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Richard Petty Motorsports sells majority stake in NASCAR Cup team
Have a go hero: An ex-F1 racer’s ‘three-hour bar fight’ in NASCAR
NASCAR brings back practice and qualifying for 2022
NASCAR doesn't want Next Gen car to be "easy to drive"
How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory

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

There aren't many drivers that after reaching Formula 1 have tried their hand at NASCAR. But Jan Magnussen recalls his one-off outing at Sonoma in 2010 as one of the best of his long career

The NASCAR Cup Series and its Xfinity and Truck divisions will return to holding a qualifying session in 2022 and most weekends will also see a return to practice.

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.

How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory Plus

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

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.

Have a go hero: An ex-F1 racer’s ‘three-hour bar fight’ in NASCAR

There aren't many drivers that after reaching Formula 1 have tried their hand at NASCAR. But Jan Magnussen recalls his one-off outing at Sonoma in 2010 as one of the best of his long career

NASCAR brings back practice and qualifying for 2022

The NASCAR Cup Series and its Xfinity and Truck divisions will return to holding a qualifying session in 2022 and most weekends will also see a return to practice.

NASCAR doesn't want Next Gen car to be "easy to drive"

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.

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

Gordon: NASCAR Cup winner Larson "a great champion"

Jeff Gordon had a Hall of Fame NASCAR career with Hendrick Motorsports, so he knows first-hand the talented drivers the organization can produce.

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.

NASCAR Phoenix: Larson beats Truex to win 2021 Cup Series title

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.

Why the odds may favour Truex in the NASCAR title fight

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.

Hendrick: Larson believes he can drive and win "in anything"

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.

Is JGR really the "underdog" in the NASCAR Cup Series title race?

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 summons Kyle Busch to take sensitivity training

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.

Truex has "no idea how we finished fourth" in Martinsville NASCAR Cup round

Martin Truex Jr "had no idea" how he secured a fourth-place finish in the penultimate NASCAR Cup round of the season at Martinsville after facing multiple issues in the race.

Martinsville NASCAR: Bowman wins after spinning Hamlin, Championship 4 set

After a controversial clash with Denny Hamlin, Alex Bowman held off Kyle Busch in a two-lap Martinsville restart to win the final NASCAR Cup Series race before the 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.

Kansas NASCAR: Larson takes win on emotional day for Hendrick

Kyle Larson’s remarkable season continued as he held off Hendrick Motorsports team-mate Chase Elliott at Kansas to win his ninth NASCAR Cup race of the season.

Hamlin: NASCAR needs "F1-style approach" to race weekends
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Hamlin: NASCAR needs "F1-style approach" to race weekends

NASCAR Cup star Denny Hamlin says he’s been paying more attention to Formula 1 racing and thinks NASCAR could benefit from how it showcases its product on race weekends.

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.

Texas NASCAR: Larson wins to secure final four playoffs place

Kyle Larson booked his place in the final four of the NASCAR Cup playoffs with victory at Texas, holding off Hendrick team-mate William Byron to the line.

Logano: Next Gen NASCAR ready to race on road courses

Joey Logano said he could be ready to race the Next Gen NASCAR car on the Charlotte Roval, despite heat and steering issues which are still to be worked out.

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
Why NASCAR's most resilient driver has landed on his feet at 23XI Plus

Why NASCAR's most resilient driver has landed on his feet at 23XI

In a career that has had many ups and downs, Kurt Busch has been written off many times before. But facing career uncertainty after the sale of Chip Ganassi's NASCAR team, the 2004 Cup champion has found a new berth at Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan's 23XI organisation - which underlines his enduring value

NASCAR
Aug 31, 2021
The F1 nearly-man winding back the clock in NASCAR’s European cousin Plus

The F1 nearly-man winding back the clock in NASCAR’s European cousin

A multiple F3000 race winner, Marc Goossens was on the precipice of making Formula 1 in the 1990s - but a lack of budget left him without a path to the promised land. Turning to an illustrious racing career in sportscars, Goossens left the endurance circuit to try his hand at racing stock cars - and now calls the NASCAR Euro Series home

NASCAR
Jul 1, 2021
Why a British prospect is trying to make it in NASCAR Plus

Why a British prospect is trying to make it in NASCAR

There has never been a full-time British driver in the NASCAR Cup. But Alex Sedgwick, who is rising through the stock car ranks, wants that to change and could be a trailblazer for European talents to reach the top echelons of the NASCAR ladder

NASCAR
Feb 28, 2021
How Earnhardt’s death changed American motorsport Plus

How Earnhardt’s death changed American motorsport

It's 20 years since legendary driver Dale Earnhardt Sr died at the Daytona 500, but the legacy of his crash continues today through the pioneering safety work done by NASCAR

NASCAR
Feb 18, 2021
The NASCAR subplots to keep an eye on in 2021 Plus

The NASCAR subplots to keep an eye on in 2021

This weekend's Daytona 500 kickstarts a NASCAR Cup season that promises plenty of intrigue courtesy of new owners and a refreshed calendar. Here's what you need to know ahead of the new season

NASCAR
Feb 12, 2021