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  • Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff

    Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff
    There are 19 drivers with a shot at securing the final two spots in NASCAR's 16-driver Chase for the Cup title playoff going into the race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. Four of those 19 Sprint Cup Series drivers could...
  • Five drivers to watch at RIR: Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle have best chances of making the Chase among many hopefuls

    Can anything top last year's chaos following the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway? Probably not — at RIR or anywhere else. A late Clint Bowyer spin that brought out a caution flag cost Ryan Newman what appeared to be a...
  • Gordon's first win of season comes at Kansas

    Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick during the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.   The victory by .112 of a second was the first win of the year for the four-time champion...
  • Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer happy to return to Richmond, while Jimmie Johnson looks for improvement

    RICHMOND — No one is more a poster boy for the new Chase qualifying system than Kevin Harvick. In 22nd place in the standings as the Sprint Cup Series rolls off at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night for the Toyota Owners 400, Harvick...
  • Brian France is trying to keep NASCAR relevant

    NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski remembers slamming into a rival's car in Phoenix a few years ago, only to be summoned after the race by officials who scolded him for being too aggressive on the track. Then NASCAR Chairman Brian France, the third...
  • NASCAR's Martin Truex Jr. hopes for rebound at Sonoma Raceway

    NASCAR's Martin Truex Jr. hopes for rebound at Sonoma Raceway
    NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series heads back to Sonoma Raceway this weekend and no driver is more eager to return to the California wine country than struggling Martin Truex Jr. Truex is the defending winner of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on the 10-turn, 1.99-...
  • Toyota engines ride thin line between success and failure in NASCAR

    Toyota engines ride thin line between success and failure in NASCAR
    When he watches a NASCAR race on television, Greg Scott feels his heart sink if smoke suddenly billows from the cars of Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin or some other Toyota drivers. The smoke usually means one of Toyota's engines blew up from the...
  • NASCAR adds Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup field

    NASCAR adds Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup field
    NASCAR added Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup on Friday, the latest unprecedented twist to this year's playoff after questionable actions by some of Gordon's rivals at the prior race. It was the second time in five days that the sanctioning...
  • Hard-working Brandon Gdovic making big strides in NASCAR's K&N series

    Hard-working Brandon Gdovic making big strides in NASCAR's K&N series
    Brandon Gdovic will get a vacation day Thursday. Well, not really, because he’ll be driving in the K&N Pro Series East’s Blue Ox 100 at Richmond International Raceway. But race days feel almost like a vacation for Gdovic, a 21-year-old York...
  • NASCAR's Chase controversy: Is there more drama to come?

    NASCAR's Chase controversy: Is there more drama to come?
    The cloud of controversy hanging over the start of NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff continues to linger. Three days after NASCAR slammed Michael Waltrip Racing with massive penalties for allegedly cheating at Saturday's race at Richmond (Va.)...
  • NAPA to drop Waltrip Racing sponsorship amid NASCAR cheating scandal

    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...