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7-time NASCAR champ Johnson to run Boston Marathon

Apr. 14, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Just because he won't be surrounded by 3,300-pound cars traveling at more than 200 mph doesn't mean Jimmie Johnson will be able to relax when he runs the Boston Marathon on Monday. If the seven-time NASCAR champion isn't thinking about his heart rate or his pace, he'll be concentrating on the...

Harvick wins pole at Richmond Raceway

Apr. 12, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Harvick turned a fast lap at 124.298 mph Friday for the 27th pole of his career and his second this season. He's the first driver with more than one pole this season. Erik Jones...

NASCAR's new rules package hits another short track

Apr. 6, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR's second stop at a short track this season is yet another race that's impossible to predict. There's a new rules package, a traction strip around Bristol Motor Speedway and the general crankiness that short-track racing tends to produce. Moods were mixed following Saturday's...

The Latest: Kyle Busch ties Petty's mark with 200th victory

Mar. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty's NASCAR record with his 200th national victory across the three major series Sunday, making an impressive late surge through the field to win the Cup Series race at Auto Club...

SHR, Hendrick gunning for 1st win under new rules at Fontana

Mar. 16, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Four drivers have earned a victory in the first four weeks of what's shaping up as a competitive NASCAR Cup Series season. Only two teams have reached Victory Lane, however. Two other giants of the sport are eager to join them. Stewart-Haas Racing and Hendrick Motorsports are still...

Dillon wins pole at Fontana after nobody finishes final lap

Mar. 15, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race in Auto Club Speedway on Friday after no drivers completed a lap in the final round of qualifying. Dillon got his fourth career pole essentially by default after a bizarre scene that ended with fans booing the drivers when...

Kyle Busch wins Xfinity race in 2OT, can chase weekend sweep

Mar. 2, 2019 8:20 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Busch moved into position for a three-race weekend sweep in his hometown, holding on in double overtime to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday. Busch outpaced John Hunter Nemechek on the final lap, adding his record 93rd career Xfinity series win to his victory in the Truck...