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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...

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...

Kurt Busch leads Stewart-Haas Racing sweep at Talladega

Oct. 13, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kurt Busch led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep to put all four of the company cars up front at Talladega Superspeedway for a critical playoff race. Busch turned a lap at 195.804 mph to qualify in the top spot for Sunday's race. He edged teammate Clint Bowyer, who qualified second, ahead...

Column: NASCAR must push its newest winners into superstars

Oct. 8, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A race car driver can have all the personality in the world but skills not much better than an old moonshine runner. Or a driver might be the second coming of Richard Petty himself, then fail to transfer any of that on-track energy into a sponsor appearance. Sometimes a driver is the...

Elliott uses Dover win to earn berth in next playoff round

Oct. 7, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott had been burdened by lofty expectations that come as the son of a Hall of Fame driver and the replacement of a four-time NASCAR champion. As the close calls and frustrating finishes mounted, and wins eluded him, the 22-year-old Elliott could feel the pressure tighten each...

The Latest: Elliott wins NASCAR playoff race at Dover

Oct. 7, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (all times local): ___ 5:48 p.m. Chase Elliott pulled away in overtime and earned an automatic berth into the next round of NASCAR playoffs with a win Sunday at Dover International Speedway. Elliott was the surprise winner in...

Dover becomes only track to allow sports betting on property

Oct. 6, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bradley Saucier and Joshua Merrill made the trip from Maine to watch this weekend's NASCAR races at Dover. They had bags full of NASCAR merchandise, wore hats and shirts supporting their favorite drivers and came prepared to spend on their new favorite accessory: betting slips. All bets...