Kevin Harvick punches Jimmie Johnson in chest in driver lot


Jimmie Johnson arrived at Kevin Harvick’s motorhome to talk things out and was greeted with a misleading smile, a punch to the chest and angry words. This wasn’t how six-time champion Johnson or defending Sprint Cup Series champion Harvick envisioned starting NASCAR’s 10-race playoff. But there […]

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NASCAR threatens to enforce restarts more tightly


NASCAR threatened to enforce restarts more tightly beginning with Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway, cautioning drivers in a pre-race meeting to restart the proper way. “Drivers, it’s your responsibility to restart correctly,” Sprint Cup Series director Richard Buck said. “This is your warning.” Buck re-read the […]

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Richmond holds the key to five remaining Chase berths


As most of his competitors hurried out of Darlington Raceway and began their short journeys home to Charlotte, Jamie McMurray leaned against the exterior pit road wall and waited. A NASCAR representative stood by the 39-year-old Chip Ganassi Racing driver and communicated with the sanctioning body’s […]

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NASCAR should take 2016 direction from Darlington


In its second test, the low-downforce rules package passed by creating passing. As was the case after the July debut of NASCAR’s low-downforce rules package at Kentucky Speedway, the reactions to how the cars performed Sunday night at Darlington Raceway featured the kind of rave reviews […]

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