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Allgaier wins Xfinity race at Iowa, leads 182 of 250 laps

Jun. 17, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Justin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his second victory of the season. Racing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in JR Motorsports' No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro, Allgaier led 182 of 250 laps and survived an unlucky late caution by winning the...

Kenseth comfortable with multifaceted role at Roush Fenway

Jun. 6, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth's goals are all short-term these days. The 2003 NASCAR champion who rejoined owner Jack Roush at Roush Fenway Racing two months ago understands he's not yet a threat to win in the No. 6 Ford. And with a part-time schedule, Kenseth is not worried about points or the...

Blaney goes for Pocono repeat with pole effort in qualifying

Jun. 1, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Blaney tagged along with his dad to the track and raced scooters in what the kids called "mini-Pocono." All grown up, he's figured out the real deal pretty well. Blaney was tops again at the site of his lone NASCAR Cup victory, turning a lap of 176.897 mph to win the pole Friday...

NASCAR's young drivers struggle to find victory lane

Jun. 1, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch tossed his son into the air at Texas. Clint Bowyer waited for his toddler to run toward him with open arms at Martinsville. Kevin Harvick rested his hands on his son's shoulders as they gazed at a trophy in Atlanta. Hey, who says the young kids in NASCAR can't celebrate in...

NASCAR's hottest driver out of circuit's longest race

May. 27, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's hottest driver didn't last 100 laps in the Coca-Cola 600. Kevin Harvick hit the wall Sunday, ending his night early at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Harvick had won five times this season, including the past two points races at Dover and Kansas and winning the All-Star event here...

Jeff Gordon headlines nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

May. 22, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Jeff Gordon's name is presented to panel of voters for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the debate should be short and simple. Yes, Gordon gets a slot. Gordon is on Wednesday's ballot for the first time and there should be zero discussion regarding his worthiness. The four-time NASCAR...

Drivers steer clear of discussing potential NASCAR sale

May. 11, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has spent more than two decades racing in NASCAR series, winning a championship at its highest level and spending the better part of a decade owning an Xfinity and Truck Series team. That makes him uniquely positioned to discuss any potential sale of NASCAR. Yet when...

AP source: NASCAR memo: France family 'dedicated' to sport

May. 8, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If NASCAR is for sale, the France family isn't saying. An attempt to calm employees about the future of the struggling, family owned racing series came Tuesday from NASCAR President Brent Dewar, but his memo said only that there would be no comment on "industry rumors." It's long...

Baby on board: NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr, wife have baby girl

May. 1, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy, announced the birth of their first child Tuesday on social media. Isla Rose Earnhardt was born Monday night, Amy Earnhardt tweeted , calling their daughter "the best dream ever." Earnhardt added: "Everyone was right. It's a new beginning. Now...

NASCAR acquires ARCA series, a launching pad to top level

Apr. 27, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR has acquired the ARCA series, a launching pad for drivers looking to reach stock car racing's top level. NASCAR vice chairman and executive vice president Jim France called the announcement Friday "a big moment for stock car racing in America." Twelve of the 16 drivers in the...