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Truex races into 2nd round with win in opening playoff race

Sep. 15, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. clearly had one of the best teams this season as he rolled to four victories before the end of June. Then he hit a slump of sports, nearly three months without a win, but his Joe Gibbs Racing team remained confident it would challenge for the championship. A win in the...

The Latest: Truex wins NASCAR's opening playoff race

Sep. 15, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has won the opening race of NASCAR's playoffs to earn an automatic berth into the second round. Truex's victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was his series-best fifth...

Bowyer speeds to surprise pole for NASCAR's playoff opener

Sep. 14, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing surged into the opening race of NASCAR's playoffs with a Clint Bowyer-led sweep of the front two rows at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing, meanwhile, struggled across the board in its preparation for Sunday's opening playoff race. While SHR put its four Fords...

Joe Gibbs has a heavyweight lineup in NASCAR's playoffs

Sep. 13, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Gibbs has a powerhouse lineup leading the NASCAR playoffs, with four drivers laser-focused on winning the overall title. If there is a favorite in this 10-race tournament, it would be one of Gibbs' guys. Only the championship isn't decided on regular-season strength, and is instead a...

Drivers left out of playoffs still fighting to achieve goals

Sep. 9, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson made one thing perfectly clear when he walked out of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield medical center. He might be out of the playoffs but his season is not over. "I think everybody can see the performance is on its way up," Johnson said Sunday after a late crash...

Johnson's playoff run ends as Harvick captures 2nd Brickyard

Sep. 8, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson drove through pit road with his rear bumper dangling off the back, already aware of the consequences when he parked the car. His chance at ending a 27-month victory drought with a record-tying fifth Brickyard 400 win gone. His quest for a record-breaking eighth series put...

The Latest: Harvick wins crash-marred Brickyard 400

Sep. 8, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kevin Harvick won the Brickyard 400 for the second time, beating Joey Logano by 6.118 seconds in a crash-marred race that ended Jimmie Johnson's perfect playoff run. Clint Bowyer and...

Erik Jones holds off Busch to win rain-delayed Southern 500

Sep. 2, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Erik Jones used every bit of stamina he had at Darlington Raceway. Few know better than Jones the effort it took to hold off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch and win the rain-delayed Southern 500. "I'm mentally drained," he said with a smile. "I'm physically drained." Jones took...

The Latest: Jones holds off Kyle Busch to win Darlington

Sep. 2, 2019 2:00 AM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Erik Jones held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch over the final 50 laps to win the rain-delayed Southern 500 that ended Monday morning. The 23-year-old Jones passed Kyle Larson for the lead at...

The Latest: Denny Hamlin wins at Bristol

Aug. 17, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 10:45 Denny Hamlin has raced to his fourth victory of the season by holding off Matt DiBenedetto at Bristol Motor Speedway. DiBenedetto finished a career-best second just days after learning Leavine Family...