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Kyle Busch’s gas gamble pays off with Nationwide win

Posted at 6:03pm on Jul. 14, 2013

LOUDON, N.H. - Race fans complain Kyle Busch wins all the time in NASCAR Nationwide Series? Not true.

Brad Keselowski fastest on record-breaking day at New Hampshire

Posted at 9:48pm on Sep. 5, 2013

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski needed a change in fortune and on Friday he found it. Keselowski was one of 10 drivers to break the previous track qualifying record and won the pole for Sunday’s Camping World 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Notes: Ryan Newman out of Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014

Posted at 8:38pm on Jul. 12, 2013

Although not a total surprise, Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart confirmed on Friday that driver Ryan Newman will not return to the Cup organization in 2014.

NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip crossing the Atlantic to find speed

Posted at 8:55pm on Jul. 11, 2013

NASCAR driver and team owner Michael Waltrip will make his second appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England this weekend. Waltrip will drive a 2012 No. 15 5-hour Energy Toyota at the annual festival that features a hill climb by historic motor racing vehicles.

Higgins' Scuffs: A tribute to Davey Allison

Posted at 12:23pm on Jul. 10, 2013

The haunting, somber memory is back in mind again. It returns each July when the NASCAR Cup Series teams gather at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as they have this weekend for the Camping World 301.

Penske crew member hit by debris from Daytona wreck

Posted at 4:22pm on Jul. 8, 2013

Jay Hackney, the front tire changer for Joey Logano's No. 22, was hit by debris from the last-lap wreck in Saturday's Coke Zero 400.

Higgin's Scuffs: Strangers In The Pits

Posted at 4:10pm on Jul. 17, 2013

Surely, most NASCAR fans have seen television features or read stories about how elite the pit crews of top Cup Series teams have become.

Matt Kenseth’s gamble pays off for 4th Sprint Cup win

Posted at 10:13pm on Sep. 13, 2013

This is not the way Matt Kenseth typically wins races. Perhaps that’s part of the reason he’s been so successful this season. With a dominant Jimmie Johnson on fresher tires lined up behind him on a restart with 20 of 267 laps remaining, the odds were against Kenseth earning his fourth Sprint Cup Series victory of the year.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks Kentucky lap-speed record, wins pole

Posted at 9:48pm on Sep. 5, 2013

SPARTA, Ky. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for Saturday night's Quaker State 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Kentucky Speedway after posting a track-record lap speed Friday at 183.636 mph.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick defend Danica Patrick

Posted at 7:02pm on Jun. 28, 2013

A day after Speed and TNT announcer Kyle Petty raised eyebrows with his comments about Danica Patrick being more of a "marketing machine" than race car driver - a claim he has made on many occasions to be honest - some of Patrick's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors came to her defense.

Kyle Petty on Danica Patrick: 'She's not a race car driver'

Posted at 6:50pm on Jun. 27, 2013

Jim Utter: Part III of Matt Clark's sit-down with NASCAR on Fox/Speed analyst Kyle Petty was a candid one. Petty, a regular analyst for NASCAR RaceDay, was quite open with his thoughts on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Danica Patrick.

Video: Previewing the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

Posted at 6:56pm on Jun. 27, 2013

NASCAR Wire Service's Reid Spencer & CineSport's Justin Shackil discuss Jimmie Johnson's bad luck, Denny Hamlin's shot at making the Chase and preview Saturday's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky.

Only one NASCAR driver made Forbes' Celebrity 100 list

Posted at 6:26pm on Jun. 27, 2013

Danica Patrick was the only NASCAR driver to make this year's Celebrity 100 list put out by Forbes in its annual measurement of money and fame.

Kyle Petty: Jimmie Johnson is 'arguably the greatest driver ever'

Posted at 1:19am on Jun. 27, 2013

NASCAR Race Hub's Matt Clark sat down with fellow NASCAR on Fox/Speed analyst Kyle Petty to talk about the many topics currently shaping the sport's landscape.

Higgins' Scuffs: NASCAR and poker

Posted at 3:40pm on Jun. 26, 2013

Earlier this week a friend who lives nearby phoned and invited me to a friendly, low-stakes card game.

Lucky Dog: Jeff Gordon would like Gen 6 changes at road courses

Posted at 5:04pm on Jun. 24, 2013

Four-time NASCAR Cup series champion Jeff Gordon, one of the most successful road course racers in NASCAR history, finished second Sunday in Sonoma, Calif.

Martin Truex (finally) gets a win at Sonoma

Posted at 10:40pm on Aug. 18, 2013

How long is a 218-race winless streak in NASCAR? Try this for some perspective: President Barack Obama had not yet been elected for his first four-year term the last time Martin Truex Jr. won a Cup race.

AJ Allmendinger wins NASCAR Nationwide in Wisconsin

Posted at 1:40pm on Jun. 24, 2013

Team owner Roger Penske gave AJ Allmendinger a second chance. Now they both have a trophy to show for it - and, perhaps, the foundation of a rebuilt racing career.

N.J. State Police: Mechanical failure caused Jason Leffler's fatal crash

Posted at 9:15pm on Jun. 21, 2013

Early results of the New Jersey State Police’s investigation of the accident which claimed the life of NASCAR driver Jason Leffler confirm mechanical failure as the primary cause.

Edwards: Miscommunication led to riff witih Biffle

Posted at 10:35pm on Jun. 26, 2013

Carl Edwards, who raised the ire of NASCAR fans and media for his apparent disgust with Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle in last weekend’s race at Michigan, said there was a miscommunication between the drivers.

Higgin's Scuffs: Test your NASCAR road-course knowledge

Posted at 10:15pm on Jun. 21, 2013

It's time once again for another of Ol' Perfesser Higgins' occasional pop quizzes. The subject concerns the NASCAR Cup Series' visits to road courses in California.

Video: NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski wants a tank for home security

Posted at 8:07pm on Jun. 21, 2013

NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night. Here's some video.

NASCAR Rookie of the Year: Danica Patrick vs. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Posted at 1:51am on Jun. 21, 2013

NASCAR's rookie of the year award is based upon a points system separate from overall NASCAR Sprint Cup standings with candidates effectively racing against each other.

Global RallyCross returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway this fall

Posted at 11:55am on Jun. 18, 2013

Global RallyCross, one of the fastest-growing forms of motorsports and features aspects of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition, will return to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 22.

ISC approves renovations to Daytona International Speedway

Posted at 8:40pm on Jun. 19, 2013

International Speedway Corporation has approved funding to redevelop the frontstretch of Daytona International Speedway to enhance the overall experience for its fans, marketing partners and the motorsports industry.

Greg Biffle wins Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

Posted at 10:40pm on Aug. 18, 2013

Greg Biffle may have had a sense he could win Sunday but he also had plenty of common sense as well. When Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards asked if Biffle, then the race leader, would slow to help Edwards remove trash from his front grille with 35 of 200 laps remaining, Biffle declined.

All-around bad luck day for Hendrick Motorsports

Posted at 8:24pm on Jun. 16, 2013

As Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway drew to a close only one Hendrick Motorsports team remained in contention.

Video: Greg Biffle talks first NASCAR Sprint Cup win of the season

Posted at 10:10pm on Jun. 16, 2013

Greg Biffle took the checkered flag at the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. He held off Kevin Harvick & Jimmie Johnson and he discussed Ford's 1,000th win following the race.

Higgin's Scuffs: Petty's 1,000th start was one great Father's Day

Posted at 4:10pm on Jul. 17, 2013

I never have heard the eruption of a volcano. But the applause for Richard Petty on June 15, 1986 as he made his 1,000th start was that kind of blast.

USAC makes donation in honor of Leffler

Posted at 7:40pm on Jun. 14, 2013

The U.S. Auto Club Benevolent Foundation has made a $10,000 grant in the memory of the late USAC racing champion Jason Leffler, who died Wednesday night in a winged sprint race in New Jersey.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. aiming for another win at Michigan

Posted at 9:48pm on Sep. 5, 2013

After finishing third in last Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is hoping his momentum continues this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.

NASCAR battles expectations of what's possible with what's expected

Posted at 9:48pm on Sep. 5, 2013

Jim Utter: Less than 24 hours after the third-largest blowout in NBA Finals history and there is nary a peep from any fan demanding changes to the way professional basketball is played. There shouldn't be, of course.

Man killed in in Caldwell County shootout once was NASCAR driver

Posted at 12:00am on Jun. 12, 2013

John Settlemyre, 67, who died in the shootout with Caldwell County (N.C.) sheriff's deputies, was a former race car driver with some notable achievements to his name.

Hendrick 'very close' on sponsorship deal for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Posted at 4:13pm on Jun. 10, 2013

NASCAR’s most popular driver should have his car fully adorned with sponsorship decals the rest of the year.

NASCAR Nationwide race postponed until Sunday

Posted at 5:27pm on Jun. 15, 2013

NEWTON, Iowa - The NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway was postponed Saturday night until 11 a.m. EDT Sunday because of rain.

Higgin's Scuffs: Controversial Finish? So What Else Is New?

Posted at 8:24am on Jun. 7, 2013

From the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing’s very first event in June of 1949 at a track in Charlotte through last Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway in Delaware, finishes frequently have been hotly disputed.

Tony Stewart's daring pass pays off at Dover International

Posted at 9:48pm on Sep. 5, 2013

Maybe the most frustrated driver on the Sprint Cup circuit got some satisfaction Sunday. Tony Stewart, without a top-five finish previously this season, made a daring outside pass of Juan Pablo Montoya to win the Fedex 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Brad Keselowski's car fails post-race inspection

Posted at 8:43pm on Jun. 2, 2013

A post-race inspection of the No. 2 Ford driven by Brad Keselowski showed the front end of his car was too low relative to NASCAR standards.

Broken part leads to blown engine

Posted at 8:43pm on Jun. 2, 2013

A blown engine equaled a blown opportunity Sunday for Sprint Cup driver Matt Kenseth.

Fox Sports apologizes at drivers meeting in Dover

Posted at 9:48pm on Sep. 5, 2013

Fox apologizes: Fox Sports coordinating director Artie Kempner addressed the pre-race drivers meeting to apologize for the camera rope that dropped during the Coca-Cola 600, damaging numerous cars and delaying the race.