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The Latest: Haley wins rain-shortened Cup race at Daytona

Jul. 7, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Daytona (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Justin Haley has won the rain-shortened Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, his first at NASCAR's top level. Haley took the lead under caution — Kurt Busch surrendered the top spot when he...

Bowman gets 1st Cup Series win at Chicagoland

Jun. 30, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Alex Bowman is part of the club now. That means no more cracks about coming up empty. He's a winner once again. Bowman held off Kyle Larson for his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory, leading a terrific performance for Hendrick Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday. Bowman...

The Latest: Bowman earns first NASCAR Cup Series win

Jun. 30, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway (all times local): 8:17 p.m. Alex Bowman has raced to his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory, leading a terrific performance for Hendrick Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway. Bowman had one of the fastest cars during...

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...

Hard-working DiBenedetto celebrates career-best 4th finish

Jun. 24, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Matt DiBenedetto drove his way into the NASCAR Cup Series with meager funding and no glossy racing pedigree. He has spent 4 ½ years circling tracks in the back of the pack, attempting to will his underperforming, underfunded cars to unlikely results. Every week, DiBenedetto feels...

Break finished, NASCAR takes a Carousel ride at Sonoma

Jun. 22, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Cup Series drivers had a rare break from their grinding schedule last week, and they're returning to competition at a NASCAR stop that sometimes feels like a vacation. Most drivers have spent the week enjoying wine tasting sessions and extravagant meals at the wineries and...

Kyle Larson claims 3rd straight NASCAR pole at Sonoma

Jun. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Not even a change in the course layout could halt Kyle Larson's qualifying dominance on his home track. Larson won the NASCAR Cup Series pole at Sonoma Raceway for the third consecutive year on Saturday, easily navigating the return of the Carousel turn to the wine country course....

Sonoma's new turn: NASCAR takes a ride on "The Carousel"

Jun. 21, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — This twisty road course in Northern California wine country already provided one of the NASCAR Cup Series' biggest challenges and best rides of the year. And now the drivers are also going for a ride on "The Carousel" this weekend. That's the name for a section of Sonoma Raceway that...

Cup race at Michigan postponed because of rain

Jun. 9, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The break in NASCAR's Cup Series schedule will have to wait at least an extra day. Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway was postponed because of rain. It was rescheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. EDT, the second time in just over a month that a Cup race has been pushed past...

Byron tops 173 mph and hits fast lap to win pole at Pocono

Jun. 1, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — William Byron turned the fast lap at Pocono in the latest sign that Hendrick Motorsports may have turned the corner and can stamp itself a NASCAR championship contender. Hendrick Motorsports was long the home of Hall of Famers and champions, from Jeff Gordon to Jimmie Johnson, and was...