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HScott Motorsports shuttering operations for the near future

Michael Annett (L) was 36th in 2016 while Clint Bowyer was 27th. (Getty) After the departures of drivers Michael Annett and Clint Bowyer to other teams for the 2017 season, HScott Motorsports won’t be competing in NASCAR for the upcoming season. Show More Summary

2016 Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg decides to retire

Nico Rosberg’s 2016 title was his first — and last. (Getty) Nico Rosberg is ending his Formula 1 career with a title. Rosberg announced Friday that he was going to retire. He won his first world championship on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, clinching the title by finishing second behind race-winner Lewis Hamilton. Show More Summary

NASCAR makes push for younger demographic with Monster sponsorship

NASCAR and Monster executives toast the sponsorship announcement. (Getty) It didn’t take long to discover the demographic NASCAR wants to court with the announcement of Monster Energy as the new Cup Series sponsor. “The reality for how...Show More Summary

Monster Energy to replace Sprint as NASCAR's top sponsor

Monster Energy sponsored Kurt Busch in 2016. (Getty) Monster Energy is NASCAR’s replacement for Sprint. NASCAR made the new sponsor announcement official Thursday in Las Vegas as the Sprint Cup will be replaced with Monster Energy. Sprint’s deal to sponsor NASCAR’s top series expired after the 2016 season. Show More Summary

Jeff Gordon to drive in 2017 Rolex 24

Jeff Gordon drove in eight races in 2016 after he retired followed the 2015 season. (Getty) Jeff Gordon will make his second Rolex 24 start in January. The four-time Sprint Cup Series champion will drive for Wayne Taylor Racing in the season-opening IMSA sports-car race at Daytona International Speedway Jan. Show More Summary

Preseason Daytona exhibition race once again bearing the 'Clash' name

The Sprint Unlimited name for the race lasted for four years. (Getty) The Clash is back. The race name, not the band. Daytona International Speedway announced Wednesday that the Feb. 18 preseason exhibition race — most recently the Sprint...Show More Summary

Could NASCAR be dropping the 'Cup Series' moniker in 2017 and beyond?

NASCAR has reportedly pitched potential sponsors without “Cup” in the Cup Series name. (Getty) Is the era of the Cup Series over? According to a Sports Business Daily report, NASCAR has approached potential sponsors for the now-former Sprint Cup Series by referring to the top level as the “premier series.” NASCAR’s No. Show More Summary

Concussion symptoms gave Dale Jr. 'doubtful moments' about racing again

Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn’t compete in the final 18 races of the 2016 season. (Getty) Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted Tuesday that he wondered if he’d ever be able to rejoin the Sprint Cup Series as he dealt with the symptoms of a mid-summer concussion. Show More Summary

Roush to operate as a 2-car team in 2017; Buescher to drive for JTG-Daugherty

Trevor Bayne (L) will be one of two Cup drivers at Roush in 2017 while Chris Buescher moves to JTG-Daugherty. (Getty) Roush Fenway Racing will field two cars in 2017 as Chris Buescher joins a different team. Roush said Tuesday it would be leasing the charter from the No. Show More Summary

Clint Bowyer files suit vs. 2016 team alleging missed payments

Clint Bowyer finished 27th in 2016. (Getty) Clint Bowyer has filed a lawsuit vs. HScott Motorsports claiming that the team didn’t pay him in October and November. According to the lawsuit obtained by ESPN, Bowyer’s suit says HSM didn’t pay him on Oct. Show More Summary

Ty Dillon moving to Cup in 2017, will replace Casey Mears in No. 13 car

Ty Dillon has four wins in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. (Getty) Ty Dillon is moving to Germain Racing in 2017. The team announced Monday that Dillon would replace Casey Mears behind the wheel of the No. 13 car. Germain Racing has a technical affiliation with Richard Childress Racing. Show More Summary

As stars depart, NASCAR navigates a future of change

Sprint, the Cup Series’ title sponsor since 2008, is done at the end of 2016. (Getty) As NASCAR comes down from the high of a record-tying seventh championship from the sport’s greatest driver, it descends into a reality of declining interest. Show More Summary

Greg Biffle parts ways with Roush Fenway Racing

Greg Biffle finished second in the 2005 Chase to Tony Stewart. (Getty) The Greg Biffle era at Roush Fenway Racing won’t be continuing in 2017.  Biffle, 46, wouldn’t be returning to the team for a 16th season in the Sprint Cup Series....Show More Summary

Tony Stewart races his final Cup race 'true to form all the way to the end'

Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Tony Stewart wanted to make sure he and his team had fun on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the final race of his 18-year Sprint Cup Series career. It was a tough task after Stewart fell two laps down thanks to an ill-handling race car. Show More Summary

Carl Edwards faces sudden Sprint Cup loss with class, dignity

Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — It’s about 1,600 feet, give or take, from Turn 1 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to the track’s infield care center. At 6:15 p.m on Sunday night, Carl Edwards climbed from the wreckage of his car, his championship hopes in ruins, and took the first steps of that long walk. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson's 7th title solidifies his spot as NASCAR's best ever

Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — It’s time to call Jimmie Johnson what he is: The best driver in NASCAR history. It’s a title bound to rankle fans of Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty, but Johnson is now worthy...Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson wins history-making seventh Sprint Cup title

Your browser does not support iframes. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson is now on the same page in the history books as Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. He has his seventh championship, winning it in easily more dramatic fashion than any of his previous six. Show More Summary

NASCAR going to 'think about' adding Chase bonus for regular season champion

Brian France spoke to the media for the first time since January on Sunday. (Getty) HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Are changes coming to the 2017 Chase format? NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France said Sunday the sanctioning body would be considering...Show More Summary

NASCAR chairman believes Chase format produced 'better racing' in Xfinity and Trucks

Daniel Suarez won Saturday’s Xfinity Series finale. (Getty) HOMESTEAD, Fla. — If you believe NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France, the racing in the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series was better in 2016 because of the presence of the Chase. Show More Summary

NASCAR chairman deflects Trump support, praises 'diversity'

Brian France speaks at Homestead, Fla. (Getty Images) HOMESTEAD, Fla.—NASCAR chairman Brian Z. France spoke publicly on Sunday morning just hours before the season’s final race, and offered up a vision of NASCAR long on sunny-skies optimism but short on specifics. Show More Summary

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