Nascar Stories

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Team Penske Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang, leads during the NASCAR Cup...

NASCAR plans Phoenix Raceway sportsbook with Barstool

Arizona will become the fifth state in the country to feature the online Barstool Sportsbook after Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
2 months ago
Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning...

Phoenix Raceway will host 2022 NASCAR Championship weekend

Phoenix Raceway will host the 2022 NASCAR Championship weekend on Nov. 4-6 of next year, the Avondale track announced on Tuesday.
4 months ago
Chase Elliott speeds through Turn 4 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday...

NASCAR reflects on changed sport as it returns to Phoenix Raceway

After 12 long months, it'll be a much quieter scene for this year's spring race in the desert, with a smaller crowd, masks and social distancing.
6 months ago
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PIR president Julie Giese ready to showcase Arizona to NASCAR fans

Count Phoenix International Raceway president Julie Giese as a firm believer in the state's ability to host championship events.
7 months ago
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Harvick holds off Hamlin for Michigan doubleheader sweep

Harvick held off Hamlin on Sunday to complete a doubleheader sweep in the NASCAR Cup Series. He'd also won Saturday's race, giving him six on the season.
1 year ago
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Arizona racing fans can now purchase NASCAR license plates

Racing fans in Arizona can now fashion their own vehicles with NASCAR-branded state license plates.
1 year ago
Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedwa...

Another win falls into Keselowski’s lap in final moments

Brad Keselowski inherited his second win of the season when Chase Elliott and Joey Logano collided racing for victory Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
1 year ago
Joey Logano (22) leads the field through Turn 4 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at ISM Raceway...

ISM Raceway in Avondale renamed Phoenix Raceway

The name of ISM Raceway in Avondale was changed to Phoenix Raceway on Friday afternoon, according to Phoenix Business Journal.
2 years ago
NASCAR driver Michael McDowell (right) answers questions during a promotional event in Scottsdale. ...

NASCAR vet Michael McDowell starts week in Scottsdale, ends in hospital

NASCAR veteran and Glendale native Michael McDowell started his week in Scottsdale promoting his sport and ended it in a hospital because of kidney stones.
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin (11) celebrates after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona Internationa...

Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the second time in four years, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing.
3 years ago
Matt Kenseth celebrates his win in Victory Lane after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Inte...

NASCAR in Phoenix: Kenseth wins, Keselowski earns championship berth

Matt Kenseth won for the first time this season in what might have been the second-to-last Cup race of his NASCAR career.
4 years ago
Brennan Poole, driver of the No. 48 DC Solar Chevy for Chip Ganassi Racing, Jeff Carpool, DC Solar ...

Phoenix International Raceway waves the green flag on sustainability

DC Solar and Phoenix International Raceway are partnering to promote clean energy usage at the track.
5 years ago
Michael McDowell, who was born in Phoenix and raised in Glendale, recently learned that he now owns...

Arizona racers return to desert roots at Phoenix International Raceway

Michael McDowell, who was born in Phoenix and raised in Glendale, recently learned that he now owns a little piece of NASCAR racing history.
5 years ago
Jimmie Johnson turned a lap at 143.158 mph in qualifying Friday to win the pole at Phoenix Internat...

Jimmie Johnson plays spoiler in winning pole at Phoenix

Jimmie Johnson turned a lap at 143.158 mph in qualifying Friday to win the pole at Phoenix International Raceway.
6 years ago
Carl Edwards,right, and Cole Whitt, left, lead Kevin Harvick into the first turn during the NASCAR ...

Column: NASCAR blew it on Indy rules package

Run, NASCAR, don't walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected.
6 years ago
Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon (24) climbs into his car during practice for the NASCAR Bricky...

NASCAR drivers adjusting to new rules package at Brickyard

A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five hours of practice Friday, there was little indication the changes will produce better racing.
6 years ago
Kyle Busch (18) takes the lead on the restart during the the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at ...

NASCAR, Indy honoring Marine vet Jeff Kyle at Brickyard

Jeff Kyle raced up to 150 mph during a recent charity drive at Texas Motor Speedway, a welcome relief for the former Marine.
6 years ago
Kyle Larson leaves the garage area after the final practice before Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup...

Goodyear says no talks with NASCAR about changes in Chase

The most intriguing wrinkle for the Chase may not be which championship contenders are in or out after each elimination round.
6 years ago
Brad Keselowski (2), Jeff Gordon (24), and Joey Logano drive at the front of the field in the early...

Column: NASCAR takes positive steps toward brighter future

What a different NASCAR we have now.
6 years ago
Brad Keselowski puts on his helmet in anticipation of the end of the rain delay of practice for the...

NASCAR prepares for new rules package at Kentucky Speedway

Whether NASCAR's new rules create a passing fancy at Kentucky Speedway remains to be seen.
6 years ago
Matt Crafton earned his ninth career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Thursday at Kentucky...

Matt Crafton earns 9th career NASCAR Truck Series win

Matt Crafton earned his ninth career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Thursday at Kentucky Speedway in a race stopped early because of a wreck that damaged the catch fence.
6 years ago
NASCAR has canceled a Sprint Cup Series test of a new rules package for Kentucky Speedway after con...

Rain forces NASCAR to cancel test of new rules for Kentucky

NASCAR has canceled a Sprint Cup Series test of a new rules package for Kentucky Speedway after continued rain and will proceed with its normal weekend practice schedule for Saturday night's 400-mile race.
6 years ago
Austin Dillon, center, raises his arms to race fans to signify he was okay after he was involved in...

NBC receives positive reviews in return to NASCAR coverage

NBC's return to NASCAR coverage came with a big set of challenges: A three-hour rain delay and a caution-filled race that ended with a horrific last-lap crash nearly eight hours after the network began its broadcast.
6 years ago
NASCAR will use track-specific rules packages at three more race tracks as the sanctioning body con...

NASCAR to try new aero packages at 3 additional tracks

NASCAR will use track-specific rules packages at three more race tracks as the sanctioning body continues to try to improve the racing.
6 years ago