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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...

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...

The Latest: Kyle Busch ties Petty's mark with 200th victory

Mar. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty's NASCAR record with his 200th national victory across the three major series Sunday, making an impressive late surge through the field to win the Cup Series race at Auto Club...

SHR, Hendrick gunning for 1st win under new rules at Fontana

Mar. 16, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Four drivers have earned a victory in the first four weeks of what's shaping up as a competitive NASCAR Cup Series season. Only two teams have reached Victory Lane, however. Two other giants of the sport are eager to join them. Stewart-Haas Racing and Hendrick Motorsports are still...

Busch going all in with new sponsor, confidence at Phoenix

Mar. 8, 2019 9:20 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kurt Busch arrived at Phoenix this weekend feeling like he was holding a full house. The Las Vegas native is coming off a second consecutive top-five run, this time at his home track, and felt as if his Chip Ganassi Racing team — and its Chevrolet power — was finally...

Blaney qualifies on pole for Sunday's race outside Phoenix

Mar. 8, 2019 7:33 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Blaney turned the fastest lap in practice and never slowed down in qualifying, putting his No. 12 Ford on the pole Friday for this weekend's race at ISM Raceway. Blaney turned a lap of 141.287 mph to keep Penske Racing's early season success going. It was his sixth career pole...

The Latest: Joey Logano leads after 2nd stage in Vegas

Mar. 3, 2019 5:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race in Las Vegas (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Joey Logano surged into the lead during the second stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race in Las Vegas. Logano moved barely in front of pole-sitter and Stage One leader Kevin Harvick heading into the finish after an...

NASCAR debuts new rules package, expects exciting Vegas race

Mar. 2, 2019 5:34 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ty Dillon and his fellow NASCAR Cup Series drivers are eager to see what the whole package can do. The world gets its first real look at a new vision of NASCAR racing Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when its new rules package is fully implemented for the first time. The cars will have...

Kyle Larson says he'll watch his words after Hendrick gaffe

Mar. 1, 2019 8:19 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blunt Larson will try to be a bit more delicate with his words in the future. Kyle Larson personally apologized to team owner Rick Hendrick this week after jokingly saying during an interview that Hendrick Motorsports cheats. While the Chip Ganassi Racing star doesn't plan to stop the...

Busch Brothers headlining NASCAR's West Coast swing

Feb. 28, 2019 4:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Busch Brothers lead NASCAR into its three-race West Coast swing coming off another set of accomplishments that have established them among the all-time greats of the sport. The Las Vegas natives return home as two of the headliners of NASCAR's young season. Kyle Busch on Thursday...