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Almirola advances in NASCAR playoffs with Talladega win

Oct. 14, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Tony Stewart hired Aric Almirola because he believed the journeyman would win races for Stewart-Haas Racing. Almirola came close time and again this year but fell short. The boss made sure to keep Almirola's spirits high every chance he got, including a pre-race pep talk Sunday at...

The Latest: Almirola wins Talladega in Stewart-Haas rout

Oct. 14, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): ___ 5:35 p.m. Aric Almirola finished a Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway by taking his first win of the season with a last-lap pass for the victory. Almirola's win earned him an...

The Latest: Blaney wins on roval when leaders wreck

Sep. 30, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR playoff race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Ryan Blaney has won the debut race on the roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway because leaders Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson wrecked racing for the victory. Truex was the leader headed...

Ryan Preece at long last lands ride at NASCAR's top level

Sep. 28, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Preece believed if he could get in a fast car, he could prove he deserved a competitive ride. Pulling it off required Preece to give up a full-time job, step back into a partial ride and show he wasn't a fool for taking a gamble. It took him two years but Preece on Friday landed...

The Latest: Keselowski hands Team Penske 1st Brickyard win

Sep. 10, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's two races at Indianapolis on Monday (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Brad Keselowski has given Roger Penske his first win in the Brickyard 400. Keselowski took the lead with a daring pass, bumping leader Denny Hamlin as they came around the 2.5-mile oval on the...