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Kyle Busch celebrates birthday with Cup win at Kansas

Perhaps it was birthday fate. When the name of the race is the Buschy McBusch Race 400, your name is Kyle Busch and it‘s your 36th birthday, you have to figure there‘s some serious racing juju in your favor. And Busch took advantage of it. Busch‘s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota took the lead […]

Newman makes 700th Cup start

Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Newman made his 700th career NASCAR Cup Series start when he took the green flag in Sunday‘s Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway (3 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Newman has earned 18 career race victories, 116 top fives and 265 top 10s in 699 starts leading […]

Eric McClure passes away at age 42

Former NASCAR driver and team owner Eric McClure, who made nearly 300 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in a career that spanned from 2003-16, died Sunday. He was 42 years old. McClure‘s cause of death was not immediately released, but was confirmed by the family and NASCAR officials. The Associated Press reported that his […]

Busch scores Kansas Trucks win

Statistically speaking, Kyle Busch had a perfect night at Kansas Speedway on Friday, sweeping both stage victories in the Wise Power 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, leading the most laps and earning his series record 61st trophy. But the veteran had to earn that joyous finish, rallying from a fourth-place starting position on […]

DiBenedetto riding momentum

Matt DiBenedetto and the Wood Brothers Racing team are headed in a better direction thanks to recent strong outings. DiBenedetto turned in his first top 10 of the season two weeks ago at Richmond Raceway in the Toyota Owners 400. He followed that with a fifth-place performance in last Sunday‘s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, […]

Big names still looking for win

Brad Keselowski added his name to the impressively long and varied list of 2021 winners with a victory at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend. There have been nine winners through the opening 10 races headed into Sunday‘s Buschy McBusch Race 400 (3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), but notably absent on that […]

NASCAR Salutes kicks off

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As part of the annual NASCAR Salutes Together with Coca-Cola initiative, the NASCAR industry will honor United States Armed Forces heroes and their families throughout Military Appreciation Month, beginning this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Now in its seventh year, NASCAR Salutes Together with Coca-Cola begins for the first time at Kansas Speedway […]

Format set NASCAR All-Star Race

NASCAR joined Texas Motor Speedway officials Wednesday in announcing the format for the 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race, unveiling a six-round, 100-lap bout for the Fort Worth track‘s first hosting of the annual invitational event. The procedures for the June 13 non-points exhibition (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were first revealed […]

Kaulig plans full Cup effort in 2022

Team owner Matt Kaulig said his organization will enter the NASCAR Cup Series full-time next season, fielding “at least one car” in the sport‘s top division. Kaulig, who made the remarks in a Wednesday morning appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, currently owns three full-time Xfinity Series teams for drivers AJ Allmendinger, Jeb Burton and Justin […]

Keselowski lands pole for Kansas

Brad Keselowski, last weekend‘s winner at Talladega Superspeedway, has claimed the Busch Pole Award for Sunday‘s Buschy McBusch Race 400 (3 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Kansas Speedway. Keselowski, who notched his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season Sunday, will start his No. 2 Team Penske Ford from the pole […]


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