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Drivers left out of playoffs still fighting to achieve goals

Sep. 9, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson made one thing perfectly clear when he walked out of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield medical center. He might be out of the playoffs but his season is not over. "I think everybody can see the performance is on its way up," Johnson said Sunday after a late crash...

Erik Jones holds off Busch to win rain-delayed Southern 500

Sep. 2, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Erik Jones used every bit of stamina he had at Darlington Raceway. Few know better than Jones the effort it took to hold off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch and win the rain-delayed Southern 500. "I'm mentally drained," he said with a smile. "I'm physically drained." Jones took...

The Latest: Denny Hamlin wins at Bristol

Aug. 17, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 10:45 Denny Hamlin has raced to his fourth victory of the season by holding off Matt DiBenedetto at Bristol Motor Speedway. DiBenedetto finished a career-best second just days after learning Leavine Family...

The Latest: Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

Aug. 11, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway (all times local): ___ 6:05 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won a NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway for the second straight year, giving him two victories this year and 47 in his career. The Stewart-Haas...

Hamlin stamps himself a championship contender at Pocono

Jul. 28, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Denny Hamlin had enough speed In his Toyota, enough confidence in his crew chief, and just enough fuel to reach the finish line. Hamlin got the win Sunday at Pocono Raceway — his fifth at the tri-oval track nestled in the mountains — but so much more could be on the...

Harvick follows win with pole at Pocono Raceway

Jul. 27, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kevin Harvick is 0 for Pocono. He's going to start first at the track for the first time in his career. Harvick would like to finish first for the first time, as well, and erase one of the dubious marks in his otherwise stellar career. Harvick has never won at Pocono: 0 for 37....

Kevin Harvick holds off Denny Hamlin at New Hampshire

Jul. 21, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kevin Harvick used a late bump and run to win last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Repeating required another bump, but there was little time for a run before Harvick crossed the finish line 0.210 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin on Sunday. "It turned into a wild finish," Harvick...

The Latest: Kevin Harvick races to 1st win season

Jul. 21, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Kevin Harvick raced to his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday, winning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second straight year. Harvick held off Denny Hamlin by 0.210...