NASCAR placed Sprint Cup Series crew chief Slugger Labbe on suspension for three races and fined him $50,000 for a rules infraction discovered during last Friday's opening-day inspection at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
Joe Gibbs Racing revealed on Wednesday that J.D. Gibbs, the team's president, is starting treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function, including speech and processing issues.
Brian Vickers said on Sunday that he will be sidelined for at least three months while being on blood-thinning medication for small blood clots that were found in both of his lungs this past week.
Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick gave Stewart- Haas Racing a front starting row sweep for Sunday's 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway, with Busch winning his first pole in nearly two years and Harvick qualifying second.
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Larson's hometown is Elk Grove, California, a suburb of Sacramento. This is his second full season competing in the Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing. He has yet to win a race in NASCAR's top racing circuit.
When Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet team headed to Las Vegas earlier this month for the start of the West Coast tour, they never imagined completing it with a sweep. They have one more race to go to do it.
Michael Waltrip Racing revealed on Friday that Brian Vickers, driver of the No. 55 Toyota, will miss this weekend's race at Auto Club Speedway after he experienced a reoccurrence of blood clots, requiring him to begin taking blood-thinning medication.
Kevin Harvick has become a one-man show in the Sprint Cup Series.
Kevin Harvick has a record six Sprint Cup Series victories at Phoenix International Raceway, including four of the last five races, but had never won a pole position here until Friday's qualifying.
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Dillon, the driver of the No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, finished fourth and 10th at Phoenix last year, his rookie season in Xfinity. He made his second-career Sprint Cup Series start at this flat, one-mile track last November, placing 27th in the No. 33 Chevrolet.
Harvick finished second to Joey Logano in the Feb. 22 season-opening Daytona 500 and then runner-up to Johnson in the March 1 race at Atlanta before winning at Las Vegas this past Sunday.
NASCAR announced on Wednesday that Kurt Busch's indefinite suspension has been lifted, effective immediately, allowing him to compete in this weekend's Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
NASCAR handed down penalties to two crew chiefs in the Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday for technical violations discovered this past weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon, the pole winner for the Kobalt Tools 400, will have to start Sunday's race from the rear of the field in a backup car after he was involved in practice crash on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon won the pole for the Kobalt 400 after setting a new track record in Friday's qualifying at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Buescher, the driver of the No. 60 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing, is having the best start of his Xfinity career, finishing second at Daytona and then fourth at Atlanta. He placed ninth in last year's race at Las Vegas.
In December, doctors discovered that his body was rejecting a patch that was surgically placed over a hole in his heart in 2010. The 31-year-old Vickers had corrective surgery that month, forcing him to miss the Feb. 22 season- opening Daytona 500 and last Sunday's race at Atlanta.
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not be charged with a crime by the Delaware attorney general amid domestic violence allegations.
Kurt Busch has agreed to NASCAR's terms and conditions for reinstatement after he was suspended indefinitely for domestic violence allegations on Feb. 20.
With a win in Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team moved one step closer to its goal of winning a record-tying seventh championship in NASCAR's premier series this season.
Team Xtreme Racing confirmed on Saturday morning that police have recovered its Sprint Cup Series race car that was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Morrow, Georgia.
Of the 31 drivers entered, Ty Dillon is the only previous truck winner at this 1.54-mile racetrack. Dillon won the last truck race here in August 2012. He was a rookie in the series at the time.
Kevin Harvick is one of six Sprint Cup Series regulars scheduled to compete in the Xfinity race at Atlanta. Sam Hornish Jr., Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, the reigning Daytona 500 champion, and Paul Menard are the others.
Five days after his victory in the Daytona 500, Joey Logano continued his momentum by winning the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
NASCCAR made significant rule changes for the Sprint Cup cars this season, including lower horsepower and modifications to the cars' aerodynamic package. The horsepower was reduced from 850 to 725 through a tapered spacer, which is an engine part used in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. Revisions to the aero package include: rear spoiler adjustments to 6 inches high (2014 height: 8 inches) and minimum vehicle weight drops 50 lbs. via ballast reduction (2014 weight: 3,300 lbs. without driver).
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was released from a North Carolina hospital on Friday, six days after he suffered multiple injuries during an accident in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Travis Kvapil's race car for this weekend's Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was stolen in the early morning hours of Friday outside the team's hotel in Morrow, Georgia.
Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Tuesday that David Ragan will drive the No. 18 Toyota in place of the injured Kyle Busch for the next several Sprint Cup Series races, beginning with this weekend's 500-mile event at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch has been released from Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. and transferred to a North Carolina hospital where he will continue treatment for injuries he suffered during a crash last Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
Joey Logano admitted during Monday's Daytona 500 Champion's Breakfast that he had a restless night following his win in "The Great American Race."
Tony Stewart was involved in a multi- crash in the early going of Sunday's Daytona 500, ending his shot to win NASCAR's most prestigious race for the first time in 17 attempts.
Team owner Joe Gibbs said on Sunday that he is unsure when driver Kyle Busch will return to racing after he suffered multiple injuries during an accident in Saturday's Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Kurt Busch's second and last appeal to overturn his indefinite suspension by NASCAR was denied on Saturday night.
Kyle Busch will miss the Daytona 500 and more Sprint Cup Series races following that after he suffered multiple injuries during a multi-car accident in the closing laps of Saturday's 300- mile Xfinity Series event at Daytona International Speedway.
Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch lost his initial appeal to be reinstated after NASCAR suspended him indefinitely on Friday due to a Delaware court ruling that he committed an act of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll.
Regan Smith spent Saturday morning preparing for the Daytona 500 as substitute driver for Kurt Busch in the No. 41 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing.
Five new members were added to the roster of nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday, including former Cup Series champion Alan Kulwicki and driver Mark Martin.
NASCAR placed Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch on indefinite suspension Friday after a Delaware family court commissioner concluded that Busch "committed an act of domestic violence" against his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll.
Last month, Gordon announced that 2015 will be his last year as a full-time driver in the Sprint Cup Series. The 43-year-old Gordon had hinted at the possibility of competing in some races during the 2016 season, including the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, a race he won for a record-fifth time in 2014, but on Thursday, he said that it would be "highly unlikely" he'll race in Sprint Cup next year. Gordon does plan to be at racetracks next season for tributes and fan interactions.
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Last September, NASCAR and Comcast announced a 10-year title sponsorship agreement. It's the longest entitlement sponsorship agreement in the series' history.
This will be Crafton's 15th season in the series, including his 11th as driver of the No. 88 Menards-sponsored Toyota for ThorSport Racing.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the third starting position for the Daytona 500 after winning the first of two races in the Budweiser Duel on Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway.
The Budweiser Duel at Daytona International Speedway -- the twin 150-mile qualifying races -- will determine the starting lineup beyond the front row for Sunday's Daytona 500.
Danica Patrick was involved in a multi-car accident in the opening minutes of Wednesday's practice at Daytona International Speedway, forcing her to switch to a backup car.
A Delaware court has ordered NASCAR driver Kurt Busch to maintain a distance from his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, and not have any contact with her.
When NASCAR scrapped single-car qualifying runs and implemented its group qualifying format for the Daytona 500, it had hoped the format would be appealing to drivers and teams.