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Kyle Busch cruises to victory in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire

 Kyle Busch drove away from Kyle Larson in the final laps en route to a fairly easily victory in Sunday afternoon’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The victory was the 2015 champion’s third at the 1-mile track near Loudon, his third this season and 41st of his career. His most recent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup […]

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A Record 8th Title For Jimmie Johnson Could Be A Loss For NASCAR

Even if he is a little bland, Jimmie Johnson is such a prolific stock-car driver that you’d think more people would be pulling for him lately, especially since he has a chance to make history this fall by becoming NASCAR’s first eight-time champion. Apparently, that is not the case. Johnson is tied for the most […]

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Danica Patrick at career crossroads as days as NASCAR driver appear over

Given the right situation, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. believes his girlfriend still wants to be a race car driver. Danica Patrick will have to scramble to make that happen. And if the opportunity doesn’t present itself, well, she has plenty of other things to fill her time. Patrick is at a career crossroads and will not return […]

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It was a mess of a week for NASCAR, and it needs to be fixed

Kyle Larson won the regular-season finale Saturday at Richmond Raceway. At least for now. Nothing against Larson, but after what happened in the past week, it’s hard to be sure of anything in NASCAR these days. He’ll have to wait until Tuesday, when his car goes through an additional inspection at NASCAR’s research and development center, […]

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Female NASCAR driver ‘would love to have a tampon on the side of my car’

A woman considered to be one of the top up-and-coming female drivers in NASCAR said she would “love to have a tampon on the side of my car.” Julia Landauer Julia Landauer, who competes in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series West, made the statement to Bloomberg Businessweek magazine in a profile of her and her racing […]

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Jeremy Clements spins, then wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America

Journeyman Jeremy Clements and his small team topped big-name race organizations Sunday to clinch a first-ever victory in 256 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts.On the second-to-last lap of the Johnsonville 180 at Road America, Clements attempted to pass Matt Tifft for the lead. He wheeled his Chevrolet to the inside of Tifft’s Toyota Camry, sending both […]

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Martin Truex Jr.’s gamble pays off with NASCAR Cup win at Watkins Glen

Martin Truex Jr. won a fuel-mileage gamble, holding off Matt Kenseth on the final lap to capture the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday. Brad Keselowski had a big lead but was forced to pit with three laps to go. That gave the lead to Ryan Blaney, who began to run dry and […]

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Xfinity race at New Hampshire

Kyle Busch’s celebratory burnout produced a cloud of smoke over the frontstretch at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but Ryan Preece’s first run in top-of-the-line equipment made an even bigger impression in Saturday’s Overton’s 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race. After a major snafu on pit road took a potential win away from Brad Keselowski, who had […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has enough to win one more at Daytona

Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway signifies a few alerts such as it’s the first race of July. Only 10 races remain until the playoffs start with NBC taking over broadcasting duties. Maybe most of all, it could be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last race at Daytona as he’s set to retire at […]

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NASCAR Michigan 2017 results: Kyle Larson wins FireKeepers Casino 400

Kyle Larson passed Kyle Busch to take the lead with 15 laps remaining, then withstood two late restarts to win the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Kyle Larson burn out Larson started on the pole and led a race-high 96 of 200 laps in scoring his second victory of the 2017 Monster […]

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Darryll Wallace Jr. will become first black driver in NASCAR Cup since 2006

Darrell ‘’Bubba’’ Wallace Jr. is making history again. He is set to become the first African-American driver to race at NASCAR’s top level since 2006, starting this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Wallace will fill in for the injured Aric Almirola in the No. 43 Ford, according to a Richard Petty Motor sports team release, giving Wallace his first […]

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NASCAR results at Dover: Jimmie Johnson gets historic win in overtime

Jimmie Johnson passed Kyle Larson in overtime to win the AAA 400 Drive for Autism race Sunday at Dover International Speedway.it was Johnson’s 83rd career NASCAR Cup victory, tying him for sixth with Cale Yarborough on the all-time list.   Many fans could have almost seen this win coming Saturday, when Johnson unveiled a special commemorative driver’s helmet […]

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Tony Kanaan fires back at Lewis Hamilton IndyCar cheap shot

Tony Kanaan has fired back at Lewis Hamilton over his recent comments about the competition level in the Verizon IndyCar Series. As Fernando Alonso was tackling the Indianapolis 500, Hamilton scoffed at how the Spaniard was able to be so competitive straight out of the box in qualifying. “To see him fifth against drivers who […]

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NASCAR’s Wonder Woman Car Totaled in Fiery Wreck

 Danica Patrick’s Wonder Woman-branded NASCAR was engulfed in flames after getting into a wreck at the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. The powers of Princess Diana of Themyscira seemed to protect Patrick, who walked away unscathed, but another driver was injured in the crash. Danica Patrick’s car is No. 10, ie the […]

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AJ Allmendinger, Chase Elliott trigger massive crash at Talladega

The Big One is as inevitable at Talladega Superspeedway as sunrise.This particular Big One occurred on lap 169 of Sunday’s GEICO 500, and it was large indeed. Eighteen drivers — almost half the field — were involved. At the center of the latest conflagration at NASCAR’s biggest track were AJ Allmendinger and Chase Elliott. In […]

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Jimmie Johnson wins wild Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas

Jimmie Johnson proved on Sunday that you can’t keep a good driver, a good car and a good team down for long — even if you change the playing field at one of his favorite race tracks. The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion passed Joey Logano for the lead on lap 318 of […]

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This isn’t WWE: NASCAR must suspend Kyle Busch now

BY: Mike Prison Autoweek This isn’t WWE: NASCAR must suspend Kyle Busch now OK, boys and girls, have at it. NASCAR has given the green light for fighting. Driver vs. driver. Driver vs. opposing crews. Opposing crews vs. opposing crews.Have at it. After all, it’s an emotional sport and things happen.NASCAR CEO Brian France had […]

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Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 the old way

NASCAR came up with all kinds of new gizmos to jazz up its product for the 2017 season.Turned out none of them was especially needed Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, where Kurt Busch won a completely enthralling Daytona 500.“We put on a performance those last 50 laps,” Busch said of a race that featured eight […]

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59th Daytona 500 Racing Odds and Betting Picks

They don’t horse around in NASCAR as the stock-car circuit’s Super Bowl is the first race of the season every year: the Daytona 500. The 59th running of the Great American Race is this Sunday from the east coast of Florida and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the betting favorite for Sports Interaction’s Daytona 500 odds. […]

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Logano clinches “The Clash”

 When Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin collided in Turn 2 on the final lap of Sunday’s rain-delayed Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Joey Logano was there to seize the moment. Charging to the outside and grabbing the lead near the entry to the Superstretch at the 2.5-mile speedway, Logano took the checkered […]

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Stage lengths revealed for NASCAR Daytona Speedweeks

NASCAR will use a segment-based race format in 2017 The stages are set for Daytona Speedweeks.The Daytona 500 will be the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event to feature the new for 2017 points-paying competition breaks. The Great American Race will consist of two 60-lap stages followed by an 80-lap showdown to determine a […]

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Ford will help ensure Danica Patrick can run entire NASCAR season

By: Jim Utter, NASCAR Editor Motorsport.com Ford Racing officials reiterated on Monday their intention to assist Stewart-Haas Racing in ensuring Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Ford team remains on the track this season despite its sponsorship problems. On Friday, SHR filed suit in N.C. Superior Court against Nature’s Bakery, Patrick’s sponsor since the beginning of last […]

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Wayne Taylor Racing triumph amid controversy

A controversial pass in the final hour saw Wayne Taylor Racing win a weather-affected Daytona 24 Hours. The Cadillac prototype crewed by brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor alongside Max Angelelli and former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon were in contention throughout the twice around the clock endurance.   In a race punctuated by several […]

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Preview – 55 for the 55th

This weekend, the ball is set rolling on the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship season with the 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. A firm fixture on the calendar of any sportscar enthusiast, the Floridian endurance classic marks the end of the short winter break and the start of Daytona International Speedway’s ‘Speedweeks’ series of […]

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Countdown to the Rolex 24 at Daytona

  All eyes will be on Daytona this weekend for the first major motor sport circuit event of the year, the 2017 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA. At 14:30 on Saturday 28 January, the green flag will drop as the Rolex clock begins its 24-hour countdown and racing gets underway at the Daytona International Speedway.  Earlier […]

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New Toyota Camry Gets Its 5.9-Liter Pushrod V8 For NASCAR

Typically it takes an automaker’s motorsport department a little while to come out with the racing machinery to match the road-going production car on which it’s ostensibly based. But not Toyota – not with the new Camry.Alongside the eighth-generation production sedan, Toyota took the wraps off the NASCAR Cup-spec Camry at the Detroit Auto Show […]

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Marchionne Wants Dodge Back Into NASCAR

Dodge may have left NASCAR in 2012, following a decision taken three years earlier, but the company could return to the popular competition.Highlighting the brand’s ambitions is FCA’s CEO, Sergio Marchionne, who sat down with AutoNews to talk about the topic: “Yes, I’d love to. I talked to Jim France (executive VP of NASCAR) about […]

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Relatively Unknown Racing Driver Jeff Gordon Will Unretire, Race Cadillac at Daytona 24

Jeff Gordon. Remember him? And what does the Californian have planned for the easy days of retirement once 2017 arrives? The three-time Daytona 500 winner just put his signature on a contract with the Wayne Taylor Racing team to compete at the Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance contest in January… He’ll be reunited with Taylor […]

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Jimmie Johnson: NASCAR’s IronMan raises the bar

Those who question whether NASCAR drivers are athletes haven’t met Jimmie Johnson.One of the fittest drivers in the Sprint Cup garage, Johnson has serious athletic ambitions outside of racing, but they take a back seat to one important milestone. “I want to be considered the best driver to ever sit in a stock car,” Johnson […]

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Toyota wins first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Championship

Toyota won its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Championship with a sixth-place finish by Kyle Busch at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. The title was the first for Toyota in its 10 years of Sprint Cup racing, and it snapped Chevrolet’s run of 13 consecutive Manufacturers’ Championships.Toyota also won the Xfinity and Truck Series Manufacturers’ […]

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Jimmie Johnson Ties Record With Seventh Nascar Championship

 Jimmie Johnson pulled off an improbable last-place-to-first-place drive in Sunday’s Nascar Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim a record-tying seventh series championship.Johnson, 41, took his first lead of the Ford EcoBoost 400 on the final restart, a two-lap overtime sprint to the checkered flag, and finished several lengths in front of Kyle […]

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Analysis: Jimmie Johnson making a statement in NASCAR Chase

  For the first time in the three-year history of the elimination Chase for the Sprint Cup, Jimmie Johnson advanced to the Round of 8. Granted, it’s a relatively small sample size, but it’s truly remarkable that it’s taken this long. Johnson is the most successful driver of the playoff era, if not the Modern […]

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Family mourns the death of NASCAR’s ‘First Lady’ Betty Jane France

Betty Jane France, known fondly as the “First Lady of NASCAR Racing,” died Monday afternoon.”We are saddened by the passing of my mother and inspiration Betty Jane France,” France’s daughter Lesa France Kennedy said in a statement Tuesday morning. “She played a significant role in NASCAR’s history, leading the charge to elevate the experience of […]

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America’s Greatest Racing Team Celebrates 100 Wins

You don’t have to like Corvettes, or the color yellow, or America, to realize that Corvette Racing is one of the winningest factory teams in motorsports history.At any given racetrack, on any given Sunday, the Corvettes are the loudest.Corvette Racing knows how to make an entrance: their cars are bright yellow, they wear a giant […]