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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 …

Newman cautious despite strong start to Chase

Saturday, September 26, 2015

LOUDON – He was the Cinderella story of last year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, and he’s off to a better start this year. Time to start booking Ryan Newman’s spot in Homestead for the Chase finale? No …

Drew Bonifant column: How to approach the Chase? Depends on who you ask

Saturday, September 26, 2015

LOUDON – There are 16 drivers eligible in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship – and by the sound of it, 16 different ways to approach the thing. “Consistency first,” Penske driver Joey Logano said. “We’ve seen …

Dillon dominates for Truck Series victory

Saturday, September 26, 2015

LOUDON – In just his fourth Camping World Truck Series start in Loudon, Austin Dillon won the UNOH 175 on Saturday, taking the checkered flag from the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “We won everything this weekend,” …

NASCAR driver Erik Jones proving himself at every level on path to Sprint Cup

Saturday, September 26, 2015

LOUDON – Erik Jones has heard the chatter. Teen sensation. Phenom. Rising star. And so on. “You hear it, and you see it,” the Camping World Truck Series driver said. “I try to ignore it more and more, …

Carl Edwards wins pole at New Hampshire for second Chase race

Saturday, September 26, 2015

LOUDON – Carl Edwards will start from the pole in his bid to give Joe Gibbs Racing its fourth straight victory. Edwards continued JGR’s dominance with a lap of 137.980 mph to win the Sprint Cup pole Friday …

Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers prepare for another pressure-packed weekend

Friday, September 25, 2015

Joey Logano stood in Victory Lane last September with a lobster in his hands and his name etched into the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, both results of his win in the Sylvania 300 …

Jeff Gordon to become NASCAR’s newest Iron Man

Thursday, September 24, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When Jeff Gordon takes the green flag for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, he will set the mark as NASCAR’s new Iron Man. Gordon will be making his 789th consecutive start, passing Ricky …

Schilling to give invocation before Sylvania 300 at NHMS

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Curt Schilling, a World Series MVP, three-time World Series champion and six-time All-Star, will deliver the invocation before the Sylvania 300 – the second race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept. 27. Schilling helped the Boston Red Sox erase an …

With his Chase hopes on the brink, Harvick needs to simmer down and heat up

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson are not enemies. They have known each other since the early days of their careers, which began in California before the two crossed the country to North Carolina to take …

Hamlin rallies to earn victory in opening round of playoffs

Monday, September 21, 2015

JOLIET, Ill. – Denny Hamlin vowed to make it to the championship round of the Sprint Cup playoffs, and nothing so far is getting in his way. Not a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered playing basketball just days …

Harvick to start Chase on pole after qualifying canceled

Saturday, September 19, 2015

JOLIET, Ill. – Kevin Harvick will begin defense of his Sprint Cup championship from the pole in the opening round of the playoffs. Heavy rain washed out qualifying Friday at Chicagoland Speedway, and NASCAR set the field based …

After excellent regular season, Logano ready to find a higher gear in pursuit of first championship

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

He’s never looked better, and Joey Logano will be the first to acknowledge it. But while his regular season has included a celebration in Daytona and a string of 26 race finishes that’s the envy of his competition, …