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Kyle Busch Dominates the NC Education Lottery 200 for his 38th Camping World Truck Series Victory

It wasn’t a perfect race for Kyle Busch, but it was awfully close. For the 29th time in his career he achieved a perfect 150 point driver ranking. Busch led all but four laps in the NC Education Lottery 200 and waltzed to his sixth victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Show More Summary

Clint Bowyer scores win in Sprint Showdown, Josh Wise wins fan vote, AJ Allmendinger transfers to All-Star race with runner-up finish.

The Sprint Showdown moved to Friday night this year so that the drivers who advance will be included in the qualifying for the All-Star race on Saturday afternoon. The single car qualifying put Clint Bowyer on the outside of the second row and he quickly moved into the second position. Show More Summary

Austin Dillon takes pole for Sprint Showdown

One of the few things about the All-Star race weekend that is unchanged is the qualifying for the Sprint Showdown. No Knock-out qualifying, no three laps with a pit stop. It was just good ol’ fashioned single car qualifying. Austin Dillon has been good at single car qualifying for some time and always shines on mile and a half tracks. Show More Summary

NASCAR Writer Power Rankings: Top 15 After Kansas I

It seems that, based on Jeff Gordon’s performance to this point, everyone has been asking not “if” he will win, but “when” he would win. He put all those questions to rest Saturday night at Kansas, holding off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick for his 89th career victory. With the win, Gordon retains the points lead and further cements his place in the 2014 Chase.

Four Burning Questions in Kansas: Treacherous Track Surfaces and A Freaky Fast Harvick

Tonight, the stars and cars of NASCAR’s pinnacle division will take on the oh so treacherous Kansas Speedway to contest the 5-Hour Energy 400. For the first time, the Sprint Cup Series will be racing at Kansas under the lights, and with the nighttime conditions comes a whole slew of new challenges for the teams to face. Show More Summary

Harvick Shatters Track Record, Starts on Pole Saturday Night

Kevin Harvick scorched the track record at Kansas Speedway to start on the pole for Saturday night’s 5-Hour Energy 400 with a lap of 194.252 mph. Penske Racing teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski will start second and third, respectively. Show More Summary

Kyle Busch on SFP 250 Pole

For the first time this season, Camping World Truck Series drivers were able to complete the new knockout qualifying session. Kyle Busch will start on the pole for tonight’s SFP 250 after posting a track record lap of 178.921 mph for his 13th career Truck Series pole. Show More Summary

Tony Stewart Fastest in Final NSCS Practice Session

Final practice for the 5-Hour ENERGY 400 at Kansas Speedway was paced by Tony Stewart, who had struggled in the first practice session of the day at 31st quickest. Stewart jumped to the top of the board in the final seconds of HappyShow More Summary

Rookie Kyle Larson Leads First Sprint Cup Practice

The Sprint Cup Series took to Kansas Speedway on Friday morning for a 90 minute practice session, the first of two in preparation for Saturday night’s 5-Hour Energy 400. Kyle Larson ran 61 laps, the second most of all the drivers (Kasey Kahne ran 63) and posted a fastest time of 189.076 mph (29.415 sec.). Show More Summary

IndyCar Preview: Grand Prix of Indianapolis

What’s News? The big news this week is… this race. It’s a first-time event that’s led to some strong opinions from various corners of the open wheel world. Our own Huston Ladner and Mike Neff provided good arguments both for and against...Show More Summary

NASCAR Writer Power Rankings: Top 15 After Talladega I

In a season that has seen an uptick in excitement at each event, the expectations for the second restrictor plate race of the season, and first at Talladega Superspeedway, were high. A packed crowd in Alabama, perhaps the track’s most...Show More Summary

Beyond the Cockpit: Doug Yates on Horsepower Reduction

Steve O’Donnell made a statement at Iowa Speedway last month that NASCAR is close to making an announcement about their plans to reduced horsepower in the Cup series. As the plans have been hashed out the engine builders for all of the manufacturers have been involved in the process. Show More Summary

Crew Chief Of The No. 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized

Daytona Beach, Fla. (May 6, 2014) — Kenny Francis, the crew chief for the No. 5 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been penalized for rules violations committed during qualifying May 3 at Talladega Superspeedway. The...Show More Summary

IndyCar Driver Profile: Ryan Hunter-Reay

Biography For a driver as talented as Ryan Hunter-Reay, the road to IndyCar stardom was not nearly as straight and narrow as one would expect. If anything, it was a road loaded with mountainous peaks and steep valleys. Hunter-Reay was born in Dallas, Texas in 1980, and from a young age had an insatiable urge to race. Show More Summary

Four Burning Questions in Talladega: Under-Doges and Racy Restrictor Plates

It’s big. It’s bad. It’s fast. It’s Talladega! This race needs little introduction. This one has been perhaps the most anticipated Talladega race in recent memory, and if practice and qualifying were any indication of what is to come today, then the hype will be justified. Show More Summary

Nationwide Insurance Signs Three-year Deal with Hendrick Motorsports

Last year, Nationwide Insurance announced that they would not return as title sponsor of the Nationwide Series after this season because they wanted to focus their advertising in NASCAR with a specific team and driver. At the time, it...Show More Summary

Mirror Driving: Sliced Bread, Shiners, and Rolling the Dice for 'Dega

Welcome to “Mirror Driving.” Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve...Show More Summary

Juan Pablo Montoya Returning To NASCAR ... For Two Races

In a press conference this morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Penske Racing’s Tim Cindric and driver Juan Pablo Montoya announced that the former full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wheelman, now IndyCar Series regular, will return...Show More Summary

The Frontstretch Five: Reasons NASCAR Blew the Penalty Call on Ambrose and Mears

One of the biggest gripes many fans have with NASCAR is the sanctioning body’s lack of consistency when it comes to handing out penalties (or not handing them out). It shouldn’t be difficult. fans have made it clear that they want to see the same penalties for the same infractions, regardless of who’s involved. Show More Summary

Harry Scott, Jr. Owner Diary: Young Standouts, Night Racing Unknowns and Cording Tires

Last time we talked, we were fresh off of Ben Rhodes’ K&N win at Greenville-Pickens, and now he just finished runner-up at Richmond on Saturday. He’s only finished outside the top five once this season. The thing that’s really impressed me about him this year is his consistency more than anything. Show More Summary

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