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Blaney beats Newman in photo finish to advance in playoffs

Oct. 14, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday at Talladega Superspeedway and advance to the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. Blaney's first win of the season came as he was desperately trying to remain in title contention. The playoff field...

The Latest: Blaney beats Newman in photo finish at Talladega

Oct. 14, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 4 p.m. Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a photo finish Monday at Talladega Superspeedway to earn a spot in the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. Blaney's first win of the season advanced him to the round...

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...

The Latest: Rain forces playoff postponement at Talladega

Oct. 13, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 3:35 p.m. NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway has been postponed a day because of rain. William Byron won the first stage, moments before scattered showers halted action. The race will resume...

Chase Elliott leads Hendrick sweep in Talladega qualifying

Oct. 12, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott rebounded from last week's devastating engine failure to lead a Hendrick Motorsports sweep in qualifying for Sunday's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Elliott turned a lap at 192.552 mph in Saturday qualifying to give Chevrolet the front two rows. Elliott,...

Chevy vs. Ford vs. Toyota at Talladega playoff race

Oct. 12, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The first loser at Talladega Superspeedway better not have been hung out to dry in the closing laps by a teammate. And in the case of Sunday's race, teammates will have a far wider definition. Manufacturers have taken steps to mandate their drivers work together to ensure their brand...

Boyd gets 1st career win after Sauter stripped of victory

Oct. 12, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Spencer Boyd was named winner of the Truck Series race Saturday after Johnny Sauter was stripped of the victory for forcing a driver below the out-of-bounds line at Talladega Superspeedway. Sauter had blocked his way around the 2.66-mile superspeedway for the final two-lap overtime...

Pastor, Trump ally Robert Jeffress to give Talladega prayer

Oct. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, who has warned of a "civil war-like fracture" if President Donald Trump is impeached, was selected by Talladega Superspeedway to give Sunday's pre-race invocation and wave the green flag. Trump last month tweeted a comment Jeffress made on "Fox...

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...

Column: Kyle Larson finally poised to answer expectations

Oct. 7, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It is odd to classify a victory on a 1-mile concrete oval in Delaware as the biggest win of Kyle Larson's career. Maybe he is among those who count their greatest triumphs on dirt, in sprint cars, venues far away from NASCAR's glitz and glamour. But at this time of year, in the...