NASCAR

6:26 PM ET Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Kyle Busch was detained at a Mexican airport late last month when a handgun and ammunition were discovered in his luggage, the NASCAR star acknowledged this week, apologizing for the incident and calling it “a mistake.” Busch was sentenced this month to 3½ years in prison and
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12:48 PM ET Martin Truex Jr. won NASCAR’s exhibition race at the LA Coliseum on Sunday, a mouth-watering appetizer ahead of the 2023 season. Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The NASCAR season has arrived. The real season. After the stock car equivalent to a department-store soft opening at the LA Coliseum on Sunday night, the
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9:51 AM ET Associated Press IndyCar driver Conor Daly will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 with the NASCAR team owned by Floyd Mayweather. The Money Team Racing raced its way into the Daytona 500 last year with driver Kaz Grala; Daly made his Cup Series debut for the team in October on The
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11:23 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Martin Truex Jr. won NASCAR’s return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for its season-opening exhibition race — a sloppy Sunday night extravaganza in which the Wiz Khalifa halftime show might have been the most entertaining part of the event. Truex took the lead with 25 laps
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7:41 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Kevin Harvick won’t spend a single day in retirement when his NASCAR driving days are over: Fox said Sunday it has hired Harvick for its broadcast booth next season. Harvick announced last month that he will retire from NASCAR competition at the end of the 2023 season.
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6:09 PM ET Associated Press IndyCar driver Conor Daly would accept a last-minute Daytona 500 ride if offered the chance to enter “The Great American Race.” Helio Castroneves last week ruled out trying to make NASCAR’s season-opening race because the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner did not believe there was enough time to prepare for the
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4:38 PM ET Associated Press NASCAR has essentially banned the “Hail Melon” video-game move driver Ross Chastain used at Martinsville Speedway to race his way into the championship finale. Chastain last year mashed the gas and deliberately smashed into the wall so that the energy would speed his car past his rivals. The move advanced
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12:22 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson, Mike Rockenfeller and Jenson Button will drive the special Garage 56 car that will race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR champion, has lobbied hard for a spot in the three-driver lineup for his former team. He’d
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3:09 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has ruled out running next month’s NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500. Castroneves has been chasing a seat since winning one of Tony Stewart‘s summer all-star races last season to win a bet with the SRX head that promised Castroneves help finding
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10:35 AM ET Associated Press Stewart-Haas Racing announced a multi-year contract extension with Chase Briscoe on Thursday, making him the senior-most driver inside the NASCAR organization when two of his teammates retire at the end of the season. Terms of the deal were not announced but SHR said Briscoe would drive the “No. 14 Ford
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10:38 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two-time Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth finally reached the top rung of his career on Friday night when he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The 50-year-old Kenseth, who drove 18 full seasons in NASCAR before retiring in 2020 with 39 Cup victories and 20
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8:34 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick will all make their debuts this season in Tony Stewart’s summer all-star series, while four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves confirmed Wednesday he’ll return for a third season. Busch, who left Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of last season
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9:55 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Travis Pastrana is a motorsports icon decorated for his fearless attack on anything with wheels or engines or ramps or danger. But there is one thing missing from his résumé, and as far as Pastrana is concerned, no event is bigger. Pastrana said Tuesday that he’ll make
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3:43 PM ET Associated Press Actor Frankie Muniz, who starred in “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Agent Cody Banks,” announced that he’s competing as a full-time race car driver in the ARCA Menards Series. The series is a low-level feeder series for NASCAR — one that typically features less-experienced drivers — and will serve as
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1:25 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Larson will attempt to race the Indianapolis 500 next year with McLaren Racing in a joint effort with NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick. The surprise announcement Thursday by McLaren and Hendrick at last gives Larson a path into his dream race. It also means he will
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9:57 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson on Wednesday revealed his rebranded NASCAR team and said he will drive the No. 84 — the reverse of his longtime No. 48 — when the seven-time champion competes for Legacy Motor Club. Legacy Motor Club replaces Petty GMS, the name the two-car Cup team
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