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Kurt Busch, 4 other drivers top 200 mph in Texas qualifying

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch went faster than anyone has ever gone in NASCAR Cup qualifying on a 1 1/2-mile track. While...

Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Johnny Sauter and wife Cortney welcomed their fourth child, a girl named Alice, on Wednesday morning. "It was a crazy...

William Byron leads Daytona 500 practice on opening day

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports rookie William Byron has posted the fastest lap in practice for the Daytona 500. Byron turned a lap...

Chip Ganassi wants to keep rolling after 200th victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi likes to tell his drivers there is no such thing as accidents, all are preventable. Unless, of course, a...

Earnhardt wins most popular for 15th year

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrapped up his final season as a NASCAR driver with one last piece of hardware. He won...

As sponsorship dollars dwindle, NASCAR’s stars fade

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth, a future Hall of Famer, likely has two races left in his life as a famous NASCAR driver. The...

Alonso’s team suffers setback after crash in Rolex practice

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fernando Alonso's first Rolex 24 at Daytona will begin from the middle of the grid after a mediocre qualifying effort. Alonso was...

Truex and Pollex win NASCAR’s top award for contributions

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The career year for Martin Truex Jr. rolls on. Truex and partner Sherry Pollex on Wednesday won the prestigious Myers Brothers...

NASCAR season begins with Truex reigning, series rebuilding

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has been all over the country during his brief reign as NASCAR's newest champion. Since winning his first...

NASCAR heads to Atlanta with a Daytona 500 hangover

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon is still celebrating his Daytona 500 victory and Bubba Wallace is relishing his sudden breakout as NASCAR's newest...

PNC Bank ups sponsorship with Ganassi to Scott Dixon’s car

Chip Ganassi needed a sponsor for his star IndyCar driver and refused to compromise the value of Scott Dixon simply to slap any company...

Darian Grubb named crew chief for William Byron in 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Veteran crew chief Darian Grubb will lead rookie William Byron when he steps up to NASCAR's top level next season...

Truex maintains role as favorite at NASCAR’s media day

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's four championship contenders were seated elbow-to-elbow previewing their upcoming title race when they were asked to give one...

Drivers competing in the NASCAR championship race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A glance at the four drivers in the NASCAR championship race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway: DRIVER: Kyle Busch TEAM: No. 18 Toyota,...

Truex sets course for repeat bid of 1st career NASCAR title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Sr. had a familiar deckhand this week when he unhitched his boat for a fishing trip off...

Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life...

Sauter wins season-opening Truck Series race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Johnny Sauter won the season-opening NASCAR Truck Series race Friday night at Daytona International Speedway for his third victory...

Hendrick Motorsports rolls into Daytona 500 with new look

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rick Hendrick threw a glamorous party last fall when he formally introduced his 2018 driver lineup. It was a lavish...

Truex fastest among championship contenders at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest of the four NASCAR Cup Series championship contenders in qualifying and will start second...

Column: Earnhardt long ago outgrew his father’s shadow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — He was so shy, so skinny, not yet somebody. It was around 1997 and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was testing at Talladega...

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