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Kyle Busch completes weekend swept in Arizona desert

Mar. 10, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert. Just like he nearly did last week at Las Vegas. Busch tracked down Ryan Blaney over a long green-flag run before passing his Team Penske rival for the lead with 16 laps to go, then made his fuel and tires last...

The Latest: Kyle Busch sweeps Phoenix with Cup Series win

Mar. 10, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race near Phoenix (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Kyle Busch has won the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway, tracking down Ryan Blaney over a long green-flag run and passing for the lead with 16 laps to go to complete a weekend sweep near Phoenix....

Drivers Suarez, McDowell called to NASCAR hauler after fight

Mar. 9, 2019 1:21 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Drivers Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell were summoned to the NASCAR hauler after they were involved in a post-qualifying fight before practice Saturday for the Cup Series race at ISM Raceway. Suarez was upset that McDowell impeded his fastest qualifying lap, stalking him after...

Suarez, McDowell in qualifying dustup for NASCAR race

Mar. 8, 2019 8:59 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Daniel Suarez threw Michael McDowell to the ground and both drivers had to be forcibly restrained Friday after they were eliminated while jockeying for position in the first round of qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway. Just about everybody waited until the last...

Blaney qualifies on pole for Sunday's race outside Phoenix

Mar. 8, 2019 7:33 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Blaney turned the fastest lap in practice and never slowed down in qualifying, putting his No. 12 Ford on the pole Friday for this weekend's race at ISM Raceway. Blaney turned a lap of 141.287 mph to keep Penske Racing's early season success going. It was his sixth career pole...

More horsepower, downforce greet Cup Series at Phoenix

Mar. 8, 2019 5:16 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano was fresh off the hauler in qualifying trim at ISM Raceway when he turned a lap in his No. 22 Ford that would have landed him squarely on the pole a year ago. With plenty of room to spare. The first showcase of NASCAR's new rules package on shorter tracks is taking place...

NASCAR expects fireworks from rules debuting at Atlanta

Feb. 23, 2019 2:30 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR was long overdue for an added punch to its racing product and eagerly awaits the results from a new competition package designed to increase the entertainment factor for the troubled series. The new rules debut Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the prevailing opinion is...