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Title contenders have fun with each other during jovial pre-finale media session

Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch were all in a good mood Thursday. (Getty) MIAMI BEACH — The four drivers racing for the 2016 Sprint Cup Series title are enjoying each other’s company. So far, anyway. The media...Show More Summary

Tony Stewart's career began with a bang, ends with a whisper

Tony Stewart will turn his last laps as a NASCAR driver at Homestead this weekend, and when he rolls off into the Florida sunset, so too will NASCAR’s last link to its fiery, brawling, race-anything-that-moves past. The world has moved...Show More Summary

Team that ran Trump truck in October to run 'Trump Victory' truck at Homestead

The Trump truck will be back at Homestead. (Getty) We have a sequel to the 2016 version of the Trump Truck. The No. 22 AM Racing team will run a “Trump Victory” truck during the Camping World Truck Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday night. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: The top 4 gets reshuffled after Joey Logano's win

Joey Logano leads Jimmie Johnson this week. (Getty) 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 happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com and we’ll try to have some fun. Show More Summary

Quick takeaways from Phoenix: Johnson and Truex get rare pitting penalties

Jimmie Johnson was confused about the penalty he got Sunday. (Getty) • Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. each got penalties for pulling up to pit during Sunday’s race at Phoenix. If you’re unfamiliar with what pulling up to pit means, it’s OK. Show More Summary

Breaking down the restart that cost Matt Kenseth a shot at the title

Your browser does not support iframes. With three (scheduled) laps to go in Sunday’s race at Phoenix, it sure looked like Matt Kenseth was on his way to securing a spot among the four drivers racing for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Show More Summary

Joey Logano wins at Phoenix ahead of Kyle Busch who has chance to win 2nd-straight title

Joey Logano and Kyle Busch are joining Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards in Homestead. (Getty) Matt Kenseth’s misfortune was Joey Logano and Kyle Busch’s gain. Kenseth crashed from the lead on what was the race’s next-to-last restart, opening a path for Logano to win Sunday’s race at Phoenix and Busch to finish second. Show More Summary

How do you race a teammate for a title shot? JGR drivers may find out Sunday

Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch are separated by two points. (Getty) Three of Joe Gibbs Racing’s drivers are within two points of each other as they attempt to make the final round of the Chase. Given the team’s success inShow More Summary

Alex Bowman to start first at Phoenix

Alex Bowman will lead the field to green on Sunday. (Getty) With the focus six Chase drivers battling for the final two spots in the final round of NASCAR’s Chase, a driver who is running a grand total of 10 Sprint Cup Series races in 2016 stole the qualifying show Friday at Phoenix International Raceway. Show More Summary

Alex Bowman doesn't have a ride secured for 2017

Alex Bowman (L) has two top-10 finishes while subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. (R) (Getty) Despite showing some serious potential in his substitute role for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Alex Bowman hasn’t signed a contract to drive for anyone in 2017. Show More Summary

Joey Logano: 'We pretty much have to win' at Phoenix

Joey Logano is tied for the points lead in the third round. (Getty) Despite being tied atop the third-round points standings with multiple spots still open in the final round of the Chase, Joey Logano is viewing Sunday’s race at Phoenix in the prism of a must-win. Show More Summary

Happy Hour: Making a wild projection about what happens at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick barely beat Carl Edwards at Phoenix in the spring. (Getty) Is it us, or is there a lack of organic excitement about the three races at Phoenix this weekend? With the Chase in all three of NASCAR’s series now, the sanctioning body is certainly giddy that one point separates the cutoff line for the final four at Homestead in each series. Show More Summary

Brian Scott to retire from driving after 2016

Brian Scott is 32nd in the standings. (Getty) Richard Petty Motorsports is looking for a replacement for Brian Scott. Scott announced his retirement from the Cup Series in a team release Thursday morning. The driver said he made the decision to spend more time with his family. Show More Summary

Members of NASCAR teams fulfill wish and attend funeral of 5-year-old

(Getty Images) Members of numerous NASCAR teams gave us a great example of unity and being there for one another as a country with their actions Tuesday. 5-year-old Jake Leatherman died Nov. 2 after fighting myelomoncytic leukemia. He...Show More Summary

Joey Logano's crew chief fined $10,000 for lug nut violation

Joey Logano finished second at Texas. (Getty) Todd Gordon, the crew chief for Joey Logano, was fined $10,000 by NASCAR because the No. 22 car didn’t have all the lug nuts on it after Sunday’s race at Texas. Logano’s car had 19 of 20 lug nuts fastened to the wheels when it was checked following the conclusion of the rain-shortened race. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Should Carl Edwards be No. 1?

These two drivers are at the top of our Power Rankings. But in what order? (Getty) 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. Show More Summary

Day-after takeaways from Texas: What are the chances of JGR only getting 1 car in final 4?

Will Matt Kenseth (R) be joining Carl Edwards in the title hunt at Homestead? (Getty) • We know Carl Edwards is heading to Homestead with a shot at the championship. Will any of his teammates be joining him? With Edwards’ win Sunday night at Texas, Joe Gibbs Racing has won 12 of 34 races in 2016. Show More Summary

Carl Edwards wins delayed and rain-shortened race at Texas

Carl Edwards has a chance at the 2016 title. (Getty) Carl Edwards will be racing for the Sprint Cup championship at Homestead. Edwards won Sunday’s rain-delayed and rain-shortened race at Texas Motor Speedway, holding off Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. Show More Summary

Texas race delayed because of rain

Rain fell on Kevin Harvick and others just before Sunday’s race was set to start. (Getty) Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Texas was delayed from it’s originally scheduled 2:15 p.m. ET start because of rain that hit the track just before 2 p.m. Show More Summary

Matt DiBenedetto out for Texas race after Xfinity Series crash

DiBenedetto is 35th in the points standings. (Getty) Matt DiBenedetto will miss Sunday’s race at Texas after a crash in the Xfinity Series race Saturday. Your browser does not support iframes. DiBenedetto is currently in NASCAR’s concussion protocol and is not cleared to race. Show More Summary

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