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Allgaier dominates at Nashville to win Xfinity Series race

Jun. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Allgaier routed the field at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday for his second Xfinity Series victory of the season. The JR Motorsports driver led 134 of the 188 laps in his Chevrolet and beat Trevor Bayne by 4.513-seconds on a hot, steamy afternoon...

Hamlin to lead field to green at hot Nashville Superspeedway

Jun. 25, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green at Nashville Superspeedway while debuting a heat-combating device for the first time in his career. The Sunday forecast calls for temperatures in the high 90s, which would raise the heat inside the race car closer to...

Truex Jr. tells Joe Gibbs Racing he's returning in 2023

Jun. 25, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — It took Martin Truex Jr. only seven words to end the season-long speculation about his future in NASCAR. “I’m back in the 19 next year,” Truex said at Nashville Superspeedway. A statement from Joe Gibbs Racing was even more brief: ”I'm coming back,"...

Ryan Preece makes it 2 for 2 at Nashville in NASCAR Trucks

Jun. 25, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Preece won for the second straight year at Nashville Superspeedway and gave David Gilliland Racing its second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night. Preece moved ahead on the final restart with nine laps left and held off...

Stenhouse signs multi-year contract extension with JTG

Jun. 24, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. announced Friday that he has signed a multi-year contract extension to continue driving for JTG Daugherty Racing. He made the announcement at Nashville Superspeedway, a de facto home NASCAR track for the native of Olive Branch,...

Castroneves hoping SRX win leads to seat in Daytona 500

Jun. 24, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

Justin Marks' own mother heard the rumor and texted her son, the owner of Trackhouse Racing, to find out if Helio Castroneves will be running the Daytona 500 for the NASCAR team. That would be the logical spot for the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner who has longed to give NASCAR a...

Alex Bowman seeks big Nashville weekend for sponsor Ally

Jun. 24, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Alex Bowman looks back at last year’s return to Nashville Superspeedway as a bit of a bust. The weekend opened just fine: Hendrick Motorsports announced a two-year contract extension with Bowman that locked him in the No. 48 Chevrolet through 2023. The deal...

Johnson eyeing IndyCar, IMSA and Le Mans for 2023 schedule

Jun. 23, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — From Italy to Iowa to the simulator and finally the Finger Lakes, there’s been no rest for Jimmie Johnson. He heads this weekend to Watkins Glen for one of this final two scheduled appearances in the IMSA sports car. Then he’ll turn his attention to...

North Carolina sports betting legislation falters in House

Jun. 22, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would have authorized sports betting across all of North Carolina fell apart late Wednesday as the House narrowly rejected a key measure amid warnings about the dangers of gambling from an unusual coalition of social conservatives and liberal Democrats. ...

Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95

Jun. 22, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners and most successful promoters in the history of auto racing, died Wednesday. He was 95. His death...