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Column: NASCAR bullish on future after promising rebound

Nov. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated. Just how cool is NASCAR these days? Michael Jordan said before Sunday’s championship race he sets his clock to watch every week. NASCAR needs more fans to want to be like Mike,...

Harvick fails to rally overmatched Ford in NASCAR finale

Nov. 17, 2019 9:31 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ford v Toyota flopped for the blue oval at the track. Kevin Harvick was the lone Ford driver in the championship field, outnumbered by three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers and their Toyotas. Harvick led the first 20 laps in the No. 4 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing but never made a serious...

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,...

Sticky Situation: Hamlin’s title run ends with tape gaffe

Nov. 17, 2019 8:53 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin's championship run was foiled by the tale of the tape. Hamlin's air of confidence came across the team radio when he boasted the race "ain't (bleepin') over" as he made a late push to the lead. Except it was, his Toyota stuck on pit road steaming like a kettle because a...

Gibbs wins 5th NASCAR title in season dedicated to late son

Nov. 17, 2019 8:47 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs won the first race, the last race and more than a dozen in between. His most dominating season in 28 years as a NASCAR team owner culminated with his fifth Cup Series championship. This one had to be more special than the others. Gibbs dedicated the season to his late son,...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins NASCAR’s Cup Series championship

Nov. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Kyle Busch has won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship, giving team owner Joe Gibbs his fifth title. Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut and clinched his second title in five years...

Dead Heat: No clear favorite in NASCAR championship race

Nov. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch, weary from the hype surrounding NASCAR’s championship race, just wanted to end his media obligations and return his focus to the finale. But there was one final question from the back of the room: UFC fighter Colby Covington had crashed the event and wanted a tip...

Oh, what a beating! Toyota on a tear entering Cup finale

Nov. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ed Laukes strolled onto the stage with his chest seemingly puffed out. The Toyota executive corrected the moderator, who shorted the manufacturer one victory this season, and then took a few playful shots at the competition. Laukes was clearly feeling confident, maybe even cocky on...

NASCAR championship push tinged with sadness for Joe Gibbs

Nov. 16, 2019 2:42 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs keeps mementos of his late son on his office desk. There's a photo of a little girl who could barely walk but whose day brightened when J.D. Gibbs surprised her with a tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing shop. Hundreds of letters are stacked on the desk, written by fans, friends,...

Last hurrah for Homestead: track hosts final title races

Nov. 16, 2019 2:27 AM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — In many ways, Homestead-Miami Speedway was the ideal spot for NASCAR’s “championship weekend.” Great weather, especially for November. A famous beach and trendy nightlife nearby. And a worn-out asphalt track that’s produced slipping, sliding, side-by-side...