Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Kyle Busch will start on the pole for Friday night's 200-mile Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway after edging rookie Chase Elliott in qualifying.
Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, was granted a Formula One license by the FIA on Friday.
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Elliott's win at Texas allowed him to overtake Regan Smith, his JR Motorsports teammate, and Trevor Bayne for the top spot in the Nationwide point standings. He became the youngest points leader in series history.
Last Monday, Joey Logano won at Texas -- a race delayed one day due to rain -- and joined Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Daytona 500), Kevin Harvick (Phoenix), Brad Keselowski (Las Vegas), Carl Edwards (Bristol), Kyle Busch (Fontana, Calif.) and Kurt Busch (Martinsville) as those drivers who have all but guaranteed themselves a position in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
After winning Monday's rain-delayed race at Texas Motor Speedway, Joey Logano is already looking ahead to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick had their race end early in Monday's rain-delayed Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Persistent rain at Texas Motor Speedway forced the postponement of Sunday's Duck Commander 500.
Tony Stewart will start on the pole for a Sprint Cup Series race for the first time in 19 months after edging Brad Keselowski in the closing seconds of Saturday's qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.
In Thursday's practice sessions at Texas, Smith posted the third fastest lap overall at 179.850 mph, while Bayne was fourth overall on the charts at 179.653 mph.
Last Sunday, Kurt Busch won at Martinsville after rebounding from a pit-road incident with Brad Keselowski and Kasey Kahne early in the race and then passing Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 11 laps to go. Busch held off Johnson at the finish by just 0.26 seconds to snap an 83-race winless drought in Sprint Cup. He also joined his younger brother, Kyle, as well as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards and Keselowski as those drivers who have all but guaranteed themselves a berth in this year's Chase.
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Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski wrote the next chapter in NASCAR's ongoing saga of "Boys, have at it" on Sunday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
Persistent rain at Martinsville Speedway forced the postponement of Saturday's Kroger 250 Camping World Truck Series race.
Kyle Busch won Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway, while his teammate, Denny Hamlin, finished second to give Joe Gibbs Racing the front starting row for Sunday's STP 500.
After his win at Martinsville, Wallace celebrated with members of Scott's family, who live in nearby Danville, Va.
In three decades, Hendrick has accumulated 219 wins in NASCAR's premier series. Twenty one of those victories have come at Martinsville, a 0.526-mile oval, which is the shortest racetrack on the series' schedule.
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Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, a seven-time champion in the sport, passed away on Tuesday after battling cancer for several years. She was 72.
After nearly pulling off a weekend sweep at Auto Club Speedway in his home state of California, Kyle Larson is proving that he is the next big star in NASCAR.
Denny Hamlin did not compete in Sunday's 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway due to a sinus infection that is affecting his vision.
Elliott Sadler won the pole for Saturday's 300-mile Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway, while his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch, will have to start from the rear of the field after his car failed technical inspection.
After struggling with NASCAR's new knockout- style of qualifying in the first couple of weeks, Matt Kenseth has figured out the modified format well enough now to earn him the pole for Sunday's 400-mile race at Auto Club Speedway.
With drivers Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Elliott Sadler, JGR will attempt to win its 10th consecutive race in NASCAR's second-tier series at ACS on Saturday.
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The series is racing at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California this weekend. It's the fifth race on the 2014 schedule.
Tony Stewart didn't win Sunday's rain- delayed race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but he was quite pleased with his fourth-place finish there after having a disappointing start to the season.
Persistent rain has created an afternoon- long of frustration for drivers and race fans at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Kyle Larson claimed his first career pole in the Nationwide Series after beating Kyle Busch in Saturday's qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin won the pole for the Food City 500 after beating Brad Keselowski by 0.003 seconds in Friday's qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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In 10 Nationwide starts at Bristol, Bayne has scored three top-10 finishes, including a sixth-place run here last August.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski have all but guaranteed themselves a berth in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Earnhardt kicked off the season by winning the Daytona 500. Harvick picked up the victory at Phoenix, and Keselowski, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion, scored the win last weekend at Las Vegas.
Having already won the Daytona 500 last month, driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and crew chief Steve Letarte had nothing to lose when they gambled on fuel in Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Rookie Ty Dillon claimed his first career pole in the Nationwide Series after winning knockout qualifying at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Last Saturday, Busch won a Nationwide race at Phoenix International Raceway for a record third straight time, even though the scheduled 200-lap event there was cut short by 32 laps due to rain. He also earned his record- extending 64th career win in the series.
Rule changes for the intermediate tracks this season include statically setting the race car ride height and eliminating the pre-and-post-race front- height rules and inspections. The package also contains a square leading edge on the splitter, side-skirt and rear-fascia adjustments and an eight-inch rear spoiler. A 43-inch by 13-inch radiator pan are among the changes as well.
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Kurt Busch will try to become the first driver in a decade to compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.
After making just his second start with Stewart-Haas Racing, Kevin Harvick is virtually guaranteed of clinching a spot in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning at Phoenix International Raceway.
Brad Keselowski made it a weekend sweep in NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series pole wins at Phoenix International Raceway.
Brad Keselowski won the inaugural knockout- style of qualifying in the Sprint Cup Series after setting a new track record at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday.
NASCAR is using knockout qualifying for all points-paying races in Sprint Cup with the exception of last week's Daytona 500, in which the starting lineup was determined by time trials and the twin qualifying races (Budweiser Duel).
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Hey, Dale Earnhardt Jr., welcome to the world of social media.
Following a near six-and-a-half-hour delay for rain, the 56th running of the Daytona 500 is underway again.
The 56th running of the Daytona 500 has been briefly stopped due to rain.
How hungry is Hamlin for a victory in the Daytona 500?
Five new members were added to the roster of nominees for the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday, including former Cup Series champions Bill Elliott and Terry Labonte.
Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole position while his teammate, James Hinchcliffe, finished second in Saturday's IndyCar Series qualifying to give Andretti Autosport a front row speed for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Starting fourth, Sato overtook Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2012 IndyCar champion, for second on lap 23 and then grabbed the lead seven laps later when then leader Will Power made his pit stop. Sato dominated the remainder of the 80- lap race. He held off Graham Rahal before a caution came on the penultimate lap for an incident involving Tony Kanaan. The race ended under caution.
Takuma Sato will start of the pole for the Verizon IndyCar Series season-opening race on the streets of St. Petersburg after winning Saturday's qualifying, which was delayed more than three hours due to severe thunderstorms.
After spending the past 12 years in Formula One and NASCAR, Montoya is racing Indy cars again. The 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1999 CART champion is driving for team owner Roger Penske, rather than Chip Ganassi, for whom he raced in CART and NASCAR.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti has a new role in the IndyCar Series' biggest race of the season -- pace car driver.
Gary Bettenhausen, who competed in 21 Indianapolis 500s between 1968 and 1993 and was a member of one of open-wheel racing's most well-known families, passed away on Sunday at his Indiana home. He was 72.
The IndyCar Series will now be known as the Verizon IndyCar Series.
This year's Indianapolis 500 will feature a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting field.
Chip Ganassi Racing revealed on Friday its four-car driver lineup for the 2014 IndyCar Series season, with Ryan Briscoe joining the team and Tony Kanaan replacing Dario Franchitti in the No. 10 car.
Seven weeks after his near-fatal crash during a race in Houston, Dario Franchitti, a four-time IndyCar Series champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, announced his retirement from racing, effectively immediately.
Team Penske drivers Will Power, Helio Castroneves and A.J. Allmendinger swept the front row in Friday's qualifying for the IndyCar Series season-ending race at Auto Club Speedway.
Two weeks ago, Castroneves came to Houston for IndyCar's doubleheader weekend with a season-high 49-point advantage over Dixon. Castroneves had scored 12 straight top-10 finishes, including a victory in June at Texas Motor Speedway, but the Team Penske driver had a frustrating weekend in Houston, finishing 18th in the first race and 23rd in the second event. He experienced a gearbox problem in the early going of each race.
IndyCar announced its 2014 schedule on Thursday, with 18 races to be contested within a five-month period.
IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti underwent a second surgical procedure on Monday in Indianapolis to repair the talus bone in his broken right ankle.
Safety concerns for both race car drivers and race fans are once again in the spotlight following Dario Franchitti's horrific crash in Sunday's IndyCar Series event in Houston.
One day after winning the first race in the Grand Prix of Houston weekend doubleheader, Scott Dixon got a gift from Mother Nature.
While team owner A.J. Foyt returned to the racetrack for the first time in a while, his driver, Takuma Sato, will start on the pole for the IndyCar Series' first race in a weekend doubleheader at Reliant Park.
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Chip Ganassi Racing made two major announcements on Friday, with driver Tony Kanaan joining the team and the organization switching from Honda to Chevrolet for the 2014 IndyCar Series season.
After finishing ninth in the most recent IndyCar race, the Sept. 1 Grand Prix of Baltimore, Helio Castroneves increased his lead in the championship standings to a season-high 49 points over Scott Dixon, who finished 19th. Dixon started on the pole but was involved in a wreck with Will Power following a restart late in the event.
Juan Pablo Montoya is leaving NASCAR at the end of this season and returning to the IndyCar Series to drive for Team Penske in 2014.
IndyCar placed Chip Ganassi Racing driver Scott Dixon on probation for the remainder of the year and fined him $30,000 for making disparaging remarks toward race officials and other competitors following the Sept. 1 Grand Prix of Baltimore.
Scott Dixon will start on the pole for the Grand Prix of Baltimore after topping Will Power in Saturday's qualifying.
Dixon had led the most laps with 27 and was in front of the field when he was penalized for a pit-lane safety violation. The penalty cost Dixon a chance to win the race and trim Castroneves' lead in the championship standings. Castroneves came to Sonoma with a 31-point advantage.
Dario Franchitti won the pole while his teammate, Scott Dixon, secured the second starting position to give Chip Ganassi Racing a front row sweep for Sunday's IndyCar Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
All 25 teams entered in Sunday's race participated in a test session at Sonoma. Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Dario Franchitti and Dixon topped the time sheets. Franchitti, the four-time series champion, made a lap around this 2.385-mile, 12-turn road course in 1 minute, 18.2945 seconds. Dixon's best lap came in at 1:18.3694.
Ryan Hunter-Reay will start on the pole for Sunday's IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course after edging Will Power in qualifying.
Dixon's winning-momentum could very well continue this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He has won four of the six IndyCar-sanctioned races at Mid- Ohio, including victories in 2011 and '12.
Scott Dixon scored a weekend sweep in the IndyCar Series doubleheader on the streets of Toronto with a dominating performance in the second race on Sunday.
Scott Dixon won Saturday's qualifying, while his teammate, Dario Franchitti, finished second to give Chip Ganassi Racing the front starting row for race 2 in the IndyCar Series' doubleheader this weekend on the streets of Toronto.
Dario Franchitti won Friday's qualifying for the first of two IndyCar Series races this weekend on the streets of Toronto.
The third and final doubleheader in 2013 will occur at Houston's Reliant Park, which is a new venue on the series schedule this season, on Oct. 5-6.
Andretti Autosport dominated Saturday's qualifying for the 400-mile IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway with three of its drivers securing all the positions on the front starting row.
After seeking feedback from drivers, engineers and teams during previous testing at Pocono, IndyCar officials made slight changes to the aerodynamic specifications for the cars in this race.
Helio Castroneves won Saturday's third and final qualifying heat race to claim the pole position for the IndyCar Series event on Sunday at Iowa Speedway.
Hunter-Reay won last year's race at Iowa, which was his second of three straight victories. His winning streak continued in Toronto.
Andretti Autosport dominated Friday's qualifying for the IndyCar Series race at The Milwaukee Mile, with all four of its drivers finishing in the top-five.
Last Saturday, Hunter-Reay gave his season a much-needed boost with a second- place finish at Texas. Right now, Helio Castroneves holds a 22-point lead over Marco Andretti, while Hunter-Reay trails by 27.
IndyCar announced on Tuesday that Helio Castroneves' team received penalties due to an issue with the underwing on his race-winning car last Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
Will Power will start on the pole for the Firestone 550 IndyCar Series race after winning Friday's qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.
One year ago, Justin Wilson scored the victory at Texas after starting 17th in his Dale Coyne Racing car. It marked the lowest starting position for an IndyCar race winner at this 1.5-mile racetrack.
Mike Conway will start on the pole for the second race in the IndyCar Series doubleheader this weekend at Detroit's Belle Isle Park.
Dario Franchitti won Friday's qualifying for the for the first of two IndyCar Series races this weekend at Detroit's Belle Isle Park.
The first 70-race at Belle Isle Park is scheduled for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, and the second is slated for Sunday at the same time. If a driver wins both events here, that person will collect a $50,000 bonus.
Tony Kanaan's victory in Sunday's 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 netted him a payday of $2,353,355.
Tony Kanaan's first Indianapolis 500 victory in his 12th attempt came with a couple good luck charms.
Simon Pagenaud drove his Honda-powered Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports car to the top of the charts in Friday's final practice session for the Indianapolis 500.
Helio Castroneves from Team Penske and Dario Franchitti from Chip Ganassi Racing have three victories each at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
What a turnaround it has been for A.J. Allmendinger during the past 10 months.
The nine starting positions that remained for the May 26 Indianapolis 500 were determined during Sunday's "Bump Day" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Ed Carpenter will start on the pole position for the first time in the Indianapolis 500 after pulling off a stunning victory in Saturday's time trials at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.