Kyle Larson looking for turnaround after All-Star success

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson was among NASCAR’s rising young stars in 2017 with four victories and his second straight playoff appearance. Then came a 20-month winless drought that left him and his Chip Ganassi Racing team searching for answers. Larson believes he found several during a breakthrough weekend

NASCAR changes play part in thrilling All-Star Race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Side-by-side racing, a dramatic, decisive pass near the end for the win and even an old-style, on-track fight: NASCAR couldn’t be happier with what it saw at the All-Star Race. “As an official, but also as a race fan, it was super exciting to watch,” said Scott

Punch Out: Bowyer, Newman end All-Star Race with fight

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer had a lot more to say to Ryan Newman after the checkered flag flew at the NASCAR All-Star Race. He made sure his fists sent that message. Bowyer rushed Newman’s car after the cool-down lap, frantically trying to land blows through the window while

The Latest: Byron moves into NASCAR All-Star Race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR All-Star Race (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night. Larson advanced into the prime-time spectacle

Busch wins his 6th straight NASCAR Trucks race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch won his sixth consecutive NASCAR Trucks race, tying a series record, on Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch, in his fifth and final trucks start of the season, won for a series-best eighth time at Charlotte — finishing first or second 11 of 13

Clint Bowyer captures pole for NASCAR All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer joked about what he would do if he wins his first NASCAR All-Star race on Saturday night and its $1 million prize. “A lot,” Bowyer said with a big smile. NASCAR’s funnyman took a big step toward making that celebration a reality by edging out Kyle

Hometown kid Hemric looks to fulfill All-Star race dream

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The idea of having even a slim chance to race his way into the NASCAR All-Star race this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway seems surreal for Daniel Hemric. After all, this is the track where it all started for the 28-year-old rookie Cup Series driver. He grew up

7-time champ Johnson growing impatient with winless streak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson views himself as a patient person. But mired in a brutal winless streak, the seven-time NASCAR champion is putting all options on the table when his contract is up next year. “I’ll have to evaluate what I’ll want to do after that,” he said. Johnson is

Johnson to honor fallen soldier, military at Coca-Cola 600

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is going camouflage for the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend to honor those who died while serving in the military. Johnson unveiled a military-themed camouflage paint scheme Tuesday with the name of a fallen soldier written across the front windshield of his No. 48

Alex Bowman on run of 2nd-place finishes in Cup Series

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Alex Bowman quite literally had his first NASCAR Cup Series victory in his sights, ticking off the laps in his No. 88 Chevrolet at the front of the pack at Kansas Speedway. Too bad Brad Keselowski was in his rearview mirror. The 26-year-old Bowman was passed by