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.
Sprint Cup Series
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).
Sprint Cup Series
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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.
Eighteen-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski won the pole for Saturday's 300-mile Nationwide Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, despite qualifying being shortened due to rain.
There appears to be no clear favorite to win the Nationwide title this year. In fact, it should be a very competitive battle throughout the season. The 33- race schedule concludes on Nov. 15 at Homestead.
Crafton had a remarkable 2013 season in trucks, scoring top-10 finishes in each of the first 16 races. He clinched the championship by simply starting the season-finale at Homestead. Even though he finished 21st in that race, which was his worst result of the year, Crafton claimed the title by a 40- point margin over Ty Dillon and a 43-point advantage over James Buescher, the 2012 titleholder. Dillon and Buescher are now full-time competitors in the Nationwide Series.
"There's always more grip with night racing, and with more grip, drivers are able to push a little bit harder than during the day," said Kevin Harvick, who won the first race in the Duel last year. "It's definitely going to be aggressive racing, and it should be a lot of fun."
The first session in Wednesday's Sprint Cup Series practice at Daytona International Speedway was cut short after a frightening multi-car crash occurred on the frontstretch.
After a 13-year hiatus, the iconic No. 3 car had quite a welcome back party in the Sprint Cup Series this past weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
The famed No. 3 made a grand return to the Sprint Cup Series, with rookie Austin Dillon driving the car to a pole win for the Feb. 23 season-opening Daytona 500.
After being sidelined for more than six months due to a leg injury, Tony Stewart's long-awaited return to racing occurred on Friday when he ran a total of 50 laps during practice at Daytona International Speedway.
The 2014 Sprint Cup Series season has arrived and with it a host of competition changes that should make this a rather amazing year in NASCAR's top racing circuit.
By submitting their votes on NASCAR's mobile app, NASCAR MOBILE, or at NASCAR.com/SprintUnlimited, fans will determine if the segments are broken down to 30 laps/35 laps/10 laps, 30/30/15 or 30/25/20.
Tony Stewart is eager to get back in the race car and has no plans for a relief driver this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
Danica Patrick is shrugging off comments that NASCAR legend Richard Petty recently made about her not having a chance to win a Sprint Cup Series race.
Richard Petty thinks Danica Patrick's chances of winning a race in NASCAR's top racing circuit are slim to none.
Reed Sorenson will drive the No. 36 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing full-time in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014, the team announced on Tuesday.
Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - NASCAR has made substantial enhancements to its penalty structure and appeals process, which goes into effect for the 2014 season.
NASCAR unveiled on Thursday sweeping changes to its Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format in 2014, expanding the field of drivers/teams from 12 to 16 and including a series of elimination rounds to determine its champion.
Former Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Jarrett and legendary engine builder Maurice Petty of the famous auto racing Petty family were among the fifth five-member class inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.
Team Penske is scheduling Ryan Blaney to compete in at least two Sprint Cup Series races and 15 Nationwide events during the 2014 season, the team announced on Wednesday.
Officials from Charlotte Motor Speedway announced on Tuesday a scheduling change to the May 17 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, with the Sprint Showdown preliminary event taking place one day earlier on Friday.
Joao Barbosa from Action Express Racing held off Wayne Taylor Racing's Max Angelelli after a restart with less than nine minutes remaining to win Sunday's prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona.
NASCAR announced a radical change to its qualifying format for the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series on Wednesday, making it similar to knockout qualifying used for Formula One and IndyCar Series road/street course races.
NASCAR is planning an overhaul to the Chase playoff format and the points system for its Sprint Cup Series this upcoming season, according to a report from the Charlotte Observer.
Driver Aric Almirola and sponsor Smithfield Foods have signed three-year contract extensions with Richard Petty Motorsports, the team announced on Wednesday.
Swan Racing announced on Monday that Iowa businessman Anthony Marlowe has joined its two-car Sprint Cup Series team as a minority owner.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. said it was a "huge shock" when he first learned of crew chief Steve Letarte's plans to depart his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team at the end of the 2014 season and join NBC Sports for its coverage of NASCAR next year.
Crew chief Steve Letarte will leave Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team at the conclusion of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season and join NBC Sports for its coverage of NASCAR next year.
Tony Stewart said he's ready to resume his driving duties next month at Daytona International Speedway after a leg injury sidelined him for the final 15 Sprint Cup Series races of the 2013 season.
Crew chief Steve Letarte will leave Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team at the conclusion of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season and join NBC Sports for its coverage of NASCAR next year, according to multiple reports.
NASCAR announced on Thursday that Richard Buck is replacing John Darby as managing director of the Sprint Cup Series.
JR Motorsports announced on Monday that Chase Elliott will drive the No. 9 Chevrolet full-time, with NAPA Auto Parts serving as his team's primary sponsor, for the 2014 Nationwide Series season.
The No. 3 car made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt is returning to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014.
Perhaps the best word to describe the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is bizarre.
For the record 11th year in a row, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won the vote as NASCAR's most popular driver by the fans.
Jeff Burton has joined Michael Waltrip Racing to test and drive the No. 66 Toyota in a select number of races during the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season, the team announced on Monday.
Both Stewart-Haas Racing and Roush Fenway Racing announced multiple personnel changes in their competition departments for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series seasons.
Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb said last Friday on the Fox Sports 1 show "Fox Sports Live" that Jimmie Johnson is not an athlete.
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.
Ryan Hunter-Reay will start on the pole for Sunday's IndyCar Series race in Brazil after setting a new track qualifying record on the Sao Paulo street circuit.
When the series first raced on the 2.536-mile, 11-turn Sao Paulo street circuit in 2010, Power survived a spectacular opening-lap crash and then endured heavy rain before making a winning pass on Ryan Hunter-Reay in the closing minutes for the win. The race was scheduled for 75 laps, but IndyCar officials placed a two-hour limit on the event due to numerous cautions for accidents and a brief halt for a thunderstorm.
Dario Franchitti finally has something to cheer about this season.
With podium finishes in the first two races this year -- second at St. Pete and third at Barber -- Helio Castroneves holds a nine-point lead over Scott Dixon, who has a pair of top-five finishes. At this point of the season last year, Castroneves held a two-point advantage over Dixon.
Defending IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will start on the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama after beating Will Power in Saturday's qualifying session at Barber Motorsports Park.
After a three-year career in the Champ Car World Series, Allmendinger switched to NASCAR in 2007. He drove for team owner Roger Penske in the Sprint Cup Series last year but lost his ride with the team after the first 17 races of the season when he was suspended for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy. He is running a limited Sprint Cup schedule for Phoenix Racing this year.
Will Power claimed his fourth consecutive pole position on the streets of St. Petersburg by winning Saturday's qualifying session for the IndyCar Series season-opener.