NASCAR

10:50 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Chase Briscoe routed the field in the Xfinity Series playoff opener for his eighth win of the season, the number he’s said should earn him a promotion to NASCAR’s top level. Briscoe, in a Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, won all three stages Saturday night at Las Vegas
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11:37 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Austin Hill, the regular-season Truck Series champion, rebounded from a poor opening race of the playoffs with a victory Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hill had dropped from first in the standings — where he’d been ranked since the second race of the season —
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9:00 AM ET ESPN Betting Insiders Kevin Harvick picked up his ninth victory of the season last week at Bristol, Tennessee, and now the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs begins with the South Point 400 in Las Vegas on Sunday (7 p.m. ET). Who will take the checkered flag? Senior writer Ryan McGee and editor
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6:28 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hendrick Motorsports was fined $100,000 on Thursday for exceeding the amount of wind tunnel testing allowed in a year. NASCAR also docked the organization 10 hours of wind tunnel time for next year. An organization is allowed a maximum of 70 hours in 2020 and 90 hours
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6:44 PM ET Associated Press A pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday. The
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9:06 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin is starting his own race car team in partnership with Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan and Bubba Wallace as the driver. Hamlin, a three-time Daytona 500 winner and top contender for this year’s Cup title, made the announcement on social media. The team will be
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8:45 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ross Chastain snagged one of the coveted open Cup seats on Monday in a promotion at Chip Ganassi Racing to drive the No. 42 next season. This year marks a particularly active free agency period with heavy turnover expected among a limited number of rides. The No.
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11:05 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kevin Harvick steamrollered his way into the second round of the playoffs by holding off Kyle Busch on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his series-best ninth victory of the season. Harvick denied the reigning Cup Series champion his first win of the season when he
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9:53 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — The final regular-season race of the Xfinity Series proved to be a preview of the upcoming playoffs as title contenders Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric dominated yet another event. Briscoe passed Cindric with five laps remaining Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, pouncing when Cindric lost power
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10:06 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Sam Mayer celebrated his recent promotion to JR Motorsports by scoring his first NASCAR national series victory with a Truck Series win Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 17-year-old Mayer was hired this week to race in the Xfinity Series next season for JR Motorsports. His
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10:33 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Daniel Suarez, who landed a ride two weeks before the season-opening Daytona 500, will not return to Gaunt Brothers Racing next season and is seeking a new team for the third time in three years. Gaunt Brothers said Tuesday it was a mutual decision for the Mexican
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11:13 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR’s playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as favorites Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. He even predicted he’d win at Richmond Raceway. His confidence was justified as Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Richmond, leading 192 laps in the
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5:02 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Justin Allgaier didn’t panic when a late caution made a more than nine-second lead evaporate. The way he figured, he’d pulled away once and could do it again. Allgaier grabbed control again on a restart with 13 laps to go to complete a sweep of a NASCAR
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10:00 AM ET ESPN Betting Insiders The NASCAR playoffs began last week, with Kevin Harvick‘s victory in the Southern 500, and will continue with the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET). Who will take the checkered flag? Senior writer Ryan McGee and editor Scott Symmes offer their best bets.
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10:52 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Grant Enfinger bounced back from a tire rub that dropped him well back in the field and rallied to win the NASCAR truck race at Richmond Raceway on Thursday night. Enfinger took the lead with seven laps to go, passing reigning champion Matt Crafton for his third
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