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NASCAR's top series a two-team show for now

Jun. 11, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR's top series has been a two-team show. Joey Logano's victory at Michigan on Monday gave Team Penske its fifth Cup win of the season. That's two fewer than Penske had all of last year, when Logano won the series title. In another year, Penske might be the clear choice as...

The Latest: Logano edges Kurt Busch, Truex in overtime

Jun. 10, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (all times EDT): 8:05 p.m. Joey Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, holding off Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. in overtime. Logano was trying to hold on to a dwindling lead over Truex...

Joey Logano wins 2nd Cup Series pole of season

Jun. 8, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano was just a bit faster than Aric Almirola during qualifying. Almirola is getting used to that feeling. Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season Saturday, while Almirola again fell just short of the top qualifying spot. Almirola has one pole this year but...

Keselowski avoids fixating on rules package

Jun. 7, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Brad Keselowski hopes this weekend's NASCAR race in Michigan will look like the one in Kansas last month. Easy for him to say because he won that one — but Keselowski isn't the only driver with that view. "I think Kansas is the perfect place for this package. Here, I really...

Kyle Busch moves into tie for 9th with 55th career Cup win

Jun. 2, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch tossed his young son in the air twice in victory lane and sprayed champagne toward anyone dry within reach. The good times and NASCAR milestones keep piling up for Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing. Heck, Busch might even give his Pocono Raceway trophy to his wife for a birthday...

Joe Gibbs remains NASCAR's power, but other teams find hope

May. 27, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. left no doubt at the Coca-Cola 600 that Joe Gibbs Racing remains the powerhouse team. Still, those chasing JGR have reason to be encouraged for the second half of the NASCAR season. Truex overcame a flat tire after hitting the wall early, then won a four-wide race on...

Truex overcomes early problems to win Coca-Cola 600

May. 27, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday night. It...

The Latest: Larson crashes, collects Dillon at Coca-Cola 600

May. 26, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 10:30 p.m. NASCAR All-Star race winner Kyle Larson has crashed at the Coca-Cola 600 with 84 laps left, taking out Austin Dillon. Larson was in the middle of the track when he clipped Clint Bowyer, sending his No. 42 Chevrolet ...

Most drivers want NASCAR's longest race to remain 600 miles

May. 25, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — With a furrowed brow NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip scoffed at the notion that the Coca-Cola 600 race is too long and should be shortened by, say, maybe a hundred miles or so. "Is that what some thirty-something said?" the 72-year-old Waltrip said to The Associated Press. Well, as a...

Joe Gibbs says success all about finding the right people

May. 23, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — When Joe Gibbs decided to venture off from the NFL and form a race team in 1992 he was scared. Petrified, in fact. Gibbs had won three Super Bowls as coach of the Washington Redskins, but he was an outsider starting from scratch when it came to stock car racing. And when his team...