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Kyle Busch criticism highlights NASCAR's financial disparity

Sep. 17, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

The massive divide between NASCAR's heavyweights and the underdog teams just scraping by received renewed attention following Kyle Busch's damning assessment of how backmarkers raced in the playoff opener over the weekend. Busch rallied from an early incident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that dropped him two laps...

Childress declines option on rookie Daniel Hemric for 2020

Sep. 17, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Childress Racing has declined to pick up the option on rookie Daniel Hemric for next season. Hemric is ranked 25th in the standings, did not make NASCAR's playoffs and has just two top-10 finishes in 27 starts this season. The team said Tuesday that Hemric will finish the...

Column: Truex and Pearn find comfortable fit with Gibbs team

Sep. 16, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn built a championship-winning team far from NASCAR's hub in North Carolina, using their own approach in making a single-car organization one of the most dominant. Then Barney Visser shuttered his Colorado-based team and the driver and crew chief were nearly...

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...

Former NASCAR driver killed in single-engine plane crash

Sep. 15, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

STERLING, Conn. (AP) — Modified stock car great Michael Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61. State police say the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sterling near the Rhode Island state line. They say the single-engine, single-seat Aerolite 103 took off from the Riconn...

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...

Tyler Reddick stretches gas tank to a win in the desert

Sep. 14, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyler Reddick stretched his final tank of fuel Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and wrap up the regular-season championship. Christopher Bell had the most dominant car but Reddick's Richard Childress Racing team gambled on fuel strategy to beat...

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...

Hill wins at Las Vegas; Enfinger and Sauter eliminated

Sep. 14, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Austin Hill passed Ross Chastain with 11 laps to go and pulled away to win Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the final race of the first round of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs. Hill and Chastain earned spots in the Round of 6 while three of the eight playoff...

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...