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Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Gordon set to bid farewell to Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Jeff Gordon hopes to make his last Southern 500 as a full-time driver as memorable as the rest of his career at Darlington Raceway.
By Pete Iacobelli

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

NASCAR's old guard is glad to see Darlington back where it started

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kyle Petty was never a big fan of Darlington Raceway. Still, the longtime racer and broadcaster never understood the Southern 500 leaving its historic spot on Labor Day ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Confederate flag exchange offered at Darlington

Darlington Raceway will give out American flags to those who want to turn in a Confederate flag, continuing an initiative that began in Daytona soon after nine people were killed at a church in ...

Darlington back in business on Labor Day weekend

After an 11-year run on Mother's Day weekend, track officials decided to celebrate the Southern 500's move back to its previous Labor Day weekend slot by promoting a throwback scheme from the 1970s.
By Don Coble

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Menard wins Xfinity Series race in his home state

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - Wisconsin driver Paul Menard took advantage of a lengthy late-race caution and held off Ryan Blaney to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America on Saturday.

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Stewart's attorney says driver didn't see Ward Jr.

NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and ...

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Double-file restarts cause controvesy

After strictly enforcing rules that called for the leader to set the pace, NASCAR has drawn back to allow a second- and third-place driver to take off if the leader is too slow.

Hendrick Motorsports has had sudden dropoff

Normally this time of the racing season Hendrick Motorsports already has assembled an impressive fleet of cars for the upcoming Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But this clearly isn't a ...
By Don Coble

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

Bowyer still pursuing Chase amid questions about future

BRISTOL, Tenn. - All of the crew members who work on Clint Bowyer's team know they will be out of a job after 12 more races. Like everyone else at Michael Waltrip Racing, they face an uncertain ...
By Jenna Fryer

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Logano claims win of the season

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano spoiled what was expected to be a rout by Joe Gibbs Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.
By Jenna Fryer

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Hamlin sets Bristol track record en route to pole

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Denny Hamlin set a track record in leading a Toyota sweep of the first two rows in qualifying for tonight's race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Time is running out for drivers to make the Chase

With only three races remaining in NASCAR's regular season, the formula for qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship has become even more frantic.
By Don Coble

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Danica Patrick lands new sponsor

Danica Patrick's fit and healthy lifestyle has landed her a new sponsor that allows her to stay with Stewart-Haas Racing.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Aug 17, 2015

Joe Gibbs Racing desperately wants Sprint Cup title

Can Joe Gibbs Racing maintain this pace and win Toyota its first Sprint Cup championship?
By Jenna Fryer

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

Kenseth wins third Cup race of season

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Matt Kenseth raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the season, winning in convincing fashion Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. 
By Noah Trister

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Smith captures Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio - Regan Smith bumped his way past Alex Tagliani in the Carousel a turn from the finish Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Busch's hopes damped by wreck at practice

BROOKLYN, Mich. - This was exactly the kind of scenario Kyle Busch needs to avoid. Busch slid onto the grass after coming through a turn during Sprint Cup practice Saturday, damaging his No. 18 ...
By Noah Trister

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Kenseth takes pole at Michigan, Gibbs drivers sweep top 3

Matt Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole Friday, and his JGR teammates Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards finished second and third. 

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Momentum building to add more road-course races in NASCAR

Last week's race at Watkins Glen International added to a growing movement that there should be more road-course races - especially during the Chase - on the Sprint Cup Series schedule.
By Don Coble

New Chase format has drivers willing to take more risks

NASCAR's new Chase for the Sprint Cup format delivered a wild finish for the second week in row, as race teams continue to focus more on winning than earning points.
By Don Coble

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