9:39 AM ET Associated Press TULSA, Okla. — Kyle Larson scored one of the biggest victories of his career by ending an 0-for-12 streak to finally win the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Larson passed Christopher Bell with 17 laps in Saturday night’s main event to end his frustrating streak of futility and deny Bell a
6:00 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was an outpouring of sadness in the Charlotte area after Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly made a surprise retirement announcement Tuesday at age 28. Even Kuechly said he was sad to step away from the game he loved after eight NFL seasons. Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
12:48 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske announced Wednesday that this year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race will be run on the track’s road course for the first time. The Cup Series race, scheduled for July 5, will remain on the track’s 2 1/2-mile oval. The decision was approved by
10:42 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR has changed the rules on its aerodynamic package for short tracks and road courses because the racing didn’t improve at those venues under rules introduced last season. NASCAR had been fairly adamant the rules package would remain unchanged but reversed course late last season when it
7:30 PM ET Associated Press MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Team Penske has overhauled the crew chief assignments for all three of its Cup Series teams. Joey Logano, the 2018 NASCAR champion, will now be paired with Paul Wolfe; 2012 champ Brad Keselowski has Jeremy Bullins; and Ryan Blaney was assigned Todd Gordon. Keselowski and Wolfe had
5:38 PM ET Junior Johnson, a bootlegger turned NASCAR Hall of Famer immortalized as the “Last American Hero,” has died, NASCAR announced. He was 88. NASCAR said Johnson had been in declining health and had entered hospice care this week. “Junior Johnson truly was the ‘Last American Hero,'” NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France said
1:48 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hailie Deegan, a rising 18-year-old star in motorsports, was named a development driver with Ford Performance on Tuesday in a deal that could fast-track her progression into a NASCAR national series. Deegan spent the last two years as part of Toyota’s crowded development field before the switch.
7:31 PM ET Associated Press Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier. He was 79. The Motorsports Hall of Fame, which inducted Simpson in 2003 for his long
11:26 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In his den overlooking the 14th hole at Quail Hollow, there are a handful of reminders of Felix Sabates’ 30 years in NASCAR — a photo of the team owner at one of his first races; a bobblehead of close friend and rival Rick Hendrick; in the
5:50 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cole Pearn, considered one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR, is leaving the sport to spend more time with his family. Pearn won the 2017 NASCAR championship with Martin Truex Jr. and guided Truex to the title race in four of their five years together, including