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Bruton Smith obituary: Influential NASCAR track owner dies, aged 95

Serial NASCAR track owner and philanthropist Bruton Smith has died at the age of 95, due to natural causes.

NASCAR star Clint Bowyer involved in fatal road accident

Former NASCAR Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer was involved in a fatal accident that resulted in the death of a 47-year-old woman.

Hamlin must complete NASCAR sensitivity training for tweet about Larson

Denny Hamlin has been ordered to complete sensitivity training by NASCAR, following a tweet directed at Kyle Larson after the Talledega Cup round.

RFK Racing loses NASCAR Cup appeal, big penalties upheld

NASCAR Cup team Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing has lost its appeal after being hit with significant penalties following last month's Atlanta race.

Biffle to attempt Daytona 500 comeback with NY Racing NASCAR team

NASCAR veteran Greg Biffle will attempt to make his Cup Series return later this month in the Daytona 500 with an NY Racing Chevrolet Camaro.

Floyd Mayweather's NASCAR Cup team to enter Daytona 500

The Money Team Racing, owned by boxing Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather, is entering the 2022 Daytona 500.

Earnhardt: Next Gen introduction not comparable to Car Of Tomorrow

Dale Earnhardt Jr says the introduction of NASCAR's new Next Gen Cup car isn't comparable to the 2007 Car of Tomorrow as a "completely different car from the ground up".

Richard Petty Motorsports sells majority stake in NASCAR Cup team

Richard Petty Motorsports has sold a majority interest of its NASCAR Cup Series team to Truck Series title-winning outfit GMS Racing.

Truex: "Second hurts" after defeat to Larson in NASCAR title fight

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.

Hamlin tears into "hack" Bowman after on-track NASCAR clash

Denny Hamlin labelled Alex Bowman a "hack" after the pair collided in the race for the lead during Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series cutoff race at Martinsville Speedway.

Elliott "confused" by tyre issues in crucial Texas NASCAR race

Reigning NASCAR Cup champion Chase Elliott was left "confused" by repeated tyre problems at Texas which dented his playoff hopes, but accepted the outcome could have been worse than seventh.

Elliott wishes Harvick a "merry offseason" after Roval run-in

Reigning NASCAR Cup champion Chase Elliott wished rival Kevin Harvick "a merry offseason" after their Charlotte Roval clash, which preceded a race-ending accident for Harvick that curtailed his title hopes.

Former Le Mans class winner Joey Hand to make Cup debut

Veteran sports car racer Joey Hand will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut at the Charlotte Roval this weekend, driving Rick Ware Racing's Ford Mustang.

Talladega NASCAR: Wallace takes landmark win in rain-shortened race

Bubba Wallace scored his maiden NASCAR Cup Series victory in a rain-shortened race at Talladega, becoming the first African-American to win a premier level NASCAR race since 1963.

Trackhouse signs Chastain for 2022 NASCAR Cup season

Trackhouse Racing has announced that Ross Chastain will drive for the team in the NASCAR Cup Series next season, when the team takes over Chip Ganassi Racing's assets.

Keselowski to become new driver/co-owner at Roush Fenway NASCAR Cup team

Brad Keselowski will depart from Team Penske to join Roush Fenway Racing in 2022 as both a driver and co-owner at the NASCAR Cup outfit.

Hendrick extends Larson NASCAR contract to the end of 2023

Kyle Larson will remain with Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series through to the end of 2023 in a new contract extension revealed on Wednesday.

Chip Ganassi sells entire NASCAR team to Trackhouse Racing

Trackhouse Entertainment Group, which is co-owned by Grammy award-winning musician Pitbull, has purchased Chip Ganassi Racing's entire NASCAR Cup Series operation.

NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon to be vice chairman at Hendrick Motorsport

NASCAR Cup Series legend Jeff Gordon is leaving the Fox Sports broadcast booth for an executive position at Hendrick Motorsports.

Askew to sub for injured VeeKay at IndyCar's Road America round

Oliver Askew will drive for his second IndyCar team in a week and will replace the injured Rinus VeeKay at Ed Carpenter Racing in the Road America round.

Askew stands in for Rosenqvist for second Detroit IndyCar race

Oliver Askew will replace the injured Felix Rosenqvist at Arrow McLaren SP for IndyCar's second Detroit race, following the Swedish driver's huge crash at Belle Isle.

NASCAR red flags COTA race as rain and poor visibility sparks chaos

A series of frightening crashes triggered by persistent rain showers and low visibility forced NASCAR to red flag its Cup Series race at the Circuit of the Americas.

Netflix to produce Bubba Wallace NASCAR documentary series

Netflix will produce an all-new documentary series around NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace.

Harrison Burton to make NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega

Second-generation racer Harrison Burton will make his NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega Superspeedway next weekend, piloting a Toyota Camry for Gaunt Brothers Racing.

NASCAR testing rain tyres at Martinsville Speedway
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NASCAR testing rain tyres at Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR has taken to the Martinsville Speedway to test a potential wet-weather option tyre provided by Goodyear to explore their feasibility on a damp oval track.

Jordan: Wallace has talent to "learn how to win" NASCAR Cup races

23XI Racing co-owner Michael Jordan says driver Bubba Wallace has the talent to "learn how to win" in the NASCAR Cup Series this year

Larson "extremely grateful" over NASCAR return following suspension

Kyle Larson feels "extremely grateful" to be able to return to NASCAR, admitting he "never really thought I'd get another chance" following his suspension for using a racial slur

Hamlin signs multi-year deal with Joe Gibbs Racing

Three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin will continue his involvement with the Joe Gibbs Racing team and sponsor FedEx after agreeing a new multi-year deal

Pitbull becomes co-owner at Trackhouse Racing NASCAR Cup Series team

Grammy award-winning music artist Pitbull has secured an ownership stake in the Trackhouse Racing NASCAR Cup Series team

Johnson laments "bittersweet" final year in NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson said it "still stings" that his full-time NASCAR Cup career ended with a "bittersweet" final year, but was pleased to bow out with a fifth place at Phoenix

Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin's NASCAR Cup team named 23XI Racing

Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin's new NASCAR team will be known as 23XI Racing, and the team will field the No. 23 Toyota Camry with driver Bubba Wallace in 2021

Bowyer to retire from NASCAR after 2020 season

Clint Bowyer will retire from racing in the NASCAR Cup Series and switch to commentating with FOX Sports after his Stewart-Haas Racing contract expires at the end of the season

NASCAR explains Talladega penalties, defends yellow line rule

The latest NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race ended in controversy at Talladega with NASCAR officials defending the yellow line rule at the centre of the debate

COTA to join NASCAR Cup schedule in revamped 2021 calendar

The NASCAR Cup Series is set to make its first appearance at the Circuit of the Americas next year as part of a major calendar shakeup featuring increased road racing

Red Bull claims Le Mans Esports series title in Super Finals

Red Bull Racing Esports and the LM squad clinched the Le Mans Esports titles as the fourth and final segment of the Super Finals concluded

Lazarus and Red Bull lead the way in LMES Super Final day three

Lazarus Racing and Red Bull Esports secured their places for the last day of the Super Final for the Le Mans Esports Series, while Veloce Esports missed out

Le Mans Esports Super Final gets under way with Red Bull and Lazarus tied on points

Tuesday marked the first of four days of Le Mans Esports Super Final action, featuring sportscars from the pre-1970s era as they do battle on Forza Motorsport 7

Wallace to quit Richard Petty Motorsports at end of 2020 NASCAR season

NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace confirmed reports on Thursday that he would leave Richard Petty Motorsports, releasing a statement on social media

NASCAR Cup champion Johnson joins Ganassi for possible IndyCar programme

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is aiming to make the switch to IndyCar in 2021, and has announced he has joined forces with Chip Ganassi Racing

Johnson to run Earnhardt, Petty livery tribute at NASCAR Throwback weekend

Jimmie Johnson, competing in his final full-time year in the NASCAR Cup Series, will run a livery paying homage to both Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt at the Throwback weekend

Bell to replace Jones at Joe Gibbs Racing in NASCAR Cup Series

Christopher Bell will move over to Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, replacing the departing Erik Jones at the team

Keselowski extends contact at Team Penske into 2021 NASCAR Cup season

One-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski has renewed his contract with Team Penske into 2021, ending speculation that he would leave upon the expiry of his current deal

Two-time Le Mans 24 winner Bamber to make NASCAR Xfinity debut at Daytona

Two-time Le Mans 24 race winner Earl Bamber will make his NASCAR debut in the Xfinity Series on the Daytona road course on 15 August

Truex admits Kentucky NASCAR Cup touch took Harvick's chance to win

Martin Truex Jr admits he 'probably took away Kevin Harvick's chance to win' at the Kentucky Speedway after a thrilling last-lap NASCAR Cup duel, in which Cole Custer won out

Parker, Buttafuoco win eNASCAR Heat Pro League Round 10

Round 10 of the 2020 eNASCAR Heat Pro League season in association with Motorsport Games took the drivers to Auto Club Speedway

Stewart-Haas sweeps latest eNASCAR Heat Pro League victories

Round nine of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League in association with Motorsport Games took the series dirt racing at Eldora this week to open Segment 3

Dramatic finale to eNASCAR Heat Pro League Segment 2

Brandyn Gritton and Nick Walker shared the wins in the finale of Segment 2 of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League in association with Motorsport Games

FBI concludes noose in NASCAR driver Wallace's garage not hate crime

An FBI investigation into the noose found in the garage stall of NASCAR Cup driver Bubba Wallace at Talladega has concluded that no hate crime had been committed

Wallace: NASCAR is changing and I'm still smiling

Bubba Wallace is certain NASCAR "is changing" as he reflected on the racial incident when a noose was found in his garage, as he claimed 14th place at Talladega Superspeedway to take a career-best finish

NASCAR confirms FBI investigation into Wallace noose incident

NASCAR has confirmed an FBI investigation is underway into a noose that was found in Bubba Wallace's garage at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday

TRD boss Wilson slams Toyota's "embarrassing" Martinsville performance

Toyota's NASCAR Cup Series performance at Martinsville earlier this month was "embarrassing" despite taking victory, according to Toyota Racing Development USA president David Wilson

Brooks, Giles take eNASCAR Heat Pro League wins at Iowa

The eNASCAR Heat Pro League returned to action at Iowa Speedway for the Playstation and Xbox gamers

Indy 500 regular Davison's NASCAR Cup debut with Spire Motorsports delayed

Indianapolis 500 regular James Davison's NASCAR Cup debut has been delayed after series officials have not given him approval to race at Talladega Superspeedway

Indianapolis 500 regular Davison set for NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega

Indianapolis 500 regular James Davison will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend in the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

Penultimate eNASCAR Heat Pro League Segment 2 round gears up

The penultimate race of Segment 2 in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League season will take place Thursday evening at a virtual Iowa Speedway

NASCAR bans Confederate flags from all tracks with immediate effect

NASCAR has banned the display of the Confederate flag at all race tracks and properties, effective immediately, due to its racist symbolism

Esports News: Chaotic action dominates latest eNASCAR Heat Pro League round

The eNASCAR Heat Pro League returned to action this week for some pack racing at Talladega Superspeedway in twin 40-lap races for the Playstation and Xbox gamers

NASCAR News: Busch edges Johnson for Coca Cola 600 pole

Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson will lead the field to the green flag in Sunday's Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after NASCAR's first qualifying session since its return

NASCAR News: Busch admits he made a mistake against Elliott

Kyle Busch concedes his error triggered the collision with Chase Elliott to wreck his rival's race as they battled for second place in the closing laps of Wednesday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway

NASCAR News: Kenseth "excited" to make Cup return at Darlington

New Chip Ganassi Racing recruit Matt Kenseth is "excited" to make his NASCAR Cup return at this weekend's Darlington round, as he replaces Kyle Larson at the team