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Truex claims 17th career pole in Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup series race in Fontana after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn't complete a lap.

Truex won back-to-back poles for the first time in his career Friday, following up his pole in Phoenix with another speedy performance. Read More...

Harvick races to 3rd straight NASCAR win

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Kevin Harvick is at his best when he's mad, so much so that former crew chief Gil Martin used to try to rile him up during races.

Harvick was running extra hot when he got to ISM Raceway after penalties for technical violations marred his victory last week at Las Vegas. When he finally cooled off Sunday afternoon, he celebrated his third straight NASCAR Cup victory and record-extending ninth at the mile oval southwest of Phoenix. Read More...

Keselowski survives foul for Xfinity win

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Brad Keselowski overcame an early pit-road speeding penalty Saturday to win the rain-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series at ISM Raceway.

Keselowski took the lead off a pit stop with 32 laps left and held off Justin Allgaier in the race that was delayed two hours because of light rain at the mile oval southwest of Phoenix. Read More...

Harvick docked points for illegal car

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kevin Harvick has been stripped of the playoff points he earned for winning at Las Vegas because of violations discovered on his Ford.

NASCAR ruled Wednesday that Harvick's No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team violated the rule requiring rear window support braces holding the rear window glass rigid, as well as a rule requiring the right side rocker panel extension to be aluminum. Read More...

Gordon among new nominees for NASCAR HOF

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jeff Gordon is among the new nominees up for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame next year.

The four-time NASCAR champion was added to the list of 20 nominees in the first year Gordon was eligible. He retired from full-time competition after the 2015 season with 93 career Cup victories. He is currently an analyst for Fox Sports. Read More...

Ex-NASCAR driver arrested in sex sting

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) A former NASCAR driver has been arrested on a federal charge of trying to entice a minor into sex.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that 59-year-old Rick Crawford was arrested Thursday in Lake Mary after he had been communicating about sex with an undercover sheriff's deputy posing as a 12-year-old girl. Read More...

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