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Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes pole for final Talladega race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won the pole for his final scheduled Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt is retiring from full-time...

Christopher Bell wins Truck Series championship for KBM

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch celebrated one championship already this weekend when driver Christopher Bell captured the Truck Series championship. It was the first...

Column: Larson’s bad break changes NASCAR’s playoff picture

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson felt a cylinder drop, and then his engine failed. With a puff of smoke, his season was essentially...

Earnhardt rises as NASCAR’s conscience in farewell season

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Retirement Dale has been Blunt Dale. As his final season ticks away, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has grabbed a bullhorn and...

Denny Hamlin takes pole for NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin's streak is alive. Hamlin topped qualifying Friday night for the NASCAR Cup playoff race Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway,...

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...

Wood Brothers shining in rare moment in playoffs spotlight

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — If the Wood Brothers need any advice for Sunday's critical playoff race at Martinsville Speedway, the team can turn to...

Activist burns Nazi-Confederate flag near NASCAR speedway

LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) — A Pennsylvania attorney burned a combination Confederate-Nazi flag near a major NASCAR race in Alabama. AL.com reports 67-year-old Gene Stilp burned the flag...

Column: Truex appreciates every aspect of his time on top

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — As Martin Truex Jr. leads lap after lap, week after week, in this season of rare dominance, it is easy...

Win one for Jr.: JR Motorsports has 3 shots at Xfinity...

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. can still end his final NASCAR season with a championship. He just won't be the one driving...

Johnson, Kenseth on bubble as Kansas elimination race looms

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and...

Tony Stewart hints he may run some NASCAR events in future

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart hasn't ruled out a return in some form to NASCAR, perhaps in the Xfinity Series or at Charlotte...

Christopher Bell races to first NASCAR Xfinity Series win

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Christopher Bell raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday, beating dominant Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones...

Elliott fastest playoff driver in Martinsville practice

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Chase Elliott was fastest of the playoff contenders in the final practice before Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway. The playoff field has...

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...

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...

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...

NASCAR Foundation names 4 finalists for Humanitarian Award

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The NASCAR Foundation has chosen four finalists for the seventh annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. The award spotlights volunteers...

Truex confident as NASCAR’s dominant driver hits Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. already looks like the coolest cat at the club, with his shades and scruff and disarming...

William Byron gives Dale Jr.’s race team Xfinity title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the best retirement gift he could have asked for when William Byron won the Xfinity Series...

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