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Column: Gibbs walks fine line managing 3 title contenders

Nov. 11, 2019 5:06 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is a retired Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles who changed course in his early 50s to wade into NASCAR and see if he couldn't build a second career and a family business. Gibbs not only developed a championship-winning organization that gave both of his...

Logano can't defend NASCAR title after mystery slide

Nov. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano's promising start to the afternoon fell apart with a slow, helpless slide though the field at ISM Raceway. Now he won't have the opportunity to defend his NASCAR title at Homestead. The outcome would have been disappointing no matter how it happened. It's even worse...

Hamlin races way into championship field with Phoenix win

Nov. 10, 2019 6:59 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin adamantly insisted 'it's not over" after a critical mistake last week put the Daytona 500 winner on the verge of elimination from NASCAR's championship race. He remained undeterred, confident in his chances to win Sunday at ISM Raceway and save his season with a victory...

Kyle Busch wins pole for playoff race at Phoenix

Nov. 9, 2019 3:10 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch won the pole and all eight title contenders qualified in the top 10 for the final race to decide the championship field. Busch earned the top starting spot for Sunday's race at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix. He turned a lap in Saturday qualifying at 140.116 mph in his...

Wallace fined $50,000 by NASCAR for intentional spin

Nov. 9, 2019 2:27 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Wallace said he wasn't worried about repercussions for intentionally causing a caution because NASCAR doesn't do anything about the practice. NASCAR accepted the dare from Wallace. He was fined $50,000 and docked 50 points on Saturday, a day after admitting to an NBC Sports...

Intentional cautions take spotlight in NASCAR playoffs

Nov. 8, 2019 7:55 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin thought he was the favorite to win NASCAR's championship but now finds himself in danger of not even making it to the title round. Chase Elliott is fairly certain he's backed himself into such a hole that his only chance at a championship is by winning Sunday in the...

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Nov. 6, 2019 10:12 AM EST

all times Eastern () — NASCAR CUP SERIES BLUEGREEN VACATIONS 500 Site: Avondale, Arizona. Schedule: Friday, practice, 4:05 & 7 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, qualifying, 2 p.m. (NBCSN); Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m., NBC. Track: ISM Raceway (oval, 1 mile). Race distance: 312 miles, 312 laps. Last year: Kyle Busch...

Kyle Busch to represent Lexus with debut at Rolex for Vasser

Nov. 4, 2019 7:55 AM EST

PLANO, Texas (AP) — NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch will enter the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race in conjunction with Lexus and Toyota. Busch will drive the Lexus RC GT3 for AIM Vasser Sullivan, Toyota announced Monday at its annual "Motorsports Day" at its North American headquarters. Toyota...

Harvick has Cup title shot after 3rd straight Texas fall win

Nov. 3, 2019 9:10 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR's finale. With another win at Texas, they now know they will be racing for a Cup title in two weeks. Harvick won the fall race at Texas for the third year in a row Sunday, again securing one of the...

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...