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NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

Aug. 16, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne says he is retiring from full-time racing. The 38-year-old Kahne announced his intentions Thursday on Twitter, saying "I'm not sure what the future holds for me, but I'm at ease with the decision that I have made." The former Hendrick Motorsports driver has 18...

2-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso leaving at end of season

Aug. 14, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso will leave Formula One at the end of the season and potentially move to IndyCar in the United States. McLaren Racing confirmed Tuesday the Spaniard will not return to F1 next year for an 18th season, and Alonso said F1's leadership group tried to persuade him to stay with the...

Column: NASCAR's dark cloud lifted after leadership change

Aug. 13, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Keelan Harvick had the father-son weekend of a lifetime: He crashed a golf cart, drove a tiny race car, ran on a NASCAR track to collect his dad's checkered flag and got to ride shotgun alongside his old man to victory lane. The 6-year-old son of Kevin Harvick was the headliner of...

Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th victory of year

Aug. 12, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. "That was definitely way up there on the bucket list," Harvick said. Harvick broke a tie atop NASCAR's...

The Latest: Kevin Harvick wins at Michigan, 7th win of year

Aug. 12, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won at Michigan International Speedway, giving him a NASCAR-high seven victories this season. His No. 4 Ford finished 3-plus seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski's...

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...

Justin Allgaeir wins NASCAR Xfiinity race at Mid-Ohio

Aug. 11, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Allgaier used fresh tires to pass rookie Austin Cindric with four laps left and win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Allgaier used the sixth restart of the race to squeeze by Cindric on Turn 1, then held off his challenge on the 72nd...

Moffitt edges Sauter in Michigan for 4th Trucks win of year

Aug. 11, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Brett Moffitt passed Jimmy Sauter just before the finish line Saturday at Michigan International Speedway for his fourth NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season. Moffitt edged Sauter — the leader the previous 12 laps — by 0.025 seconds. "Pretty amazing this little...

Rookie Austin Cindric wins pole for Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio

Aug. 11, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Austin Cindric has won the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rock N Roll Tequila 70 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The 19-year-old rookie on Saturday had a top lap of 96.386 mph around the 2.3-mile, 13-turn road course in his Ford for Team Penske. This was the second time he has...

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...