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Stewart-Haas and Nature's Bakery settle; company to sponsor 4 races in 2017

Danica Patrick will be sponsored by Nature’s Bakery for two races in 2017. (Getty) Nature’s Bakery will sponsor four races for Stewart-Haas Racing drivers after the company and race team reached a settlement regarding their sponsorship dispute. Show More Summary

5 drivers to watch in the 2017 Indianapolis 500

The greatest day of the auto racing year is fast approaching. Sunday’s racing slate includes 1,268 miles of greatness in the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600. The 500 will likely be the most entertaining race of the three. Show More Summary

With 2 Monaco wins, an Indy 500 victory puts Fernando Alonso in exclusive company

Fernando Alonso’s appearance in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 isn’t a novelty act. The two-time Formula 1 champion is a serious contender for the checkered flag. While he doesn’t have the IndyCar experience that polesitter Scott Dixon has...Show More Summary

Kevin Harvick will start first in Coca-Cola 600

Kevin Harvick has won three poles in 2017. (Getty) Kevin Harvick is starting first for the second-straight race at Charlotte. Harvick posted the fastest lap in the third round of Thursday’s qualifying session to take the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. Show More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 'not a big fan' of move to Charlotte road course in 2018

Perhaps Dale Earnhardt Jr. is happy he’s retiring from NASCAR before the Cup Series runs on the infield road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2018. Junior, who is retiring at the end of the season, said Friday that he wasn’t a big fan of the switch from the oval to the “roval” for Charlotte’s fall race. Show More Summary

Byron, Evernham, Hornaday, Squier and Yates make 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday, Ken Squier and Robert Yates will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2018. The five inductees were announced by NASCAR on Wednesday. According to the sanctioning body, Hornaday tied with Alan Kulwicki for the fifth and final spot in the class. Show More Summary

Regan Smith to fill in for Aric Almirola in Coca-Cola 600

Smith finished fourth in the All-Star qualifying race last week. (Getty) Regan Smith’s stint in the No. 43 car is continuing for another week. Richard Petty Motorsports said Smith would drive for the injured Aric Almirola in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. Show More Summary

Option tires were a good idea to try, but they shouldn't become a NASCAR solution

(Getty Images) The idea of option tires in Saturday night’s All-Star Race was a worthy one. In a race that’s struggled to produce entertaining racing, it was worth a shot to see if different tire combinations would incite passing, especially in the race’s final 10-lap sprint to the finish. Show More Summary

Trooper deletes tweet of picture with Tony Stewart after pulling Stewart over

(Getty Images) If you’re an Illinois State Trooper, it’s probably not a good idea to take a picture with a retired NASCAR driver after you pull him over. Trooper Damein Cunningham stopped Tony Stewart on Interstate 88 in Illinois over the weekend. Show More Summary

NASCAR's 2018 playoff schedule changes are a long overdue step

NASCAR is finally changing up its playoff schedule. The 2018 playoff schedule features three tracks new to the final 10 races of the Cup Series season. It’s the largest schedule change since NASCAR introduced the Chase — now the Playoffs — in 2004. Show More Summary

2018 NASCAR schedule: Brickyard 400 moves to September

The Brickyard 400 is moving back on NASCAR’s 2018 Cup Series schedule. (Getty) The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is moving to September. The race, which has seen dwindling attendance as the racing product has struggled to keep fans’ interest, will be the final race of the 2018 Cup Series regular season. Show More Summary

Sticky substance to be added to top groove in corners for Coca-Cola 600

There will be sticky stuff near the wall in this year’s Coca-Cola 600. (Getty) Remember the sticky stuff added to the bottom groove at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Cup Series race in April? NASCAR’s doing something similar to the high line in the corners at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. Show More Summary

Austin Dillon will have a new crew chief at the Coca-Cola 600

Austin Dillon is 22nd in the points standings. (Getty) Richard Childress Racing is changing crew chiefs again. The team announced Monday that Slugger Labbe would no longer be the crew chief for Austin Dillon and would be replaced by Justin Alexander. Show More Summary

Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti allegedly robbed at Taco Bell after Dixon's Indy 500 pole win

A late-evening trip to Taco Bell after Scott Dixon’s Indianapolis 500 pole win Sunday allegedly didn’t go as planned. According to Fox 59 in Indianapolis, Dixon and former teammate and IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in the drive-through at a Taco Bell in Speedway, Indiana, at approximately 10 p.m. Show More Summary

Longtime Truck Series team Red Horse Racing halting operations

Timothy Peters has won 10 races for Red Horse in his Truck Series career. (Getty) One of the most recognizable teams in the Truck Series is suspending operations. Red Horse Racing, which has been fielding trucks for Timothy Peters and Brett Moffitt in 2017, has no more races planned for the season unless it can finagle some sponsorship money. Show More Summary

Scott Dixon takes pole for Indianapolis 500; Fernando Alonso will start 5th

Scott Dixon will lead the field to green in the 101st Indianapolis 500. (Getty) IndyCar’s most decorated active driver will lead the field to green in the Indianapolis 500. Scott Dixon posted a blistering four-lap average of over 232...Show More Summary

The only All-Star Race entertainment was its absurdity ... again

Your browser does not support iframes. The All-Star Race is quickly becoming known for entertainment via rules definitions and average scoring calculations than the racing it produces. Yeah, that’s pretty bad. Saturday night’s race, won by Kyle Busch, was pretty boring on the track. Show More Summary

Kyle Busch wins bore of an All-Star Race

Kyle Busch hadn’t won an All-Star Race until Saturday night. (Getty) The All-Star Race stunk once again. But don’t tell that to Kyle Busch, who sprinted away in the race’s final stage and beat Kyle Larson and Jimmie Johnson. Busch started the 10-lap final stage in third behind Brad Keselowski and Johnson. Show More Summary

Sebastien Bourdais fractures pelvis in wicked Indy 500 qualifying crash

Bourdais won the first IndyCar race of the season. (Getty) Sebastien Bourdais suffered multiple pelvis fractures and a fractured right hip in a frightening crash while qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Bourdais was on his third lap of his four-lap qualifying run when the car started to slide loose in Turn 1. Show More Summary

Bowyer, Blaney, Suarez and Elliott advance to All-Star Race

Clint Bowyer started first and won the first 20-lap stage of the qualifying race. (Getty) The field for the 2017 All-Star Race is set and it includes Clint Bowyer, Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suarez and Chase Elliott. The winners of all three stages and the fan vote were the drivers who earned a chance to run in the All-Star Race. Show More Summary

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