| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Years ago, as a garage rat at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Paul Menard dreamed of winning a race at the vaunted Brickyard.
On Sunday, the dream came true. In a season full of improbable first-time winners in NASCAR’s foremost races, Menard, 30,...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 6:45 PM
Ryan Newman has won the pole for Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Newman turned a lap at 122.811 mph in Friday's qualifying session to put his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet in the top starting spot.
His lap marked a...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 8:42 PM
Brad Keselowski’s phoenix-like rise from the ashes continued Saturday, with an improbable victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway—his third win of the season and his second since breaking his left ankle Aug. 3 in a...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:22 PM
NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick said Wednesday night his wife is 14 weeks pregnant.
Harvick announced DeLana Harvick's pregnancy during a media event at Richard Childress Racing.
The couple closed their race team at the end of last season and said...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Welcome back on the Backstretch. We continue our countdown to the start of the season. Today we move to the Sprint Cup Series and a look at the best of the rest. Those are the drivers I rank 13-30, those that have a chance of winning a race and...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Dale Earnhardt Jr. left Daytona frustrated and furious last July.
One of his favorite tracks, the place forever linked to his family name, had become a bore.
Junior disliked every aspect of the newfangled tandem racing at NASCAR's...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Jeff Gordon, one of NASCAR racing's biggest rainmakers, got a shower just when he needed it in Sunday's Pennsylvania 400.
Gordon didn't lead a lap under the green flag, but he notched a critically important victory at Pocono Raceway, thanks to an...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 6:01 PM
On a track too greasy to provide traction, Marco Ambrose surged from third to first on the final lap of Sunday's Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen International and won the race in a slugfest with runner-up Brad Keselowski.
Keselowski had grabbed the lead...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Denny Hamlin won his second straight Sprint Cup race, holding off Jeff Gordon in a green-white-checkered finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
Martin Truex Jr. appeared to be positioned for his first win since 2007 until Jamie McMurray...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:26 PM
R Motorsports and competition director Tony Eury Sr. have parted ways, effective immediately.
Eury Sr., known as "Pops" throughout the industry, is team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s uncle. General manager Kelley Earnhardt-Miller said Friday the decision to...
| May 19, 2012
| 5:41 PM
Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't need the fan vote this year.
Earnhardt won the Sprint Showdown on Saturday night to pick up a transfer spot into the $1 million All-Star race. His exemption from his 2000 victory expired last year, and NASCAR's most popular...