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NASCAR driver Johnson runs Boston Marathon in 3:09:07

Apr. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson didn't have many problems on the Boston Marathon course Monday, finishing in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds. It was only after receiving his medal from 2014 winner Meb Keflezighi that Johnson ran into a road block: On his way to a postrace media...

7-time NASCAR champ Johnson to run Boston Marathon

Apr. 14, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Just because he won't be surrounded by 3,300-pound cars traveling at more than 200 mph doesn't mean Jimmie Johnson will be able to relax when he runs the Boston Marathon on Monday. If the seven-time NASCAR champion isn't thinking about his heart rate or his pace, he'll be concentrating on the...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

Apr. 14, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had about 40 laps to go and Clint Bowyer closing fast. In a race to see who could preserve their car best, Truex outlasted Bowyer and then held off a four-lap charge by Joey Logano to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. "I was...

The Latest: Martin Truex Jr. wins at Richmond Raceway

Apr. 13, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cuper Series race at Richmond Raceway. Truex gave Joe Gibbs Racing its sixth...

Harvick wins pole at Richmond Raceway

Apr. 12, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Harvick turned a fast lap at 124.298 mph Friday for the 27th pole of his career and his second this season. He's the first driver with more than one pole this season. Erik Jones...

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...

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...

The Latest: Hamlin wins at Texas despite 2 penalties

Mar. 31, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Denny Hamlin overcame two penalties on pit road and won the NASCAR Cup race at Texas, where Kyle Busch missed out on the chance for a tripleheader weekend sweep and polesitter Jimmie Johnson's...

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...