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Kevin Harvick holds off Denny Hamlin at New Hampshire

Jul. 21, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kevin Harvick used a late bump and run to win last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Repeating required another bump, but there was little time for a run before Harvick crossed the finish line 0.210 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin on Sunday. "It turned into a wild finish," Harvick...

The Latest: Kevin Harvick races to 1st win season

Jul. 21, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Kevin Harvick raced to his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday, winning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second straight year. Harvick held off Denny Hamlin by 0.210...

Christopher Bell races to 5th NASCAR Xfinity win of season

Jul. 20, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Christopher Bell moved into a tie for the NASCAR Xfinity Series victory lead with five, dominating Saturday in hot conditions at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bell led 186 of the 200 laps in Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 20 Toyota — only losing the lead when he pitted on Lap 33 —...

Bowman wrecks backup in practice, will drive Johnson's spare

Jul. 20, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Alex Bowman will drive teammate Jimmie Johnson's spare car Sunday after wrecking his backup in the final practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bowman, one of five drivers already in backups for the Cup race, struck a wall coming out of a turn in Saturday's practice. Bowman was...

Brad Keselowski takes NASCAR Cup pole at New Hampshire

Jul. 19, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski topped qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday for his first NASCAR Cup pole since 2017. Keselowski turned a fast lap of 136.384 mph in his Ford to edge Kyle Busch, who briefly held the top speed Friday before Keselowski bumped him from the top. "We're happy...

Kurt Busch, crew chief enjoy victory after Daytona criticism

Jul. 19, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — When fans slammed crew chief Matt McCall for costing Kurt Busch a win at Daytona, he was a good sport and made a video for social media of him reading the criticism — even a critical tweet that came from his wife.  The feedback has been quite different this week. Busch raced...

Column: Kurt Busch still wheelman 20 years into rocky career

Jul. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch has been called many things during his tumultuous 20 seasons at NASCAR's top level. He is ornery, easily unhinged and has lost control of his temper enough times that it nearly derailed his career. But the most important descriptor for Busch is one often overlooked. He is...

Kurt Busch outduels little brother to win at Kentucky

Jul. 14, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kurt Busch finally beat his little brother in a head-to-head NASCAR finish and took his new team to victory lane a week after they coughed away their first win. The downside of Busch's big win Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway? Kyle Busch didn't stick around to give his older brother a...

The Latest: Kurt Busch beats little brother to win Kentucky

Jul. 13, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night's NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Kurt Busch earned his first win of the season by outracing his younger brother in overtime in a door-to-door to the Kentucky Speedway finish line. The victory comes a week after Busch lost at...

Cole Custer wins Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway

Jul. 12, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Cole Custer was never really challenged down the stretch. He just acted like Christopher Bell was in his rear-view mirror, an approach that motivated him to keep a safe distance. Custer grabbed an Xfinity Series-high fifth victory of the season Friday night with a win over Bell at...