Joe Gibbs remains NASCAR’s power, but other teams find hope

Sports 05/27/19, 10:41

Martin Truex Jr. left no doubt at the Coca-Cola 600 that Joe Gibbs Racing remains the powerhouse team.Still, those chasing JGR have reason to be encouraged for the second half of the NASCAR season. Truex overcame a flat tire after hitting the wall early, then won a four-wide race on the ...

Most drivers want NASCAR’s longest race to remain 600 miles

Sports 05/25/19, 07:55

With a furrowed brow NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip scoffed at the notion that the Coca-Cola 600 race is too long and should be shortened by, say, maybe a hundred miles or so."Is that what some thirty-something said?" the 72-year-old Waltrip said to The Associated Press.Well, as a matter of fact...Richard ...

Update: 1st wreck takes out Harvick, others at Talladega

Sports 04/28/19, 13:53

The Latest on NASCAR's Cup series race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 2:45 p.m. It didn't take long for the first wreck at Talladega Superspeedway. The first one caught up Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick. NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon (3) awaits the final round of qualifying for ...

NASCAR penalizes top teams shortly before Talladega race

Sports 04/28/19, 11:48

The four Joe Gibbs Racing cars and both Roush Fenway rides will start at the rear at Talladega Superspeedway.NASCAR announced less than two hours before Sunday's Cup series race that they were among eight penalized for unapproved adjustments.That includes points leader Kyle Busch, Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex ...

Hamlin hoping for some hometown advantage

Sports 04/12/19, 16:32

Denny Hamlin would love to think he has an advantage when it comes to racing at Richmond Raceway.The Joe Gibbs Racing star has won three times on the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval and has been coming to the track for much of his life, even long before the Virginia native became ...

Column: Gibbs needs to find seat for Bell in the big leagues

Sports 04/08/19, 16:29

Joe Gibbs has too many winning drivers in his organization. It is a good problem to have, but one that has led to increased speculation about his plans to juggle all his talent.The Gibbs organization swept Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend as Christopher Bell won the Xfinity Series race Saturday ...

Elliott earns 1st short track pole with run at Bristol

Sports 04/05/19, 18:07

Chase Elliott earned his first pole on a short track with a fast lap around Bristol Motor Speedway in Friday qualifying.Elliott turned a lap at 131.7132 mph Friday around the bullring to earn the fifth pole of his career. His previous four were at either Daytona or Talladega, the biggest ...

Update: Kyle Busch wins Stage 2 at ISM Raceway

Sports 03/10/19, 16:19

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race near Phoenix (all times local):2:20 p.m.Kyle Busch led the field under caution to win the second stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway, and now will aim for his 199th career win in its top three series.Busch also won ...

Update: Harvick keeps lead after 1st stage in Vegas

Sports 03/03/19, 16:38

The Latest on the NASCAR race in Las Vegas (all times local):1:35 p.m.Kevin Harvick is leading from the pole after the first stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race in Las Vegas.The defending race champion also swept both stages of this race last year, and he remained up front after ...

Column: Daytona 500 was action-packed opener NASCAR needed

Sports 02/18/19, 11:46

Jim France told 'em to race and NASCAR's next generation didn't disappoint.The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch that, if nothing else, entertained Sunday's sun-drenched, sold-out crowd at the famed "World Center of Racing." There were a ton of wrecks, especially during the final 20 laps of regulation, which Kyle ...

Joe Gibbs dedicates Daytona 500 victory to late son

Football 02/18/19, 02:17

Joe Gibbs closed his eyes during a tribute lap for his late son, while crew members raised a banner to honor the co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing.J.D. Gibbs had been hand-picked by his father to run the organization, changed tires during the early seasons, had a brief stint as a ...

Watermelon farmer Chastain gets top 10 at Daytona 500

U.S. 02/17/19, 22:02

Ross Chastain always has watermelons around victory lane, a nod to his roots in the family fruit farming business.He may not spend much time on the Florida farm these days, but with good reason — the eighth-generation watermelon farmer was a 10th-place finisher in the Daytona 500. Chastain was part ...

Update: Denny Hamlin wins 2nd Daytona 500 after string of dramatic wrecks

Sports 02/17/19, 19:49

The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 7:35 p.m. Denny Hamlin has won his second Daytona 500 in four years, taking the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing a month after Joe Gibbs' oldest son died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs was 49. Hamlin predicted ...

Championship driver Busch takes top pit stall from Hamlin

Sports 11/17/18, 18:52

Joe Gibbs issued a team order on the eve of NASCAR's championship that gave Kyle Busch an edge over the other three title contenders.Busch was gifted the coveted No. 1 pit stall Saturday when Joe Gibbs Racing made the dubious decision to force teammate and pole winner Denny Hamlin to ...

Hamlin: Parting with crew chief Wheeler at end of season

Sports 11/16/18, 19:55

Denny Hamlin will have a new crew chief next year.Hamlin tweeted that Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be his last with crew chief Mike Wheeler."You were there for me in the beginning when I first started with JGR 14 years ago. It's been a great ride," Hamlin ...

Kyle Busch leads title contenders in qualifying for finale

Sports 11/16/18, 19:18

Kyle Busch will lead NASCAR's title contenders at the start of Sunday's championship finale, but he'll have his teammate trying to spoil the show.Busch was the highest qualifying driver of the four championship contenders at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Denny Hamlin won the pole for Joe Gibbs Racing, and his teammate Busch ...

Update: Truex dominant early at Richmond

Sports 09/22/18, 21:08

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway (all times local):8:55 p.m.The NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond raceway is unfolding much like the race here in the spring.In that one, Joey Logano led throughout both the first and second stages, and the race went 353 ...

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