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Larson "surprised" by NASCAR Next Gen car similarity in Phoenix test
Why Penske has faith in its 2022 NASCAR Cup rookie
Partnership for 2022 NASCAR Season
How "old school NASCAR" got Next Gen back on track
One Daytona 500 winner's tradition may be altered this season

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.

Motorsport Games will gain unprecedented access to the NASCAR team assisting in the development of its gaming franchise through a technical partnership.

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.

Larson "surprised" by NASCAR Next Gen car similarity in Phoenix test

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.

Why Penske has faith in its 2022 NASCAR Cup rookie

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.

Motorsport Games and Live Fast Motorsports Announce Increased Partnership for 2022 NASCAR Season

Motorsport Games will gain unprecedented access to the NASCAR team assisting in the development of its gaming franchise through a technical partnership.

How "old school NASCAR" got Next Gen back on track

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 Daytona 500 winner's tradition may be altered this season

One tradition for the winner of the annual Daytona 500 may be at least temporarily halted this season – or just delayed.

Jacques Villeneuve set for NASCAR Daytona 500 entry

1997 Formula 1 world champion and 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve plans to take another shot at winning NASCAR’s 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".

Next Gen test at Daytona produced "pretty hard racing"

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”.

Earnhardt Jr to test NASCAR Next Gen car for Hendrick at Daytona

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.

Almirola to retire from NASCAR after 2022 Cup season

NASCAR Cup Series veteran Aric Almirola has decided to retire following the completion of the 2022 season.

Harvick: NASCAR Next Gen Cup car ‘the same, but different’
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Harvick: NASCAR Next Gen Cup car ‘the same, but different’

Former NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick says the newness of NASCAR’s Next Gen car will quickly wear off and become “the same as all the other cars”.

Rebranded Petty GMS team reveals 2022 NASCAR Cup plans

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.

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.

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