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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

At yet another strange Richmond race, Kyle Larson reigns supreme

Your browser does not support iframes. Richmond is always one of the strangest races on the NASCAR slate, and Saturday night was no exception. Kyle Larson won the race after a last-second wreck by regular-season champion Martin Truex...Show More Summary

Matt Kenseth wins pole at Richmond (again)

Matt Kenseth, left, talks to a member of his crew prior to qualifying for the Monster Energy Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Matt Kenseth is starting first at Richmond for the second-straight race. Show More Summary

Denny Hamlin: 'I think we can talk about taking wins away in the future'

Denny Hamlin thinks it’s time for a conversation regarding NASCAR’s handling of post-race penalties for race-winning teams. Hamlin won Sunday’s race at Darlington but his car failed post-race inspection. Wednesday, NASCAR penalized Hamlin...Show More Summary

Can Joey Logano repeat at Richmond and get into the playoffs for real?

Joey Logano thought he was going to be in the playoffs after winning at Richmond in April. Three days later, his guaranteed playoff berth was no more after NASCAR announced that his car had failed post-race inspection. But that was OK. Show More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't have crew chief for last chance to make playoffs

No. 88 Chevrolet had two unsecured lug nuts on its right rear after the Southern 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last gasp to make the NASCAR playoffs will come with an interim crew chief. Junior’s car had two loose lug nuts after Sunday’s race at Darlington, which means crew chief Greg Ives will have to serve a one-race suspension. Show More Summary

Denny Hamlin's winning Darlington car fails post-race inspection

Denny Hamlin drives in Turn 1 during a NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Darlington Raceway, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) The five playoff points Denny Hamlin earned for his win at Darlington on Sunday night are no more. Show More Summary

NASCAR Power Rankings: Kyle Busch stays ahead of Martin Truex Jr.

Welcome to Power Rankings. As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it’s the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. Direct all your complaints to us at and we’ll try to have some fun. Show More Summary

Subway ends sponsorship of Daniel Suarez after NBC spot involving Dunkin' Donuts

Daniel Suarez has seen a progressive improvement in his Joe Gibbs Racing team, particularly Michigan and Bristol. The fast-food breakfast wars are heated, apparently. Subway has ended its four-race sponsorship of Daniel Suarez a race early following an NBC segment with Suarez that included him handing out donuts to fans at New Hampshire. Show More Summary

Denny Hamlin chases down Martin Truex Jr. for Southern 500 win

Your browser does not support iframes. Denny Hamlin drove his “ass off” to run down Martin Truex Jr. over the final 20 laps at Darlington to win Sunday night’s Southern 500. Hamlin ceded control of the race with 53 laps to go when he missed pit road under green while leading. Show More Summary

Kevin Harvick to start first at Darlington

Harvick’s last pole came at Charlotte in May. (AP) Kevin Harvick has his fourth pole of 2017. Harvick posted the fastest speed in the third round of qualifying on Saturday and will start first in Sunday’s Southern 500 at Darlington. He beat out defending race winner Martin Truex Jr. Show More Summary

The 5 best Cup Series paint schemes of Darlington throwback weekend

(Getty Images) Darlington’s throwback weekend is always one of the most fun Cup Series weekends of the year because of the tribute paint schemes. While some teams don’t do throwbacks — both races since the throwback scheme started in 2015 have been won by cars not participating in the fun — most do. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson wishes he knew why his team had summer slumps

Jimmie Johnson’s three wins are his only three top-five finishes in 2017. (Getty) Remember Jimmie Johnson? He’s still racing in the Cup Series. The seven-time Cup Series champion is in the midst of another summer slump. Since getting...Show More Summary

NASCAR reveals new Cup Series trophy

The 2017 Cup Series trophy was unveiled Thursday, and it looks a lot different than the previous trophy. With the arrival of series sponsor Monster Energy, NASCAR redesigned the trophy for its premier series. The new trophy weighs over 60 pounds and stands over three feet tall. Show More Summary

Menards will serve as a sponsor for both the No. 12 and No. 21 in 2018

Ryan Blaney is moving from the No. 21 to the No. 12 in 2018. (Getty) Axalta won’t be the only company regularly appearing on two Cup Series cars in 2018. Team Penske announced Wednesday that Menards would serve as a primary sponsor for Ryan Blaney in 2018. Show More Summary

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