What a year its been for Team Penske in NASCAR and the IndyCar Series.
Brad Keselowski's winning momentum in the Sprint Cup Series continued on Friday, as he claimed the pole for the Sylvania 300 with a new track qualifying record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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Last Saturday, Crafton's second-place finish coupled with a 14th-place run for Johnny Sauter at Chicagoland allowed Crafton to take a five-point lead over his ThorSport Racing teammate. Sauter held a seven-point advantage prior to Chicagoland.
After Kentucky, Nationwide will join Sprint Cup at Dover, Kansas and Charlotte and then take two weeks off before it rejoins Cup at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead.
It's the first time in his Sprint Cup career that he has scored back-to-back victories.
The Ontario County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday that a grand jury will determine if charges should be filed against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart for his involvement in a fatal accident during the Aug. 9 sprint car race at a dirt track in Upstate New York.
After winning the regular season finale at Richmond and then the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Chicagoland, Brad Keselowski is proving he's the championship favorite.
Richard Petty Motorsports revealed on Saturday that Marcos Ambrose will not return as driver of the No. 9 Ford for the team in the Sprint Cup Series in 2015.
Persistent rain at Chicagoland Speedway forced the postponement of Friday night's Lucas Oil 225 Camping World Truck Series race.
Persistent rain during the late afternoon and into the early evening forced NASCAR to cancel Friday's qualifying for the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- the MyAFibStory.com 400 -- at Chicagoland Speedway.
The series is running at Chicagoland on Saturday, and Elliott is hoping to score a season-sweep here. When Elliott competed in the Nationwide race at this track for the first time, he led a total of 85 laps en route to his win. He also took the points lead from his JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith.
The "new" Chase begins on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. This year, NASCAR revised its playoff format for the Sprint Cup Series, expanding the field of drivers from 12 to 16 and including a series of elimination rounds to decide the championship. The number of drivers in contention for the title will decrease every three Chase races.
Truck teams practiced at Chicagoland on Thursday. Blaney posted the fastest lap in the opening session at 175.234 mph. Sauter was quickest in the second and final session at 176.540 mph.
This year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will likely be more intense and pressure-filled than ever for those drivers competing in it, thanks to NASCAR's new playoff format for its premier series.
Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it is swapping the pit crews for Kevin Harvick's No. 4 team and Tony Stewart's No. 14 team, beginning with this weekend's race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Brad Keselowski claimed his fourth pole in the Sprint Cup Series this season after winning Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of one of the biggest scandals to rock NASCAR. Michael Waltrip Racing received the most severe penalties in the sport's history for attempting to manipulate the outcome of the fall 2013 race at Richmond, in an effort to get Martin Truex Jr., who drove for the team at the time, into the Chase.