NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch; grants him waiver for Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Busch missed the season’s first three races during the suspension, the third of his career.[…]

NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin’s motorhome. Qualifying was a debacle for the second week in a row, rain delayed the start of[…]