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Joe Gibbs: Kyle Busch is "driven by trying to do something great”

Joe Gibbs has coached his share of exceptional athletes and he has no doubt Kyle Busch possesses a talent matched by few others.

eNASCAR Heat Pro League draft is complete

704Games, NASCAR and Race Team Alliance held the first eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft Sunday with 28 esport drivers selected by NASCAR teams at ISM Raceway.

Chip Ganassi Racing takes pair of Top 10s at Phoenix

Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Kurt Busch and Kyle Larson both finished in the top-10 for the first time this season in Sunday’s Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway.

Ryan Truex: Finishing second to Busch "feels very validating"

Ryan Truex is admittedly not a patient person so after Saturday’s career-tying run at Phoenix, it’s going to be hard to wait nearly four months for another try.

To join Penske 'win club,' Blaney must "clean some stuff up"

Like his teammates, Ryan Blaney has enjoyed Team Penske’s early-season success but he’s ready to share in the results as well.

Phoenix removed from IndyCar schedule for 2019

IndyCar’s three-year experiment on returning to Phoenix’s ISM Raceway is at an end, it has been confirmed today.

Fittipaldi column: Running with the big boys on IndyCar debut

In his latest Motorsport.com column, Pietro Fittipaldi talks you through his competitive IndyCar debut and his first-ever single-seater race on an oval track at Phoenix.

Firestone thrilled “500th Indy car win” decided by tire strategy

Firestone's Cara Adams says it was “really neat” for Josef Newgarden’s Phoenix win to be clinched by grabbing a new set of tires for the final shootout – and that the company met its tire drop-off targets.

Newgarden had no idea if winning pass would work

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden admits he had no idea if his “risky” pass on Robert Wickens to win the 2018 IndyCar race at Phoenix’s ISM Raceway was going to work out.

Wickens “had to go for the win” on old tires - Schmidt

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner Sam Schmidt says he has no regrets over leaving Robert Wickens on old tires for the sprint to the checkered flag in last night’s IndyCar race at Phoenix’s ISM Raceway.

Phoenix IndyCar: Newgarden beats Wickens, Rossi in thrilling shootout

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden delivered a brilliant display to take his first IndyCar win of 2018 at Phoenix after a shootout with oval debutant Robert Wickens, James Hinchcliffe and Alexander Rossi.

Questions remain over pitstop strategy in IndyCar’s Phoenix race

Although IndyCar’s spec 2018 aerokit theoretically allows the teams to make one fewer pitstop compared with previous races at ISM Raceway, it is not by any means a definitive calculation, according to one lead engineer.

Phoenix IndyCar: Kimball tops night practice for Carlin

Charlie Kimball led his ex-teammate Scott Dixon in final practice before tomorrow’s night Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway.

Phoenix IndyCar: Bourdais beats Penske aces to pole position

Sebastien Bourdais scored the 34th pole position of his career and Dale Coyne Racing’s first since 2013 after beating compatriot and defending Phoenix winner Simon Pagenaud by 0.4mph.

Hinchcliffe: Passing etiquette at Phoenix “still TBD”

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe says Phoenix’s ISM Raceway will still present a challenge but expects the cars to be “more forgiving” when driven off the favored groove.

Phoenix IndyCar: Defending winner Pagenaud tops first practice

2016 IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud picked up where he left off last April, driving his Team Penske-Chevrolet to the top of the time sheets with his very last lap in FP1 at Phoenix’s ISM Raceway.

Fittipaldi “up to speed” for IndyCar debut

Pietro Fittipaldi, who will make his IndyCar race debut at Phoenix’s ISM Raceway this weekend, says he’s “excited” at the prospect because he believes he and Dale Coyne Racing are well prepared. 

Phoenix "promising" but there are many unknowns - Kanaan

Tony Kanaan is wary of declaring himself a potential winner this weekend at Phoenix, despite AJ Foyt Racing’s strong form at ISM Raceway in preseason testing.

Six Cup teams penalized after Phoenix, Chase Elliott hit the hardest

NASCAR has released this week's penalty report and it's a big one.

Denny Hamlin needs "just a little bit of speed" to catch Harvick

If it weren’t for Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin’s 2018 season would look even better than it already does.

Four Top 10s at Phoenix: A first for Stewart-Haas Racing

Kevin Harvick leads the way with his third straight win as all four drivers finish in the top-10 at ISM Raceway on Sunday.

Byron leads laps at Phoenix: "It just showed myself that I can do it"

Sunday’s race at ISM Raceway near Phoenix was a welcome change to what has been a frustrating start to William Byron’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.

Kyle Busch finishes second again: "It's starting to get frustrating"

Kyle Busch was understandably disappointed after coming within arm's reach of another win, only to end up empty-handed yet again.

Kevin Harvick wins at Phoenix for third NASCAR Cup victory in a row

Kevin Harvick hit the NASCAR trifecta by winning Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway near Phoenix.

Kurt Busch stays out, steals Stage 2 win at Phoenix

Kurt Busch held off Brad Keselowski on a one-lap restart to claim the Stage 2 victory – his first stage win of the 2018 season.

Kyle Busch beats Harvick to Stage 1 win at Phoenix

Kyle Busch ran down Kyle Larson to claim the Stage 1 victory at ISM Raceway near Phoenix.

Five most memorable NASCAR Cup Series finishes at Phoenix

Take a look at the five most memorable Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finishes at newly renamed ISM Raceway - formerly Phoenix International Raceway.

Ryan Newman: "This is a selfish sport, right?"

It was one year ago Ryan Newman snapped a pair of long winless streaks in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with a surprise victory at Phoenix.

Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix

Brad Keselowski’s first start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season was a long and productive one.

NASCAR Cup Phoenix starting lineup in pictures

Take a look at the complete starting lineup for the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway near Phoenix, Arizona.

Kevin Harvick leads the way in final Cup practice at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session was cut short but it didn’t affect his speed.

Harvick and Elliott lead second Cup practice at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott ran identical lap times in the first of two practice sessions on Saturday.

Five things to watch in Saturday's Xfinity race at Phoenix

The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action Saturday at ISM Raceway near Phoenix for the series’ fourth race of the season.

Martin Truex Jr. edges Kyle Larson for Phoenix pole

It didn’t take long for Martin Truex Jr. to serve up a reminder of his dominating 2017 championship season.

Alex Bowman on 2018 season: "It hasn’t been a great start for us"

The start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season hasn't gone very well for Alex Bowman, or the rest of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates.

Kyle Larson leads Ganassi 1-2 in pre-qualifying practice at Phoenix

Chip Ganassi Racing led the way in Friday’s opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at ISM Raceway near Phoenix.

Sato leads Power in third IndyCar test session at Phoenix

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda’s impressive form at ISM Raceway in Phoenix has continued into the second day, with Takuma Sato topping the speed charts with a 189mph lap.

Carlin IndyCar drivers “surprised by how sketchy the cars are”

Despite suffering electrical gremlins, Trevor Carlin says his team is satisfied with its first day of testing an IndyCar on an oval – but said Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton were “shocked” by the reduced downforce from the new aerokits.

Kevin Harvick confident ahead of Homestead: "We expect to win"

Of course Kevin Harvick believes he can win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, it shouldn’t be any other way.

Keselowski finds luck in Hamlin's misfortune, advancing to final four

Brad Keselowski barely finished on the lead lap at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday.

Matt Kenseth celebrates bittersweet Phoenix win

The reception line for Matt Kenseth stretched beyond the confines of Victory Lane, after the lame-duck driver if the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota won his 39th-career Cup race on Sunday at Phoenix Raceway.

No winners as Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin tangle again

Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin reignited their on-track feud at Phoenix and this time there was even more on the line.

Kenseth takes emotional Phoenix win after dramatic battle

If this is the end for Matt Kenseth’s NASCAR career, he finished on a high note at Phoenix Raceway with his 39th-career Cup win on Sunday.

Hamlin wins Stage 2 at Phoenix, Johnson and Larson find trouble

Denny Hamlin dominated the second stage of the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix Raceway.

Larson wins Stage 1 at Phoenix over Hamlin and Elliott

Kyle Larson picked up his sixth stage win of 2017 on Sunday at Phoenix Raceway.

William Byron finds Phoenix redemption with Xfinity win

William Byron was going to have the chance to race for the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship regardless, but he earned the trip in the best way possible.

Harvick tops final Cup practice at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick led the way in both Saturday practice sessions for the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix Raceway.

Emergency landing prevents JRM pit crew members attending Xfinity race

The three JR Motorsports NASCAR Xfinity teams competing for the series championship at Phoenix will be without their full complement of pit crew members in Saturday’s race.

Harvick leads second Cup practice from Phoenix

Kevin Harvick led second practice for the Can-Am 500 with a speed of 134.328mph (26.8-seconds).

Denny Hamlin focused on winning, not revenge from Chase Elliott

Denny Hamlin has bigger things to worry about than whether Chase Elliott will exact revenge on Sunday at Phoenix Raceway.

Sauter survives carnage and wins wild Truck race at Phoenix

Johnny Sauter avoided melees and mayhem en route to his first-career Camping World Truck Series win at Phoenix Raceway on Friday.

Rhodes and Cindric collide in battle to advance into final four

Ben Rhodes blocked his path to the Championship 4 in the final stage of the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway on Friday.

Ryan Blaney and the Wood Brothers capture Phoenix pole

Ryan Blaney will enter a must-win scenario in the best position possible.

Jimmie Johnson wants to end his career with Chad Knaus

With seven NASCAR Cup trophies to their credit, the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports crew has battled adversity better than any other team in the garage.

Elliott leads first Phoenix practice as he faces must-win situation

Chase Elliott found the speed he was searching for in first practice at Phoenix Raceway on Friday.

BKR Take on Trucks – Making a difference with donation to Fisher House

While Brad Keselowski Racing is focused on getting Austin Cindric into the Championship 4 next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Brad Keselowski Racing and the Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation are making time to give back.

Hildebrand thrilled with first top-three finish for six years

Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet’s JR Hildebrand says he’s looking forward to “being able to make good” on his Phoenix performance that saw him start and finish third, and prove one of very few drivers to make successful passing maneuvers.

Andretti quartet floored by second disastrous weekend

Marco Andretti, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato and Ryan Hunter-Reay all made contact with the wall at Phoenix, marking the second time in three races in which all four Andretti Autosport cars have failed to make the finish.

Pagenaud declares Phoenix victory his “best win”

Simon Pagenaud says his first oval triumph has shot to the top of his list of 10 victories in IndyCar competition.