11:36 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — AJ Allmendinger slid sideways across the Bristol Motor Speedway finish line to edge rival Austin Cindric for both the Friday night win and the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular-season championship. The race was Cindric’s to win and the reigning Xfinity champion was four laps away from a second
12:48 AM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Chandler Smith bumped past Sheldon Creed on a late restart Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway and held on for his first NASCAR Trucks Series victory and a spot in the second round of the playoffs. The 19-year-old Georgia driver challenged Creed on the inside off a
1:06 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Homestead-Miami Speedway will return to the playoff portion of the season in 2022, while St. Louis was awarded a Cup Series race and NASCAR will race on Easter Sunday for the first time in more than three decades in schedule changes released Wednesday. Homestead hosted the season
7:12 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR will open the 2022 season inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in one of the biggest shake-ups to its schedule in years. The annual exhibition the Clash, held at Daytona International Speedway since 1979, will shift to Los Angeles next year. The invitation-only race was always
11:44 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va, — Martin Truex Jr. assumed the lead when Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch was penalized for speeding with about 50 laps to go and won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. The victory was the third for Truex in the last five
6:15 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Noah Gragson held onto the lead after a restart with seven laps to go and held off Justin Haley on Saturday to win his second consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Gragson, driving in the race with JR Motorsports owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., ended a 49-race winless streak
5:51 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Busch was fined $50,000 by NASCAR on Tuesday for recklessly entering the garage following a crash in the opening race of the playoffs. Busch was fined for a safety violation, actions detrimental to stock car racing and violating NASCAR member conduct guidelines during Saturday night’s Cup
11:17 PM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson after their cars hit nose to tail racing to the finish line Sunday night in the Southern 500 to open the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Hamlin won for the first time this season after entering the week seeded seventh in the
4:59 PM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Sheldon Creed led the final 80 laps to take his second straight NASCAR Truck Series win in the playoffs and second in a row at Darlington Raceway on Sunday. Creed, the defending series champ, opened the 10-driver playoffs with a victory outside of St. Louis on Aug.
8:10 PM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Noah Gragson held off Harrison Burton in a two-lap overtime shootout at Darlington Raceway on Saturday for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season. Gragson began his week by extending his deal to drive the series for JR Motorsports in 2022 and capped it with
Sep 2, 2021 The oldest adage in auto racing is also the sport’s greatest truth. Nothing solves a problem — more problems than you might think — like horsepower. As the 2021 NASCAR playoffs begin Sunday at Darlington Raceway, no one has more horsepower than Kyle Larson. One year ago, no one had bigger problems.
11:40 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Blaney won for the second consecutive week when the race Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway ended under caution in overtime with a typical fiery finish. Tyler Reddick took the 16th and final spot in the playoffs with a seventh-place finish. Reddick needed only to
7:55 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Wendell Scott’s grandson stood on his tippy-toes, leaned over and kissed the trophy that was nearly 60 years in the making. NASCAR presented Scott’s family with a custom trophy commemorating his historic 1963 victory prior to Saturday’s Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Scott was
3:12 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Justin Haley used a late push from Daniel Hamric to edge Kaulig Racing teammates AJ Allmendinger and Jeb Burton to win the rain-delayed Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. Haley shed tears after crossing the finish line, his third victory at Daytona. It
9:46 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway was postponed Friday night because of heavy rain. The 100-lap event will resume at 12:30 p.m. ET Saturday, about seven hours before the Cup Series regular-season finale. The forecast Saturday calls for scattered thunderstorms and a 40%
6:54 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kurt Busch will drive next season for 23XI Racing, the NASCAR team owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan, in a long-expected expansion move for the first-year organization. Hamlin, the three-time Daytona 500 winner, partnered with Jordan this year to start a team centered around Bubba Wallace.
2:31 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The family of Wendell Scott, the only Black driver to win a race at NASCAR’s top level, will receive a trophy commemorating the historic 1963 victory before Saturday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway. Scott passed Richard Petty with 25 laps remaining at Speedway Park in
7:01 PM ET Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. — Ryan Blaney took the lead from William Byron on a late restart and bobbed and weaved his way across the final seven laps to win at Michigan International Speedway. Blaney edged Byron by 0.077 seconds — the closest finish on the two-mile track since electronic scoring began.