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Darrell Wallace Jr can become a NASCAR megastar - Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick says Darrell Wallace Jr has the potential to be a NASCAR Cup series "megastar" and that his Daytona 500 performance compared to Danica Patrick proves it

Daytona 500: Hendrick rookie Byron tops practice for NASCAR opener

Rookie William Byron posted the fastest lap across Saturday's three NASCAR Cup practice sessions ahead of the Daytona 500, utilising a large pack of cars drafting to set his time

Fernando Alonso favours IndyCar-like orange for 2018 McLaren F1 car

Fernando Alonso says he would like his 2018 McLaren Formula 1 car's colours to echo that of the IndyCar livery he raced in last year's Indianapolis 500

NASCAR retirement feels 'weird', says Dale Earnhardt Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr says he is finding retirement from the NASCAR Cup Series "weird", and that it is not a "comfortable feeling."

Busch's extended Stewart-Haas deal for 2018 NASCAR season announced

One-time NASCAR Cup champion and 2017 Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch has confirmed his renewal with Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 season, as predicted by Autosport

Kurt Busch to stay with Stewart-Haas for 2018 NASCAR Cup season

Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing have agreed a one-year deal to keep the 2017 Daytona 500 winner on board for the '18 NASCAR Cup season, Autosport has learned

NASCAR champion Truex would have blown title shot earlier in career

Newly-crowned NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr has admitted he was not a good enough driver to win the title before joining Furniture Row Racing in 2014

Kyle Busch: Joey Logano's blocking cost me 2017 NASCAR Cup title

Joe Gibbs Racing's Kyle Busch says Joey Logano's repeated blocking ruined his chances of a second NASCAR Cup Series title at the Homestead season finale

Truex dismisses Harvick's NASCAR Cup title 'letdown' comments

Martin Truex Jr says it is "perfect" to be considered the NASCAR Cup title favourite, brushing off Kevin Harvick's claim that Truex and Kyle Busch are under all the pressure

NASCAR aces don't understand why Kenseth doesn't have 2018 drive

Leading NASCAR drivers say they cannot understand why Phoenix winner Matt Kenseth does not have a drive for the 2018 Cup season

Brad Keselowski's NASCAR Homestead title shot feels 'like Christmas'

Penske's Brad Keselowski says scraping through to the 2017 NASCAR Cup championship shootout with a 16th-place finish at Phoenix feels "like Christmas"

Busch: Recent defeats show Truex's title favourite status slipping

NASCAR Cup playoff leader Martin Truex Jr's recent defeats show his title favourite status is slipping, reckons Kyle Busch

Front Row rules out Toyota NASCAR alliance, likely stick with Ford

NASCAR Cup team Front Row Motorsports has ruled out dropping Ford and taking the vacant Toyota alliance made available by the championship-leading Furniture Row team dropping back to one car

Denny Hamlin calls Chase Elliott clash part of NASCAR championship battle

Denny Hamlin defended punting Martinsville race leader Chase Elliott into a spin as an acceptable part of a NASCAR Cup title fight

Dave Pericak, an architect of Ford's GT return, to leave role

One of the architects of Ford's revived GT programme will leave his role in charge of the American manufacturer's Performance division at the end of this year

Truex benefits from smaller NASCAR Cup team - Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin says that NASCAR Cup Series leader Martin Truex Jr's dominance is because his smaller team is maximising its alliance with Hamlin's own Joe Gibbs squad

Keselowski felt like only eight cars finished Talladega NASCAR race

Penske's Brad Keselowski says it felt like only eight cars completed NASCAR Cup's race at Talladega, with the race winner one of only four drivers in playoff contention to finish

Larson, Harvick say NASCAR points leader Truex no longer unbeatable

NASCAR Cup Series playoff contenders Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson believe points leader Martin Truex Jr is no longer unbeatable following their battles with him at Charlotte

NASCAR: New-for-2017 stages format has brought out best in drivers

NASCAR chairman Brian France says the Cup's stages format introduced for 2017 has brought out the best in the series

Danica Patrick won't look outside NASCAR Cup for 2018 opportunities

Danica Patrick says she will not consider offers to race outside of the NASCAR Cup Series in 2018, as her "only goal" is to win Cup races

Logano calls NASCAR a 'total joke' after practice pit road penalty

Joey Logano says the penalty that forced him to sit on pit road for a full practice session at the NASCAR Cup Series' New Hampshire round was "a total joke"

Martin Truex Jr is dominating NASCAR, not Toyota - Kyle Larson

NASCAR Cup playoff favourite Martin Truex Jr's dominance is down to the driver and not Toyota, says closest challenger Kyle Larson

Stewart: NASCAR Cup driver Patrick could go back to IndyCar for '18

Danica Patrick could return to IndyCar after losing her NASCAR Cup seat for 2018, reckons her current team boss Tony Stewart

Kasey Kahne signs for NASCAR Cup minnows Leavine Family Racing

Kasey Kahne will remain in the NASCAR Cup Series for 2018 after securing a drive for minnows Leavine Family Racing

Brad Keselowski: NASCAR is 'completely inept' at keeping cars equal

Brad Keselowski has hit out at what he believes is "complete ineptitude" from NASCAR to keep the manufacturer playing field level in its flagship Cup series

Wallace set to replace Almirola at Richard Petty NASCAR Cup team

Richard Petty Motorsports is expected to replace Aric Almirola with his injury stand-in Darrell Wallace for the 2018 NASCAR Cup season

Joey Logano admits he's in 'do or die' NASCAR Cup playoff plight

Penske NASCAR Cup driver Joey Logano says he is in a "do or die" situation going into Saturday night's playoff cut-off race at Richmond

Pagenaud fuming over Penske team-mate Newgarden's Gateway pass

Simon Pagenaud was left fuming at Penske team-mate Josef Newgarden's wheelbanging pass for victory in the closing stint of Saturday night's Gateway IndyCar Series race

Sebastien Bourdais: Early IndyCar return needed to prove fitness

Sebastien Bourdais says he had to make his IndyCar return from injury sooner than expected in order to stop any speculation regarding his fitness for 2018

Truex didn't consider giving Jones victory shot for NASCAR playoffs

NASCAR Cup points leader Martin Truex Jr says he did not consider moving over for team-mate Erik Jones to help the rookie qualify for the playoffs in Sunday's Michigan race

Haas 'depressed' by gap between his F1 squad and big three teams

Gene Haas says the gulf between his Formula 1 squad and the championship's three leading teams has left him feeling "really depressed"

Hendrick 'blown away' by NASCAR Cup signing Byron's junior success

Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick says he was "blown away" by new NASCAR Cup signing William Byron's junior racing success

Dale Earnhardt Jr: Veteran NASCAR Cup drivers have been overpaid

The number of past champions and veterans losing NASCAR Cup drives is a symptom of declining sponsor interest and drivers having been overpaid, reckons Dale Earnhardt Jr

Kurt Busch 2018 NASCAR contract situation 'surprised' Ford

Kurt Busch says Stewart-Haas Racing's decision not to take up its option on his contract for the 2018 NASCAR Cup season came as a surprise to Ford

Penske expands NASCAR Cup team to add Ryan Blaney for 2018

Penske will expand to a third full-time NASCAR Cup entry for 2018 to bring its protege Ryan Blaney in alongside Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano

Hendrick tester Bowman to replace retiring Earnhardt in NASCAR 2018

Hendrick Motorsports has confirmed its test driver Alex Bowman will replace the retiring Dale Earnhardt Jr in its NASCAR Cup line-up next season

Larson says Ganassi's NASCAR penalties complimentary of its pace

Kyle Larson says the string of NASCAR penalties his Ganassi team has had in the last weeks is a compliment to how competitive it has been

Johnson: Test driver Bowman deserves Earnhardt's 2018 NASCAR seat

Hendrick Motorsports should seriously consider its test driver Alex Bowman as the retiring Dale Earnhardt Jr's 2018 replacement, says NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson

Larson: Truex's dominant NASCAR Cup pace 'pretty' crazy

Martin Truex Jr's dominant NASCAR Cup pace is "pretty crazy", says former championship leader Kyle Larson

Injured NASCAR driver Aric Almirola cleared to race again

Aric Almirola has been cleared to race in this weekend's New Hampshire NASCAR Cup race, two months after injuring his back in a multi-car crash at Kansas Speedway

Joe Gibbs NASCAR team drops Kenseth to make room for Jones in 2018

The Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR Cup team has announced that Erik Jones will replace 2003 champion Matt Kenseth in its #20 Toyota next season

Almirola to test at Charlotte to assess NASCAR return after injury

Aric Almirola is scheduled to test at Charlotte Motor Speedway next Tuesday with a view to returning from injury in next weekend's New Hampshire NASCAR Cup race

Matt Kenseth loses Joe Gibbs Racing drive for 2018 NASCAR season

Matt Kenseth has lost his Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR seat for 2018, amid suggestions he could be a stopgap solution for Hendrick Motorsports

Gene Haas rules out cutting four-car Stewart-Haas NASCAR line-up

Gene Haas has ruled out reducing his four-car Stewart-Haas Racing NASCAR Cup line-up in 2018 even if he has to bankroll it through his own companies

Ford WEC GTE driver Billy Johnson gets NASCAR debut at Sonoma

Ford World Endurance Championship GTE racer Billy Johnson will contest this weekend's Somona NASCAR Cup round with Richard Petty Motorsports

Injured NASCAR Cup driver Almirola's recovery ahead of schedule

Injured NASCAR Cup driver Aric Almirola is increasingly confident he can make an early return to racing for Richard Petty Motorsports

Darrell 'Bubba' Wallace to make NASCAR Cup debut with Petty

Darrell 'Bubba' Wallace will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut with Richard Petty Motorsports at Pocono this weekend, taking over from Regan Smith as the injured Aric Almirola's stand-in

Dale Earnhardt Jr starting to worry about poor NASCAR Cup form

Dale Earnhardt Jr admits he is worried about the performance of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet after another poor result in last Saturday's All-Star race at Charlotte

Almirola airlifted to hospital after Kansas NASCAR crash

Aric Almirola has been airlifted to hospital for observation after a violent crash with Danica Patrick and Joey Logano that red-flagged Saturday night's Kansas Speedway NASCAR Cup race

Eleven cars fail NASCAR Cup inspections before Kansas qualifying

Eleven drivers were unable to take part in NASCAR Cup series qualifying at Kansas on Friday after their cars failed technical inspections

Johnson 'feels terrible' over Richmond NASCAR Earnhardt collision

Jimmie Johnson was left feeling "terrible" after he "body-slammed" Hendrick Motorsports team-mate Dale Earnhardt Jr in a bizarre Richmond NASCAR Cup collision

Dale Earnhardt Jr: NASCAR retirement announcement eases pressure

Dale Earnhardt Jr says he feels substantially less pressure since announcing his decision to retire from the NASCAR Cup Series at the end of 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr explains decision to retire from NASCAR Cup

Dale Earnhardt Jr says his decision to retire from NASCAR's Cup series at the end of 2017 was motivated by a desire to stop racing on his own terms

Montoya hopes more F1 drivers follow Alonso's Indy 500 lead

Ex-Formula 1 driver Juan-Pablo Montoya hopes more drivers follow Fernando Alonso's lead in branching out to events like the Indianapolis 500

Kurt Busch: Fernando Alonso perfect for Indianapolis 500

Kurt Busch, the last major driver to change disciplines to contest the Indianapolis 500, believes Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso is "perfect" to try the IndyCar showpiece as a one-off

NASCAR warns against retaliation after Busch/Logano fight

NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France has warned that any retaliation following the Kyle Busch/Joey Logano pitlane brawl at Las Vegas on Sunday will not be tolerated

Logano leads NASCAR Daytona 500 practice as Earnhardt Jr returns

Team Penske Ford driver Joey Logano topped practice ahead of next weekend's Daytona 500, as Dale Earnhardt Jr returned to competitive NASCAR Cup action following the concussion he suffered last year

NASCAR to tighten rules over cars rejoining after crashes

NASCAR is set to tighten up rules governing cars rejoining races after accidents in its top three tiers for 2017

New 2017 F1 cars address Kevin Magnussen's 'problem'

Haas newcomer Kevin Magnussen believes that Formula 1's new-for-2017 regulations will help him get around the biggest difficulty he found with the previous generation of cars

Michael Waltrip to retire from NASCAR after 2017 Daytona 500

Double Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip has announced that this year's race will be his final NASCAR start