Harvick, Elliott exchange overshadows Larson's win

Kyle Larson denied Kevin Harvick his first win of the season with a masterful pass at Bristol Motor Speedway that was overshadowed Saturday night by a postrace skirmish between Harvick and reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott.

Gibbs stable asserting itself two races into Cup playoffs

Two races into the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, regular-season champion Kyle Larson is still the points leader, but the stable of contenders at Joe Gibbs Racing is making the most noise with victories in the last two races.

Blaney wins at Daytona, Reddick earns final playoff berth

Ryan Blaney won for the second consecutive week when the race Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway ended under caution in overtime with a typical fiery finish.

Blaney takes lead on final restart, holds on to win Michigan

Blaney takes lead on final restart, holds on to win Michigan

With Kyle Busch’s help, Ryan Blaney took the lead on the final restart, then bobbed and weaved his way around Michigan International Speedway to beat Byron by 0.077 seconds. It was the narrowest victory margin in a Cup race at this track since electronic scoring began.

Allmendinger avoids crashes, wins Brickyard 200

Allmendinger avoids crashes, wins Brickyard 200

AJ Allmendinger took advantage of two frightening multi-car crashes, the leader getting spun out and a penalty — all in the final five laps — to win the Brickyard 200 on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

NASCAR to require masks in enclosed areas going forward

NASCAR to require masks in enclosed areas going forward

NASCAR is adjusting its health protocols as COVID-19 cases increase across the country. Beginning with this weekend's events at Watkins Glen International, all personnel must wear a face mask in enclosed areas at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

Larson holds off Keselowski to win All-Star Race

Larson holds off Keselowski to win All-Star Race

Kyle Larson held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski during the final 10-lap shootout at Texas on Sunday night, after a slippery three-wide pass to get back in front and push Hendrick Motorsports to its second consecutive win, and 10th overall, in the annual non-points race with a seven-figure prize.

Truex outlasts teammate Hamlin to win again at Martinsville

Martin Truex Jr. won a stirring, laps-long duel for the lead with teammate Denny Hamlin in the delayed NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday night.

Rain wins again; Martinsville to have doubleheader Sunday

Rain forced the postponement of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway after just 42 laps Saturday night, setting up a doubleheader Sunday.

Larson earns first win since suspension

Larson earns first win since suspension

On Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson raced to his first NASCAR victory since he was reinstated from a nearly yearlong suspension. He ran just the first four races last season, then lost his job for using a racial slur while playing a video game early in the pandemic.

Last-lap wins are now the norm at Daytona 500

Last-lap wins are now the norm at Daytona 500

Last-lap crashes and lead changes used to be the Daytona 500 exception. Now it happens every year. Chaos and pandemonium are the modus operandi. The Great American Race has become the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show.

- Ryan McGee
Keselowski: 'I can't drive everybody else's car'

Keselowski: 'I can't drive everybody else's car'

Penske Racing teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski were running one-two on the final lap of the Daytona 500 before the two collided, allowing Michael McDowell to slip through and capture his first career victory.

Jordan set to make NASCAR debut with Wallace at Daytona 500

Bubba Wallace was more of a fan of Michael Jordan from “Space Jam” than watching the NBA. He was just a kid when Jordan was in his prime with Chicago, so it seemed natural Wallace was more captivated by MJ shooting hoops with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck than with the Bulls.

Hendrick hesitant to change Bowman's engine before 500

Hendrick Motorsports will spend Friday troubleshooting the engine in Alex Bowman's pole-winning Daytona 500 car. Changing the motor and forfeiting Bowman's starting spot will be a last resort.

Dillon suffers heatbreak at Duels, misses Daytona 500

Dillon suffers heatbreak at Duels, misses Daytona 500

Trying to make a splash with his new team, Ty Dillon fell a half-lap shy of making the Daytona 500. Dillon was one of four drivers competing Thursday night for the final two open spots in qualifying races for the Daytona 500. He was passed by Ryan Preece as the race neared the finish and was sixth.

Almirola, Byron qualifying races for Daytona 500

Almirola, Byron qualifying races for Daytona 500

Aric Almirola won the first of Thursday night's qualifying races for the Daytona 500. Then, after a rain delay pushed the second Duel into a Friday morning finish, Austin Dillon used a cross-over move on Bubba Wallace to beat Wallace to the checkered flag.

NASCAR closes stabilized and energized by Elliott

NASCAR closes stabilized and energized by Elliott

Drivers, finally, stop your engines. NASCAR has waved the checkered flag on its frenetic 2020 season, a whirlwind of rescheduled and relocated races, with Chase Elliott claiming the first Cup of his career. It was a promising close for NASCAR, which very much needs its young stars in the spotlight.

Johnson leaves indelible mark on and off race track

Jimmie Johnson was the first one down the stairs in a diving competition at Tony Stewart's birthday party. He playfully tossed mini hamburgers across a suite Denny Hamlin had rented in Las Vegas and later wrestled Chad Knaus on the floor of the same casino.

Johnson leaves indelible mark on and off race track