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Daytona 500 moving back to traditional weekend in 2018 (The Associated Press)
The Daytona 500 is moving back to its traditional weekend in 2018. The Daytona 500 had been held on Presidents Day weekend from 1968 to 2011. At the time, the NFL was talking about expanding to an 18-game regular-season schedule and/or adding an extra bye week that could have ended up putting America's biggest sporting event - the Super Bowl - on...
Rodney Childers suspended 1 race by NASCAR for loose lug nut (The Associated Press)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR has suspended the crew chief for Kevin Harvick for an improperly installed lug nut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read More →
Stewart-Haas Racing to field Xfinity Series team in 2017 (The Associated Press)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Stewart-Haas Racing will field an Xfinity Series team next season when it moves to Ford. Read More →
Earnhardt’s return to NASCAR could take more time (The Associated Press)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. warned Monday that his return to NASCAR could take longer than planned. NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race this Sunday with concussion-like symptoms. Jeff Gordon came out of retirement to drive for Earnhardt on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Gordon will race the No. 88 car again...
Darlington: Ready, Set, Pokemon Go (The Associated Press)
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- Sprint Cup cars aren't the only things that will go at Darlington Raceway this summer. Read More →
Busch hoping to use big Brickyard weekend for momentum (The Associated Press)
Kyle Busch used his first Brickyard 400 victory as a springboard to his first Sprint Cup title. Another dominant weekend at Indianapolis sent Busch home with a historic sweep, a reputation for having tamed Indianapolis' tricky 2.5-mile oval and plenty of momentum heading into the chase. If Busch keeps driving this well, he'll be impossible to catch. Read More →
Stewart, Gordon team up for final lap at Brickyard 400 (The Associated Press)
All week, Tony Stewart downplayed the significance of his final race at Indianapolis. When the Brickyard 400 ended Sunday, he backtracked a bit by inviting current friend and former rival Jeff Gordon to share one final lap with him at their home track. ''It's probably the last time we'll be competing here, and I couldn't think of a better guy to share...
Busch turns weekend into clean sweep with Brickyard 400 win (The Associated Press)
Kyle Busch heard all about the potential to pull off a historic sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Busch led a record 149 of 170 laps and beat teammate Matt Kenseth to the finish line in a second overtime to win his second straight Brickyard 400. Coupled with an Xfinity Series victory a day earlier, Busch became the first NASCAR driver to win both...
Kyle Busch wins NASACAR Xfinity Series race at Indy – again (The Associated Press)
Kyle Busch spent Saturday climbing in and out of brutally hot cars in Indianapolis. After claiming two poles Saturday afternoon, Busch returned to the track and led all but one lap to win his second straight NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at the track by 0.415 seconds over hard-charging Kevin Harvick. ''I'd like to hope so,'' the 2015 Cup season champion...
Kyle Busch stays hot at Indy by taking Brickyard 400 pole (The Associated Press)
Kyle Busch pulled off a rare trifecta Saturday. Busch, the defending race winner, had the fastest lap in the third and final round of qualifying, just ahead of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Carl Edwards. Busch won with a speed of 184.634 mph. Edwards was second at 184.547 and Stewart, an Indiana favorite, will start third in the final race on his home...
Kyle Busch moves to top of pack in Brickyard 400 practice (The Associated Press)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Defending Brickyard 400 winner Kyle Busch had the fastest lap Friday at 184.619 mph, on Indianapolis' 2.5-mile oval. Read More →
Jeff Gordon readies for the Brickyard in surprising return (The Associated Press)
Jeff Gordon always expected to be at this weekend's Brickyard 400. One week after Gordon asked his publicist to delay a long-planned announcement that he would drive the pace car before a race he won five times, the four-time Cup champion returned to the 2.5-mile oval as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement and the top attraction in Sunday's race. ''When...
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