10:50 AM ET Associated Press Corporate interest in Bubba Wallace has picked up momentum and NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver has signed a new sponsor that includes funding for his Richard Petty Motorports team. Columbia Sportswear Co. on Wednesday announced a multiyear sponsorship with Wallace as a brand ambassador that will also put the company
10:00 AM ET Associated Press Roush Fenway Racing announced a 12-race sponsorship deal Wednesday with Guaranteed Rate to fund Ryan Newman‘s car through the remainder of the 2020 NASCAR season. The deal between Roush and the retail mortgage lender is a large one in the current economic climate; teams are piecing together funding in small
1:47 PM ET Associated Press The path to landing a Cup Series ride with Joe Gibbs Racing was bumpy for Christopher Bell, who was hired for the coveted job after the team told Erik Jones he was being let go at the end of the season. The decision by Gibbs blindsided Jones, who thought talks
10:47 AM ET Associated Press Spire Motorsports said Tuesday it has purchased the NASCAR charter and assets of Leavine Family Racing, which is closing its team at the end of this season. The purchase of the No. 95 from Bob Leavine gives Spire a second guaranteed spot in Cup Series races, the Leavine race shop
4:47 PM ET Associated Press HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Christopher Bell is returning to Joe Gibbs Racing and will drive the No. 20 Toyota in the Cup Series in 2021. Bell will replace Erik Jones, whose contract with JGR expires at the end of this season. Jones has two wins in 133 Cup Series starts. Bell
7:58 PM ET Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick completed a doubleheader sweep at Michigan International Speedway, holding off Denny Hamlin in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race after Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney crashed out early in the final stage. Hamlin was right behind Harvick for the final few laps and came
3:29 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print BROOKLYN, Mich. — Aric Almirola is one of several drivers sent to the back of the field for the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan. Almirola is going to the backup car. Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman, Chris Buescher, Michael McDowell,
8:34 PM ET Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick forced his way past Kyle Busch, then fended off hometown threat Brad Keselowski. It takes a lot to beat Harvick these days — especially in Michigan. Harvick raced to his fifth NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, outlasting Keselowski in overtime Saturday in the
5:42 PM ET Associated Press ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Austin Cindric waited through a lightning delay and then won Saturday at Road America for his fourth victory in his last five Xfinity Series races. Cindric led early on, fell off the pace after the weather delay, then charged back toward the front about two-thirds of
3:31 PM ET Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. — NASCAR has docked Ryan Newman and Chris Buescher 20 points each and confiscated their spoilers prior to Saturday’s race at Michigan International Speedway. NASCAR said the two violated a rule stating that except as specified, spoilers must be used exactly as supplied from the manufacturer. Each car
9:16 PM ET Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. — Zane Smith scored the first NASCAR Truck Series win of his career Friday night with a last-lap pass in double overtime at Michigan International Speedway. Grant Enfinger tried to win the race as the leader on four previous restarts but a slew of cautions spoiled his race.
5:10 PM ET Associated Press Darlington Raceway has gotten state approval to have fans in the stands when it runs NASCAR’s Southern 500 next month. The state Commerce Department gave the track “Too Tough To Tame” an exemption to have up to 8,000 fans in the stands, according to an agency spokesman. South Carolina Gov.
7:00 AM ET ESPN Betting Insiders The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Brooklyn, Michigan, for a double-dip of races Saturday and Sunday. Racing begins Saturday with the FireKeepers Casino 400 (4 p.m. ET) and continues with the Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday (4:30 p.m. ET). Brad Keselowski won the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 in New
8:44 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Erik Jones won’t return to Joe Gibbs Racing next season, ending his time with one of NASCAR’s top teams after three Cup seasons and several years in Gibbs’ driver development program. “We appreciate all Erik has done for Joe Gibbs Racing over the past several years,” Joe
1:30 PM ET Associated Press NASCAR driver Spencer Davis says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Friday night’s Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Davis said he tested positive Thursday and his team’s entry has pulled out of the Michigan race. “I support the protocols in place by the CDC and
6:31 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR has fined an Xfinity Series team $50,000 because driver Alex Labbe violated the testing policy for the road course at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR will race on that configuration for the first time later this month and is not holding any practice sessions before the events.
1:43 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chip Ganassi Racing has made a crew chief change for the No. 42 driven by Matt Kenseth, with engineer Phil Surgen taking over for the remainder of the season. Surgen has been with the Ganassi organization since 2016. He replaces Chad Johnston, who had been the crew
12:40 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Leavine Family Racing has sold its NASCAR team but will finish the season with driver Christopher Bell. Team owner Bob Leavine made the announcement Tuesday, saying he could not risk his 41-year-old construction business by continuing to fund the team. Leavine is the second team owner to