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Chase Elliott penalized 15 points after Chicago; did Reddit help tip NASCAR off?

Your browser does not support iframes. Did a leading championship contender just have his title hopes put on ice because his pit crew got caught cheating on national TV? NASCAR penalized Chase Elliott 15 points Tuesday after discovering...Show More Summary

Kasey Kahne to drive No. 95 for Leavine Family Racing in 2018

Kasey Kahne’s whirlwind week continued Tuesday as Leavine Family Racing said he would be driving the team’s No. 95 car in 2018. Kahne is leaving Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the season. He’s driven for Hendrick since 2012, when he joined the team after a gap year at Red Bull Racing. Show More Summary

Farmers Insurance paid over $16M to sponsor Kasey Kahne for 22 races in 2014

Farmers has sponsored Kahne since he joined Hendrick in 2012. Both company and driver are leaving after 2017. (Getty) Monster Energy isn’t reportedly paying much more to sponsor the entire Cup Series in 2017 than what it cost Farmers Insurance to sponsor Kasey Kahne three seasons ago. Show More Summary

Kasey Kahne's tenure at Hendrick will end with Darian Grubb as his crew chief

Kasey Kahne’s win at Indianapolis got him into the Cup Series playoffs. He finished 21st at Chicago on Sunday.  Hendrick said Monday that Darian Grubb would serve as Kahne’s crew chief for the rest of the 2017 season. Keith Rodden has been Kahne’s crew chief since the beginning of the 2015 season. Show More Summary

Josef Newgarden wins Verizon IndyCar Series title

Your browser does not support iframes. Josef Newgarden’s second-place finish at Sonoma on Sunday was enough to clinch the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series title. Newgarden was beaten to the finish line by Team Penske teammate and defending IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud, but was ahead of Scott Dixon. Show More Summary

Quick takeaways from Chicago: Did Hendrick Motorsports find some speed?

Chase Elliott, right, greets fans before a NASCAR Cup Monster Energy Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Consider our Takeaways feature to be the home of our random and sometimes intelligent musings. Show More Summary

Martin Truex Jr. wins at Chicago for second-straight time

Martin Truex Jr., drives during the NASCAR Cup auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Martin Truex Jr. has automatically advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Truex pulled...Show More Summary

Kyle Busch will start first at Chicago

(Getty Images) Breaking news from Chicagoland Speedway: The Toyota teams are fast. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest three laps in the third round of qualifying and will start 1-2-3 in Sunday’s playoff opener. Show More Summary

Aric Almirola says ambulance to care center got lost after he broke his back

KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 13: Safety crew workers place Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Smithfield Ford, on a stretcher after cutting off the roof of his car after a crash during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas. Show More Summary

Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin respond to Brad Keselowski's tweet about Toyotas

(Getty Images) It’s not hard to see that Toyota teams have been the best in the Cup Series. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have combined for eight wins in the first 26 races and are all in the top seven in the points standings. Show More Summary

NASCAR Power Rankings: Predicting the playoffs

Which of these 16 drivers will be the champion? (AP) Welcome to the Chase. Sorry, welcome to the Cup Series playoffs. In the three years since the elimination format’s introduction in what used to be known as the Chase, randomness has reigned. Show More Summary

The 2017 NASCAR playoffs are pivotal for the sport's present and future

Are we about to enter the most important 10 weeks in modern NASCAR history? The fourth year of the Cup Series’ elimination playoff format begins Sunday in Chicago. Noting the playoffs are days away shouldn’t be necessary. But this is no normal time in NASCAR. Show More Summary

Martin Truex Jr. frustrated with NASCAR's late caution call after pre-race instructions

Truex enters the playoffs with a commanding 20-point lead over No. 2 ranked Kyle Larson. (Getty) Martin Truex Jr. said he didn’t find much consistency in NASCAR’s late caution call at Richmond and with what the sanctioning body tells drivers before the race. Show More Summary

Kyle Busch to have Daniel Suarez's pit crew for the playoffs

The same crew Kyle Busch had at Richmond Saturday night won’t be his playoff crew. (Getty) Kyle Busch will have a new pit crew for the final 10 races of the Cup Series season. Busch, the No. 3 seed in NASCAR’s playoffs, will have the pit crew of teammate Daniel Suarez while Suarez will have Busch’s pit crew. Show More Summary

Tony Stewart: Danica Patrick one of the 'most fearless people I've ever met'

Danica Patrick has driven for Tony Stewart in the Cup Series since 2013. (Getty) A day after Danica Patrick announced she was leaving his race team, Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart said he continued to be a believer in Patrick’s ability. Show More Summary

Man who murdered his wife to co-own 2018 Indianapolis 500 entry

SPM fields the Nos. 5 and 7 cars in the IndyCar Series and is teaming with Didier Calmels for a third car in the 2018 500. (Getty) A man convicted of killing his wife is set to be a car owner in the 2018 Indianapolis 500. IndyCar Series team Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports, which fields the No. Show More Summary

Richard Petty says he had 'handshake deal' for Smithfield to return in 2018

Richard Petty said Smithfield reneged on a handshake deal to return to his team for the 2018 season. Smithfield announced Tuesday that it was heading to Stewart-Haas Racing to sponsor a driver and car to be determined with the team.Show More Summary

Danica Patrick leaving Stewart-Haas Racing at the end of the year

Danica Patrick won’t be a part of Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018. Patrick, 35, announced on her Facebook page Tuesday that she’s parting ways with the team at the end of the season. Her contract is up with SHR at the conclusion of the year. Show More Summary

Danica Patrick: 'I don’t know what’s going to happen next but I’m open to anything'

It’s no secret that 2017 has been a struggle for Danica Patrick. Her scheduled sponsor, Nature’s Bakery, became embroiled in a legal dispute with her Stewart-Haas Racing team before the season even began and the kerfuffle meant her car was suddenly in need of funding. Show More Summary

NASCAR VP admits it was a 'rough night' in race control at Richmond

Your browser does not support iframes. NASCAR is fully aware that Saturday’s race at Richmond did not go smoothly. Many fans were aware of that fact as the race unfolded. Matt Kenseth briefly locked his brakes early in the race and NASCAR bizarrely called a caution for the “smoke” from his tires. Show More Summary

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