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Kurt Busch and sponsor move to Chip Ganassi Racing for 2019

Dec. 4, 2018 12:20 PM EST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch and sponsor Monster Energy will move to Chip Ganassi Racing next season for Busch's 20th season in NASCAR. The partnership announced Tuesday is a one-year contract for Busch to drive the No. 1 Chevrolet with primary sponsorship from Monster. It is believed the one season as...

The Latest: Joey Logano wins 1st Cup Series championship

Nov. 18, 2018 6:33 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup Series championship (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Joey Logano has won his first Cup Series championship, passing defending champion Martin Truex Jr. after the final restart and then driving away from the field. Logano called him the favorite in the days...

Kyle Busch sets up showdown with Kevin Harvick for the title

Nov. 11, 2018 8:32 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The three most dominant drivers of this NASCAR season will fittingly race each other for the championship, a chance for Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. to settle which team is truly the best. It was Busch who claimed the latest round, winning for the eighth time this...

Chase Elliott wins for 2nd time in 3 NASCAR playoff races

Oct. 21, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to win at NASCAR's top level. Now that he's got that handled, the son of 1988 champion Bill Elliott is chasing a title of his own. Elliott won at Kansas Speedway on Sunday for his second victory in three races, cementing himself as a title...

The Latest: Elliott wins at Kansas to roll into next round

Oct. 21, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's elimination race at Kansas Speedway (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Chase Elliott has won at Kansas Speedway to take momentum into the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. Elliott's victory Sunday bookended the second round of the playoffs, which he opened with a...

Bubble drivers have high hopes for Kansas elimination race

Oct. 20, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Blaney felt good about his chances of advancing to the next round of NASCAR's playoffs even before he qualified fourth for the elimination race at Kansas Speedway. Yes, he is 22 points outside the cutoff line. Yes, he has to leapfrog a couple of other guys to make the final...

Larson denied appeal of rules violation from Talladega

Oct. 19, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kyle Larson's appeal of a rules violation from last week's race at Talladega was denied Friday, a big blow to the Chip Ganassi Racing driver's chances of advancing in NASCAR's playoffs. Larson was docked 10 points, crew chief Chad Johnston fined $25,000 and car chief David Bryant...

Logano earns pole for elimination race at Kansas Speedway

Oct. 19, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Joey Logano hopped out of his car and jokingly thanked his Penske Racing team for all the wise adjustments that they made before he qualified on the pole for Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway. The truth was they changed absolutely nothing. "We made zero changes from the time we...

Kyle Larson facing playoff elimination after NASCAR penalty

Oct. 17, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson has been docked 10 points by NASCAR for a rules violation that could bring an end to his championship chances. Chip Ganassi Racing was penalized for breaking NASCAR's policy on damaged vehicles during the race at Talladega Superspeedway. The points deduction announced...

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...