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…

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…

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…