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Kyle Larson takes NASCAR Cup pole at Bristol

Aug. 17, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Larson won his third pole of the season as he eyes his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the year. Larson turned a lap at 127.792 mph Friday in qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. Chase Elliott was second at 127.665. Kyle Busch was third on a track that he's mastered...

NASCAR's Big 3 running strong entering Michigan race

Aug. 11, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR's Big 3 has essentially lapped the competition. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have combined to win 16 of 22 races and haven't allowed the field to win consecutive races with points at stake this year. Of the other 56 drivers who have started a race, only Clint...

Jim France choosing to stay quiet as interim head of NASCAR

Aug. 10, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not expected to be available for interviews as NASCAR prepares to run its first race, at Michigan International Speedway, since...

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch go 1-2 for Gibbs at Michigan

Aug. 10, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch swept the front row in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Harvick, neck-and-neck with Busch all season, was right behind in third. Hamlin went 202.794 mph in Friday's session to win a pole for the second consecutive week. The JGR veteran...

Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen, his first Cup victory

Aug. 5, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Like father, like son. Mired in a confounding losing streak since the start of his NASCAR Cup career in 2016, Chase Elliott finally broke into the win column Sunday, holding off road course ace Martin Truex Jr. at Watkins Glen. The son of Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, who also won...

The Latest: Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen

Aug. 5, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Chase Elliott has won the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen, holding off Martin Truex Jr in a scintillating finish. Truex ran second to Elliott for the entire final stage before beginning a steady close....

Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR Cup pole at Watkins Glen

Aug. 4, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has been on the outside looking in as Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and defending Cup series champion Martin Truex Jr. have dominated the season. The "Big 3" have won 16 of 21 races while Hamlin is winless, but he took a step toward changing his...

Joey Logano wins Xfinity pole at Watkins Glen

Aug. 4, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Joey Logano has won the Xfinity pole for the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International. Logano led a Penske Racing sweep of the front row with a speed of 122.995 mph around the 2.45-mile natural terrain layout to edge teammate Brad Keselowski as Cup regulars took the top four spots....

Crunch time for Allmendinger; playoff berth at stake at WGI

Aug. 3, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger isn't exactly sure how it happened. More than a month later he's still beating himself up over it, though. "I just missed a shift," Allmendinger said Friday at Watkins Glen International. "It's something I've never really done before. It's still on my mind, for...

Christopher Bell seeks record-tying 4th straight Xfinity win

Aug. 2, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Christopher Bell has been called the next Kyle Larson, a future Joe Gibbs Racing star and a young driver to pay attention to. That's all still to come. For now, the Xfinity Series rookie is chasing NASCAR history. Bell will try to win a record-tying fourth consecutive Xfinity...