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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...

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...

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...

Johnson's playoff run ends as Harvick captures 2nd Brickyard

Sep. 8, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson drove through pit road with his rear bumper dangling off the back, already aware of the consequences when he parked the car. His chance at ending a 27-month victory drought with a record-tying fifth Brickyard 400 win gone. His quest for a record-breaking eighth series put...

The Latest: Harvick wins crash-marred Brickyard 400

Sep. 8, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kevin Harvick won the Brickyard 400 for the second time, beating Joey Logano by 6.118 seconds in a crash-marred race that ended Jimmie Johnson's perfect playoff run. Clint Bowyer and...

Jimmie Johnson looking for win at Indy to get into playoffs

Sep. 7, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson wants to keep things simple this weekend. Win and he's back in the playoffs. Anything else complicates his strategy. The seven-time NASCAR champion heads into Sunday's regular-season finale two spots and 18 points out of the 16-car playoff, putting him in danger of...

Jones trying to duplicate Keselowski's feat at Brickyard 400

Sep. 6, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Erik Jones watched Brad Keselowski go from Brickyard 400 runner-up to race winner last September. He wants to match that feat Sunday. And if the 23-year-old rising star wins Sunday, Joe Gibbs Racing will become the first team in NASCAR history to sweep the four biggest races in a...

The Latest: Jones holds off Kyle Busch to win Darlington

Sep. 2, 2019 2:00 AM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Erik Jones held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch over the final 50 laps to win the rain-delayed Southern 500 that ended Monday morning. The 23-year-old Jones passed Kyle Larson for the lead at...

Hamlin looks to continue dominant NASCAR run at Darlington

Sep. 1, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — No one's been as hot as Denny Hamlin in NASCAR. He believes he can keep that going Sunday night in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Hamlin has won four races this season, including two of the past five events. He captured the last Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at...

Jimmie Johnson's long, hard road to keep playoff run alive

Aug. 31, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson knows he's staring down the wrong kind of history when he lines up at Darlington Raceway. The seven-time NASCAR champion is 18th in the standings heading into the Southern 500, two spots and a huge 26 points out of NASCAR's 16-team playoffs — a grid Johnson has...