12:01 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Larson will be back in NASCAR next season driving the flagship No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Larson signed a multi-year contract Wednesday with Hendrick that ended his seven-month banishment from NASCAR for using a racial slur while playing an online racing game last spring. He’d
8:17 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — NASCAR will make a fourth attempt to complete its playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday after persistent mist and cold temperatures continued the long delay. The race began Sunday and drivers completed 52 of the scheduled 334 laps before mist and drizzle halted the
6:51 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas was pushed back yet another day without drivers completing any more laps Monday. Eight hours after the race was scheduled to resume on a misty day with temperatures in the low 40s Fahrenheit (single digits Celsius), NASCAR postponed
11:48 AM ET Associated Press Hendrick Motorsports plucked crew chief Rudy Fugle away from Kyle Busch Motorsports on Monday to lead William Byron next season in the Cup Series. Fugle has worked at KBM since 2013 and led the Truck Series program to two driver championships and five owner titles. His trucks have won 28
2:58 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Sheldon Creed qualified for the championship round of the NASCAR Truck series by winning the two-lap shootout to end a wild finish at Texas on Sunday. Creed’s series-leading fourth win put him in the championship finale at Phoenix alongside Brett Moffitt, who qualified with last week’s
8:25 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Harrison Burton stormed past Noah Gragson in the final turn Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway to win the Xfinity Series race and deny Gragson a spot in the championship round. Gragson was one turn away from earning an automatic berth into the title-deciding finale but instead
2:02 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for the first time. He’ll continue selling all next year as representative for the online auto retailer Carvana. Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing on Saturday announced Carvana —
2:58 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and was sentenced to probation, according to a Virginia prosecutor, in a court hearing that was long delayed by McClure’s state lawmaker attorney. The Associated Press has previously reported that McClure’s