6:38 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson will open his first year of semi-retirement by racing the Rolex 24 at Daytona as part of an Action Express Racing lineup revealed Friday that should be among the best in the field. The seven-time NASCAR champion will be teamed with Simon Pagenaud, Kamui Kobayashi
4:06 PM ET Associated Press The Daytona 500 will have limited spectators for NASCAR’s season-opening race on Feb. 14. Daytona International Speedway did not specify Wednesday how many spectators will be admitted into “The Great American Race.” Daytona said it will work to accommodate guests who have already purchased tickets to the race. To ensure
2:36 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 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
11:22 AM ET Associated Press Bubba Wallace‘s “knees were trembling” when he cast his ballot in his first presidential election. NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver didn’t watch the news before this summer, one of national unrest over politics and racial justice issues. He tuned in and quickly became an unwitting national activist. Wallace successfully called
6:46 PM ET Associated Press MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Kevin Harvick’s nearly perfect season came to a spinning and sudden halt on Sunday, when he was bounced from the playoffs in a stunning upset at Martinsville Speedway. Chase Elliott won the high-stakes race to earn his first berth in the championship four. The result knocked Harvick,
6:40 PM ET Associated Press MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Harrison Burton played the spoiler for a second consecutive week by winning Saturday at Martinsville Speedway to disrupt the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. Burton became the youngest winner in Martinsville history at 20 years, 22 days, breaking the mark set by his father, Jeff, in 1990 when
12:37 PM ET On Friday morning the 23XI Racing team unveiled the long-anticipated news of its manufacturer and technical partner, Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing. But what the stole the show was when driver Bubba Wallace and team co-owner Denny Hamlin unveiled their race car, bearing the number and colors made famous by Hamlin’s ownership
11:00 AM ET ESPN Betting Insiders The NASCAR playoffs continue Sunday with the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia (2 p.m. ET). Kyle Busch won in Texas last week — well, the race wasn’t completed until Wednesday due to rain. Who will take the checkered flag this week? Senior writer Ryan McGee, fantasy expert
6:05 PM ET Associated Press The pit crew for NASCAR driver William Byron has been benched because of multiple positive tests for COVID-19. The regular Hendrick Motorsports crew for the No. 24 did not participate in Wednesday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway and will also miss Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. The crew for