NASCAR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected to NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, won his fifth Cup championship as a car owner and thoroughly dominated the competition. Gibbs was surprised with the honor, given at the start of Thursday night’s season-ending
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — NASCAR has signed Busch Beer, Coca-Cola, Geico and Xfinity as its “premier partners” in a change to its traditional sponsorship model. Starting next year, the premier series will be known as the NASCAR Cup Series and will not feature a title sponsor. Winston, Nextel, Sprint and most recently Monster Energy have served
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Three-time Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will perform a prerace concert before the Daytona 500 in February. It will be Rucker’s fourth appearance at Daytona International Speedway and first at the “Great American Race,” the NASCAR Cup Series season opener. The 500-mile race is scheduled for Feb. 16. Track president Chip
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR has fined three car owners $50,000 each and penalized their teams for manipulating the season-ending Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in an alleged scheme to collect a higher bonus payout. Jay Robinson (Premium Motorsports), Rick Ware (Rick Ware Racing) and TJ Puchyr (Spire Motorsports) were fined. Each team penalized
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory lap. The most polarizing driver in NASCAR had just won his second Cup title and wanted his fans to enjoy the moment with him. It was a lesson learned from his first Cup title in 2015,
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Matt Crafton won a championship without winning a race, an unprecedented feat under NASCAR’s new title-deciding playoff systems. Crafton finished second in Friday night’s Truck Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway — good enough for his third series title in the winner-take-all format. The champion needed only to finish highest of the foursome
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Joe Gibbs Racing will be the favorite to take home another title Sunday when the season-ending, championship-determining Ford EcoBoost 400 gets underway at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That’s because three-quarters of the four-team championship field compete for the Huntersville, North Carolina-based organization. Martin Truex Jr., the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and driver of the
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