Monster Mile no match for Harvick

DOVER — If things had gone just a little differently, Kevin Harvick might have left Dover with a pair of wins under his belt. But he’ll happily settle for one after leaving the field behind on Sunday evening. Harvick led a commanding 233 laps and won both stages before capturing the victory in the Drydene […]

NASCAR notebook: Briscoe bounces back in Xfinity race at Dover

DOVER — Chase Briscoe’s day on the track Saturday was one he’d rather forget. He never challenged in the first Drydene 200 Xfinity race after spinning out his primary car early in the event at Dover International Speedway. But Briscoe made up for it on Sunday by winning the second Drydene 200 on the Monster […]

Denny Hamlin finally tames Monster Mile

DOVER — Denny Hamlin knows his history at Dover International Speedway. And he knows it really hasn’t been very good. But Hamlin might have changed that perception with one dominating performance on Saturday. Hamlin won the race’s first two stages before running down Martin Truex, Jr. to capture the Drydene 311 NASCAR Cup victory on […]

NASCAR notebook: Allgaier happy to win again

DOVER — There were times when Justin Allgaier thought about walking away. That’s how tough things have been for the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, who hadn’t won since last fall. “It’s been tough, mentally, physically, emotionally,” said Allgaier. “In the last six months, I’ve told my wife 10 times I don’t know if I want […]

Drivers ready to feel the heat at Monster Mile doubleheader

DOVER — A 622-mile family roadtrip on a hot August weekend may sound pretty exhausting. Now double the speed, add four high-banked turns and crank up the heat and you’ll have a better idea what NASCAR’s Cup Series drivers are facing over the next couple days at Dover International Speedway. The grueling weekend gets started […]

NASCAR notebook: Smith wins Truck race, Mayer takes ARCA event on Friday

DOVER — The last thing Zane Smith needed right then was a restart. This time, however, the 21-year-old rookie drive was up to the challenge. Smith survived the restart with two laps left to win the KDI Office Technology 200 on Friday at Dover International Speedway. The victory was Smith’s his second NASCAR Gander RV […]

Elliott joins his father as winner of NASCAR’s All-Star race

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Cue the siren at the Dawsonville Pool Room — another Elliott is an All-Star winner. Chase Elliott joined his father, Hall of Famer “Awesome” Bill Elliott, as winner of NASCAR’s annual All-Star race, earning the $1 million prize Wednesday in front of limited spectators at Bristol Motor Speedway. “Oh my gosh, I […]

Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope

WASHINGTON – NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump blasted the series for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused the sport’s only full-time Black driver of perpetrating “a hoax” when a crew member found a noose in the team garage stall. Trump suggested Bubba Wallace should apologize […]

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

INDIANAPOLIS — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday evening cast a shadow over the historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader races coming up Saturday and […]

No charges in NASCAR noose incident involving Wallace

The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no charges filed in an incident that rocked NASCAR and its only fulltime Black driver. U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie […]