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NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson retires from full-time racing
NASCAR Cup Texas: Reddick wins race plagued by tyre failures
McLaren IndyCar management changes ongoing as team targets Kyle Busch for Indy 500
Ford no longer pushing for hybrids or full-electric racing
NASCAR Cup Bristol: Buescher ends 222-race winless streak to beat Elliott

Seven-time NASCAR champion and IndyCar sophomore Jimmie Johnson has announced he is to step down from full-time racing in 2023.

NASCAR Cup Texas: Reddick wins race plagued by tyre failures
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Tyler Reddick survived a chaotic NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway to take victory from Joey Logano as several title fighters faltered due to tyre failures.

Arrow McLaren SP is expected to reveal its IndyCar management structure within the next seven days, and is also targeting Kyle Busch for a fourth car entry for the Indianapolis 500.

Ford Performance is no longer pushing for major motor racing categories to adopt electrification or hybridisation, seeing a future for internal combustion engines to continue.

Chris Buescher provided a third consecutive playoff surprise, holding off Chase Elliott to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson retires from full-time racing

Seven-time NASCAR champion and IndyCar sophomore Jimmie Johnson has announced he is to step down from full-time racing in 2023.

NASCAR Cup Texas: Reddick wins race plagued by tyre failures
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NASCAR Cup Texas: Reddick wins race plagued by tyre failures

Tyler Reddick survived a chaotic NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway to take victory from Joey Logano as several title fighters faltered due to tyre failures.

McLaren IndyCar management changes ongoing as team targets Kyle Busch for Indy 500

Arrow McLaren SP is expected to reveal its IndyCar management structure within the next seven days, and is also targeting Kyle Busch for a fourth car entry for the Indianapolis 500.

Ford no longer pushing for hybrids or full-electric racing

Ford Performance is no longer pushing for major motor racing categories to adopt electrification or hybridisation, seeing a future for internal combustion engines to continue.

NASCAR Cup Bristol: Buescher ends 222-race winless streak to beat Elliott

Chris Buescher provided a third consecutive playoff surprise, holding off Chase Elliott to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch to join Richard Childress Racing for 2023 NASCAR Cup season
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Kyle Busch to join Richard Childress Racing for 2023 NASCAR Cup season

Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch has announced that he will join Richard Childress Racing and the Chevrolet camp next season, leaving Joe Gibbs Racing after 15 years together.

NASCAR Cup Kansas: Wallace beats Hamlin in second shock winner
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NASCAR Cup Kansas: Wallace beats Hamlin in second shock winner

For the second consecutive week, the NASCAR Cup playoffs produced a surprise winner as Bubba Wallace held off Denny Hamlin to win at Kansas Speedway.

Harvick slams "slow to react" NASCAR over "screwed up" Next Gen crashes

Kevin Harvick has criticised NASCAR for being "slow to react" to safety concerns, saying its new-for-2022 Next Gen car is "screwed up as far as the way that it crashes".

NASCAR: "Unacceptable" for Next Gen cars to catch fire
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NASCAR: "Unacceptable" for Next Gen cars to catch fire

A NASCAR official on Tuesday said it was “unacceptable” for the Next Gen cars to catch on fire, but took issue with Kevin Harvick’s claim the sanctioning body “don’t care.”

NASCAR Cup Darlington: Jones beats playoff contenders to shock win
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NASCAR Cup Darlington: Jones beats playoff contenders to shock win

Erik Jones scored his first victory of the 2022 NASCAR Cup season in the Southern 500 as the playoffs got underway at Darlington, fending off leading title chaser Denny Hamlin.

Logano: "Everyone is concerned" about NASCAR Next Gen safety

Joey Logano says he feels "concerned" by the ability of NASCAR's Next Gen racer to withstand certain impacts, with Kurt Busch spending an extended spell sidelined suffering concussion symptoms.

Drivers critical of NASCAR officials after Daytona rain chaos

NASCAR drivers have taken aim at officials over "unacceptable" calls not to stop the Daytona Cup race as rain start to fall before causing a massive pile-up at Turn 1.

NASCAR Cup Daytona: Austin Dillon wins wild race, earns playoff berth
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NASCAR Cup Daytona: Austin Dillon wins wild race, earns playoff berth

Austin Dillon survived a massive wreck, a three-hour delay and a battle with Austin Cindric to win his way into the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs with victory at Daytona.

Kurt Busch withdraws from 2022 NASCAR Cup playoffs

Kurt Busch will forfeit his spot in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs as he continues to recover from concussion.

Joey Logano signs multi-year NASCAR contract extension with Penske

Team Penske and Joey Logano have agreed to a multi-year NASCAR contract extension that will keep him with the organisation “for years to come.”

Trackhouse to expand Project 91 NASCAR plans in 2023
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Trackhouse to expand Project 91 NASCAR plans in 2023

Trackhouse Racing co-owner Justin Marks says his Project 91 programme is targeting expansion next year to “six to eight” NASCAR Cup Series races.

Rockenfeller saw "pretty much everything" in NASCAR debut

2010 24 Hours of Le Mans overall winner Mike Rockenfeller got a taste of just about everything NASCAR racing has to offer in what he described as a “wild experience” for his Cup Series debut.

What next for Raikkonen after his NASCAR Cup debut?

After his departure from Formula 1 last year, Kimi Raikkonen made his debut in NASCAR’s Cup Series race at Watkins Glen on Sunday. The Finn's day ended in the tyre wall, and he was tight-lipped on his future afterwards, although didn't rule out making further appearances. But will further cameos come to pass?

Raikkonen doesn't rule out more NASCAR Cup outings after "fun" debut
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Raikkonen doesn't rule out more NASCAR Cup outings after "fun" debut

Kimi Raikkonen didn't rule out making further appearances in the NASCAR Cup Series after the 2007 Formula 1 champion was eliminated in a crash on his debut at Watkins Glen.

NASCAR Cup Watkins Glen: Larson beats Elliott to win, Raikkonen crashes out
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NASCAR Cup Watkins Glen: Larson beats Elliott to win, Raikkonen crashes out

Kyle Larson saw off Hendrick Motorsports team-mate Chase Elliott on the final restart to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen, as Kimi Raikkonen crashed out.

The ex-F1 driver taking on NASCAR with a new team Plus

The ex-F1 driver taking on NASCAR with a new team

Saddled with uncompetitive Minardi machinery, Tarso Marques didn't manage to score points in his three partial seasons of Formula 1. But now the Brazilian has the chance to show what he can do in NASCAR, and explains the story of his comeback with new Cup Series entrant Team Stange

Formula 1
Apr 13, 2022
The early benefits and challenges of NASCAR's Next Gen car Plus

The early benefits and challenges of NASCAR's Next Gen car

NASCAR’s new stock car generation is encouraging an influx of fresh blood into its top tier. But there are concerns that parts are in short supply as the entire paddock tries to build up stocks at the same time

NASCAR
Feb 22, 2022
How Penske's rookie sensation opened NASCAR's new era in style Plus

How Penske's rookie sensation opened NASCAR's new era in style

After holding his nerve and hip-checking his team-mate on the run to the line, Austin Cindric made a perfect start to life as a full-timer in the NASCAR Cup Series by winning the Daytona 500. Here's how the Penske Ford man emerged first across the line in the first points-scoring race for the much-anticipated Next Generation cars

NASCAR
Feb 21, 2022
Six key themes to follow in the 2022 NASCAR Cup season Plus

Six key themes to follow in the 2022 NASCAR Cup season

There are plenty of uncertainties ahead of the 2022 NASCAR Cup season as an all-new fleet of cars take to the track for the first time. Ahead of this weekend's Daytona 500, our experts explain what you need to know

NASCAR
Feb 17, 2022
How NASCAR had to learn a harsh lesson ahead of its Next Gen arrival Plus

How NASCAR had to learn a harsh lesson ahead of its Next Gen arrival

The NASCAR Cup kicks off with the Daytona 500 this weekend, but a major overhaul and a subsequent mountain of work has been required to be ready for the arrival of the Next Gen cars

NASCAR Cup
Feb 16, 2022
How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory Plus

How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory

From villain to hero, Kyle Larson’s journey to the 2021 NASCAR Cup title comes straight from the Hollywood blockbuster scripts. While Larson had to reach his lifelong goal the hard way and go through a very public shaming after a ban for using a racial slur, his talents shone long before his name grabbed the headlines for both the right and the wrong reasons

NASCAR
Nov 10, 2021
How NASCAR is gearing up for its "biggest change" in 2022 Plus

How NASCAR is gearing up for its "biggest change" in 2022

It’s not just Formula 1 that’s set for upheaval in 2022, as the NASCAR Cup Series adopts its Next Gen cars that will cast any in-built advantages aside and require teams to adopt a totally new way of operating. Far more than just a change of machinery, the new cars amount to a shift in NASCAR's core philosophy

NASCAR
Oct 12, 2021
Why Bubba Wallace’s Talladega win is such a big moment for NASCAR Plus

Why Bubba Wallace’s Talladega win is such a big moment for NASCAR

Bubba Wallace claimed his maiden NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega on Monday to become the first Black victor in the category since Wendell Scott in 1963. Both Wallace and Scott had faced obstacles and racism in their paths to their breakthrough wins, and NASCAR is trying to put it right with its range of diversity programmes

NASCAR
Oct 5, 2021