Latest Ryan Blaney News

Larson 1st into NASCAR's championship 4 in a comeback season

Oct. 18, 2021 03:25 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The first driver in NASCAR's championship four is the one everyone else was already expecting to race for the Cup title in the season finale. Kyle Larson wasn't going to be so sure, even with all of those wins and his significant points lead,...

Larson wins at Texas for 1st spot in NASCAR's championship 4

Oct. 17, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Larson was willing to play it smart in the closing laps at Texas. He also had a fast car that stayed in front through all of the restarts to secure the first of the four championship-contending spots in NASCAR’s season finale. Larson led...

Truex in tight NASCAR chase for start of round of 8 in Texas

Oct. 16, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. remembers the hours of boredom last October watching television and the rain in Texas, then coming so close to another championship chance when that playoff race last fall finally ended three days after it began. The forecast...

Harvick out to stop earliest playoff elimination of career

Oct. 09, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — This is it for Kevin Harvick, a winner of nine races just last year and now on the verge of his earliest career playoff knockout. The steadiest guy in the garage is winless this season — he's on a 38-race losing streak — and needs a big day at Charlotte Motor...

NASCAR: Blaney given key role in search for new crew chief

Oct. 07, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Blaney wanted a leadership role at Team Penske, a request granted when Roger Penske invited the driver to participate in interviews for Blaney's new crew chief. Discussions were underway on who would replace Todd Gordon as leader of the No....

NASCAR charges into Talladega for unpredictable playoff race

Oct. 02, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is already through to the third round of NASCAR's playoffs with nothing to worry about at Talladega Superspeedway. His championship rivals? Not so much. NASCAR's challenging second round of the playoffs —...

Hamlin holds off Elliott, takes first NASCAR win in Vegas

Sep. 26, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Turns out 21 was Denny Hamlin's lucky number in Vegas. After finally getting his first career victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on his 21st try, Hamlin is on an undeniable hot streak he just might ride all the way to his long-sought first NASCAR Cup...

Larson returns to Las Vegas looking for another victory

Sep. 25, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

Overlooked in the post-race spat between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott was yet another trip to victory lane for Kyle Larson, NASCAR's championship favorite. As Larson celebrated his Cup Series-high sixth points win of the season, Hendrick Motorsports teammate Elliott...

Larson wins at Bristol while Harvick and Elliott feud

Sep. 18, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Larson won at Bristol Motor Speedway — not really a big surprise or even the most interesting part of NASCAR's first playoff elimination race. The post-race feud between reigning Cup Series champion Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick stole the...

Hendrick stars dodging playoff elimination at Bristol

Sep. 17, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

A surprisingly strong start to the playoffs for Joe Gibbs Racing — two races, two wins and two drivers locked into the second round — has put Hendrick Motorsports in a precarious position headed into the first elimination race. Alex Bowman and William Byron both...