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As retirement approaches, is Danica Patrick a Hall of Famer?

May. 23, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — As Danica Patrick prepares for her farewell at this weekend's Indianapolis 500, another big event on the auto racing calendar looms earlier in the week: The vote for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Jeff Gordon is the big name among the nominees for Wednesday's vote , but as Patrick's retirement...

Jeff Gordon headlines nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

May. 22, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Jeff Gordon's name is presented to panel of voters for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the debate should be short and simple. Yes, Gordon gets a slot. Gordon is on Wednesday's ballot for the first time and there should be zero discussion regarding his worthiness. The four-time NASCAR...

Kevin Harvick picks up $1 million check with All-Star win

May. 19, 2018 11:10 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Nothing can stop Kevin Harvick these days, not an experimental rules package or a field of racers with nothing but pride on the line, and the hottest driver in NASCAR scored a $1 million payday by winning the All-Star race. Harvick's win Saturday night came exactly 11 years to the day...

Helio, Danica move on; Hinchcliffe is bumped from Indy 500

May. 19, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar's marquee names turned a day of qualifying for the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" into a throwback, nail-biting, bumping affair. Helio Castroneves, seeking a redemptive record-tying fourth victory, was fastest around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Danica Patrick was fast, too, and...

Kenseth ready for season debut at Kansas Speedway

May. 11, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — It was about a year ago that Matt Kenseth thought he would be spending the year driving a school bus. He is back to driving something with a little more horsepower. Kenseth returned to NASCAR's top series on Friday when he climbed into the No. 6 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing,...

Harvick takes the checkered flag at Dover for 4th win

May. 6, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was flanked by his Stewart-Haas Racing team on the victory lane stage when a photographer yelled at the group, "What are you holding up?" "Four!" they shouted in unison. Harvick, team owner Tony Stewart and the rest flashed their fingers Four Horsemen-style and let out a...

Jimmie Johnson hopes Dover is answer to worst losing streak

May. 5, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson wore a helmet painted in tribute to boyhood race hero Cale Yarborough. He then went out and tied the Hall of Famer on NASCAR's career wins list last year at Dover. For Johnson, winning at Dover had become the norm — his 11 wins on the mile track are easily the...

Larson wins 5th career pole, Harvick also up front at Dover

May. 4, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson had a good week with some nice drives. Larson enjoyed playing in a PGA Tour Pro-Am, then turned a lap of 158.103 mph on Friday to take the pole at Dover International Speedway. In winning his fifth career pole, he gave Chevrolet a needed boost and its first pole since Alex...

Joey Logano snaps long losing streak with win at Talladega

Apr. 29, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Joey Logano had a clear race track in his windshield and a pack of fellow Ford drivers on his bumper. That combination helped the Team Penske driver snap a nearly yearlong losing streak. Logano won Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to snap a streak that dated to April 30 of last...

The Latest: Joey Logano wins for 3rd time at Talladega

Apr. 29, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 4:40 Joey Logano has won at Talladega Superspeedway for the third time. Logano held off Kurt Busch on the last lap for his first win since last April at Richmond. But that time his car failed inspection,...