NASCAR

4:38 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Michael McDowell, who had spent the past four years at Leavine Family Racing, will join David Ragan in the Front Row Motorsports racing stable in 2018. The team announced Thursday the hiring of
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6:34 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Kurt Busch, who said two weeks ago that he “absolutely” planned to return to Stewart-Haas Racing, has signed a contract to remain at SHR with sponsorship from Monster Energy, Busch announced Tuesday. Busch,
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3:17 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When federal prosecutors accused Robert Boston of fraudulently luring investors so, in part, he could fund his son Justin’s racing career, the four-day trial included arguments over whether racing is
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8:02 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Richard Petty Motorsports will switch from Ford to Chevrolet next season as well as form an alliance with Richard Childress Racing, which will see RPM secure shop space on the RCR campus. RPM
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2:00 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports NASCAR Cup drivers reacted with surprise over the new pit-road rules for 2018, and they have a range of thoughts from optimism to quizzical to concern over NASCAR cutting the over-the-wall crews from
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11:22 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports LAS VEGAS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. grinned broadly throughout the NASCAR Cup Awards ceremony Thursday night. He knew what was coming. And he was going to enjoy it. About midway through the ceremony,
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10:00 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports LAS VEGAS — NASCAR has restructured its champions awards ceremony to the point where its former vernacular title — “the banquet” — doesn’t even apply. There is no more dinner between comedic acts,
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10:00 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports LAS VEGAS — The Furniture Row Racing team will celebrate its championship Thursday night, but it already has had one emotional celebratory moment since winning the NASCAR Cup title Nov. 19. Before Cup
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7:13 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports LAS VEGAS — Kurt Busch said he “absolutely” plans to return to Stewart-Haas Racing next season, as he continues to negotiate a contract to continue driving for the team. The 2004 NASCAR Cup
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10:24 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Bud Moore, a World War II veteran who was awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars and who then went on to win two championships and 63 races as a NASCAR car
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