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Harvick fails to rally overmatched Ford in NASCAR finale

Nov. 17, 2019 9:31 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ford v Toyota flopped for the blue oval at the track. Kevin Harvick was the lone Ford driver in the championship field, outnumbered by three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers and their Toyotas. Harvick led the first 20 laps in the No. 4 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing but never made a serious...

Oh, what a beating! Toyota on a tear entering Cup finale

Nov. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ed Laukes strolled onto the stage with his chest seemingly puffed out. The Toyota executive corrected the moderator, who shorted the manufacturer one victory this season, and then took a few playful shots at the competition. Laukes was clearly feeling confident, maybe even cocky on...

The Latest: Harvick wins at Texas again for another Cup shot

Nov. 3, 2019 7:13 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won the fall Cup race at Texas for the third year in a row, again taking one of the championship-contending spots at NASCAR's season finale in two weeks. Harvick won from the...

Harvick on pole at Texas while other Cup contenders in clump

Nov. 2, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick will start from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway after a qualifying lap of 189.707 mph Saturday night. Harvick goes into Sunday's race fifth in points with two races remaining to qualify for one of the three remaining championship-contending spots in the season...

Truex wins at Martinsville to earn spot in championship race

Oct. 27, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was celebrating the victory that locked him into NASCAR's title race when he heard the crowd roar, looked up at the big screen and saw two championship contenders jawing at each other on pit road. "Oh, look, a fight," the winner said. Indeed, Denny Hamlin was...

Elliott blows engine in opening minutes of playoff practice

Oct. 26, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Chase Elliott had just one plan after his engine failed in the opening minutes of practice for the playoff race Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. "It's pretty simple, we need to try to win," NASCAR's most popular driver said. The engine made by Hendrick Motorsports failed just five...

Hamlin and Gibbs group go to Martinsville as title favorites

Oct. 25, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

All the momentum is with Denny Hamlin headed to Martinsville Speedway for the opening race of the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. Hamlin, a five-time winner at the Virginia short track, need not look far for worthy challengers, including two of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates. JGR moved into the round of eight...

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Oct. 23, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

all times Eastern () — NASCAR CUP SERIES FIRST DATA 500 Site: Martinsville, Virginia. Schedule: Saturday, practice, 9:05 a.m. (CNBC), practice, 12 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 4:35 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 3 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Martinsville Speedway (oval, 0.562 miles). Race distance: 263 miles, 500 laps....

Column: Brian France was right to bring playoffs to NASCAR

Oct. 21, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Spoilers, tension, a sense of urgency. Heroes, villains. The NASCAR playoffs are playing out with all the drama Brian France envisioned for the elimination-style playoff system he helped launch in 2004. After multiple tweaks and changes since then, the NASCAR postseason now has what...

Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR cut-off race at Kansas Speedway

Oct. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that put Chase Elliott in the most difficult and precarious of situations. Somehow, he figured, he needed to find a way to beat them all to advance in NASCAR's playoffs. It turned out...