01.26.20156:14 PM ET
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans.The Chase was revamped last year into an elimination-style system that created a winner-take-all final race among four drivers. Kevin Harvick won the season finale at Homestead in November to claim his first Sprint Cup title.
01.26.20155:39 PM ET
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch said Monday he has not gotten involved in his older brother's personal issues and is disappointed he has been mistaken for Kurt in coverage of assault allegations against the 2004 NASCAR champion.Kurt Busch spent four days over the last two months in a Delaware courtroom as part of a hearing regarding an ex-girlfriend's request for a no-contact order. Patricia Driscoll alleged Busch assaulted her in September during an argument at Dover International Speedway.
01.25.20154:24 PM ET
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Fox Sports will use a rotation of drivers, including Jeff Gordon, in its coverage of NASCAR's second-tier XFINITY Series this season.Fox Sports 1 will broadcast 12 races this year while two will be on Fox. Adam Alexander will do play-by-play alongside Michael Waltrip and current Sprint Cup drivers that include Gordon, reigning champion Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski. Fox did not specify which races the four-time champion will call.
01.22.20155:47 PM ET
Some of the reaction to four-time champion Jeff Gordon's announcement that 2015 will be his last season as a full-time NASCAR driver:"Jeff Gordon's significance to our sport cannot be overstated. He is an incredible competitor, and a favorite of millions of fans. His contributions throughout his career to NASCAR have elevated our sport's popularity worldwide." — Lesa Kennedy France, CEO of NASCAR's sister company, International Speedway Corp.
01.22.20155:45 PM ET
Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.NASCAR's most charismatic driver, the man behind the wheel of the famed and sometimes feared No. 24, had decided it was time to call it quits on one of the most successful careers in motorsports history. The four-time champion conferred with Rick Hendrick, the only team owner he has had over 23 years of Sprint Cup racing, and settled on a date.