Sprint Cup Series
Custer, the 17-year-old son of Stewart-Haas Racing executive vice president Joe Custer, is scheduled to make his season debut in trucks after competing in nine races in the series last year. He became the youngest driver ever to win a NASCAR national touring series race by taking the checkered flag for truck event last September at New Hampshire. Custer is also the youngest pole winner in trucks, accomplishing the feat this past June at Gateway Motorsports Park.
After last fall's race at Martinsville, Harvick finished second at Texas and then won the last two events of the '14 season -- Phoenix and Homestead -- to claim his first championship in NASCAR's premier series. In the first five races this season, he has won at Las Vegas and Phoenix and placed second at Daytona, Atlanta and Fontana, California.
NASCAR placed Sprint Cup Series crew chief Slugger Labbe on suspension for three races and fined him $50,000 for a rules infraction discovered during last Friday's opening-day inspection at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
Joe Gibbs Racing revealed on Wednesday that J.D. Gibbs, the team's president, is starting treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function, including speech and processing issues.
Brian Vickers said on Sunday that he will be sidelined for at least three months while being on blood-thinning medication for small blood clots that were found in both of his lungs this past week.
Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick gave Stewart- Haas Racing a front starting row sweep for Sunday's 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway, with Busch winning his first pole in nearly two years and Harvick qualifying second.
Larson's hometown is Elk Grove, California, a suburb of Sacramento. This is his second full season competing in the Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing. He has yet to win a race in NASCAR's top racing circuit.
When Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet team headed to Las Vegas earlier this month for the start of the West Coast tour, they never imagined completing it with a sweep. They have one more race to go to do it.
Michael Waltrip Racing revealed on Friday that Brian Vickers, driver of the No. 55 Toyota, will miss this weekend's race at Auto Club Speedway after he experienced a reoccurrence of blood clots, requiring him to begin taking blood-thinning medication.
Kevin Harvick has become a one-man show in the Sprint Cup Series.
Kevin Harvick has a record six Sprint Cup Series victories at Phoenix International Raceway, including four of the last five races, but had never won a pole position here until Friday's qualifying.
Dillon, the driver of the No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, finished fourth and 10th at Phoenix last year, his rookie season in Xfinity. He made his second-career Sprint Cup Series start at this flat, one-mile track last November, placing 27th in the No. 33 Chevrolet.
Harvick finished second to Joey Logano in the Feb. 22 season-opening Daytona 500 and then runner-up to Johnson in the March 1 race at Atlanta before winning at Las Vegas this past Sunday.
NASCAR announced on Wednesday that Kurt Busch's indefinite suspension has been lifted, effective immediately, allowing him to compete in this weekend's Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
NASCAR handed down penalties to two crew chiefs in the Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday for technical violations discovered this past weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon, the pole winner for the Kobalt Tools 400, will have to start Sunday's race from the rear of the field in a backup car after he was involved in practice crash on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon won the pole for the Kobalt 400 after setting a new track record in Friday's qualifying at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.