NASCAR

5:26 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After two years of waiting and with ten months still to go before its on-track debut, NASCAR’s pandemic-delayed Next Gen race car was unveiled Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte. A Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang and Toyota Camry were rolled out amid rock concert lighting and smoke, their faux headlights pointed
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7:05 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kyle Busch celebrated his 36th birthday Sunday by winning a two-lap sprint to the finish at Kansas Speedway, becoming the 10th different winner through the first 11 races of the NASCAR Cup Series season. Busch had stalked Kyle Larson all day before beating him on a
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2:10 PM ET Associated Press ABINGDON, Va. — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure died Sunday, his family and the series said. He was 42. No details were given about his death. McClure had posted on social media as recently as Saturday. The Washington County sheriff’s office said McClure’s body was sent to Roanoke for an
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11:03 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kyle Busch blew a restart in overtime that should have cost him a race he’d dominated at Kansas Speedway. Given a second chance, Busch corrected his mistake and earned the 61st NASCAR Truck Series win of his career. The win Saturday night was the fifth straight
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1:13 PM ET Associated Press Atlanta Motor Speedway will open its grandstands to full capacity for the July NASCAR weekend. Following the lead of other major sports facilities in the Atlanta metro area, the 1.54-mile trioval in suburban Hampton, Georgia, is planning to fill as many seats as possible for its next major event. The
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6:41 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski did it exactly right this time and finally got that last-lap victory, winning in overtime Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Keselowski is the ninth driver to win through 10 NASCAR Cup races this season and avenged the embarrassing Team Penske gaffe in the season-opening Daytona 500
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3:09 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — NASCAR is not considering mandating its competitors be vaccinated against COVID-19, and president Steve Phelps said Sunday that making it a requirement would be a “slippery slope.” “It is important, in my opinion, that people get vaccinated,” Phelps said before the race at Talladega Superspeedway. “We will
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6:20 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — ARCA driver Derrick Lancaster was taken to a hospital after an accident in which his car caught fire Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. NASCAR said the 48-year-old Lancaster was taken to an unspecified hospital for further evaluation but didn’t release details on his injuries. His car caught fire
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6:35 PM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alex Palou celebrated his move to Chip Ganassi Racing with his first career IndyCar victory by beating a pair of series champions to win Sunday’s season-opening race at Barber Motorsports Park. The Spaniard used a two-stop strategy on the picturesque permanent road course to take control of
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7:05 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Another week, another agonizing loss for Denny Hamlin. And this time it was to Alex Bowman, who came from nowhere with 10 laps to go at Richmond Raceway to put the No. 48 Chevrolet in victory lane for the first time in nearly four years. Bowman won
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5:29 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — John Hunter Nemechek passed teammate Chandler Smith with 17 laps to go and outran team owner Kyle Busch to win the NASCAR Truck Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday. Nemechek, already the series points leader, gave Kyle Busch Motorsports its fourth consecutive victory in the series
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6:35 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Bubba Wallace says get the shot, like he did. Brad Keselowski says he hasn’t decided yet whether to get vaccinated against COVID-19 while Austin Dillon and reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott say it’s a personal choice and no one else’s business, though Dillon’s Richard Childress
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3:56 PM ET Associated Press NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is partnering with Novant Health to address the hesitancy to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR, received his COVID vaccine on Tuesday at his race team’s shop in North Carolina. He says it’s important to learn about the vaccine and for
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8:39 PM ET Associated Press MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Martin Truex Jr. won a stirring, laps-long duel for the lead with teammate Denny Hamlin in the delayed NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday night. Truex, who nudged Hamlin repeatedly in the turns and tried to get to his inside on the straightaways without
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2:10 PM ET Associated Press MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Josh Berry passed Ty Gibbs with 28 laps to go and pulled away for his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in a rain-delayed race at Martinsville Speedway. Berry gave himself enough cushion after getting by Gibbs to withstand challenges by Noah Gragson and Daniel Hemric, who
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