President Trump in historic appearance at NASCAR Daytona 500

U.S. 02/17/20, 09:10

The president called it “pure American glory,” and he was ready to give the command as the grand marshal at NASCAR’s Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16. President Trump became only the second sitting president to attend the 500, and the first president to do a lap before the race ...

Large and dangerous tornado touches down in Kansas City

U.S. 05/28/19, 20:17

A large and dangerous tornado touched down on the western edge of Kansas City, Kansas, Tuesday and was headed toward a heavily populated and popular entertainment and shopping area, the National Weather Service said.The NWS issued a "tornado emergency" for the area known as the Legends Outlets near where the ...

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 ...

Byron hopes strong qualifying runs translate to first win

Sports 05/24/19, 13:29

William Byron knows how to qualify. Now, he is looking to prove he can win at NASCAR's highest level.The Charlotte native would love nothing more than to win his first Cup Series race at his home track of Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600.He has put himself ...

Byron becomes youngest ever to capture Coca-Cola 600 pole

Sports 05/23/19, 19:01

Charlotte native William Byron became the youngest driver ever to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600.The 21-year-old Byron, who grew up a short drive from Charlotte Motor Speedway, turned a lap of 183.424 mph in his No. 24 Chevrolet on Thursday night to start out front Sunday in NASCAR's ...

Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Sports 05/22/19, 17:19

Tony Stewart headlined a Joe Gibbs Racing trio that was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson were also voted in.Fox announcer and former ...

Update: NASCAR ‘pleased’ with $2B deal with ISC

Sports 05/22/19, 11:54

The Latest on NASCAR's $2 billion deal to acquire International Speedway Corp. (all times Eastern):12:30 p.m.NASCAR is calling its $2 billion deal with International Speedway Corp. a merger.The stock car series says it is "pleased with the progress" the "merger agreement" represents. NASCAR pledged to grow the sport and deliver ...

NASCAR to buy Intl. Speedway, owner of Daytona, Talladega

Sports 05/22/19, 08:50

NASCAR is buying International Speedway in a deal worth about $2 billion.International Speedway Corp. owns some of America's most well known car racing facilities including the Daytona International Speedway and in Florida, where the company is based, and the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.The companies said Wednesday that deal is expected ...

NASCAR changes play part in thrilling All-Star Race

Sports 05/19/19, 12:06

Side-by-side racing, a dramatic, decisive pass near the end for the win and even an old-style, on-track fight: NASCAR couldn't be happier with what it saw at the All-Star Race."As an official, but also as a race fan, it was super exciting to watch," said Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice ...

Bowyer, Kyle Busch head field at NASCAR All-Star Race

Sports 05/18/19, 15:22

Clint Bowyer will start up front as he looks to win his first NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.It won't be easy, though, with Kyle Busch right alongside.Bowyer has only had one top-10 finish in this non-points race in his nine previous trips. He says he's ...

NASCAR to use All-Star race for research, development again

Sports 05/17/19, 17:15

NASCAR's All-Star race has arrived, and so has the tinkering of the cars.NASCAR is using the $1 million non-points race at Charlotte Motor Speedway as a research and development project in its seemingly endless quest for more competitive and exciting racing. The 2019 rules package was first experimented with in ...

Earnhardt to drive pace car at Indianapolis 500

Sports 05/17/19, 11:45

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500.Earnhardt will drive the Corvette Grand Sport Official at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to lead the 33 drivers to the green flag May 26.The NBC Sports analyst will be part of the broadcast team. It will be ...

7-time champ Johnson growing impatient with winless streak

Sports 05/15/19, 14:18

Jimmie Johnson views himself as a patience person.But the seven-time NASCAR Series Cup champion said he's growing more and more impatient with each passing week as his Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 race team keeps struggling on the race track."Over my career, I've been able to be patient and let things ...

Column: IndyCar and NASCAR roar into showcase month of May

Sports 05/13/19, 15:17

The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial Day showcases.Simon Pagenaud, his future with Team Penske shaky because of a 21-race losing streak, stalked five-time IndyCar champion Scott ...

Alex Bowman on run of 2nd-place finishes in Cup Series

Sports 05/12/19, 15:23

Alex Bowman quite literally had his first NASCAR Cup Series victory in his sights, ticking off the laps in his No. 88 Chevrolet at the front of the pack at Kansas Speedway.Too bad Brad Keselowski was in his rearview mirror.The 26-year-old Bowman was passed by the former series champion with ...

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 ...

Ross Chastain races to 1st NASCAR Trucks victory

Sports 05/10/19, 22:18

Ross Chastain raced to his first NASCAR Trucks victory Friday night after leader Stewart Friesen ran out of gas with three laps to go at Kansas Speedway."This is what sports is all about — comebacks man," Chastain said after leading just five laps.Friesen took the first two stages for the ...

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