Buddy Baker, Daytona 500 winner, poses prior to practice for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2007 in Daytona, Florida. (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR ‘Gentle Giant’ Buddy Baker Dies At 74

Buddy Baker, who won the 1980 Daytona 500 and was known as NASCAR’s ‘Gentle Giant,’ died on Monday after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was 74 years old.


Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates with the trophy in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 9, 2015 in Watkins Glen, New York. (credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Logano Saves Fuel To Win At Watkins Glen

Joey Logano kept his foot on the gas pedal a little bit longer than usual after taking the checkered flag at Watkins Glen International, a huge cloud of smoke wafting toward victory lane.


Tony Stewart speaks during a press conference at Stewart-Haas Racing on September 29, 2014 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Stewart held the press conference to discuss the grand jury clearing him of any charges in the death of Sprint Car driver  Kevin Ward Jr.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Ward’s Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Tony Stewart

The family of a young driver struck and killed by Tony Stewart’s car on an upstate New York sprint racing track filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NASCAR star Friday.


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Richard Petty Receives Argetsinger Award

Richard Petty, the winningest driver in NASCAR history, was honored Thursday night with the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for outstanding contributions to motorsports.


Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 2, 2015 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Kenseth Stretches Fuel & Steals Win At Pocono

One by one, fuel woes cost the contenders. But the pain at the pump for drivers pushing toward the finish line was the break Matt Kenseth needed to coast past them all at Pocono Raceway.


Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the Crown Royal Presents The Jeff Kyle 400 At The Brickyard at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on July 26, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Marianna Massey/Getty Images for Crown Royal)

Busch Keeps Cool To Get Elusive Indy Win

Kyle Busch outdueled Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick on each of the last three restarts, finally overcoming searing humidity to win his first Brickyard 400.


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Christopher Bell Wins Mud Summer Classic At Eldora

Christopher Bell won the Mud Summer Classic on Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway in his third career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.


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Kyle Busch Races To 3rd Win Of Year, Moves Closer To Chase

Kyle Busch continues to find victory lane and is moving closer to landing a spot in the Chase.


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NASCAR To Try New Aero Packages At 3 Additional Tracks

NASCAR will use track-specific rules packages at three more race tracks as the sanctioning body continues to try to improve the racing.


Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, is involved in an on-track incident following the checkered flag during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Wreck Puts NASCAR Safety In Spotlight

Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.


Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Earnhardt Wins Rain-Delayed Daytona

A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon’s safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.


Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Crispy Toyota, poses with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 28, 2015 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch Grabs 1st Win Of Season As Comeback Rolls On

Just five races after returning from a broken right leg and shattered left foot, Busch made his way to victory lane to continue what already has been an impressive comeback.