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Kyle Busch (18) celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race and the season title Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Darryl Graham)

Kyle Busch completes comeback to win first Cup title

Sunday, November 22, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Kyle Busch opened the season in a hospital bed and ended it in Victory Lane with the championship trophy. Busch completed the ultimate comeback Sunday night by winning his first career Sprint Cup title just nine months after a serious crash at Daytona nearly ended his season. He crashed into a concrete wall the day before the …

Jeff Gordon by the numbers

Saturday, November 21, 2015

297,997 miles driven 24,920 laps led 1992 year of first race 796 consecutive career starts 474 top-10 finishes 325 top-5 finishes 151 career winnings (in millions) 93 wins 81 poles 44 years old 24 years competing (also his car number) 23 years competing as a full-time driver 17 short-track victories 13 wins in …

Gordon chases fifth championship before retirement

Saturday, November 21, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – It’s a Hall of Fame career that includes four championships, 93 victories and more than $150 million in winnings. He’s got a beautiful family, a reputation as one of the good guys and a popularity that transcends NASCAR. Now Jeff Gordon has a chance to write the ultimate Hollywood ending …

Michael Waltrip Racing set for final NASCAR race

Saturday, November 21, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Clint Bowyer wanted the epilogue on Michael Waltrip Racing to focus more on the good times and good people than the missteps that affected the organization since its start. Jet fuel scandal. Race manipulation. Chase …

Harvick primed to defend NASCAR championship at Homestead

Saturday, November 21, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Go ahead, just try and wrestle the Sprint Cup championship away from Kevin Harvick. No driver can put up a fight quite like the champ. A former high school wrestler, Harvick has had a season’s …

Erik Jones clinches Truck Series championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Erik Jones is the youngest champion in NASCAR Truck Series history. The 19-year-old Jones won the title by finishing sixth in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday night, giving Sprint Cup driver Kyle …

Anticlimactic lead in to Homestead finale suits recent trends for NASCAR

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In this topsy-turvy second season of NASCAR’s new championship format, it was only fitting that the race to set the final four ended in an empty, unsatisfying way. A rain delay of nearly seven hours …

Shortened race in Phoenix determines final 3 Chase spots

Monday, November 16, 2015

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. advanced to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship finale after surviving a long Sunday that ended with a rain-shortened race at Phoenix International Raceway. The race …

Kurt Busch hopeful Phoenix finish earns him title chance

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kurt Busch’s season comes down to one race at the same track where his year officially began. Busch was suspended by NASCAR for the first three races of the season, so his debut didn’t come until March at Phoenix International Raceway. Now, with his championship …

With one race before cutdown, Penske’s Logano and Keselowski in dire need of a win

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nobody seems better prepared for the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs than Team Penske, which has led 662 of the last 834 laps raced. Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski have been on their game at …

Johnson passes Keselowski late for 4th Texas fall win in row

Monday, November 9, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski was dominating at Texas, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given him one of the four championship-contending spots in the Chase for the …

Kenseth loses final appeal to overturn NASCAR suspension

Friday, November 6, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – His appeals rejected, Matt Kenseth defiantly vowed Thursday to race as he always has and accused NASCAR of “unfairly” making an example out of him with a two-race suspension for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano over …

Kenseth set for appeal of NASCAR two-race suspension for wreck

Thursday, November 5, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing will have their appeal of NASCAR’s two-race suspension heard on Thursday. NASCAR said the National Motorsports Appeals Panel scheduled the appeal for Thursday morning at the NASCAR R&D Center …

NASCAR suspends Matt Kenseth for two races for wrecking Logano

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Looking to squash any notion that the drivers are running amok on the track, NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for two races Tuesday for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano in an act of retaliation that dramatically changed …

NASCAR faces decision whether or not to tolerate ‘wild west’ culture

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When Matt Kenseth steered Joey Logano into the wall, the crowd roared its approval as a veteran driver delivered old-school payback. The thunderous ovation continued at every replay. This is NASCAR’s version of the “wild …