Whew! Blaney Wins Talladega in Photo Finish

Winning is fun. Winning at Talladega is a thrill. Winning at Talladega by a nose is the ultimate blast. Winning at Talladega by a nose more than once? Ryan Blaney would know. The Team Penske driver claimed his third win on the 2.66-mile superspeedway on Sunday, by .012 seconds, in the second race of the Round 12 in the NASCAR…

No Matter What You Call Him, Byron Impressive in Win at Texas

William Byron could use a nickname. Nothing has really stuck, but we're open for takers after he won at Texas on Sunday for his NASCAR Cup Series-leading sixth victory of the season and his first in the 2023 playoffs. "We've just been kind of Steady Eddie through the first three, four races," said the Hendrick Motorsports driver, maybe coming up…

Hamlin Riding High After Victory at Bristol

Denny Hamlin has it all — Daytona 500s, Southern 500s, a Coca-Cola 600, an All-Star Race win, wide acclaim, a spot on NASCAR's 75 Greatest Drivers list and a near-certain reservation in the Hall of Fame. Almost all. He just needs that one championship. And the way he feels after winning at Bristol in the playoffs on Saturday night, that…

Bristol Brings It All: Saturday Night Short-Track Elimination Race

The "World's Fastest Half-Mile," as Bristol Motor Speedway is known, is going to quickly cut down the playoff field in NASCAR. It happens on Saturday night (5:30 p.m. CDT, USA Network) when the 16 Cup Series playoff drivers run in the third and final race of the first round. Four will be out, eliminated after 500 laps on the .533-mile…

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…