National Sports

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…

Harvick Wins At Dover; Chase Field Of 12 Set

Posted On October 05, 2015

(Dover, DE)  --  Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick advanced to the championship field of 12 by winning the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. Harvick led a whopping 355 of the 400 laps to clinch an automatic berth in the second round of NASCAR's playoffs.  Harvick entered the race in 15th…

Jimmie Johnson hopes for Dover dominance in 500th start

Posted On October 04, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) Jimmie Johnson was still only a prospect in NASCAR's developmental series when he tried to work up the nerve to talk to Jeff Gordon. Johnson wanted to introduce himself to Gordon and ask for career advice, a chance to pick the brain of one of racing's greats. What he didn't know during…