NASCAR Cup News

The ten closest finishes from the 2021 NASCAR season

The top three national divisions of NASCAR featured some exciting battles and incredible finishes during the past year. Take a look back at the ten closest margins of victory from the 2021 season.

Petty GMS Motorsports ready to 'hit the ground running'

GMS Racing’s recent purchase of a majority interest in Richard Petty Motorsports has resulted in a rebranded two-car NASCAR Cup Series organization called Petty GMS Motorsports.

Three crew members indefinitely suspended by NASCAR

On Friday, NASCAR issued three indefinite suspensions to crew members working in both the Cup and Xfinity Series.

Chase Elliott named Most Popular Driver for fourth time
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Chase Elliott named Most Popular Driver for fourth time

Chase Elliott did not repeat as NASCAR Cup Series champion, but he did – again – as the series’ most popular driver.

GMS Racing buys majority interest in Richard Petty Motorsports
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GMS Racing buys majority interest in Richard Petty Motorsports

Richard Petty Motorsports has sold a majority interest of its team to GMS Racing's Maury Gallagher.

New deal aims to revitalize Nashville Fairgrounds for NASCAR
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New deal aims to revitalize Nashville Fairgrounds for NASCAR

The city of Nashville has reached a deal to renovate and modernize the Nashville Fairgrounds for NASCAR competition.

Todd Gilliland lands full-time NASCAR Cup drive with Front Row Motorsports

Front Row Motorsports has promoted Todd Gilliland to the NASCAR Cup Series alongside Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell, and added Zane Smith to run Trucks as part of its 2022 season driver lineup.

NASCAR's Chase Elliott to compete in Nitro RallyCross finale
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NASCAR's Chase Elliott to compete in Nitro RallyCross finale

Chase Elliott, the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion, will join Kyle Busch in trying his hand in off-road rallycross racing.

Spire Motorsports to field NASCAR Truck team in 2022
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Spire Motorsports to field NASCAR Truck team in 2022

Spire Motorsports will field a team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next season but still hasn’t settled on a driver.

NASCAR confirms practice and qualifying return for 2022 national series
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NASCAR confirms practice and qualifying return for 2022 national series

All three NASCAR national series will return to holding a qualifying session in 2022 and most weekends will also see a return to practice.

NASCAR teams try to 'find that edge' with Next Gen car

Learning a totally new car presents numerous challenges to NASCAR teams as well as drivers and both are finding answers are not necessarily quick to come by.

NASCAR doesn't want Next Gen car to be "easy to drive"

NASCAR wasn’t hiding its pleasure hearing several drivers talking about the difficulty of driving the Next Gen car at the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval test.

NASCAR Next Gen car 'a new challenge' on Charlotte oval

The first day of testing on the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval track with NASCAR’s Next Gen car proved challenging for several drivers but that may not be a bad thing.

Noah Gragson to attempt to make 2022 Daytona 500 field
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Noah Gragson to attempt to make 2022 Daytona 500 field

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Noah Gragson is going to make his second consecutive attempt at making the Daytona 500.

Roush Fenway completes addition of Keselowski with NASCAR team rebrand

Roush Fenway has completed its addition of driver Brad Keselowski as a partial owner with an official rebranding of the NASCAR organization.

23XI Racing reveals crew chief lineup, new hires for 2022

23XI Racing has announced Bootie Barker and Billy Scott as their fulltime crew chiefs for the 2022 season.

How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory Phoenix II Prime
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How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory

From villain to hero, Kyle Larson had to reach his lifelong goal the hard way and go through a very public shaming after a ban for using a racial slur, but his talents shone long before his name grabbed the headlines...

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