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Kyle Busch beats brother to grab 8th Bristol win

Apr. 7, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch was in the race Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, so of course, he won. Busch grabbed his third Cup win of the season, eighth overall at Bristol, and 10th this year spanning all three of NASCAR's national series. He beat his older brother, who said if given the chance in...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins at Bristol for 8th time

Apr. 7, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Kyle Busch led a 1-2 finish with his older brother at Sunday's Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway to grab his third win of the season. Busch used late strategy under caution and didn't pit to earn the...

NASCAR's new rules package hits another short track

Apr. 6, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR's second stop at a short track this season is yet another race that's impossible to predict. There's a new rules package, a traction strip around Bristol Motor Speedway and the general crankiness that short-track racing tends to produce. Moods were mixed following Saturday's...

Elliott earns 1st short track pole with run at Bristol

Apr. 5, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott positioned himself to give Hendrick Motorsports a shot at its first victory of the season with a pole-winning run at Bristol Motor Speedway. Elliott earned his first pole on a short track with a fast lap at 131.7132 mph Friday around the bullring to earn the fifth pole...

Column: Boogity! Boogity! Boogity! Fox Sports needs a change

Apr. 2, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darrell Waltrip will soon "Boogity! Boogity! Boogity!" his way into retirement. It's time. And time for Fox Sports to look at deeper changes in its NASCAR television broadcast, too. Everyone yearns for an opportunity to say farewell on his or her own terms. Waltrip has that chance...

Hamlin overcomes 2 pit penalties at Texas for 2nd win of '19

Apr. 1, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Denny Hamlin had such a fast car at Texas that he was able to win even after two penalties on pit road and some other issues during green flag conditions. While Hamlin was reviewing all that happened, crew chief Chris Gabehart interrupted — "I think you passed 327 cars by my...

Johnson looking for old Cup result in Texas to end drought

Mar. 30, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Maybe Jimmie Johnson can do something old at Texas, and get back into Victory Lane. "I think the term 'new' is the thing that has hurt us the most this year. We know and acknowledge that what we were trying last year didn't work," Johnson said. "Us trying new things and not having...

Logano leads pack of Fords to front at Martinsville Speedway

Mar. 23, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joey Logano led a Ford sweep at Martinsville Speedway with another pole-winning run for Team Penske. Logano turned a lap at 97.830 mph in Saturday qualifying to earn the top starting spot. His pole-winning run came roughly 90 minutes after Team Penske teammate Will Power won the...

7-time champ Johnson still searching for answers in Phoenix

Mar. 9, 2019 1:29 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is fighting a cold. It's the kind of debilitating, in-your-throat cold that makes it painful to swallow, much less go for a run. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion tried on a cool morning in the desert but quickly bailed, putting off the resumption of his Boston...

Blaney qualifies on pole for Sunday's race outside Phoenix

Mar. 8, 2019 7:33 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Blaney turned the fastest lap in practice and never slowed down in qualifying, putting his No. 12 Ford on the pole Friday for this weekend's race at ISM Raceway. Blaney turned a lap of 141.287 mph to keep Penske Racing's early season success going. It was his sixth career pole...