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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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • YellaWood 500 results

    NASCAR Cup Series Race — 53rd Annual YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, Alabama Monday, October 4, 2021 (19) Bubba Wallace, Toyota, 117. (7) Brad Keselowski (P), Ford, 117. (8) Joey Logano (P), Ford, 117. (14) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 117. (12) Christopher Bell (P), Toyota, 117. (24) Chris Buescher, Ford, 117. (1) Denny Hamlin (P), Toyota, […]

  • Bubba Wallace becomes first Black driver to win NASCAR race since 1963

    Bubba Wallace got his first-ever NASCAR Cup Series victory when he cashed in on a rainstorm that ended Monday’s YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway after 117 of a scheduled 188 laps. Wallace took the lead on Lap 113. A crash brought out a caution three laps later. During the caution hard rain began to fall […]

  • Former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley killed in shooting

    Former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley was shot and killed in Athens, Ga., on Saturday night. He was 31. Townley and a 30-year-old female were shot just before 9 p.m. ET, Athens-Clarke County police told the Athens Banner-Herald. Townley died of his injuries at a local hospital and the woman has serious injuries. Police are […]

  • NASCAR Cup race at Talladega (rain) postponed till Monday

    The NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 at Talladega has been postponed until Monday because of rain. The race, the second of the series’ Playoffs Round of 12, was rescheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Monday. The race had been scheduled to start Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. Denny Hamlin, who won a week ago and […]

  • Denny Hamlin takes South Point 400 for second win in 2021

    For the first 26 weeks of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, a big question was whether Denny Hamlin would win a race this season. That question has been replaced by two others. How many races will the Joe Gibbs Racing driver win this year? And is he now the favorite to win his first […]

  • Weekend preview: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    The second round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs begins with Sunday’s South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and already the championship battle has proven to be both intense and unpredictable. The regular-season champion, Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Larson continues to hold on […]

  • Kyle Larson edges Kevin Harvick, tempers flare at Bristol

    Kyle Larson added to his NASCAR Cup Series-leading win total on Saturday night when he passed Kevin Harvick for the lead with four laps to go to win the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Larson’s sixth win of the season came by fractions of a second over Harvick. “It […]

  • Weekend Preview: Bristol Motor Speedway

    All three of NASCAR’s top touring series head for Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend with something momentous on the line. In the NASCAR Cup and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, drivers at or near the bottom of the Playoff grid are trying to stave off elimination as the first round of the Playoffs comes to […]

  • NASCAR’s 2022 schedule features new venues, playoff shakeup

    In 2022, the NASCAR Cup Series will return to the Last Great Coliseum after visiting one of the first great coliseums for the first time. The series will also make its first trip to the shores of the Mississippi under the shadow of the Gateway Arch. And the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs will have a […]

  • Martin Truex Jr. snaps winless streak by taking Richmond

    Martin Truex, Jr. ended a 15-race winless streak on Saturday night when he won the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway in Virginia. The victory in the second race of the Round of 16 in the Playoffs was Truex’s fourth of the season and secured him a berth in the […]

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