NASCAR

11:09 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Martin Truex Jr. passed Kyle Busch with 25 laps to go at Richmond Raceway and won his second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series playoff race Saturday night. The victory completed a redemptive finish for Truex, the championship leader coming into the race. He was leading with 87 laps
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10:14 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Christopher Bell passed pole sitter Austin Cindric for the lead after 85 laps and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway on Friday night. Bell, the championship leader coming into the first race of the playoffs, won both stages and led 238 of the 250
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8:07 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Brad Keselowski won the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Keselowski earned his second career pole at Richmond and the 17th of his career with a lap at 127.185 mph Friday night. It will be his 16th top-10 start in 28 races
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7:27 PM ET NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief Nick Harrison’s July death has been ruled to be accidental after autopsy and toxicology reports by the North Carolina medical examiner show he had cocaine, oxycodone and alcohol in his system when he died, according to multiple reports. Fox Sports first reported the findings. Harrison, 37, had
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1:59 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Richard Childress Racing has declined to pick up the option on rookie Daniel Hemric for next season. Hemric is ranked 25th in the standings, did not make NASCAR’s playoffs and has just two top-10 finishes in 27 starts this season. The team said Tuesday that Hemric will
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11:18 PM ET ESPN News Services STERLING, Conn. — Modified stock car great Michael Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61. State police say the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sterling near the Rhode Island state line. They say the single-engine, single-seat Aerolite 103 took off from the Riconn Airport
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11:18 PM ET ESPN News Services STERLING, Conn. — Modified stock car great Michael Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61. State police said the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sterling, Connecticut, near the Rhode Island state line. They said the single-engine, single-seat Aerolite 103 took off from the Riconn
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10:23 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Martin Truex Jr. raced his way into the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs with a victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the opening round of the postseason. The win is Truex’s series-best fifth of the season and again cemented Joe Gibbs Racing as the team
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11:10 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Tyler Reddick stretched his final tank of fuel Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and wrap up the regular-season championship. Christopher Bell had the most dominant car, but Reddick’s Richard Childress Racing team gambled on fuel strategy to beat Bell
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5:16 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Stewart-Haas Racing surged into the opening race of NASCAR’s playoffs with a Clint Bowyer-led sweep of the front two rows at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing, meanwhile, struggled across the board in its preparation for Sunday’s opening playoff race. While SHR put its four Fords
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10:45 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Paul Menard has decided to walk away from NASCAR’s top level after more than 460 races and Wood Brothers Racing is replacing him with Matt DiBenedetto in the iconic No. 21 Ford next season. After spending 16 years in the Cup Series, Menard said Tuesday he wants
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6:17 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson drove through pit road with his rear bumper dangling off the back, already aware of the consequences when he parked the car. His chance at ending a 27-month victory drought with a record-tying fifth Brickyard 400 win gone. His quest for a record-breaking eighth series put
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6:33 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch held off Justin Allgaier for the final four laps to win the NASCAR Xfinity race at Indianapolis by 0.132 seconds Saturday. The victory was the 96th of Busch’s career, the most by any driver in series history. It also was Busch’s fourth win in Indy’s Xfinity
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5:53 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson wants to keep things simple this weekend. Win and he’s back in the playoffs. Anything else complicates his strategy. The seven-time NASCAR champion heads into Sunday’s regular-season finale two spots and 18 points out of the 16-car playoff, putting him in danger of sitting it out
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3:48 PM ET Associated Press HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Erik Jones has signed a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2020 season. The 23-year-old Jones has two career Cup victories in three-plus seasons and 100 starts. He won the July race last year at Daytona International Speedway and took the checkered flag last week
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