No Day at the Beach for Playoff Drivers in South Florida

The drivers left in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs take their talents to South Beach on Sunday, although they and the rest of the field really won't have much time for sandy frolicking. Instead, they'll line up in their 3,500-pound machines on Sunday for the green flag (1:36 p.m. CDT, NBC) at Miami-Homestead Speedway, site of the second race in…

Surprise Winner at ROVAL Celebrates as Playoff Rield Narrows to 8

The NASCAR playoffs have an interesting quirk. Anybody can take the checkered flag, whether they're in the playoffs or not. That explains AJ Allmendinger's emotional reaction after claiming victory at the ROVAL in Charlotte on Sunday, where the Round of 12 closed with the hybrid road/oval race that cut the postseason field to eight. "I hate crying right now, but…

Larson Opens Playoffs with Big Victory

After one race in the 2023 NASCAR playoffs, some drivers may be against the wall. Not Kyle Larson, who advanced to the Round of 12 with his win at Darlington on Sunday night — although he didn't mind being literally against the wall during the opening round of the 10-race playoffs. "Been really, really fast here my whole career," he…