninth NASCAR Cup Series race of the season.

Earnhardt, Stewart, Bowyer to test NASCAR Next Gen car

Three former stars of the NASCAR Cup Series – two of them members of the Hall of Fame – are set to take part in a Next Gen test this coming week.

Ricciardo “would have cried” if he’d heard Earnhardt’s comments

McLaren ace Daniel Ricciardo admits he would have cried if he’d heard Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s response to him driving the ex-Earnhardt Sr. 1984 Chevrolet NASCAR at Circuit of The Americas.

Hamlin: NASCAR needs an "F1-style approach" to race weekends Kansas II
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Hamlin: NASCAR needs an "F1-style approach" to race weekends

NASCAR Cup Series star Denny Hamlin says he’s been paying more attention to Formula One racing and thinks NASCAR could benefit from how it showcases its product on race weekends.

Chase Elliott on his NASCAR playoff status: "We'll be alright" Texas II
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Chase Elliott on his NASCAR playoff status: "We'll be alright"

Beset by troublesome tire issues, Chase Elliott managed a solid finish at Texas but saw his position in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs take a hit.

Byron is out of the NASCAR playoffs but "here to stay"

William Byron was already out of NASCAR Cup Series playoff contention but he believes his team’s performance Sunday at Texas spoke volumes for the future

Late-race setbacks for several playoff drivers at Texas

All eight drivers remaining in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs were running on the lead lap and without any major issues for most of Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway, but that would not last.

Larson locks himself into Championship 4 with Texas Cup win Texas II
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Larson locks himself into Championship 4 with Texas Cup win

Kyle Larson – one of the clear favorites to win the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series championship – gained the opportunity to do so with a victory Sunday at Texas.

What time and channel is the NASCAR playoffs at Texas Texas II
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What time and channel is the NASCAR playoffs at Texas

The Round of 8 begins at the 1.5 mile Texas Motor Speedway with the championship finale just one month away.

Liberty University inks sponsorship extension with HMS, Byron

Liberty University and Hendrick Motorsports have agreed to a new five-year sponsorship deal of HMS’ No. 24 NASCAR Cup Series team and driver William Byron.

Ricciardo to demo Earnhardt NASCAR Cup car at US GP after Brown bet

Daniel Ricciardo will get to drive one of Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR Cup cars at the United States Grand Prix, after winning his Formula 1 bet with boss Zak Brown.

Logano after Next Gen Roval test: "You can line us up and go"

Yes, there are heat and steering issues still to be worked out, but after two days of testing the Next Gen car on the Charlotte Roval, Joey Logano said he could be ready to race it.

Tony Stewart to join NHRA as team owner in 2022
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Tony Stewart to join NHRA as team owner in 2022

NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart is branching out into yet another form of motorsports, fielding two entries in the NHRA next season.

How NASCAR is gearing up for its "biggest change" in 2022

It’s not just Formula 1 that’s set for upheaval in 2022, as the NASCAR Cup series adopts its Next Gen cars that will cast any in-built advantages aside and require teams to adopt a totally new way of operating. Far more than just a change of machinery, the new cars amount to a shift in NASCAR's core philosophy

Why Bubba Wallace’s Talladega win is such a big moment for NASCAR

Bubba Wallace claimed his maiden NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega on Monday to become the first Black victor in the category since Wendell Scott in 1963. Both Wallace and Scott had faced obstacles and racism in their paths to their breakthrough wins, and NASCAR is trying to put it right with its range of diversity programmes

Why NASCAR's most resilient driver has landed on his feet at 23XI Prime

Why NASCAR's most resilient driver has landed on his feet at 23XI

In a career that has had many ups and downs, Kurt Busch has been written off many times before. But facing career uncertainty after the sale of Chip Ganassi's NASCAR team, the 2004 Cup champion has found a new berth at Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan's 23XI organization - which underlines his enduring value

From the archive: Dale Earnhardt’s final Autosport interview Prime

From the archive: Dale Earnhardt’s final Autosport interview

The death of Dale Earnhardt in the 2001 Daytona 500 shocked NASCAR to the core. At the Daytona 24 Hours, two weeks before his fatal accident, ‘The Intimidator’ shared his expectations of challenging for an eighth Cup title with JONATHAN INGRAM, in an article first published in the 15 February 2001 issue of Autosport magazine. Little did we know then what tragedy would unfold…