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Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt released by title team

Dec. 5, 2018 2:56 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brett Moffitt needs a job for next season to defend his NASCAR Truck Series championship. Hattori Racing Enterprises informed Moffitt it will hire a driver who can bring funding to the team next season. Team owner Shige Hattori had sponsorship woes that threatened to shut his team...

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...

Chase Elliott wins NASCAR's most popular driver award

Nov. 29, 2018 9:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chase Elliott has been voted NASCAR's most popular driver, ending a 15-year run for superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt presented Elliott the award during NASCAR's annual season-ending awards ceremony Thursday at the Wynn Las Vegas. Earnhardt won the award for 15 consecutive years until...

Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation wins NASCAR award

Nov. 29, 2018 9:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A volunteer with the Maryland-based Believe In Tomorrow Children's Foundation has been awarded the eighth annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award during NASCAR's season-ending awards ceremony. Carl Dakes will receive a $100,000 donation for the foundation that provides hospital and...

Former NASCAR driver sentenced for attempted underage sex

Nov. 26, 2018 4:19 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former NASCAR driver has been sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in prison for trying to have sex with an underage girl. Court records show that 60-year-old Rick Crawford was sentenced Monday in Orlando federal court. He was convicted in August of attempted enticement of a minor to...

Racing greats Alonso and Johnson drive together in Abu Dhabi

Nov. 24, 2018 12:36 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso drove for fun together around the Abu Dhabi F1 track on a blazing hot Saturday afternoon. Alonso took the wheel of the McLaren 570S car, with Johnson for once in the passenger...

Column: Logano journeys from bullied teen to NASCAR champion

Nov. 19, 2018 6:44 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano's team headed to South Beach long before NASCAR's newest champion wrapped up his obligations at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He was emotional, exhausted and still trying to comprehend how he'd chased down The Big Three to snatch his first career NASCAR title. "I don't even...

Joey Logano spoils Big 3 party to win NASCAR title

Nov. 19, 2018 2:14 AM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano was the underdog in NASCAR's title race, the driver few thought capable of keeping pace with the Big Three and stealing the title from one of the favorites. Logano proved everyone wrong with an upset victory in a season in which he only became a true contender once his...

Johnson, Knaus reach checkered flag of championship pairing

Nov. 19, 2018 12:55 AM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson walked into a Hendrick Motorsports family reunion on pit road. Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon chatted near the No. 48 car while Johnson's wife cradled crew chief Chad Knaus' baby boy. They needed baby wipes as much as a checkered flag. "It's all about this moment...

Ford fiesta! Blue oval claims NASCAR titles after droughts

Nov. 18, 2018 9:42 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ford slammed the door on NASCAR's longest championship drought when Joey Logano drove a Fusion to victory in its final race. Logano won Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to give the American automaker its eighth drivers' title, but first since Kurt Busch in 2004. Ford also won the...