| Sep 14, 2014
| 4:50 PM
NASCAR appears to be catching on in Chicago.
Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway drew more than 60,000 fans on a bright September afternoon, unofficially the largest crowd in four years the Joliet track has hosted NASCAR's...
| Sep 15, 2014
Brad Keselowski used a three-wide pass of Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick to win the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. The victory automatically advances Keselowski into the second round...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 6:09 PM
JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski began the playoff portion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series the same way he ended the regular season: with a win.
Keselowski claimed his fifth victory of the year Sunday in the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Part of the fun of the Sprint Cup Series regular season ending Saturday with the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway is that it gives us a chance to look ahead. During the next week, the Internet and Twittersphere will be filled...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Before every home game, the Bears run through a wall of smoke created by the Soldier Field pyrotechnics crew and rush onto the field. The crowd loves it, and no doubt it gets the players stoked.
All that excitement fizzled quickly in the wake of the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Any short list of national motorsports highlights in 2013 has to include Danica Patrick's historic run to the pole in the Daytona 500. That's just the most visible sign of something increasingly clear at any local dragway or stock-car track: Women are...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:22 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — A scenario familiar to NASCAR fans was playing out yet again Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson was on a roll. Seeking a record fifth Brickyard 400 win, the five-time Sprint Cup champion again had the dominant car...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Far from the roar of a race track, one can hear a pin drop in the spacious 30th floor Century City office of NASCAR Vice President Zane Stoddard, which has a spectacular high-rise view of nearby Hollywood.
On this day Stoddard has a conference with...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:15 PM
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Brad Keselowski on Friday won the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway under a new qualifying format in which large groups of drivers raced simultaneously for the first time in the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Jimmie Johnson, shrugging off a misstep that cost him last week's Sprint Cup Series race in Indianapolis, won the pole position for the next race Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.
Johnson, the five-time Cup champion, turned a lap in his No. 48...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:17 AM
The ripple effects of the cheating scandal surrounding NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff widened Thursday.
The NAPA auto parts chain said it would drop its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing — specifically its backing...