NASCAR handed down severe penalties to Denny Hamlin's No. 11 team in the Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday after his Joe Gibbs Racing car failed post-race inspection this past Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon is a four-time champion in NASCAR's premier series, but it's been 13 years since his last title.
Jeff Gordon is hoping to win his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this year, but right now, he's celebrating his record fifth victory in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Carl Edwards will not be a part of Roush Fenway Racing's driver lineup for the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season.
Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for the Brickyard 400 after a dominating performance in Saturday's qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Rookie Chase Elliott, who won at Chicagoland, Trevor Bayne, the second-place finisher, and rookie Ty Dillon, placing fifth, are also eligible for the bonus in Saturday's 250-mile race here.
A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser have won the Indianapolis 500 four times each.
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Erik Jones won the pole for Wednesday night's Mudsummer Classic Camping World Truck Series race after posting the fastest lap in qualifying at Eldora Speedway, a half-mile dirt track.
Last year's truck race at Eldora marked the first time in nearly 43 years a NASCAR national touring series event was held on a dirt track. The last major NASCAR race ran on dirt had been on Sept. 30, 1970 when Richard Petty won the Home State 200 at the one-mile State Fairgrounds Speedway in Raleigh, North Carolina.
As a driver, team owner and track owner, Tony Stewart is in the midst of a very busy week with his obligations at Eldora Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Brian Scott will start on the pole for Saturday night's 300-mile Nationwide Series race after posting the quickest lap in qualifying at Chicagoland Speedway.
JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith won the first round of the Dash 4 Cash last Saturday at New Hampshire, collecting a $100,000 bonus from series title sponsor Nationwide Insurance and qualifying himself for the chance to win $1 million. If Smith can win the first three rounds of the D4C -- New Hampshire, Chicagoland and Indianapolis (July 26) -- and the Aug. 2 Iowa race outright, then he will be awarded an extra $600,000 - totaling $1 million.
With seven races to go before the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins, two drivers have clinched a spot in the playoffs -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski.
Six-time and defending Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson had his race end early at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday when he suffered a blown tire and then crashed into the wall.
Kyle Busch will start on the pole for the Camping World RV Sales 301 after setting a new track record and beating Jimmie Johnson in Friday's qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Timothy Peters is the only driver with multiple truck victories at this track, having won the July race the past two years.
Those drivers who qualified for New Hampshire based on their finishes at Daytona include: Regan Smith (second-place finish), Ryan Sieg (third), Ryan Reed (fourth) and Jeremy Clements (eighth). All four drivers are first-time participants in the Dash 4 Cash. Sieg and Reed are rookies in the series this year.
This year, NASCAR has expanded the Chase field to 16. The top-15 drivers with the most wins during the 26-race regular season will become eligible for the playoffs, provided they have finished in the top-30 in points. The 16th and final position will go to the driver who is the highest in points without a victory.
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NASCAR handed down penalties to Kurt Busch's No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing team on Tuesday for failing post-race inspection in the July 6 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Kurt Busch was docked 10 points for a post-race technical infraction discovered after last Sunday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Aric Almirola was only 112 days old when Richard Petty drove the No. 43 car to his historic 200th and final NASCAR win in the Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 4, 1984.
A group of nine multi-car teams competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series announced on Monday they have formed a collaborative business association called the Race Team Alliance.
A huge crash involving 16 drivers occurred early in Sunday's rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Mother Nature has interfered with racing at Daytona International Speedway once again.
David Gilliland got a lot of help from Mother Nature to win Friday's qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Qualifying for the 250-mile Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway came to an abrupt end on Friday afternoon when a pop-up rain shower soaked the backstretch and caused a multi- car crash.
Whoever finishes highest among the four eligible drivers in the July 12 race at New Hampshire -- the first event in the Dash 4 Cash -- will collect a $100,000 bonus. That person as well as the next three highest-finishing series regulars at New Hampshire will qualify for the next Dash 4 Cash race, scheduled for July 19 at Chicagoland.
For more than 30 years, a season-sweep had not occurred at Daytona until Jimmie Johnson -- Earnhardt's teammate at Hendrick Motorsports -- accomplished the feat in 2013. Johnson became the first driver to win the Daytona 500 and the 400-mile July race here since Bobby Allison in 1982.
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After winning last Saturday's race in dominating fashion at Kentucky Speedway, Brad Keselowski feels like he and his No. 2 Team Penske team are in championship form again.
Brad Keselowski's victory lane celebration at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night was briefly interrupted when he had to make a trip to the track's infield medical care center.
Brad Keselowski won the pole for the Quaker State 400, while his teammate, Joey Logano, qualified second to give Team Penske a front row sweep for Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.
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Who will be the next Sprint Cup driver to pull into victory lane in the "Bluegrass State?"
The second leg in Busch's triple duty at Kentucky is Friday night's 300-mile Nationwide Series race. Busch topped the charts in Thursday's practice session but placed 11th in final practice, held on Friday morning. NASCAR gave Nationwide teams a full-day of testing at this 1.5-mile track on Wednesday.
Busch, the driver/owner of the No. 51 Toyota, will attempt to set a personal record in trucks with his six consecutive win. He has scored victories in each of his first four starts in the series this season -- Daytona, Kansas, Charlotte and Dover -- as well as a win in last year's season-finale at Homestead. Erik Jones drove the No. 51 at Martinsville (March 30), Texas (June 6) and Gateway (June 14).
Win and you're in. That's what it takes to virtually assure a driver in making the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Jamie McMurray won the pole for the Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway for the second year in a row after setting a new track qualifying record on Saturday.
Hornish also competed in last weekend's Nationwide race at Michigan, driving JGR's No. 20 car to a second-place finish.
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Ambrose, who is in his fourth year as driver of the No. 9 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports in Sprint Cup, is considered one of the best "road-course ringers" in NASCAR. The 37-year-old Australian has two career wins in NASCAR's premier series, and both of those victories occurred at Watkins Glen (2011 and '12). In last year's race there, he started on the pole and led the most laps with 51 but was involved in an accident in the closing laps, which led to a 31st-place finish.
Having won five races in a row, Hendrick Motorsports is outrunning the competition in the Sprint Cup Series this year.
Kevin Harvick claimed his third pole of the season in the Sprint Cup Series after setting a new track qualifying record at Michigan International Speedway on Friday.
Matt Crafton, the defending truck champion and current points leader, has competed in 10 previous truck races at Gateway. Crafton's best finish here is fifth, which came in the most recent event four years ago. The driver of the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota won last week's race at Texas. It was his second victory of the season.
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Regan Smith currently holds a four-point lead over Elliott Sadler. Two weeks ago at Dover, Smith finished 10th, while Sadler placed one spot ahead of him in ninth. Both drivers have one win each this season.
Driving the No. 2 car for Penske, Montoya is currently seventh in the IndyCar point standings (147 points behind leader and teammate Will Power). Montoya finished a season-best third in last Saturday night's IndyCar race at Texas.
Persistent rain forced IndyCar Series officials to postpone Saturday's race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto weekend doubleheader until the following day.
Sebastien Bourdais will start on the pole for the first race in the Honda Indy Toronto weekend doubleheader after topping the charts in Saturday morning's qualifying.
Scott Dixon won the pole for Saturday's 300- lap IndyCar Series race, while his teammate, Tony Kanaan, qualified second to give Chip Ganassi Racing a sweep of the front starting row at Iowa Speedway.
Andretti Autosport has won five of the seven races at Iowa, including the last four (Tony Kanaan 2010, Marco Andretti 2011, Ryan Hunter-Reay 2012 and James Hinchcliffe 2013).
Juan Pablo Montoya will start on the pole in an IndyCar Series race for the first time after winning Saturday's qualifying for the Pocono IndyCar 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Helio Castroneves will start on the pole for the second race in the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston weekend doubleheader after posting the fastest lap in Sunday morning's qualifying.
Simon Pagenaud will start on the pole for the first race in the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston weekend doubleheader after topping the charts in Saturday morning's qualifying.
Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves is very happy that changes have been made to that area of the circuit after he was a victim of circumstance there in both races last year. Track workers grinded a bump that was in turn 1. The bump had caused damage to Castroneves' car in the first and second events.
With every passing day, it seems instant gratification is becoming more of a human necessity rather than a luxury.
Will Power won the pole for Saturday night's Firestone 600 and added another point to his lead in the IndyCar Series championship standings by topping the charts in Friday's qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.
With the win, Castroneves climbed up to second in the IndyCar championship standings, 19 points behind Power.
Takuma Sato will start on the pole for Sunday's second race in the IndyCar Series doubleheader weekend at Detroit's Belle Isle Park after topping Helio Castroneves in qualifying.
Helio Castroneves won the pole position for the first race in the IndyCar Series doubleheader weekend in Detroit, while Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay qualified 21st after brushing the wall in Saturday morning's qualifying session.
After beating Helio Castroneves to the finish line by only 0.060 seconds, Hunter-Reay collected $2.49 million for his victory in the Indy 500. He also took over the lead in the championship point standings. Hunter-Reay holds a 40-point advantage over Will Power. Castroneves trails by 54.
Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon led the way in Friday's final practice session for the Indianapolis 500.
Six drivers in the 33-car field have won the prestigious 500-mile race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the past -- Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Buddy Lazier, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jacques Villeneuve.
Ed Carpenter is an Indianapolis native, a graduate of Butler University and now a two-time Indianapolis 500 pole winner.
Kurt Busch escaped injury during a hard crash into the wall during Monday's practice session for the Indianapolis 500.
Ed Carpenter will start on the pole position for the Indianapolis 500 in consecutive years after topping James Hinchcliffe in the final day of qualifying on Sunday.
Kurt Busch will start on the outside of row 4 in the May 25 Indianapolis 500, as he will attempt to become the first driver in a decade to do the Indy 500/Coca-Cola 600 double on the same day.
Ed Carpenter topped the charts in Saturday's first day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, as he will attempt to win his second straight pole position for this prestigious race on Sunday.
Kurt Busch has a lot of drive time ahead of him within the next couple of weeks, as he readies himself for an attempt to run in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 25.
The start of Saturday's inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis was marred by a horrifying accident involving pole sitter Sebastian Saavedra as well as rookies Carlos Munoz and Mikhail Aleshin.
Sebastian Saavedra claimed his first pole position in the IndyCar Series with a surprise win in Friday's rain- soaked qualifying for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Twenty-five teams are on the entry list for the GP of Indianapolis. Two practice sessions were held on the road course on Thursday and a final session on Friday morning. Teams also had a one-day test here on April 30.
IndyCar officials announced on Monday that they are exploring a prospective Verizon IndyCar Series race at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La., a suburb of New Orleans.
IndyCar officials have a habit of not making the best decisions when it comes to racing after it has rained at a track.
Will Power claimed his third pole at Barber Motorsports Park after topping James Hinchcliffe in Saturday's qualifying for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
Team Penske had been the only team to win an IndyCar race at Barber, with Helio Castroneves taking the checkered flag for the inaugural event in 2010 and then Power scoring the victory here in 2011 and '12.
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.