NASCAR & IndyCar


Earnhardt OK with ruling that denied him final shot at ‘Dega

Posted On October 26, 2015

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. worked himself into position to race to the finish for another victory at Talladega Superspeedway and a spot in the third round of the playoffs. Denied the chance, he refused to gripe about the anti-climactic finish Sunday that left him behind winner Joey Logano after the race ended under…

Logano’s spin of Kenseth raises questions of Chase decorum

Posted On October 22, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Joey Logano scoffed at the seemingly unwritten rule that you don't spin someone when you're already guaranteed of advancing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. After all, as he pointed out after sending fellow title contender Matt Kenseth for a ride at Kansas Speedway, ''NASCAR does the rules. I…

Busch lures Monster Energy into Cup Series as a sponsor

Posted On October 22, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) There have been times the last few years that Kurt Busch seemed to be alone on an island fighting for the respect that should come with being one of NASCAR's most talented drivers. A career full of hiccups both on and off the track had put the former champion in limbo at the…

Kenseth refuses to call Kansas ‘must-win’ situation

Posted On October 18, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Matt Kenseth walked quietly into the interview at Kansas Speedway, sat behind a microphone, and was asked to reflect on last year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. ''I can hardly remember last week,'' he replied, ''much less last year.'' Probably a good thing. Just about everything that could go wrong…

Drivers universally praise NASCAR’s 2016 rules package

Posted On October 17, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Joey Logano had a one-word response when asked for his thoughts on the low-downforce rules package that NASCAR approved for next season: ''Great.'' ''I think it's exactly what we want,'' said Logano, the only driver already guaranteed a spot in the next round of the Chase after his victory last weekend…