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Truex wins again at Richmond; Gibbs' Jones disqualified

Sep. 22, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. seemed to have a "pinch me" moment as he climbed from his car in victory lane. Nudged off the lead with 87 laps to go, Truex rallied Saturday night, ultimately passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with 25 laps to go and winning his second consecutive NASCAR Cup...

The Latest: Truex wins again, leads 1-2-3-4 finish for Gibbs

Sep. 21, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. passed Kyle Busch with 25 laps to go and won his second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series playoff race Saturday night. The victory completed a redemptive finish for Truex, the championship...

Keselowski wins pole for NASCAR playoff race at Richmond

Sep. 20, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Keselowski earned his second career pole at Richmond and the 17th of his career with a lap at 127.185 miles per hour. It will be his 16th top-10 start in 28 races this year, and he'll be...

Busch looks to rebound as NASCAR playoffs move to Richmond

Sep. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The NASCAR playoffs didn't start the way Kyle Busch wanted. An early swipe of the wall at Las Vegas and slow lapped traffic relegated him to a middle-of-the-pack finish that dropped him from first to fourth in the championship race. Now, the series has moved to Richmond Raceway, where...

Column: Truex and Pearn find comfortable fit with Gibbs team

Sep. 16, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn built a championship-winning team far from NASCAR's hub in North Carolina, using their own approach in making a single-car organization one of the most dominant. Then Barney Visser shuttered his Colorado-based team and the driver and crew chief were nearly...

Truex races into 2nd round with win in opening playoff race

Sep. 15, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. clearly had one of the best teams this season as he rolled to four victories before the end of June. Then he hit a slump of sports, nearly three months without a win, but his Joe Gibbs Racing team remained confident it would challenge for the championship. A win in the...

The Latest: Truex wins NASCAR's opening playoff race

Sep. 15, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has won the opening race of NASCAR's playoffs to earn an automatic berth into the second round. Truex's victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was his series-best fifth...

Bowyer speeds to surprise pole for NASCAR's playoff opener

Sep. 14, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing surged into the opening race of NASCAR's playoffs with a Clint Bowyer-led sweep of the front two rows at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing, meanwhile, struggled across the board in its preparation for Sunday's opening playoff race. While SHR put its four Fords...

Joe Gibbs has a heavyweight lineup in NASCAR's playoffs

Sep. 13, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Gibbs has a powerhouse lineup leading the NASCAR playoffs, with four drivers laser-focused on winning the overall title. If there is a favorite in this 10-race tournament, it would be one of Gibbs' guys. Only the championship isn't decided on regular-season strength, and is instead a...

Johnson's playoff run ends as Harvick captures 2nd Brickyard

Sep. 8, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson drove through pit road with his rear bumper dangling off the back, already aware of the consequences when he parked the car. His chance at ending a 27-month victory drought with a record-tying fifth Brickyard 400 win gone. His quest for a record-breaking eighth series put...