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Hamlin overcomes 2 pit penalties at Texas for 2nd win of '19

Apr. 1, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Denny Hamlin had such a fast car at Texas that he was able to win even after two penalties on pit road and some other issues during green flag conditions. While Hamlin was reviewing all that happened, crew chief Chris Gabehart interrupted — "I think you passed 327 cars by my...

The Latest: Hamlin wins at Texas despite 2 penalties

Mar. 31, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Denny Hamlin overcame two penalties on pit road and won the NASCAR Cup race at Texas, where Kyle Busch missed out on the chance for a tripleheader weekend sweep and polesitter Jimmie Johnson's...

Johnson looking for old Cup result in Texas to end drought

Mar. 30, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Maybe Jimmie Johnson can do something old at Texas, and get back into Victory Lane. "I think the term 'new' is the thing that has hurt us the most this year. We know and acknowledge that what we were trying last year didn't work," Johnson said. "Us trying new things and not having...

Johnson on pole on Texas after slight Cup qualifying changes

Mar. 29, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will start on the pole at Texas, where he is a seven-time winner. With Johnson leading the way after a final-stage fast lap of 188.890 mph to get his first pole anywhere since 2016, Hendrick Motorsports took the top three qualifying spots Friday. William Bryon was...

Kyle Busch completes weekend swept in Arizona desert

Mar. 10, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert. Just like he nearly did last week at Las Vegas. Busch tracked down Ryan Blaney over a long green-flag run before passing his Team Penske rival for the lead with 16 laps to go, then made his fuel and tires last...

The Latest: Kyle Busch sweeps Phoenix with Cup Series win

Mar. 10, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race near Phoenix (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Kyle Busch has won the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway, tracking down Ryan Blaney over a long green-flag run and passing for the lead with 16 laps to go to complete a weekend sweep near Phoenix....

7-time champ Johnson still searching for answers in Phoenix

Mar. 9, 2019 1:29 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is fighting a cold. It's the kind of debilitating, in-your-throat cold that makes it painful to swallow, much less go for a run. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion tried on a cool morning in the desert but quickly bailed, putting off the resumption of his Boston...

Blaney qualifies on pole for Sunday's race outside Phoenix

Mar. 8, 2019 7:33 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Blaney turned the fastest lap in practice and never slowed down in qualifying, putting his No. 12 Ford on the pole Friday for this weekend's race at ISM Raceway. Blaney turned a lap of 141.287 mph to keep Penske Racing's early season success going. It was his sixth career pole...

NASCAR debuts new rules package, expects exciting Vegas race

Mar. 2, 2019 5:34 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ty Dillon and his fellow NASCAR Cup Series drivers are eager to see what the whole package can do. The world gets its first real look at a new vision of NASCAR racing Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when its new rules package is fully implemented for the first time. The cars will have...

Harvick earns Vegas pole after Bowman, Elliott start late

Mar. 1, 2019 9:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kevin Harvick won the pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time in his 19-year NASCAR Cup Series career. Harvick turned a lap in 29.914 seconds Friday in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, beating out Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, hometown hero...