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Kyle Busch leads Gibbs trio to win 2nd NASCAR championship

Nov. 17, 2019 9:07 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory lap. The most polarizing driver in NASCAR had just won his second Cup title and wanted to soak in the moment with his true fans. He didn’t do his customary bow to the crowd,...

Suarez ousted at Stewart-Haas for Cole Custer promotion

Nov. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suarez said he thought he had the money needed to keep his seat at Stewart-Haas Racing. The former Xfinity Series champion said he felt strongly he’d be back in the No. 41 Ford next year. Then he learned team co-owner Gene Haas had a sudden change of heart. Stewart-Haas...

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...

Logano in another rift as he eyes title shot at Texas

Nov. 2, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Joey Logano has again arrived at Texas in the middle of a rift with another playoff contender after some short-track shenanigans. It all comes with the defending NASCAR Cup champion trying to lock in a spot for the championship finale. A year ago, Martin Truex Jr. was upset over...

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...

Rain gives team an additional day to strategize at Talladega

Oct. 13, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — When rain stopped NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, a gaggle of Chevrolet drivers headed into a private room for a meeting about alliances. That strategy session was a Sunday bonus in the battle of the manufacturers. NASCAR was able to get in 57 laps, all the way...

The Latest: Rain forces playoff postponement at Talladega

Oct. 13, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 3:35 p.m. NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway has been postponed a day because of rain. William Byron won the first stage, moments before scattered showers halted action. The race will resume...

Chase Elliott leads Hendrick sweep in Talladega qualifying

Oct. 12, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott rebounded from last week's devastating engine failure to lead a Hendrick Motorsports sweep in qualifying for Sunday's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Elliott turned a lap at 192.552 mph in Saturday qualifying to give Chevrolet the front two rows. Elliott,...

Chevy vs. Ford vs. Toyota at Talladega playoff race

Oct. 12, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The first loser at Talladega Superspeedway better not have been hung out to dry in the closing laps by a teammate. And in the case of Sunday's race, teammates will have a far wider definition. Manufacturers have taken steps to mandate their drivers work together to ensure their brand...