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Drying trucks continue to dry the track in an attempt to get it ready for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race after morning rain prevented the 9 a.m. rescheduled start at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

NASCAR's Cup playoff at misty Texas put on hold another day

Oct. 26, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas was pushed back yet another day without drivers completing any more laps Monday. Eight hours after the race was scheduled to resume on a misty day with temperatures in the low 40s Fahrenheit (single digits Celsius), NASCAR postponed it...

Team owner Chip Ganassi, left, congratulates Scott Dixon on winning the NTT IndyCar Series Championship following an IndyCar auto race Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Column: Chip Ganassi celebrates 30 years of winning

Oct. 26, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — You may have heard that Chip Ganassi likes winners. It's his catchphrase, his slogan for his drivers, and the brand he's established for his race teams. In this 30th anniversary season for Chip Ganassi Racing, the boss is celebrating another winner: Scott Dixon won his sixth...

Hendrick plucks champion Truck Series crew chief for No. 24

Oct. 26, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

Hendrick Motorsports plucked crew chief Rudy Fugle away from Kyle Busch Motorsports on Monday to lead William Byron next season in the Cup Series. Fugle has worked at KBM since 2013 and led the Truck Series program to two driver championships and five owner titles. His trucks have won 28 races. Fugle will...

Cars sit on pit road during a red flag period due to misty rain during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Misty, drizzling day postpones Cup race in Texas on Lap 52

Oct. 25, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — NASCAR's Cup playoff race in Texas was postponed Sunday night after 52 laps on a misty day that slowly deteriorated to drizzle while it never actually rained before the event was called off. The delay was just over four hours, and the restart planned for Monday morning. But the...

NASCAR Texas Trucks Series driver Sheldon Creed (2) celebrates with a burnout after winning an auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Creed gets in Truck Series' final four with victory in Texas

Oct. 25, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sheldon Creed got a little bump from a friend who was already in the final four for the NASCAR Truck Series. Now Creed has a spot alongside teammate Brett Moffitt after winning in Texas on Sunday. Creed qualified for the championship round by taking the two-lap overtime finish...

Martin Truex Jr. (19) competes in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Truex bumped back in Texas, docked 20 points over spoiler

Oct. 25, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was sent to the back of the field for NASCAR's Cup race at Texas and docked 20 points while crew chief James Small was ejected for an illegal spoiler. The 2017 Cup champion and runner-up the past two seasons also was fined $35,000. The points deduction still leaves...

Noah Gragson (9) and Harrison Burton (20) come out of turn four onto the front stretch during a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Burton snatches win and keeps Gragson out of championship

Oct. 24, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Harrison Burton stormed past Noah Gragson in the final turn Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway to win the Xfinity Series race and deny Gragson a spot in the championship round. Gragson was one turn away from earning an automatic berth into the title-deciding finale but instead had...

Chip Ganassi speaks about driver Jimmie Johnson joining his IndyCar team for next season at a press conference during the IndyCar race weekend Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

IndyCar back in St. Pete seven months later to finish season

Oct. 24, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar opened the second week of March giddy to finally start its season. The coronavirus seemed so far away from the downtown streets of St. Petersburg and teams poured into the city eager to shake off six months of rust and race again. The NBA suspended its season just hours...

Jimmie Johnson, left, speaks about joining the team of Chip Ganassi, right, for the IndyCar series at a press conference during the IndyCar race weekend Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Johnson jump-starts IndyCar move with online auto retailer

Oct. 24, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for the first time. He'll continue selling all next year as representative for the online auto retailer Carvana. Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing announced...

Chase Elliott (9) leads Joey Logano (22) on the first lap of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Cup chase at Texas more about a win than points now

Oct. 24, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chase Elliott insists he has worried less about the points situation during this NASCAR season than ever before, and that might just be the right approach for those Cup drivers still with championship hopes. Elliott will start Sunday at Texas just below the cutoff line for the top...