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Hamlin wins at Bristol to spoil DiBenedetto's upset bid

Aug. 17, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The winner climbed from his car and immediately apologized for denying an underdog his first career victory. The runner-up, in tears over his near miss, was raucously embraced by the crowd for his oh-so-close effort. Bristol Motor Speedway was a bizarre mix of emotions Saturday night...

Hamlin wins 1st pole of season for Toyota and Gibbs

Aug. 16, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner turned a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday's qualifying session. His...

NASCAR ready for 1 final round of Daytona summer fireworks

Jul. 5, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here, making one last holiday weekend run at its birthplace, trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a high into Saturday night's race following Alex...

Austin Dillon wins pole for NASCAR Cup Series race

Jun. 29, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric tuned up for Chicagoland Speedway with a little doubles ping-pong. Worked out quite well for the Richard Childress Racing teammates. Dillon won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race, and Hemric qualified third. According to Dillon, he bonded with...