8:49 PM ET Just call it manifold destiny. Sunday evening at Phoenix Raceway, the coronation of Chase Elliott became official. The promise that became the potential finally resulted in the payoff. The kid is still a couple of weeks shy of his 25th birthday, but to longtime NASCAR fans he feels so much older than
8:58 PM ET Associated Press Jimmie Johnson strode into the final news conference of his NASCAR career wearing a black hat with “One Final Shot” on the front. Told he was the first driver in the room after Sunday’s NASCAR race at Phoenix Raceway, the seven-time Cup champion had a quick response. “I won something
6:38 PM ET ESPN News Services AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR’s most popular driver is now a Cup champion, too. Chase Elliott took the torch from teammate Jimmie Johnson by winning his first Cup title Sunday, driving from the back of the field to victory lane at Phoenix Raceway. The win for Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet
3:47 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Chase Elliott had an early setback in his pursuit of NASCAR’s championship when his car failed prerace inspection Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Elliott was supposed to start on the pole but instead had to drop to the back of the field at the start of the race.
8:05 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Austin Cindric charged on fresh tires to his first NASCAR championship with a gutsy overtime drive Saturday to win the Xfinity Series finale at Phoenix Raceway. Cindric was already headed toward the win when title-favorite Chase Briscoe spun with six laps remaining. It brought out a caution
8:00 AM ET The 2020 version of the NASCAR Championship 4 will be hitting the track Sunday afternoon at the Homestead-Mia … wait … sorry, the Phoenix Raceway for another edition of stock car racing’s best-finisher-takes-the-crown showdown. Though old school NASCAR followers still refer to it as the “new format,” this is the seventh edition
10:41 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Sheldon Creed gambled on new tires for a two-lap overtime and snatched the Truck Series championship away from teammate Brett Moffitt. Moffitt was cruising to his second title in three years when a spin brought out a caution Friday night at Phoenix Raceway. Creed was one of
11:22 AM ET Associated Press Bubba Wallace‘s “knees were trembling” when he cast his ballot in his first presidential election. NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver didn’t watch the news before this summer, one of national unrest over politics and racial justice. He tuned in and quickly became an unwitting national activist. Wallace successfully called on
9:30 AM ET ESPN Betting Insiders The NASCAR playoffs reach their conclusion on Sunday with the Series Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway (3 p.m. ET). Chase Elliott won last week’s Xfinity 500 at Martinsville. Regular-season champion and nine-race winner Kevin Harvick was eliminated on a failed last-lap pass for position. With his victory, Elliott joined
7:14 AM ET “This was definitely not how this was supposed to go down.” The greatest American racer of his generation is on the phone. Jimmie Johnson is driving home from the racetrack and he is 100 percent correct. This is not how this was supposed to go down. Not this week. Not this year.