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Austin Dillon looking to 'light it up' at NASCAR All-Star Race

A win at Texas Motor Speedway last season sent Austin Dillon to the playoffs while a win there this weekend could make him $1 million richer.

What to expect from the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Texas
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What to expect from the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas

Just about everything has changed with this season’s NASCAR All-Star Race, including its location.

Ryan Newman: NASCAR Cup title "will always be on my radar"

Ryan Newman’s future with Roush Fenway Racing may be in doubt but his desire and goals in NASCAR haven’t changed.

NASCAR to slow cars down at Talladega and Daytona

NASCAR is mandating a smaller tapered spacer for the two remaining superspeedway races on the 2021 schedule in response to Joey Logano's airborne crash earlier this year.

Wood Brothers name new crew chief for Matt DiBenedetto

Wood Brothers Racing has made a mid-season crew chief change on its No. 21 Ford team with driver Matt DiBenedetto.

Is there anywhere left a Hendrick driver can't win this season?

Hendrick Motorsports has placed a vice grip on the NASCAR Cup Series right now – one that it doesn’t look like it will relinquish anytime soon.

Truex: Larson just "drove by me" on way to Sonoma win Sonoma
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Truex: Larson just "drove by me" on way to Sonoma win

Prior to the loss of the NASCAR Cup race last season at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Martin Truex Jr. was king of these hills.

Kyle Larson and Hendrick continue to dominate with Sonoma win Sonoma
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Kyle Larson and Hendrick continue to dominate with Sonoma win

Kyle Larson’s incredible season picked up another first on Sunday, as he earned his first road course victory in the NASCAR Cup Series.

In his Sonoma debut, Chase Briscoe cruises to ARCA West win

Chase Briscoe entered Saturday’s ARCA West race at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway to learn, which he did and came away with a lot more.

Reddick charges back into playoff contention

Over the last two months, Tyler Reddick has been charging back into NASCAR Cup Series playoff contention, but he’s still looking for more.

Ground broken on much-delayed GM racing tech center

General Motors finally broke ground this week on its new Charlotte Technical Center, which will support its Chevrolet NASCAR and other GM racing teams.

Chase Briscoe: No practice or qualifying at Sonoma 'not ideal'

Chase Briscoe hopes another round of double duty this weekend will produce another top-10 finish in the NASCAR Cup Series.

William Byron to return to NASCAR Truck Series at Nashville

William Byron will return to the NASCAR Truck Series for the first time in five years when he competes later this month at Nashville Superspeedway.

Spire Motorsports crew chief suspended; team adds new driver

Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 NASCAR Cup Series team temporarily lost a crew chief and gained a new driver on Tuesday

Rick Hendrick's 'amazing empire' may just be getting started
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Rick Hendrick's 'amazing empire' may just be getting started

After a slow start to the 2020 season, Chase Elliott ended up winning the NASCAR Cup Series championship – Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet’s first title since 2016.

Kyle Busch: "We had nothing for the Hendrick cars"

Kyle Busch was the only driver to really challenge Hendrick Motorsports during the Coca Cola 600 on Sunday, ultimately splitting the four teams in the final finishing order.

Chase Elliott: "Best driver, best car" won Coke 600 Charlotte
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Chase Elliott: "Best driver, best car" won Coke 600

Kyle Larson’s victory in Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 was dominating and nobody knew that better than his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott.

Larson dominates Coke 600 as Hendrick breaks win record Charlotte
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Larson dominates Coke 600 as Hendrick breaks win record

Kyle Larson claimed his first Coca-Cola 600 victory on Sunday night and helped his Hendrick Motorsports organization break a longtime NASCAR record.

NASCAR's longest race and first-time winners Charlotte
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NASCAR's longest race and first-time winners

NASCAR's longest race has a tendency to produce first-time winners. Could we see another new victor in this year's Coca-Cola 600?

Kyle Larson wins Coke 600 pole as Chevys dominate Charlotte
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Kyle Larson wins Coke 600 pole as Chevys dominate

Chevrolet continued its dominance leading up to the Coca-Cola 600 with Kyle Larson winning the pole and the manufacturer sweeping the top four starting positions.

Austin Dillon and Chevrolet lead Coke 600 practice

Austin Dillon, a previous winner of the Coca-Cola 600, led the way in Friday’s lone NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Logano: Rain tires on ovals "not as simple as we all think it is"

For the second time this season, NASCAR conducted some testing on a short track oval utilizing its wet weather tires.

The best of Chevy's 800 NASCAR Cup wins? 'The next one'
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The best of Chevy's 800 NASCAR Cup wins? 'The next one'

Chase Elliott’s victory in Sunday’s Texas Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas was significant in many respects but especially for Chevrolet.

Chase Elliott's NASCAR spotter suspended after arrest

The spotter for reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott was indefinitely suspended by Hendrick Motorsports on Wednesday.

Analysis: NASCAR can't seem to win when racing in the rain COTA
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Analysis: NASCAR can't seem to win when racing in the rain

NASCAR has once again found itself facing a mountain of criticism but this time the sanctioning body has only itself to blame.

Kyle Busch calls COTA track conditions 'treacherous'

Calling the racing at COTA Sunday at times “dangerous” and “treacherous,” Kyle Busch was just fine with NASCAR pulling the plug early.

Elliott takes rain-shortened win in chaotic COTA race COTA
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Elliott takes rain-shortened win in chaotic COTA race

Pit strategy got Chase Elliott the lead and the weather secured his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2021 season.

Harvick 'never felt more unsafe' after racing in the rain at COTA COTA
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Harvick 'never felt more unsafe' after racing in the rain at COTA

Persistent rain showers and low visibility produced several incidents during the first two stages of Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of the Americas.

Tyler Reddick takes surprise NASCAR Cup Series pole at COTA

Tyler Reddick topped Kyle Larson and won the pole for the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at COTA.

William Byron tops wild and wet NASCAR Cup practice at COTA

Hendrick Motorsports shone in Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series practice session in the rain at COTA.

NH5 Ultimate Summer Showdown: Brooks, Harbin win at Darlington

The first of four events are in the books for the latest NASCAR Heat 5 limited series.

What to expect when NASCAR visits COTA for the first time COTA
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What to expect when NASCAR visits COTA for the first time

NASCAR will make its first visit to Circuit of the Americas this weekend as all three national series – Trucks, Xfinity and Cup – will compete on the 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course.

Brad Keselowski could become the next owner/driver in NASCAR

Brad Keselowski is considering an offer to become the next NASCAR Cup Series driver with an ownership interest in the sport, Motorsport.com has learned.

NASCAR tickets on sale as fans permitted to races in 2021

Packages now on sale as limited-capacity venues continue to open up – and three tracks announce full grandstand availability for the first time.

Hendrick Motorsports nears Petty win record after 1-2-3-4 result Dover
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Hendrick Motorsports nears Petty win record after 1-2-3-4 result

No team in NASCAR history has won more races than Petty Enterprises, but that fact may change very soon.

Kyle Larson: "There wasn't anything else I could do" Dover
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Kyle Larson: "There wasn't anything else I could do"

During much of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover, it looked like Kyle Larson’s to lose – and he did.

Alex Bowman returns No. 48 to NASCAR Victory Lane at Dover Dover
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Alex Bowman returns No. 48 to NASCAR Victory Lane at Dover

Alex Bowman put the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports back in Victory Lane at Dover – a place with which it had become very familiar over the years.

Talladega to offer COVID-19 vaccine, and a drive around the track

Talladega is offering COVID-19 tests and/or vaccines during an event at the track this weekend, as well as the opportunity drive your personal vehicle around the iconic superspeedway.

Roush Fenway Racing first to offer crypto fan tokens in NASCAR

Roush Fenway Raceway is set to become the first motorsports team to launch a crypto fan token, joining an elite international network of sporting organizations.

COVID-19 protocols sideline Justin Haley from Dover races

Justin Haley will be unable to compete this weekend in the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series races at Dover (Del.) International Speedway due to COVID-19 protocols.

Why NASCAR’s Next Gen cost savings won’t be apparent in 2022
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Why NASCAR’s Next Gen cost savings won’t be apparent in 2022

Toyota Racing president David Wilson says it will take some time for NASCAR’s Next Gen car to deliver its promised cost savings to teams, as they will need to buy a whole fleet of the new machinery for competition in 2022.

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage set to retire Dover
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Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage set to retire

Eddie Gossage, who spend the past 25 years at Texas Motor Speedway and has been its president since 2004, will retire following next month’s NASCAR All-Star Race at the facility.

Rolex 24 champ Kyle Tilley to make NASCAR debut at COTA

Rolex 24 LMP2 champion Kyle Tilley will make his NASCAR debut this season, competing in four Cup Series road course events for Live Fast Motorsports.

Joey Logano's crew chief suspended for Dover by NASCAR

Cup Series driver Joey Logano’s crew chief has been suspended for this weekend’s race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

Cole Custer returns to Xfinity Series for May 22 race at COTA

Cole Custer will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the May 22 race at COTA – his first start since his breakout 2019 season.

Denny Hamlin: Darlington was "worst butt whooping" of year

There was a brief time when Denny Hamlin thought he might have the best car in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.

Larson waited for 'a mistake' from Truex but it never came Darlington
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Larson waited for 'a mistake' from Truex but it never came

Kyle Larson never got the opportunity for a pass for the lead while trying to run down Martin Truex Jr. in the closing laps at Darlington but he sure looked good doing it.

Martin Truex Jr. blisters the field on way to Darlington win Darlington
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Martin Truex Jr. blisters the field on way to Darlington win

In a NASCAR Cup Series season that has featured many different winners, Martin Truex has had no trouble standing out.

Next Gen's 'huge architecture change' not all in its looks

The visuals of NASCAR’s Next Gen car bodies unveiled this week were striking in comparison to the current iteration of Cup Series cars.

NASCAR to fans about Next Gen: "This car is for you" Next Gen unveil
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NASCAR to fans about Next Gen: "This car is for you"

NASCAR’s official and long-awaited unveil of the individual manufacturer models of its Next Generation car came Wednesday with an important message directed to the sport’s fans.

NASCAR’s Next Gen Cup car: What is it and why it is needed
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NASCAR’s Next Gen Cup car: What is it and why it is needed

The NASCAR Next Gen is the future generation of chassis to be used in the Cup Series and is aimed at making the cars more cost-effective for race teams and car manufacturers, while simultaneously enhancing driver safety.

Toyota: NASCAR’s Next Gen is “biggest change” in 50 years
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Toyota: NASCAR’s Next Gen is “biggest change” in 50 years

Toyota Racing president David Wilson believes NASCAR’s Next Gen car, of which the three competing manufacturers all revealed their models today, is the “biggest change for the NASCAR industry” for over 50 years.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to run Sept. 11 Richmond Xfinity race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will return to the driver’s seat for one race this season, competing in the Sept. 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway.

Late-race pit penalty helps Harvick to season's best finish Kansas
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Late-race pit penalty helps Harvick to season's best finish

A late-race pit road penalty appeared to curtail Kevin Harvick’s chances at victory Sunday but it also produced an opportunity.

Kyle Larson had a plan to win at Kansas but "screwed that up" Kansas
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Kyle Larson had a plan to win at Kansas but "screwed that up"

Kyle Larson had lost the lead late in Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway but he still had a plan to win.

Kyle Busch tops Kevin Harvick in wild Kansas Cup finish Kansas
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Kyle Busch tops Kevin Harvick in wild Kansas Cup finish

Kyle Busch became the newest winner of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season and this time the victory trophy doubled as a birthday present.

Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure dies at 42

Former NASCAR driver and team owner Eric McClure died Sunday morning according to a statement released by his family.

Kevin Harvick "scratching and clawing" for every point in 2021

Kevin Harvick’s 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season may not appear bad statistically but it’s far removed from the career-best performance he enjoyed in 2020.

NASCAR announces 2021 All-Star Race format
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NASCAR announces 2021 All-Star Race format

The 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race will take place at Texas Motor Speedway on June 13th.

Erik Jones entered first year with RPM "a little bit blind"

Erik Jones knew there would be an adjustment period with his offseason move to Richard Petty Motorsports but COVID-19 protocols have made it more difficult.