Harvick stays positive after another near-miss at Pocono

LONG POND — Kyle Busch’s drought ended. Kevin Harvick’s continued. Two of the sport’s most successful drivers had managed to conquer nearly all of the tracks in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Except Pocono. When Busch finally got his first victory at Pocono Raceway in Sunday’s Overton’s 400, it was — once again — […]

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Race day at Pocono starts with qualifying in unfamiliar Cup format

LONG POND – Qualifying on the same day as the actual race is pretty common for most NASCAR lower-division events and local short-track runs. Now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is trying it out. For this weekend, Pocono Raceway has turned into a a two-day show instead of having traditional Cup qualifying on Friday […]

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Brad Keselowski finds stability at Penske — and at Pocono

LONG POND — Brad Keselowski had to laugh at the PR-speak. When the announcement came Tuesday that he had agreed to a new deal to stay in the No. 2 car for Team Penske, the press release would reveal only that he would be there “well into the future.” Just hearing the phrase again on […]

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Kyle Busch’s closing qualifying flurry lands Indy pole

INDIANAPOLIS — Less than an hour after watching one winning streak end Saturday, Kyle Busch started working on another. Now the two-time defending Brickyard 400 champion is in the best possible position for an unprecedented three-peat at Indianapolis. Busch became the first Cup driver in nearly two decades to win back-to-back Indy poles by saving […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs wife, blames himself for ‘Clash’ debate

INDIANAPOLIS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his own statement Saturday. He defended his wife’s Twitter post — and blamed himself for putting her in a position where she felt she had to speak out. Five days after Amy Earnhardt wrote it wouldn’t be “worth the risk” to see her husband compete in next year’s Clash […]

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Hendrick tabs Bowman as Earnhardt Jr. replacement in No. 88 car

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that the 24-year-old Bowman will replace one of the series’ biggest stars in the No. 88 car next season after Earnhardt retires. Bowman has big shoes to fill. Earnhardt was named NASCAR’s most popular […]

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NASCAR making changes to leadership team

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR is making changes to its leadership structure with four people taking on new roles. Brandon Igdalsky is joining the organization as managing director of event marketing and promotion. Igdalsky, who will work with tracks on different initiatives, comes to NASCAR after being the president and CEO at Pocono Raceway for […]

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Electric car racing comes to Brooklyn

NEW YORK — The roar of the engine was replaced by a furious whirring as the future of motorsports came to Brooklyn. Formula E took over part of the waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook on Sunday, the second of two race days for the Qualcomm New York City ePrix. The Formula One-style, open-wheel cars reach […]

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Denny Hamlin ends winless skid for Joe Gibbs Racing

LOUDON, N.H. — Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson over the final laps Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to send Joe Gibbs Racing to victory lane for the first time this season. One of the top organizations in NASCAR, JGR had yet to have any of its four drivers win until Hamlin took the […]

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XFINITYKyle Busch dominates in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Busch tossed his 2-year-old son in the air during his latest victory lane celebration. He’s taking baby steps toward catching The King. Busch dominated yet again to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He won for the third time this season and 89th time in […]

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