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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, driver B.J. McLeod, waits to get into their cars before qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race in Dover, Del. NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 — bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup Series —  with the formation of Live Fast Motorsports. The team formally announced Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, is owned by drivers Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod.  (AP Photo/Brien Aho, File)

Live Fast Motorsports becomes 3rd new NASCAR team for 2021

Nov. 20, 2020 3:22 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 — bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup Series — with the formation of Live Fast Motorsports. The team formally announced Friday is owned by drivers Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod. McLeod will drive the No. 78...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020 file photo, Grant Enfinger (98) and Brett Moffitt (23) lead the field for a restart during the NASCAR Truck Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. NASCAR'S Truck Series will return to Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y., in the summer of 2021 for the first time in just over two decades. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

NASCAR's Truck Series returning to The Glen for tripleheader

Nov. 19, 2020 5:12 PM EST

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — NASCAR’S Truck Series will return to Watkins Glen International next summer for the first time in just over two decades. The sanctioning body's schedule announced Thursday that the race will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, and will be part of a doubleheader with the Xfinity...

Ganassi to return to IMSA sports car racing with Cadillac

Nov. 16, 2020 9:52 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will return to IMSA sports car competition next season with Cadillac in the Daytona Prototype international class. Ganassi made its sports car racing debut in 2004 in the DPi class before it became a Ford factory GT Le Mans program from 2016 through 2019. Ganassi's...

FILE - In this Feb, 8, 2020, file photo, Kyle Larson climbs into his car as he gets ready for a NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Despite being suspended for six months for the use of a racial slur, Kyle Larson remains a popular figure in dirt track racing. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Larson still popular on dirt tracks, despite racial slur

Nov. 10, 2020 3:45 PM EST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Donald Reed drove more than seven hours to North Carolina last week just to watch Kyle Larson race on dirt tracks. So he wasn’t going to miss out on purchasing a long sleeve shirt with Larson’s name on it to bring home. Standing outside Larson's merchandise trailer in...

Chase Elliott celebrates at the finish line after winning the season championship and a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Column: NASCAR closes stabilized, and energized by Elliott

Nov. 9, 2020 3:29 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Drivers, finally, stop your engines. NASCAR has waved the checkered flag on its frenetic 2020 season, a whirlwind of rescheduled and relocated races, some held with lots of fans, some fans and no fans at all. The effort to complete all 38 races during the pandemic was rewarded with...

Jimmie Johnson, center, stands with his family on pit road prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Johnson finishes 5th in final race of NASCAR career

Nov. 8, 2020 11:00 PM EST

Jimmie Johnson strode into the final news conference of his NASCAR career wearing a black hat with “One Final Shot” on the front. Told he was the first driver in the room after Sunday’s race at Phoenix Raceway, the seven-time Cup champion had a quick response. “I won something this...

Chase Elliott holds up the season championship trophy as he celebrates with his race crew in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Elliott drives from back of the field to first NASCAR title

Nov. 8, 2020 8:12 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The new face of NASCAR circled Phoenix Raceway for a celebratory lap of his finest achievement. Chase Elliott, NASCAR's most popular driver, was now a Cup champion, too. He came upon teammate Jimmie Johnson, who banged doors with Elliott. Then the seven-time champion, in his final...

Brad Keselowski (2) and Denny Hamlin (11) race side by side through Turn 4 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Elliott too fast for Hamlin, Logano, Keselowski

Nov. 8, 2020 7:54 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski got a big head start on Chase Elliott. It wasn't big enough Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Dropped from the pole to the back of the field after his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet failed pre-race inspection, Elliott easily caught up and...

Chase Elliott races to first NASCAR Cup championship, coming from back of field to win season finale at Phoenix Raceway

Nov. 8, 2020 6:05 PM EST
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chase Elliott races to first NASCAR Cup championship, coming from back of field to win season finale at Phoenix Raceway.
Austin Cindric celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the season championship and a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Austin Cindric steamrolls to first NASCAR championship

Nov. 7, 2020 8:57 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Austin Cindric charged on fresh tires to his first NASCAR championship with a gutsy overtime drive Saturday to win the Xfinity Series finale at Phoenix Raceway. Cindric was already headed toward the win when title-favorite Chase Briscoe spun with six laps remaining. It brought out a...