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 ...

Update: 3 car chiefs ejected after cars fail inspection

Sports 05/11/19, 17:40

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night (all times local):5:30 p.m.The car chiefs for Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson were ejected after their cars failed inspection for a second time ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.All three ...

Harvick on pole for Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway

Sports 05/11/19, 15:41

Kevin Harvick is on the pole and Stewart-Haas teammate Clint Bowyer will be right with him when the green flag drops on Saturday night's NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.SHR actually swept the first four spots in qualifying, but Aric Almirola and Daniel Suarez were among numerous cars that ...

Rules package still in spotlight as Cup Series hits Kansas

Sports 05/10/19, 17:50

Martin Truex Jr. should know how to get around Kansas Speedway in a hurry.He won both races at the 1 1/2-mile track just west of downtown Kansas City during his 2017 championship season. He has an astonishing eight top-five finishes, more than any other track, his run of success following ...

Truex wins 2nd career Monday NASCAR race at Dover

Sports 05/06/19, 16:09

Martin Truex Jr. stood next to the 60-pound metallic gold Monster trophy on the victory lane stage and was uncertain about how many fingers he should flash for his celebratory photo."Two for the season or three for Dover?" Truex asked.How about one of each?Driver Martin Truex Jr. (19) celebrates with ...

Update: Truex wins NASCAR race at Dover

Sports 05/06/19, 14:27

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):3:20 p.m.Martin Truex Jr. has won a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his career, pulling away from the field down the stretch to reach victory lane for the second time in ...

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 ...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

Sports 04/13/19, 22:12

Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night.Truex gave Joe Gibbs Racing its sixth victory in nine races this season and won for the first time in ...

Update: Joey Logano wins stage 2 at Richmond Raceway

Sports 04/13/19, 20:29

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local):9:20 p.m.Joey Logano passed Martin Truex Jr. with about five laps to go and won the second stage in the NACAR Cup Series race at Richmond.Kyle Larson backs his car down the track after he spun ...

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 ...

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 ...

Toyota stars Truex, Busch benched for Daytona 500 practice

Sports 02/16/19, 15:59

The biggest Toyota stars skipped the final practice for the Daytona 500, with former NASCAR champs Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch among the drivers sitting out.There was little need to risk the cars and ruin a starting position for Sunday's race. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson had triggered a pair ...

Truex makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing with championship goal

Football 02/11/19, 13:49

Martin Truex Jr. was just one of many Philadelphia Eagles fans bummed when Nick Foles' pass deflected off a receiver and was intercepted to end a playoff push toward a second straight Super Bowl."They had a shot," Truex said. "Without that interception, I think they could have pulled it off."The ...

Truex and Wallace top Daytona speed charts in rainy 1st day

Sports 02/09/19, 17:20

Chase Elliott took blame for the first crash of NASCAR's new season on a blustery day at Daytona International Speedway that was shortened by rain.Martin Truex Jr. topped the speed chart in his debut for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Bubba Wallace jumped to the top of Saturday's second session before ...

Suarez gets 2nd shot to show he can ride with NASCAR’s best

Sports 01/07/19, 09:45

Daniel Suarez will hit a reset on his career, getting a second chance to prove he can win at NASCAR's top level.Pushed out of a ride with Joe Gibbs Racing, one of the top teams in the sport, Suarez found a soft landing at Stewart-Haas Racing. The SHR four-driver lineup ...

Joey Logano spoils Big Three party to win NASCAR title

Sports 11/18/18, 18:50

Joey Logano busted up The Big Three and captured an improbable first NASCAR title by soundly beating a trio of champions.Logano won the season finale Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to grab his first Cup championship in a season in which he barely contended until the playoffs began. The year was ...

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 ...

NASCAR sputters toward checkered flag on troubled season

Sports 11/17/18, 11:36

NASCAR's season of doom and gloom sputters toward the checkered flag with a stout championship field but the inability to distance itself from everything that's gone wrong in this trying year.Martin Truex Jr.'s team is closing after the race because his primary sponsor is leaving the sport. Kevin Harvick's team ...

Former NASCAR champs Busch, Kenseth set to move on in 2019

Sports 11/17/18, 03:02

NASCAR's driver carousel will spin long after the season finale.Former Cup champions Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles.Busch, the 2004 champion, is seemingly on his way ...

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 ...

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