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Chase Elliott extends run as NASCAR's most popular

Dec. 02, 2021 19:26 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott held on to one of his NASCAR titles Thursday night when fans voted him most popular driver for the fourth consecutive year. Elliott was both the reigning Cup champion and most popular driver this season, but he was ultimately beaten...

Larson comes full circle with Hendrick in winning 1st title

Dec. 02, 2021 15:27 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Larson was 18 years old and looking to jump from dirt racing to the big leagues when he went into a meeting at Hendrick Motorsports with childhood idol Jeff Gordon. “I was like star struck a little bit,” Larson recalled. “We were...

Crew chief Cliff Daniels rode intense drive to NASCAR title

Dec. 01, 2021 14:23 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cliff Daniels still isn't getting much sleep, almost a month after he lay awake the entire night before leading Kyle Larson to NASCAR's championship. Daniels is notoriously intense, as close as a clone as one can be to seven-time...

Rick Hendrick to collect Cup for 14th NASCAR championship

Nov. 30, 2021 12:00 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports is the winningest team in NASCAR — the stock car version of the Lakers or the Celtics, perhaps the New York Yankees of motorsports. Rick Hendrick has built a beast of an organization since he entered NASCAR in 1984. The...

Knaus thriving in management role at Hendrick Motorsports

Nov. 19, 2021 11:03 AM EST

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Back on top of the pit stand in his natural habitat, Chad Knaus rattled off a list of instructions to his crew ahead of qualifying for the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. “Make sure we don't have upside down windshield wipers,” he radioed....

In The Pits: Action Express lifts curtain at Road Atlanta

Nov. 15, 2021 17:01 PM EST

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Jim France, chairman of both NASCAR and the IMSA sports car series, mingled in the darkened paddock at Road Atlanta as a group of Brazilians cooked picanha on a pair of charcoal grills. Mike Conway, a week removed from winning the World Endurance...

On again, off again: Johnson & Knaus relationship now solid

Nov. 15, 2021 09:31 AM EST

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson stood at the doorway of the lounge inside a team transporter casually eating from a can of Pringles. Upon noticing his arrival, Chad Knaus spun in his chair to confront the driver he teamed with for seven NASCAR championships. ...

Column: NASCAR ends season with new champions, new energy

Nov. 08, 2021 14:18 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In the end, it was a win for NASCAR. Was it “The Best Season Ever," as promised by broadcast partner Fox? No. But NASCAR should pop the champagne — everyone else did. Its newest Cup Series champion put together one of the best seasons in...

Praise pours in for Kyle Larson following first NASCAR title

Nov. 08, 2021 03:01 AM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Before he headed onto the track for the biggest race of his career, Kyle Larson heard Mario Andretti praise him as one of the most well-rounded drivers in all of motorsports. After Larson closed his 10-win season with his first Cup championship,...

Larson wraps up comeback season with 1st NASCAR title

Nov. 07, 2021 21:34 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Larson won. No surprise, right? He was, after all, the overwhelming 2-1 betting favorite to win NASCAR's season-ending championship race. Suspended nearly all of last season for using a racial slur, Larson closed his...