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Chastain wins Trucks race week after DQ

MADISON, Ill. (AP) Ross Chastain won the NASCAR Truck Series race Saturday night at The Raceway at Gateway, a week after losing a victory at Iowa when he was disqualified for failing a postrace inspection.

Chastain grabbed track position with a gas-only last pit stop in Niece Motorsports' No. 45 Chevrolet. He finished 0.740 seconds ahead of Todd Gilliland in the 160-lap race on the 1.25-mile oval. Read More...

Presidential Medal of Freedom to Penske

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump says he's awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Roger Penske, one of the most powerful men in American motorsports.

"He's very deserving. He's a great gentleman," Trump said as he made the announcement Thursday at the White House. "I've known him a long time, and a very brilliant guy." Read More...

Sauter suspended 1 race for ramming Hill

NASCAR suspended Johnny Sauter for one race for intentionally ramming into Austin Hill during the Truck Series race in Iowa.

The sport's sanctioning body said Tuesday that Sauter will miss this weekend's race at Gateway, outside St. Louis. His postseason eligibility will not be affected. Read More...

Bell rolls to 4th Xfinity win of season

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Xfinity series race Sunday at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the season and second straight in Newton.

Bell led 186 of 250 laps in the No. 20 Toyota to claim his second short track win of 2019 by nearly two seconds. He also won at Bristol in April. Read More...

Cup series a 2-team show for now

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) NASCAR's top series has been a two-team show.

Joey Logano's victory at Michigan on Monday gave Team Penske its fifth Cup win of the season. That's two fewer than Penske had all of last year, when Logano won the series title. In another year, Penske might be the clear choice as NASCAR's dominant team, but that's not the case at the moment. Joe Gibbs Racing has nine victories - together, these two teams have combined to win 14 of the 15 races so far. Read More...

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