Indianapolis 500 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Indianapolis, Indiana
Buescher passed Elliott for the lead on the last restart with just two laps to go to win the 259-lap race at Iowa. He claimed his second career victory in the series. His maiden win occurred last August on the Mid-Ohio road course.
Waltrip has the most wins in the 600-mile event with five.
Jeff Gordon will join Fox Sports in 2016 to serve as a race analyst full-time for the television network's coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as he will team with play-by-play announcer Mike Joy and analyst Darrell Waltrip in the booth.
Matt Kenseth will start on the pole for a Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the first time after winning Thursday night's qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600 -- NASCAR's longest race of the season.
Terry Labonte, a two-time Cup Series champion, and Speedway Motorsports Inc. executive chairman Bruton Smith were among those selected into the 2016 class of inductees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 team avoided penalties but did receive a written warning from NASCAR on Tuesday for altering the side skirts on their car during last Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin will start on the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race while Greg Biffle will roll off second after they were the top-two drivers in qualifying, held prior to the race.
Drew Herring put the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on the pole for Sunday's 3M 250 Xfinity Series race after topping the qualifying charts at Iowa Speedway.
Greg Biffle won the first 20-lap segment of Friday's Sprint Showdown, while Clint Bowyer took the checkered flag for the second 20-lap segment to advance into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Paul Menard will start on the pole for Friday night's Sprint Showdown -- the 40-lap preliminary event for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race -- after topping the qualifying charts at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch drove his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for the first time in Friday's practice session for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway since he suffered injuries in an accident at Daytona International Speedway nearly three months ago.
Five drivers will attempt the Charlotte/Iowa combo this weekend. Three of them -- Brandon Jones, Erik Jones and John Wes Townley -- are entered in the truck race, and the remaining two -- Landon Cassill and Chase Elliott -- are entered in the Sprint Showdown (the preliminary event for the all-star race), which is scheduled for Friday, just prior to the start of the truck event.
Sprint Cup Series
This race now features five segments for a total of 110 laps. Segments 1 through 4 are 25 laps each, and the final is a 10-lap shootout to the finish.
Charlotte is the third 1.5-mile track on the series schedule this season. Crafton has won the first two races on a mile and a half -- Atlanta and Kansas.
Now that Kyle Busch has been medically cleared to race, the big question is whether NASCAR should give him both a medical and top-30 in points waiver to become eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
After being sidelined for nearly three months due to injuries he suffered in an accident at Daytona International Speedway, Kyle Busch is scheduled to return to racing in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano claimed his Sprint Cup Series-leading fourth pole of the season after topping the charts in Friday's qualifying for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Sprint Cup Series
This is his 23rd and final season in NASCAR's premier series.
Matt Crafton, the two-time defending series champion, is atop the point standings but holds just a two-point lead over Tyler Reddick and a six-point advantage over Erik Jones. Crafton took over the top spot in the standings following his second-place run in the March 28 race at Martinsville.
Richard Childress Racing lost its final appeal of penalties assessed by NASCAR to Ryan Newman's No. 31 team for altered tires used on Newman's car in the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
The first major accident in Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway occurred in the early going and involved 15 cars.
Jeff Gordon claimed his 80th career pole in the Sprint Cup Series in Saturday's qualifying for the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Kevin Harvick (Las Vegas and Phoenix), Jimmie Johnson (Atlanta and Texas), Joey Logano (Daytona), Brad Keselowski (Fontana, California), Denny Hamlin (Martinsville), Matt Kenseth (Bristol) and Kurt Busch (Richmond) have all won a race this season and therefore virtually guaranteed themselves a spot in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Of the 45 drivers on the entry list for Saturday's Winn-Dixie 300, three of them have won a previous Xfinity race at Talladega: Joey Logano (2012), Regan Smith (2013) and Elliott Sadler (2014).
Sprint Cup Series
Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Tuesday that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Toyota for the remainder of the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season, beginning with the May 9 race at Kansas Speedway.
Kurt Busch's win in Sunday's rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway was exactly what he needed after his recent NASCAR suspension and legal issues.
Persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400.
Joey Logano will start on the pole for Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 after topping Denny Hamlin in qualifying at Richmond International Raceway.
Sprint Cup Series
Jones drove Hamlin's car to a 26th-place finish, with Hamlin being credited with that position. It was the first time Jones, who is 18 years old, competed in a Sprint Cup race.
Joey Logano, a Sprint Cup Series regular, led all 300 laps in the Xfinity race at Bristol, but Suarez, who started ninth, patiently made his way through the field and moved into contention to win this event in the late going. He ended up finishing 1.2 seconds behind Logano.
Steve Byrnes, a veteran anchor and reporter for FOX Sports' television coverage of NASCAR, died on Tuesday after battling head and neck cancer. He was 56.
Prior to Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, it had been a while since Matt Kenseth was in victory lane for a points race in the Sprint Cup Series.
Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano wrecked and sustained heavy damage to their cars 19 laps into Sunday's scheduled 500-lap Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Sprint Cup Series
Matt Kenseth will start on the pole for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway after beating Brad Keselowski for the top position in qualifying.
There have been 14 NASCAR national touring series races won by a driver under the age of 19, and Jones has 35 percent of those victories.
As part of the numerous scheduling changes for the 2015 Sprint Cup season, the spring race at Bristol was moved to April after it had been held in March for the past nine years.
The National Motorsports Appeal Panel upheld the penalties assessed by NASCAR to Richard Childress Racing No. 31 team for altered tires used on Ryan Newman's car in the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway, but the panel lowered the points deduction and monetary penalty.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was happy with his third-place finish at Texas last Saturday, but he would have been much happier if he had won the race to virtually guarantee himself a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick gave Stewart-Haas Racing a front starting row sweep for the second time in three Sprint Cup Series races on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Sprint Cup Series
Joey Logano is the defending race winner. Logano passed Jeff Gordon for the lead on the final lap and then beat Gordon to the finish line by a half-second for his first of five wins during the '14 Sprint Cup season.
Elliott made a bold move around Harvick, his JRM teammate, for the lead following the last restart with 16 laps to go. Elliott took command from there, crossing the finish line 2.7 seconds ahead of his closest competitor, Busch, who had won the spring race at Texas the year prior. Larson placed third, followed by Harvick, who had started on the pole and led the most laps with 101, and Earnhardt.
After taking its first break of the season this past weekend, the Sprint Cup Series returns to action later this week at Texas Motor Speedway.
Richard Childress Racing will appeal the penalties assessed by NASCAR to Ryan Newman's No. 31 team for altered tires used in last month's Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.