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OPINION: There is little coincidence NASCAR’s rise in popularity in the 1980s and 1990s came at the same time Bruton Smith was rattling off some of his biggest accomplishments.
There’s been a fairly strong consensus so far this season that the Next Gen car has produced some exceptional racing in the NASCAR Cup. But what do the statistics say?
Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has voiced his ambitions to contest the NASCAR Cup Series' showpiece Daytona 500, with the Brazilian saying "it would be very natural to try".
Sonoma NASCAR Cup winner Daniel Suarez admitted that doubt crept in before securing his first top-class victory, but "knew I could race" with the traditional front-runners.
Daniel Suarez became the first Mexican driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma, as the Trackhouse Chevrolet driver held off Chris Buescher to score his maiden victory.
Ross Chastain was apologetic after an incident-filled race in the NASCAR Cup Series' inaugural visit to Gateway on Sunday and criticised his own “terrible driving”.
Joey Logano emerged victorious in a back-and-forth battle with Kyle Busch in overtime to win the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at the Gateway oval.
Denny Hamlin survived a chaotic, five-hour NASCAR Cup race that went into two overtimes to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Trackhouse Entertainment Group has announced the start of a programme designed to expand its global reach by fielding a NASCAR Cup Series entry for international racing drivers.
Ryan Blaney thought he won a maiden NASCAR All-Star Race only to miss out under a caution and claw back the victory in overtime to claim the $1 million prize.
Toyota and Ford executives have expressed concerns of fairness regarding Chevrolet’s Next Gen car entry in the 2023 Le Mans 24 Hours.
NASCAR Cup driver Denny Hamlin says there has been no win he’s had that equals the emotions he experienced watching Kurt Busch triumph for his 23XI Racing operation in Kansas.
Kurt Busch caught and passed his brother Kyle, then Kyle Larson to take his first NASCAR Cup Series win for 23XI Racing at Kansas on Sunday.
William Byron branded Darlington Raceway winner Joey Logano an “Idiot” and a “moron” following a controversial clash in the closing stages of the NASCAR Cup race.
Joey Logano ran down William Byron and nudged him out of the way with one lap remaining to claim his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the 2022 season.
Chase Elliott held off Ricky Stenhouse Jr to win Monday’s rain-delayed race at Dover, taking his first NASCAR Cup victory of the 2022 season.
The remainder of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Dover has been postponed until Monday due to inclement weather.
Denny Hamlin has been ordered to complete sensitivity training by NASCAR, following a tweet directed at Kyle Larson after the Talledega Cup round.
Ross Chastain claimed victory at Talladega in the NASCAR Cup but received far more help than he expected in a wild final lap.
Kyle Busch inherited his first NASCAR Cup win of the season after leaders Chase Briscoe and Tyler Reddick clashed on the final on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway.
William Byron became the first repeat winner of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season after holding off a last-lap charge from Joey Logano at Martinsville.
Circuit of the Americas runner-up Alex Bowman says he would have made a similarly aggressive final lap move to eventual winner Ross Chastain in Sunday's controversial NASCAR Cup Series race.
Ross Chastain beat AJ Allmendinger and Alex Bowman in a last-lap battle to secure NASCAR Cup victory at the Circuit of the Americas - taking his and Trackhouse Racing's first win.
William Byron survived a wild race at Atlanta Motor Speedway to earn his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the 2022 season.
There’s no sophomore slump for Chase Briscoe as he won his first NASCAR Cup race Sunday in a three-lap shootout to the finish.
A late caution provided a prime opportunity for Alex Bowman to storm to victory for Hendricks Motorsports, taking the NASCAR Cup win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson held off a last-lap charge from Austin Dillon to win in Fontana, having also made contact with Hendrick Motorsports team-mate Chase Elliott in the closing stages.
Austin Cindric's victory in last weekend's Daytona 500 has turned the Team Penske driver into NASCAR's newest star, but his road to the top has certainly been unconventional.
A "dejected" Bubba Wallace has described finishing runner-up in NASCAR's Daytona 500 as "empowering" after missing out on victory in a photo finish.
Rookie Austin Cindric claimed a maiden NASCAR Cup Series win after pipping Bubba Wallace to victory at the season opening Daytona 500.
2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott has signed a five-year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports, taking him to the end of the 2027 season.
Joey Logano took full responsibility for the late-race wreck that potentially cost him a win in the second Daytona qualifying race, labelling his block on Chris Buescher a "dumb mistake".
Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher took both wins for the newly-renamed RFK Racing outfit in the Daytona 500 duels, as non-charter entries Kaz Grala and Greg Biffle secured starting slots.
Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson qualified on pole for the Daytona 500 as Hendrick Motorsports swept the top three positions, while Jacques Villeneuve guaranteed himself a starting slot.
Long-time sponsor Busch Light is investing in a new programme to help promote and develop women drivers in NASCAR.
NASCAR officials have hailed the first event for the Cup Series’ Next Generation racer as "an incredible day for the sport", following Joey Logano's victory in Sunday's Clash exhibition race.
Joey Logano survived a tough challenge from Kyle Busch to win the inaugural Clash race at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as NASCAR's Nex-Gen era got underway.
Defending NASCAR Cup champion Kyle Larson said he was "surprised" by the new Next-Gen car's familiar handling traits at Phoenix during its final test before making a racing debut.
There seemed little doubt about Austin Cindric’s ascension to the NASCAR Cup Series with Team Penske, not because of his familial connection with the organisation but due to his talent.
Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Lewis Hamilton must get over his disappointment of losing the 2021 title to Max Verstappen and “be aggressive” to claim it back.
Getting the NASCAR Next Gen car to the point of on-track competition for the 2022 Cup season has been no easy task, but Toyota Racing president David Wilson credits NASCAR leadership for successfully navigating the rough waters.
One tradition for the winner of the annual Daytona 500 may be at least temporarily halted this season – or just delayed.
1997 Formula 1 world champion and 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve plans to take another shot at winning NASCAR’s Daytona 500.
NASCAR Cup Series rookie Austin Cindric said that the first experience of drafting the new Next Gen cars at Daytona International Speedway featured “pretty hard racing for a test session”.
Dale Earnhardt Jr will get another test in NASCAR's new Next Gen car this week, but the retired two-time Daytona 500 winner has no plans for a Cup Series return.
NASCAR Cup Series veteran Aric Almirola has decided to retire following the completion of the 2022 season.
IndyCar driver Sage Karam will continue his NASCAR development in the 2022 season with another part-time Xfinity Series schedule.
NASCAR Cup team Richard Petty Motorsports will be known as Petty GMS Motorsports in 2022 following the recent purchase of a majority interest by the GMS Racing Truck outfit.
NASCAR says it has welcomed feedback from drivers that its Next-Gen Cup Series car is harder to drive, saying it doesn't want the new-for-2022 machine to be easy to handle.
Jeff Gordon had a Hall of Fame NASCAR career with Hendrick Motorsports, so he knows first-hand the talented drivers the organization can produce.
NASCAR Cup Series runner-up Martin Truex Jr said it “hurts” to have finished second for a third time in four years after Kyle Larson's victory in the Phoenix championship decider.
Kyle Larson secured his first NASCAR Cup title with victory in Phoenix finale, his 10th win of the season after returning to the series following his suspension in 2020.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series was decided by a dramatic photo finish as Daniel Hemric pipped Austin Cindric by 0.030s to incredibly clinch his first series race win and title.
Martin Truex Jr may have been the last driver to get in the Championship 4 but his chances at a second NASCAR Cup title seem as good as any of his fellow challengers.
Kyle Larson’s “comeback” story this season was impressive enough simply with his return to NASCAR racing – but he not only came back, he has been better than ever on the track.
Joe Gibbs Racing reckons it is the "underdog" in the 2021 NASCAR Cup title fight, as Martin Truex Jr and Denny Hamlin battle against Hendrick's Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott.
NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch has been summoned to sensitivity training after using an ableist slur in a post-race interview on Sunday at Martinsville.