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.[…]

Haas wants to know if Kurt Busch will be eligible for Chase

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kurt Busch’s team owner doesn’t know when the suspended driver will be reinstated by NASCAR. But Gene Haas seemed to indicate Sunday that Busch will be back in the No. 41 when he is cleared to compete. The co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing said the organization wants to know if Busch will[…]

Defending champ Harvick grabs 1st win of season at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Defending NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick raced to his first victory of the season Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win came in just the third race of the season, and Harvick has been inching toward victory lane since he began his title defense. He finished second in the season-opening Daytona[…]

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[…]