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Jimmie Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but is now free of the disease, and will return to racing this Sunday. (Image: Getty)

Jimmie Johnson Ready to Return After COVID-19 Scare

After becoming the first Cup Series driver to contract COVID-19, Jimmie Johnson has been cleared by NASCAR officials to return to racing. The 44-year-old withdrew from last week’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after testing positive for the disease. It was the first time in his career that Johnson […]

Kevin Harvick picked up his fourth win of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. (Image: Jenna Watson/IndyStar)

Harvick Outduels Hamlin, Survives Overtime to Win at the Brickyard

Kevin Harvick held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap overtime session to win the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Harvick picked up his fourth win of the NASCAR Cup Series season, tying him with Denny Hamlin for the most victories this season. Tire Trouble […]

Denny Hamlin won last week at Pocono, and is a favorite to win Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Image: AP)

Harvick, Hamlin Could Make Brickyard 400 Two-Man Race

Whether you call it by its new name, the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer, or the preferred Brickyard 400, this is still one of NASCAR’s biggest races of season. Drivers constantly talk about their enthusiasm about coming to iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway to compete. Though the date is different, and there […]

Jimmie Johnson tested positive for COVID-19, and will not race in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Image: AP)

Jimmie Johnson Out of Brickyard 400 After Positive COVID-19 Test

Jimmie Johnson announced Friday he has tested positive for COVID-19, and will not be competing in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is the 44-year-old’s final full-time season in the Cup Series. He has made 663 consecutive Cup series starts, the longest streak among active drivers. Johnson has […]

Kevin Harvick won on Saturday, and said he is a big fan of NASCAR’s Pocono doubleheader. (Image: AP)

NASCAR Pocono Raceway Doubleheader a Hit with Drivers

Two NASCAR races in two days might seem like a grind, but the doubleheader at Pocono Raceway was actually well received by most drivers. It might happen more often next year, and could provide a way to shorten the schedule. The NASCAR season currently starts with the Busch Clash at […]

Denny Hamlin won the Pocono 350 on Sunday ahead of Kevin Harvick, reversing their one-two finish in Saturday’s race at the same track. (Image: Matt Slocum/AP)

Denny Hamlin Flips the Script on Kevin Harvick to Win Pocono 350

Denny Hamlin outraced Kevin Harvick by just over three seconds to win Sunday’s Pocono 350, reversing Saturday’s finishing order for the top two drivers at Pocono Raceway. Harvick took first place on Saturday in the Pocono Organics 325, winning by .761 seconds over Hamlin. Hamlin’s Strategy Pays Off After Clean […]

With his Unhinged 300 victory, Justin Haley becomes the 32nd driver to win a race in each of NASCAR's top three tiers. (Image: Kaulig Racing)

Haley Scores First Xfinity Win, Continues Kaulig Racing’s Hot Streak

Justin Haley won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega on Saturday, securing the second checkered flag for Kaulig Racing this season. Runner-up Ross Chastain, another Kaulig driver, took home the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash prize money. Haley, who is just 21, has three NASCAR Truck Series victories, won […]

Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only full-time African-American driver, had a noose placed in his garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. (Image: Getty)

Noose Found in Bubba Wallace’s Garage Stall at Talladega

Crew members working for Bubba Wallace, the only full-time African-American driver on the NASCAR Cup circuit, made a troubling discovery on Sunday when they found a noose in their garage stall at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway during Sunday’s Geico 500. Wallace, who was not in the garage when the noose was […]

Ryan Blaney won at Talladega in 2019, and should be the top Ford on Sunday at the Geico 500. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: Ryan Blaney Will be Top Ford at Geico 500

Ryan Blaney hasn’t won this year, and odds are long that he will win the Geico 500. That doesn’t mean he won’t be close to the top like he has been in five of the last six races. That is why with this week’s One Bet, $100 I am picking […]

Brad Keselowski has won at Talladega five times, and is one of the favorites to capture Sunday’s Geico 500. (Image: Getty)

Geico 500 Could be Wide Open Affair at Talladega

NASCAR drivers will be at its second super speedway of 2020 on Sunday at Talladega for the Geico 500. The race provides a tricky scenario for gamblers because of the wide-open nature of the 2.66-mile high-banked oval rack track, located east of Birmingham, Alabama. Throw in tapered spacers for speed […]

Denny Hamlin picked up his third win of the season at Miami-Homestead Speedway on Sunday in the Dixie Vodka 400. (Image: Chris Graythen/Getty)

Denny Hamlin Sweeps Stages at Homestead-Miami for Third Win in 2020

Denny Hamlin became the first NASCAR Cup Series driver in 2020 to sweep all three stages and win a race on Sunday, putting together a dominant performance to claim victory in the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hamlin passed Chase Elliott with 29 laps remaining and led the rest […]

Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only African-American Cup Series driver, said he has heard positive comments from fans about the confederate flag ban. (Image: AP)

NASCAR Fans Return, Confederate Flag Does Not at Dixie Vodka 400

NASCAR will have fans in the stands for the first time since March 8 during Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400, but they won’t be flying any confederate flags. Officials decided this week that a limited number of NASCAR fans would be in attendance at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Confederate flags, however, are banned. […]

After capturing his first victory of the season Wednesday at Martinsville, Martin Truex Jr. is looking to make it two in a row at the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami. (Image: Getty)

Dixie Vodka 400 Track Conditions Favor Experience

NASCAR continues its hot and humid swing with this week’s Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. The traditional November race in south Florida was the season finale for 21 years, but was moved to March 22. When the season was suspended after Phoenix on March 8, the Dixie […]

Martin Truex Jr. pulled away late to win at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday night. (Image: Jared C. Tilton/Getty)

Martin Truex Jr. Grabs First Win of 2020 at Martinsville Speedway

Martin Truex Jr. pulled away late to win the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday, finishing more than four seconds ahead of Ryan Blaney to earn his first victory this season. Truex also won the Xfinity 500 last October, the last race held at Martinsville. Truex […]

Martin Truex Jr. has an impressive record with Toyota at Martinsville Speedway, finishing in the top 10 in 10 of his last 12 races there. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: Martin Truex Jr. Targeted as Top Toyota Driver

Joe Gibbs Racing has four strong drivers racing his Toyotas, including Martin Truex Jr. The 2017 Cup Series Champion has moved seamlessly into Gibbs’ stable alongside Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Erik Jones. That’s why I am taking Truex at +200 to be the top Toyota driver in Wednesday night’s […]

Team Penske drivers Joey Logano, left, and Brad Keselowski might have an advantage Wednesday night at Martinsville Speedway. (Image: Getty)

Martinsville Speedway Favors Team Penske, Joe Gibbs Racing

NASCAR fans are in for another mid-week treat when the Cup Series runs at Virginia’s Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday night for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Team Penske and Joe Gibbs Racing have been the two dominant teams at this track. Kyle Busch is the favorite to win with […]