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  • Another sign of NASCAR return for Larson?

    (Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:57:41 GMT)

    Kyle Larson was reinstated by NASCAR this week and could return to the series as soon as 2021. On Friday he announced he's closing down his sprint car team.

    Sunday Cup race at Texas: Start time, forecast, TV

    (Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:42:47 GMT)

    All the pertinent details for Sunday's Cup playoff race.

    Johnson jump-starts IndyCar move with online auto retailer

    (Sat, 24 Oct 2020 17:46:51 GMT)

    Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for the first time. Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing on Saturday announced Carvana — the company known for multistory car vending machines — as the sponsor for the No. 48 Honda that Johnson will drive in road and street course IndyCar races. It's a striking partnership in that Johnson has spent the last 19 seasons driving for Rick Hendrick, one of the largest car dealers in the country.

    How Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team is already making waves

    (Sat, 24 Oct 2020 13:58:43 GMT)

    Michael Jordan's new NASCAR Cup team was only given its new name this week, but the impact of 23XI Racing is already being felt. As JIM UTTER explains, it could be just the beginning of enormous possibilities for NASCAR

    Harvick vies for fourth straight Texas fall win: 'It's hard to beat confidence'

    (Sat, 24 Oct 2020 10:55:01 GMT)

    Whether it‘s via race victory or points in the final two races of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 8, Kevin Harvick will likely find himself in the Championship 4 at Phoenix Raceway. Harvick has a 41-point cushion on the cutline going into Sunday‘s race at Texas Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports […]

    Friday 5: How a career-best finish was heartbreaking for Josh Williams

    (Fri, 23 Oct 2020 10:30:00 GMT)

    Josh Williams scored his best career NASCAR Xfinity finish last weekend at Kansas but he couldn't celebrate. Instead, he mourned for a friend.

    ThorSport Racing drivers face uphill battle at Texas Motor Speedway

    (Fri, 23 Oct 2020 10:22:21 GMT)

    Brett Moffitt and GMS Racing teammate Tyler Ankrum enter Sunday‘s SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway with an air of certainty — but for vastly different reasons. Moffitt doesn‘t have to win the race or even run well in the second event in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ Round of 8 (12 […]

    Analysis: Reason to worry for Denny Hamlin as Round of 8 continues at Texas?

    (Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:40:02 GMT)

    Denny Hamlin is trending the wrong way at the wrong time. The NASCAR Playoffs continue with its second Round of 8 race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, and the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota doesn‘t have the best track record at the 1.5-mile venue in Fort Worth, Texas. TEXAS: Weekend schedule […]

    Josh Berry lands part-time Xfinity ride with JR Motorsports

    (Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:05:30 GMT)

    Josh Berry is getting a shot in a top-tier NASCAR Xfinity Series car, courtesy of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and JR Motorsports

    Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin's NASCAR Cup team named 23XI Racing

    (Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:00:13 GMT)

    Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin's new NASCAR team will be known as 23XI Racing, and the team will field the No. 23 Toyota Camry with driver Bubba Wallace in 2021

    Josh Berry to run partial Xfinity schedule for JR Motorsports

    (Thu, 22 Oct 2020 20:57:51 GMT)

    JR Motorsports will run Josh Berry in the No. 8 Xfinity car for the first part of the 2021 season before Sam Mayer takes over the ride.

    Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin reveal name for new NASCAR team

    (Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:26:46 GMT)

    Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin's new NASCAR team will be known as 23XI Racing.

    Preview Show: Potential bubble breakouts at Texas Motor Speedway

    (Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:52:32 GMT)

    NASCAR.com previews the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway and talks about the potential bubble flip we could see ahead of the Martinsville cutoff race.

    Slam Dunk: Jordan picks 23 for car number of new NASCAR team

    (Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:39:47 GMT)

    Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan named his team 23XI Racing — that's pronounced twenty-three eleven — in honor of both his retired uniform number with the Chicago Bulls and the car number of his partner and three-time Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin. Jordan and Hamlin announced last month they had formed a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, a high-profile pairing of a Black majority team owner and the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level.

    Texas weekend schedule

    (Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:00:00 GMT)

    The Truck and Cup Series will run their playoff races on Sunday, a day after the Xfinity Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway.

    NASCAR believes Michael Jordan can be a ‘player’ in racing, too

    (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:26:34 GMT)

    Michael Jordan’s NASCAR Cup team doesn’t even have an official name yet but its impact across the sport is already being felt far and wide. And NASCAR believes this is just the beginning of enormous possibilities.

    Busch Beer to give one fan the ultimate tailgate experience

    (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:08:14 GMT)

    It has been tough to tailgate at the track this year. With attendance still limited at the race track due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and most NASCAR fans celebrating the rest of the season at home, Busch, the official beer of NASCAR and NASCAR Cup Series Premier Partner, is giving you the chance to […]

    Jones to replace Wallace at Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021 NASCAR Cup

    (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:18:03 GMT)

    Erik Jones has signed for Richard Petty Motorsports to replace Bubba Wallace in the famed 43 car for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series

    Erik Jones joins Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021 Cup Series

    (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:44:12 GMT)

    Erik Jones has signed for Richard Petty Motorsports to replace Bubba Wallace in the famed #43 car in 2021 NASCAR Cup Series.

    Erik Jones moving to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2021

    (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:21:36 GMT)

    Erik Jones will head to Richard Petty Motorsports to drive the No. 43 car in 2021, the team announced Wednesday. He replaces Bubba Wallace.

    Kevin Harvick will start from the Cup pole position at Texas Motor Speedway

    (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:00:23 GMT)

    After finishing second at Kansas Speedway, Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position in the Texas Cup starting lineup Sunday.

    Jones lands iconic No. 43 with Richard Petty Motorsports

    (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:37:20 GMT)

    Erik Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a driver and a team both in need of fresh starts. Jones in August was dropped by megateam Joe Gibbs Racing after six seasons, while Bubba Wallace and RPM are splitting at the end of the year. Wallace’s social activism this year became the defining characteristic of the storied Petty organization.

    Richard Petty Motorsports names Erik Jones as next driver of No. 43

    (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:15:28 GMT)

    Richard Petty Motorsports hired Erik Jones on Wednesday to replace Bubba Wallace in the No. 43 Chevrolet for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Jones, who signed a multiyear deal with RPM, makes the move from Joe Gibbs Racing, which informed him Aug. 6 he would not return to the No. 20 Toyota next season. […]

    Kevin Harvick wins Busch Pole Award for playoff race at Texas

    (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:01:31 GMT)

    Kevin Harvick won the Busch Pole Award for Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), host of the second Round of 8 race in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. The lineup was determined using NASCAR’s competition-based formula, which is a total […]

    NASCAR fines 3 Cup crew chiefs for lug nut violations

    (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 21:55:38 GMT)

    NASCAR issues $10,000 fines each to Cup crew chiefs for lug nut infractions after last weekend's playoff race at Kansas.

    Chase Briscoe: Another Tony Stewart in the making?

    (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:45:16 GMT)

    Sometimes childhood dreams do come true. As a fellow Indiana native, Chase Briscoe grew up a Tony Stewart fan. Briscoe was 7 years old when Stewart won his first NASCAR Cup Series championship in 2002 and 16 years old when he captured his third and final title in 2011. Briscoe watched Stewart make a name […]

    'Transformation' in Chase Briscoe leads to promotion to Cup

    (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:41:11 GMT)

    Chase Briscoe’s NASCAR journey has been anything but easy but despite the struggles it continues to be highly rewarding.

    Debate: Does a Logano win mean trouble for Harvick or Hamlin?

    (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:05:18 GMT)

    NASCAR.com's Backseat Drivers break down Joey Logano's performance at Kansas Speedway and ponder the possibility of Hamlin or Harvick missing the Championship 4.

    Stewart-Haas Racing tabs Chase Briscoe for No. 14 car in 2021

    (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:15:56 GMT)

    Xfinity title contender Chase Briscoe will take over the Cup ride Clint Bowyer vacates after this season.

    Lefty's dream: Jimmie Johnson's bond with young designer creates special No. 48 for final Texas ride

    (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:04:20 GMT)

    Noah Sweet’s journey to here started like most do — a love of Matchbox cars, visions of becoming a race car driver, connecting with your favorite driver on the track. Very few journeys reach this stage, though, with one dream fully realized at just 19 years old.  Sweet still has his first-grade notebook, which is […]

    Power Rankings: Kevin Harvick returns to No. 1 spot

    (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:00:25 GMT)

    Kevin Harvick retakes the top spot after his Kansas performance.

    Kyle Larson reinstated to compete in NASCAR in 2021

    (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:47:33 GMT)

    Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. Larson, who is half-Japanese, spent the last six months immersed in diversity programs that helped him gain an understanding of racial injustice. Larson has spent significant time with retired soccer star Tony Sanneh, whose foundation works on youth development and empowerment in the Minneapolis area.

    NASCAR reinstates Kyle Larson effective January 1

    (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:39:10 GMT)

    Larson was suspended indefinitely after he said the N-word during a virtual race in April.

    Chase Briscoe to replace Bowyer in Stewart-Haas NASCAR Cup Series line-up

    (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:38:17 GMT)

    NASCAR Xfinity Series points leader Chase Briscoe will move up to the Cup Series next season at Stewart-Haas Racing to replace the outgoing Clint Bowyer, Autosport has learned

    Kyle Larson reinstated, eligible to race in 2021

    (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:35:17 GMT)

    NASCAR has announced that Kyle Larson has been reinstated and will be eligible to compete in NASCAR in 2021.

    NASCAR ‘might have missed’ ordering Chase Elliott to fix radio issues

    (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:06:43 GMT)

    A NASCAR official said on SiriusXM that 'maybe we should have had' Chase Elliott pit to fix the radio issues Elliott had in Kansas race.

    NASCAR 2020 schedule: Times, TV channels, stream info and tracks for Cup series

    (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:00:44 GMT)

    With only three races left in the season, the NASCAR 2020 Cup Series playoffs are almost over. The Round of 8 continues on Sunday, October 25 at Texas Motor Speedway. Watch all of the excitement unfold at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Joey Logano picked up his third win of the season last Sunday at

    Texas entry lists for Cup, Xfinity, Trucks

    (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:20:08 GMT)

    The NASCAR playoffs head to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.

    Cup playoff standings heading to Texas

    (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:01:53 GMT)

    Joey Logano is moving on but the three Chevrolet playoff drivers are outside a transfer spot to the title race after Sunday's Kansas race.

    Winners and losers at Kansas

    (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 11:00:11 GMT)

    Joey Logano scored his first Cup win since March and advanced to the title race, but not everyone had a good weekend.

    Kansas: Logano clinches spot in Championship 4

    (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 02:31:22 GMT)

    Wrap-up of the first in the three-race Round of 8 NASCAR events leading to the November 6-8 season-ending Championship 4 weekend at Phoenix Raceway. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)

    Kevin Harvick: "Our car was plenty fast to win the race today"

    (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:38:10 GMT)

    Kevin Harvick just missed out what could have been his tenth win of the 2020 season Sunday at Kansas Speedway, but remains in a strong position to advance into the Championship 4.

    What drivers said at Kansas

    (Sun, 18 Oct 2020 23:41:59 GMT)

    Here is what drivers were talking about after Sunday's Round of 8 Cup playoff race at Kansas Speedway.

    Kansas NASCAR: Logano secures championship race spot with victory

    (Sun, 18 Oct 2020 22:38:57 GMT)

    Team Penske's Joey Logano became the first NASCAR Cup Series driver to secure a place in the championship-deciding race with victory at Kansas, fending off late pressure from Kevin Harvick

    Logano out-duels Harvick for Kansas Cup win, heads to title race

    (Sun, 18 Oct 2020 22:11:45 GMT)

    Joey Logano went toe-to-toe with Kevin Harvick in a nearly 40-lap duel to the finish and earned the right to compete for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship.

    Kansas Cup race results, driver points report

    (Sun, 18 Oct 2020 22:10:17 GMT)

    Joey Logano won Sunday's Cup playoff race to advance to the title race. Here is how the field finished at Kansas Speedway and the points standings with three races remaining this season.

    Joey Logano outduels Kevin Harvick to win at Kansas and advance to championship round

    (Sun, 18 Oct 2020 21:44:17 GMT)

    Kansas Speedway winner Joey Logano outdueled Kevin Harvick after taking the lead on a late pit stop, advancing to the NASCAR Championship 4.

    Up in smoke: Kurt Busch’s Kansas chances over

    (Sun, 18 Oct 2020 21:02:35 GMT)

    Watch as Kurt Busch blows a motor at Kansas Speedway while racing for a spot in the next round of the NASCAR Playoffs.

    ADVANCING through the NASCAR Playoffs: Kansas analysis

    (Sun, 18 Oct 2020 17:54:16 GMT)

    The NASCAR Cup Series kicked off its Round of 8 in the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs at Kansas Speedway with the Hollywood Casino 400. Sunday marked the first of three races in this postseason round. At the end of it, four drivers will be eliminated from playoff contention and the Championship 4 will be set for […]

    Joey Logano holds off Harvick for Kansas victory, seals Championship 4 berth

    (Sun, 18 Oct 2020 17:51:32 GMT)

    Joey Logano held off Kevin Harvick by a scant .312 seconds in a high-speed duel to the checkered flag to win the Hollywood Casino 400 Playoff race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday and earn the first position in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 that will settle the season title Nov. 8 at Phoenix Raceway. […]

    Logano wins at Kansas to clinch spot in Cup Series finale

    (Sun, 18 Oct 2020 17:16:39 GMT)

    Joey Logano used every bit of the track to hold off Kevin Harvick over a long, finishing green-flag run to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday and earn a spot in the championship round at Phoenix. The 2018 series champion had hung around the front of the pack all afternoon, but he had only led one other time on a cold, blustery day before taking the lead from Harvick with 44 laps to go. Harvick, the winningest driver so far this season, kept pulling up to Logano’s bumper coming out of corners but simply couldn’t make a pass stick.