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Blaney, Truex eyeing playoff spot on Sunday at Richmond

Aug. 13, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. are the favorites as they battle for position to make NASCAR's playoffs, but in a season when there have already been 15 race winners, they are far from the lone contenders. Blaney is second in points, just 19 points ahead of...

Noah Gragson to move to Cup Series in 2023 with Petty GMS

Aug. 10, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

Noah Gragson finally earned a promotion to NASCAR's top level and will drive for Petty GMS next season. Gragson will replace Ty Dillon in the No. 42 Chevrolet beginning with next season's exhibition race at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. He will be teammates with Erik Jones, who...

Cup Series welcomes Russian driver's return to racing

Jul. 30, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Daniil Kvyat spent nearly two years waiting anxiously to race again. After being relegated to reserve driver for last year's Formula One season, he watched helplessly as his team withdrew from the world endurance series in March when the governing body imposed...

Kyle Busch open to racing 'for under my market value' in '23

Jul. 30, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch started his Saturday by joining past winners at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a class photo on the Yard of Bricks. He was seated next to Arie Luyendyk, in front of Marcus Ericsson, Alexander Rossi and Helio Castroneves — a combined...

Reddick's jump to 23XI a start for NASCAR driver shuffling

Jul. 16, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Tyler Reddick can add Michael Jordan to his contacts list. Reddick made the surprise jump -- his current Richard Childress Racing team bellyached it’s an ill-timed one -- to join Denny Hamlin and Jordan’s 22XI Racing in 2024. Well, that’s one driver off...

Elliott holds off LaJoie, giving Georgian 1st Atlanta win

Jul. 10, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — With the home crowd cheering his every move, Chase Elliott wanted this win so badly. He saw Corey LaJoie coming up quickly in the rear-view mirror. No way Elliott was letting him by. The Georgia-born driver powered past the...

Column: Suárez's win at last delivers a Mexican Cup winner

Jun. 13, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Here are some things to know about Daniel Suárez's long journey before becoming the first Mexico-born winner at the top level of NASCAR: — When he decided as a child in Monterrey to seriously pursue a career as a racecar driver, Suárez's father closed...