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…

Reddick Calmly Wins Wild One in Kansas

You need to know the name Tyler Reddick. It belongs to a 27-year-old driver from California who is becoming a force in NASCAR. The racer's win at Kansas on Sunday in the second race of the first round of the playoffs put him in the Round of 12 and thus guaranteed the best points finish of his career. The racer…

Drivers Start Their Engines for NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

Get your brackets. NASCAR has its Sweet 16 on the starting grid for the playoffs. It starts Sunday night at historic Darlington Speedway, where Cup racers have been running since 1950. But the NASCAR postseason is a relatively new circumstance, barely two decades old since the sport parked the season-long points system. Kevin Harvick is back for another run at…

Wallace Secures Final NASCAR Playoff Spot

Get in, guys, we're going to the playoffs. One problem, though — only one seat left. The Coke Zero Sugar 400 set the 2023 postseason field on Saturday night when Bubba Wallace locked in the 16th and final spot, coming home 12th in his No. 23 Toyota Camry TRD to highlight the last weekend of the regular season. It was…