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Column: Gibbs walks fine line managing 3 title contenders

Nov. 11, 2019 5:06 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is a retired Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles who changed course in his early 50s to wade into NASCAR and see if he couldn't build a second career and a family business. Gibbs not only developed a championship-winning organization that gave both of his...

Logano can't defend NASCAR title after mystery slide

Nov. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano's promising start to the afternoon fell apart with a slow, helpless slide though the field at ISM Raceway. Now he won't have the opportunity to defend his NASCAR title at Homestead. The outcome would have been disappointing no matter how it happened. It's even worse...

Hamlin races way into championship field with Phoenix win

Nov. 10, 2019 6:59 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin adamantly insisted 'it's not over" after a critical mistake last week put the Daytona 500 winner on the verge of elimination from NASCAR's championship race. He remained undeterred, confident in his chances to win Sunday at ISM Raceway and save his season with a victory...

Penske Perfect: Indy goes to right man

Nov. 9, 2019 3:56 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — He doesn't golf, fish or hunt. Roger Penske doesn't particularly have time for hobbies. The automobile industry. Transportation. Trucking. Sales. Community improvement. Promotions. That takes up almost all of his time. And, of course, racing. A man with a rich career that is woven...

Kyle Busch wins pole for playoff race at Phoenix

Nov. 9, 2019 3:10 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch won the pole and all eight title contenders qualified in the top 10 for the final race to decide the championship field. Busch earned the top starting spot for Sunday's race at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix. He turned a lap in Saturday qualifying at 140.116 mph in his...

Harvick has Cup title shot after 3rd straight Texas fall win

Nov. 3, 2019 9:10 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR's finale. With another win at Texas, they now know they will be racing for a Cup title in two weeks. Harvick won the fall race at Texas for the third year in a row Sunday, again securing one of the...

The Latest: Harvick wins at Texas again for another Cup shot

Nov. 3, 2019 7:13 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won the fall Cup race at Texas for the third year in a row, again taking one of the championship-contending spots at NASCAR's season finale in two weeks. Harvick won from the...

Harvick on pole at Texas while other Cup contenders in clump

Nov. 2, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick will start from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway after a qualifying lap of 189.707 mph Saturday night. Harvick goes into Sunday's race fifth in points with two races remaining to qualify for one of the three remaining championship-contending spots in the season...

Logano in another rift as he eyes title shot at Texas

Nov. 2, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Joey Logano has again arrived at Texas in the middle of a rift with another playoff contender after some short-track shenanigans. It all comes with the defending NASCAR Cup champion trying to lock in a spot for the championship finale. A year ago, Martin Truex Jr. was upset over...

Truex quietly rolling toward a 2nd NASCAR championship

Oct. 30, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. struggled on short tracks for 15 years before he finally snapped his streak of futility and swept this season at Richmond. He'd been inching his way closer to victory lane, only to come up empty in frustrating finish after frustrating finish. Martinsville Speedway...