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Veteran driver Aric Almirola retiring after ’22 season

Veteran driver Aric Almirola announced Monday that the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season will be his last. The 37-year-old driver of the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 10 Ford said he wants to spend more time with his family. “To be the best in this business you’ve got to be selfish and for the last 37 years […]

  • NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson joins IndyCar full time

    Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson plans to race a full IndyCar season in 2022, including the Indianapolis 500. Johnson, 46, retired from NASCAR after the 2020 season and moved to open-wheel racing in 2021, competing only in road and street courses. His best finish in 12 events was 17th at the season finale […]

  • Four-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Sr. dies

    Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Sr. died on Thursday after a 17-year battle with cancer. He was 82. Unser died at his home in Chama, N.M., the Indianapolis Motor Speedway said on Friday. He had 39 victories, including wins at the Indianapolis 500 in 1970, 1971, 1978 and 1987. He also collected three national […]

  • NASCAR bringing back practices, qualifying in ’22

    Practices and qualifiers will return to NASCAR races in 2022 after being all but curtailed for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR announced Friday that the knockout-style qualifying will depend on the track type and the race series but that it will go on for all three national series in 2022. […]

  • Kyle Larson wins in Phoenix to clinch NASCAR Cup Series title

    Kyle Larson’s 2020 season ended in shame. His 2021 season ended in glory. Larson won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway and the season title that went along with that victory. “I cannot believe it,” Larson said after wiping a torrent of tears from his face, crawling out of his car, hugging his […]

  • Daniel Hemric bags Xfinity title with first win

    AVONDALE, Ariz. – Daniel Hemric picked the perfect time to win his first NASCAR national series race — and a title came with it. Executing an aggressive bump-and-run in Saturday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship race, Hemric passed Austin Cindric in the final two corners at Phoenix Raceway. Approaching the finish line, the cars collided […]

  • Ben Rhodes wins NASCAR Truck Series title; Chandler Smith takes race

    AVONDALE, Ariz. — A bantamweight boxer in the training room, Ben Rhodes punched like a heavyweight on Friday at Phoenix Raceway. On Lap 142 of 150 in the Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship race, Rhodes tapped the tailgate of Zane Smith’s Chevrolet with the nose of his No. 99 ThorSport Racing […]

  • Chase Elliott seeks back-to-back NASCAR Cup titles at Phoenix

    The laps of tussle and suspense that finalized the NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 drivers last week in the penultimate race of the season has ensured a high-octane excitement level for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship (3 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The race in Phoenix is sure to deliver a […]

  • Alex Bowman wins at Martinsville; Championship 4 field set

    Alex Bowman’s shot to win the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series championship died when he was eliminated from playoffs on Oct. 10 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. But on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, Bowman got some redemption when he won the Xfinity 500 NASCAR Cup Series in Virginia in overtime. He captured the win when […]

  • Noah Gragson snags Championship 4 spot with Martinsville victory

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — To get to the Championship 4, you have to drive like a champion. That’s what Noah Gragson did on Saturday night in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race Dead On Tools 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Faced with the necessity of winning the race to keep his NASCAR Xfinity Series title hopes alive, […]

  • Zane Smith vaults into Championship 4 race with Martinsville win

    On a track strewn with spinning trucks and broken hearts, Zane Smith catapulted into the Championship 4 with a thrilling overtime victory in Saturday’s United Rentals 200 at Virginia’s Martinsville Speedway. In a no-holds-barred race that featured 14 cautions for 89 laps, Smith won under yellow after he, Stewart Friesen and Todd Gilliland raced three-wide […]

  • Weekend Preview: Martinsville

    No other track on the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff schedule has produced as many champions as Sunday’s venue, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, which plays host to the Xfinity 500 (2 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). This race sets the Championship 4 who will compete for the season title next week at Phoenix Raceway. […]

  • Dominant Kyle Larson cruises to ninth win of season at Kansas

    Though already locked into the four-driver championship-deciding NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix in two weeks, Kyle Larson refused to take the day off on Sunday at Kansas Speedway. Larson held off Hendrick Motorsports teammate and fellow playoffs driver Chase Elliott over the final 14 laps to win the Hollywood Casino 400. The victory in […]

  • Ty Gibbs earns fourth NASCAR Xfinity win in Kansas with late pass

    Ty Gibbs continued his phenomenal NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie season on Saturday with his fourth victory of the year in the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Gibbs passed reigning series champion Austin Cindric on Lap 190 and 200 and beat the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford to the finish line by […]

  • Driver Carson Ware suspended indefinitely after arrest

    NASCAR suspended part-time Xfinity Series driver Carson Ware following his arrest on charges of assaulting a woman in North Carolina. NASCAR officials cited a violation of Section 12.8.1.e in the member conduct guidelines of the NASCAR rule book, which includes “being charged with or convicted of significant criminal violations.” Ware, 21, was given a $1,000 […]

  • Kyle Larson scores big win at Texas Motor Speedway

    The undisputed top driver in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021 earned the chance to finish his best season off with a championship on Sunday when he won the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in overtime. That driver is Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson, who has now won eight races this season, three […]

  • John Hunter Nemechek overcomes penalty for second Xfinity Series win

    John Hunter Nemechek overcame a late race pit penalty to rally through the field and take his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday in the Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas Motor Speedway — the first of three Playoff events that will set the Championship Four field for the season finale. Nemechek, whose full-time […]

  • Road warrior Kyle Larson rallies to win at Charlotte Roval

    Kyle Larson fought back from early race electrical problems that moved him to the rear of the field, passed Denny Hamlin for the lead with eight laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 400 at the Roval. The win was Larson’s series-best seventh of 2021. It was […]

  • AJ Allmendinger streaks to third straight NASCAR Xfinity win at Charlotte

    AJ Allmendinger stayed undefeated at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course in Concord, N.C. The driver of the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet won his third straight race at the 2.28-mile, 17-turn Roval and achieved several milestones in the process. With his overtime victory in the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross […]

  • Weekend preview: Charlotte ROVAL

    The Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course is set to punctuate what has been a thrilling and unpredictable second round of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs with Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 (2 p.m. ET on NBC, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). This 4-year-old race on the Charlotte Road Course, or ROVAL, incorporates portions […]

  • Ben Kennedy’s evolving leadership role at NASCAR

    As NASCAR has announced bold new editions of the 2022 race schedules for its three premier series in the last few weeks, a fresh voice in leadership has essentially taken the corporate green flag — 29-year-old Ben Kennedy. The great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. has been the “point man” on the schedule work, […]

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