nascar-cup News and Analysis
The NASCAR Next Gen is the future generation of chassis to be used in the Cup Series and is aimed at making the cars more cost-effective for race teams and car manufacturers, while simultaneously enhancing driver safety.
Toyota Racing president David Wilson believes NASCAR’s Next Gen car, of which the three competing manufacturers all revealed their models today, is the “biggest change for the NASCAR industry” for over 50 years.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will return to the driver’s seat for one race this season, competing in the Sept. 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway.
A late-race pit road penalty appeared to curtail Kevin Harvick’s chances at victory Sunday but it also produced an opportunity.
Kyle Larson had lost the lead late in Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway but he still had a plan to win.
Kyle Busch became the newest winner of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season and this time the victory trophy doubled as a birthday present.
Kevin Harvick’s 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season may not appear bad statistically but it’s far removed from the career-best performance he enjoyed in 2020.
Erik Jones knew there would be an adjustment period with his offseason move to Richard Petty Motorsports but COVID-19 protocols have made it more difficult.
Brad Keselowski says there should be one primary focus following his teammate Joey Logano’s terrifying accident Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Michael McDowell's upset win in the 2021 Daytona 500 proved his superspeedway prowess, which was again reaffirmed Sunday at Talladega.
Brad Keselowski needed just one lap to win his first race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season – the last one.
Joey Logano's race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway ended in spectacular fashion with an airborne incident at the front of the field.
Netflix is producing an all-new documentary series around NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace.
To say the start of Aric Almirola’s 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season has not gone according to plan is a huge understatement.
NASCAR has put a hold on Jennifer Jo Cobb’s debut in the Cup Series this weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Slowly but surely Matt DiBenedetto and the No. 21 Wood Brothers team have been digging out of an early-season hole and Sunday they may have finally turned the corner.
Joey Logano wasn’t as dominant as Denny Hamlin but felt he had just as good a chance to win Sunday’s Cup race at Richmond.
In a race dominated by Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman ended up stealing the show.
An upcoming NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway typically didn’t stir good emotions for Austin Dillon, but that was then, and this is now.
Harrison Burton will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway, piloting the No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota Camry.
Chase Briscoe had no illusions that a move to the NASCAR Cup Series would be easy, but nothing like this.
NASCAR veteran Jennifer Jo Cobb will make her Cup Series debut later this month at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Joe Gibbs loves when all of his NASCAR teams are running well but when two are racing for the win, then it can become a little dicey.
Denny Hamlin is left still searching for his first victory of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season following Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.
Chase Elliott never led a lap at Martinsville and really never had a shot for the win, but a “smooth day” was just what he and his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team needed.
It took nearly two days but night racing at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway helped make Martin Truex Jr. the first two-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series this season.
The 2021 NASCAR season has started on NBC Sports and Fox Sports in the United States, but why is it split in two pieces and who are the full commentary teams for each broadcaster?
Mother Nature has once again thrown a NASCAR race weekend into chaos as racing at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway has been postponed for a second consecutive day.
In what has been a quirky start to the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, Brad Keselowski hopes to rely on past success to break into the win column in the coming weeks.
NASCAR’s most recent test of its Next Gen car came on perhaps one of the toughest tracks it will visit next season – Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
NASCAR will test rain tires in damp conditions at the .526-mile short track on Thursday.
This is not your father’s Bristol any more.
Daniel Suarez and the all-new Trackhouse Racing team continue to impress this season in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Monday’s first dirt race in the NASCAR Cup Series in more the 50 years wasn’t over yet when news arrived there would be another.
The NASCAR Cup Series’ first dirt race in more than 50 years didn’t reward a driver with a dirt background, but it did produce a new winner on the season.
Entering the first NASCAR Cup Series dirt race in over 50 years, two names were considered favorites above the rest.
Heavy overnight rain and persistent showers on Sunday have postponed NASCAR’s Truck and Cup Series races on dirt until Monday.
Due to persistent rain in the area Saturday around Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, NASCAR canceled its planned heat races and postponed its Truck race.
NASCAR has adjusted the stage lengths and tire allotment for Sunday’s first Cup Series race on dirt in more than 50 years.
Ryan Blaney topped Alex Bowman in the Friday’s final NASCAR Cup Series practice at the Bristol Dirt Track but it was track conditions Blaney was most concerned about.
Alex Bowman led the way in Friday’s first NASCAR Cup Series practice session held on dirt in more than 50 years.
The kickoff of the 2021 eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series offered a sneak peak at what Cup Series drivers could face this weekend at the Bristol Dirt Track, or did it?
No driver may understand Noah Gragson's current position better than Kyle Busch.
Kyle Busch still hasn’t led a lap this season or been in serious contention for a win but he liked what he saw in last weekend’s race at Atlanta.
The NASCAR Cup Series’ first dirt race in more than 50 years also features a return to the use of bias ply tires.
The statistics will show a 17th-place finish for Daniel Suarez at Atlanta on Sunday but he and his Trackhouse Racing team showed so much more.
There was no win, but Alex Bowman had an incident-free race Sunday at Atlanta and that was good enough for a season’s-best finish of third.
Kyle Larson led a race-high 269 of 325 laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, collecting two stage wins along the way.
Kyle Larson was ‘stupid fast’ but he still needed his tires to last and when they didn’t, it opened the door for Ryan Blaney to steal the Atlanta win.
Several drivers will be running the NASCAR Truck Series race at the Bristol Dirt Track to get better prepared for the Cup race that follows, but the reigning series champion is not among them.
Even though a Hendrick Motorsports driver won the NASCAR Cup Series title in 2020, it’s clear the organization has taken another big step forward this season.
Bubba Wallace joins a growing list of NASCAR Cup Series drivers who have entered the Truck Series event at the Bristol Dirt Track.