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Billy Torrence

Oct. 20, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Billy Torrence won the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at his home track Sunday for his second Top Fuel victory of the playoffs. Torrence had a 3.775-second run at 319.67 mph to beat first-time finalist Jordan Vandergriff at Texas Motorplex. Torrence has four victories this year and five...

Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR cut-off race at Kansas Speedway

Oct. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that put Chase Elliott in the most difficult and precarious of situations. Somehow, he figured, he needed to find a way to beat them all to advance in NASCAR's playoffs. It turned out...

The Latest: Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR elimination race

Oct. 20, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Denny Hamlin has won the chaotic NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Chase Elliott on a second overtime restart to pick up some extra...

Forces sweep qualifying at Texas NHRA FallNationals

Oct. 19, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — John Force and daughter Brittany raced to the No. 1 qualifying spots in AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, with their Friday night runs holding up through two more rounds Saturday at Texas Motorplex. The 70-year-old John Force had a 3.834-second run at 337.33 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro. The...

Jones tops Xfinity playoff contenders in wild Kansas race

Oct. 19, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brandon Jones raced to his first career Xfinity Series victory Saturday at Kansas Speedway after a lapped car wrecked what was shaping up as an entertaining duel between playoff contenders Chase Briscoe and Christopher Bell. It wasn't the end of the drama, either. Fellow playoff...

Hendrick Motorsports in playoff peril at Kansas Speedway

Oct. 19, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Elliott insisted the weekly routine hasn't changed a bit within the Hendrick Motorsports garages, the four teams swapping information and ideas as if they were preparing for any other race. Only their race Sunday at Kansas Speedway isn't just any other race. Especially for...

Hemric beats playoff drivers for NASCAR pole at Kansas

Oct. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Daniel Hemric wasn't exactly fired. David Ragan isn't quite yet retired. Yet the two off-the-radar drivers bested 12 playoff drivers and the rest of the Cup Series field to land on the front row for Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway. Hemric turned a fast lap of 178.047 mph to edge...

Forces top qualifying at Texas NHRA FallNationals

Oct. 18, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals playoff event with the fastest speed of his career, and daughter Brittany Force led the Top Fuel racers. The 70-year-old John Force had a 3.834-second run at 337.33 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro to top...

Eckes win at Kansas to take ARCA Series championship

Oct. 18, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Christian Eckes won the ARCA Series finale along with its season championship Friday night. The 18-year-old from Greenville, New York, had a 15-point lead on Venturini Motorsports teammate Michael Self heading into the race at Kansas Speedway. Self went to the front early in the...

Pressure off Bowyer for next season but not NASCAR playoffs

Oct. 18, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Clint Bowyer rolled into Kansas Speedway on Friday with the comfort of knowing he'll be with Stewart-Haas Racing next season and the uncertainty of whether he'll be in the playoffs next week. The Kansan reached a contract extension with SHR to remain in the No. 14 Ford regardless...