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Rain gives team an additional day to strategize at Talladega

Oct. 13, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — When rain stopped NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, a gaggle of Chevrolet drivers headed into a private room for a meeting about alliances. That strategy session was a Sunday bonus in the battle of the manufacturers. NASCAR was able to get in 57 laps, all the way...

Speed racer: Hamlin goes nearly 205 mph at Talladega

Oct. 11, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin climbed from his car at Talladega Superspeedway and was shocked to learn he had not only topped the speed chart, but reached nearly 205 mph in pacing practice. "It really caught me off guard," Hamlin said Friday after his lap at 204.904 mph. The Daytona 500 winner posted...

Hamlin wins at Bristol to spoil DiBenedetto's upset bid

Aug. 17, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The winner climbed from his car and immediately apologized for denying an underdog his first career victory. The runner-up, in tears over his near miss, was raucously embraced by the crowd for his oh-so-close effort. Bristol Motor Speedway was a bizarre mix of emotions Saturday night...

Hamlin wins 1st pole of season for Toyota and Gibbs

Aug. 16, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner turned a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday's qualifying session. His...