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Martin Truex Jr. holds off KyBusch to defend Sonoma title

Jun. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have managed to keep their long-standing rivalry quite friendly during their first season as teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing. It's a bit easier for Truex to be a gracious winner — and for Busch to be somewhat content with second place — when...

The Latest: Truex holds off Busch to defend Sonoma title

Jun. 23, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma (all times local): Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway for the second straight year, comfortably holding off teammate Kyle Busch for his fourth victory of the season. Truex won for the fourth time in...

Kyle Larson claims 3rd straight NASCAR pole at Sonoma

Jun. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Not even a change in the course layout could halt Kyle Larson's qualifying dominance on his home track. Larson won the NASCAR Cup Series pole at Sonoma Raceway for the third consecutive year on Saturday, easily navigating the return of the Carousel turn to the wine country course....

Sonoma's new turn: NASCAR takes a ride on "The Carousel"

Jun. 21, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — This twisty road course in Northern California wine country already provided one of the NASCAR Cup Series' biggest challenges and best rides of the year. And now the drivers are also going for a ride on "The Carousel" this weekend. That's the name for a section of Sonoma Raceway that...

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...

The Latest: Kyle Busch takes Pocono for 4th Cup win

Jun. 2, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway (all times local): __ 5 p.m. Kyle Busch won at Pocono Raceway to move into a tie for ninth on the NASCAR Cup Series victory list. Busch, who topped 200 career wins across all three national series earlier this season, won for the 55th...

Byron tops 173 mph and hits fast lap to win pole at Pocono

Jun. 1, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — William Byron turned the fast lap at Pocono in the latest sign that Hendrick Motorsports may have turned the corner and can stamp itself a NASCAR championship contender. Hendrick Motorsports was long the home of Hall of Famers and champions, from Jeff Gordon to Jimmie Johnson, and was...

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...

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 ...

Hamilton, Pagenaud and Byron on pole in motorsports' big day

May. 25, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera. Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look for a sixth straight win this season. The Silver Arrows are well placed to do so with defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton on...