NASCAR

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 Brad Keselowski has little momentum as he heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend to battle for the championship. He doesn’t worry about that. Momentum, he says, is overrated. He might have experienced a
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10:00 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports If Martin Truex Jr. is going to win his first NASCAR Cup championship, he’ll have to beat three drivers who have experienced winning Cup titles. That doesn’t bother Truex for one simple reason
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9:00 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports AVONDALE, Ariz. — Matt Kenseth acted like he had just won in a must-win situation Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Maybe it was. Kenseth, already out of NASCAR championship contention, didn’t have the win-and-in
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4:47 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports AVONDALE, Ariz. — Jimmie Johnson won’t vie for a record eighth NASCAR Cup championship next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His frustrating playoff run continued Sunday after a flat tire resulted in a crash,
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11:00 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR has celebrated its young drivers all season, and two of those young drivers face their biggest one-race challenge Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Both Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott face
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10:00 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced that he will retire from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after the 2017 season. As the Hendrick Motorsports driver prepares to climb into the race car for
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2:49 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports AVONDALE, Ariz. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has expected for months that his final NASCAR Cup race would make him feel sad, but he has tried not to get too emotional on his last
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8:00 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports AVONDALE, Ariz. — Denny Hamlin would love to change the good news/bad news statistical mark he continues to carry throughout the 2017 playoffs, but he won’t call it a motivating factor. The good
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