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Without NASCAR ride, Blake Koch devoting energy to helping younger drivers

Blake Koch's son Carter is 5, but he's already developed some understanding of how NASCAR works. "All he's ever known is me as a race car driver," Koch tells NBC Sports. "He's smart enough to know now that when Dale (Earnhardt) Jr. retired and Matt Kenseth retired and Danica (Patrick) retired, he no


Alex Bowman returns to Phoenix for first time since 2016 wreck

The last time Alex Bowman drove a Cup Series car at Phoenix he was in contention for the win late in the race. And then he was involved in a moment that changed the playoffs. Bowman, subbing for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr., started on the inside of Matt Kenseth on a restart with two laps to go. K


5 Points To Ponder: Dominant Harvick Tremendous... Or Tiresome For NASCAR?

Slaughter, rinse, repeat. For a second straight week, Kevin Harvick laid waste to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field driving a car levels above the competition. Speed, handling, restarts - you name it, Harvick had the edge. Only pit road kept him from leading 240-250 laps; if not for stage t


NASCAR owners have aged gracefully - but who will take over?

What is it about NASCAR that Jimmie Johnson, the winner of 83 races and a record-tying seven Monster Energy Cup Series championships, finds "scary"? No, not the 200 mph speeds. Not racing two inches from other drivers in next Sunday's TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway (formerly Phoenix International


Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Pennzoil 400

Top 10 Driver Ratings at Las Vegas Jimmie Johnson........................ 112.0 Kyle Busch............................... 102.9 Chase Elliott............................... 99.3 Kevin Harvick............................. 96.8 Joey Logano............................... 96.3 Brad Keselowski......


NASCAR National Series News & Notes -- Atlanta

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Next Race: Folds of Honor QuikTrip500 The Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway The Date: Sunday, Feb. 25 The Time: 2 p.m. ET TV: FOX, 1:30 p.m. ET Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Distance: 500.5 miles (325 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 85), Stage 2 (Ends on lap 170),


Ryan: How a Daytona 500 win got away from four drivers in 10 laps

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - There's only one winner of the Great American Race, and technically up to 39 losers annually. But the number of drivers who lose with legitimate shots at a Daytona 500 victory - but watch them get squandered, snatched away or simply vanish in the capricious draft - varies ev


Dale Jarrett predicts Matt Kenseth will replace Kurt Busch in the No. 41 next season

Matt Kenseth all but retired from NASCAR after Sunday's race at Homestead but one Hall of Famer thinks he's not done racing yet. Dale Jarrett said on NBC Sports' "NASCAR America" Tuesday that he thinks Kenseth will replace Kurt Busch in the No. 41 Ford at Stewart-Haas Racing next season. It's an i


Auto racing: Cambridge native Matt Kenseth ready for life after the fast lane

As far as athletic pursuits are concerned, Cambridge native Matt Kenseth said he’s training for a half marathon.He’s also a solid cyclist, having completed the Assault on Mount Mitchell, a self-timed bike ride which runs from Spartanburg, South Carolina, along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Mount Mit