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The indications were there from that first green flag he took as a little boy growing up in small town Texas. Bobby Labonte was perhaps simply destined to be a winner, a champion. And on January 31, he will officially become a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR has adjusted the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series technical package for road courses and race tracks measuring 1.058-miles or less in an effort to improve racing on short tracks and road course circuits.

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Florida-based Advent Health, in conjunction with Chip Ganassi Racing, announced Thursday in Daytona International Speedway’s famed Victory Lane that the company will sponsor Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet in two races – the Busch Clash at Daytona during Speedweeks and the fall Kansas Speedwa…

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Junior Johnson, one of the inaugural members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010 who won 50 races in the circuit's top division from 1953-66, died Friday at the age of 88.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kyle Busch clearly was the star of Wednesday night's show at the Music City Center -- though other drivers and NASCAR stakeholders certainly had their moments, too.

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MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES: FORD ECOBOOST 400 (267 laps, 400 miles around a 1.5-mile D-shaped oval), Homestead-Miami Speedway; Homestead, Fla.

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AVONDALE, Ariz. -- In a Saturday qualifying session that provided validation that the cream rises to the top, Kyle Busch earned his first pole position of the season, as seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff drivers claimed the top seven positions on the grid.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- As expected, this week's championship set-up race, the Bluegreen Vacations 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), comes with plenty of storylines and title possibilities still to be decided.

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Kevin Harvick's victory Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway not only earned him a guaranteed position among the Championship 4 drivers to challenge for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title, but also it upped the intrigue level for Sunday's already crucial Bluegreen Vacations 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Phoenix's ISM Raceway.

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Kevin Harvick arrived at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race in a bit of trouble as he was 14 points below the cutline in the Series' Playoffs Round of 8.

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Christopher Bell shrugged off a short-lived brake problem in his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and cruised to a 5.635-second victory in Saturday night's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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FORT WORTH, Tex. -- Kevin Harvick took the first step toward getting back on the right side of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff cut line, winning the pole for Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Just this week, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney, 25, took to social media to acknowledge and chide some media prognosticators, who may not have penciled him to still be Playoff-eligible and a win away from his Championship 4 debut.

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MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES: AAA TEXAS 500 (334 laps, 500.5 miles around a 1.5-mile D-shaped oval), Texas Motor Speedway; Fort Worth, Texas

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That Martin Truex Jr. led a race-best, and career-high, 464 of 500 laps last Sunday en route to his series-leading seventh Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season cannot be lost in the post-race shoving fracas that took place between his fellow playoff contenders Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano at Martinsville Speedway.

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Fresh from his victory Sept. 20 at Kansas, Denny Hamlin reasserted his mastery of Martinsville Speedway on Saturday afternoon, edging Chase Elliott for the pole position for Sunday's First Data 500 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- In a wild NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race that saw four of six Playoff drivers have major issues, 19-year-old Todd Gilliland muscled his way past Ross Chastain on Lap 191 and held on to win for the first time in 46 career starts.

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- For a driver below the cut line at the start of the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, taking the green flag at the back of the field doesn't portend well for the prospects of advancing to the Championship 4.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Certainly this is one of the most interesting and diverse Round of 8 driver lineups in recent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history with four former series champions, a championship runner-up and three of the hottest young talents in the sport still contending for the 2019 trophy.

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MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES: FIRST DATA 500 (500 laps, 263 miles around a .526-mile paperclip oval), Martinsville Speedway; Martinsville, Va.

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As Denny Hamlin was finishing off a dominating day in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Chase Elliott stole perhaps an even bigger prize — a spot in the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

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Denny Hamlin has been driving full time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since 2006. He has finished third in the season standings twice and as runner-up on one occasion. He had won 35 races in 501 starts, but the series' biggest trophy has remained beyond his grasp.

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After Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 took a sharp turn with 16 laps left, Brandon Jones sped away on two straight restarts to collect his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in a race that ended with Playoff drivers Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick brawling on pit road.

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Daniel Hemric may be out of the playoffs and out of his ride at Richard Childress racing next year, but that didn't stop the driver of the No. 8 RCR Chevrolet from winning the pole position for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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