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Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR cut-off race at Kansas Speedway

Oct. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that put Chase Elliott in the most difficult and precarious of situations. Somehow, he figured, he needed to find a way to beat them all to advance in NASCAR's playoffs. It turned out...

Hendrick Motorsports in playoff peril at Kansas Speedway

Oct. 19, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Elliott insisted the weekly routine hasn't changed a bit within the Hendrick Motorsports garages, the four teams swapping information and ideas as if they were preparing for any other race. Only their race Sunday at Kansas Speedway isn't just any other race. Especially for...

NASCAR closes $2B purchase of International Speedway Corp.

Oct. 18, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR closed its $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Friday, bringing under the sanctioning body's control 12 tracks that include Daytona, Talladega and Miami-Homestead Speedway. The merger was announced in May and shareholders voted to approve it on...

Blaney beats Newman in photo finish to advance in playoffs

Oct. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney emerged safely from the wreckage at Talladega Superspeedway that claimed other playoff contenders, winning by a tiny margin that was huge for his championship hopes. Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday and advance to the third...

The Latest: Blaney beats Newman in photo finish at Talladega

Oct. 14, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 4 p.m. Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a photo finish Monday at Talladega Superspeedway to earn a spot in the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. Blaney's first win of the season advanced him to the round...

Rain gives team an additional day to strategize at Talladega

Oct. 13, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — When rain stopped NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, a gaggle of Chevrolet drivers headed into a private room for a meeting about alliances. That strategy session was a Sunday bonus in the battle of the manufacturers. NASCAR was able to get in 57 laps, all the way...

The Latest: Rain forces playoff postponement at Talladega

Oct. 13, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 3:35 p.m. NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway has been postponed a day because of rain. William Byron won the first stage, moments before scattered showers halted action. The race will resume...

Chase Elliott leads Hendrick sweep in Talladega qualifying

Oct. 12, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott rebounded from last week's devastating engine failure to lead a Hendrick Motorsports sweep in qualifying for Sunday's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Elliott turned a lap at 192.552 mph in Saturday qualifying to give Chevrolet the front two rows. Elliott,...

Chevy vs. Ford vs. Toyota at Talladega playoff race

Oct. 12, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The first loser at Talladega Superspeedway better not have been hung out to dry in the closing laps by a teammate. And in the case of Sunday's race, teammates will have a far wider definition. Manufacturers have taken steps to mandate their drivers work together to ensure their brand...

Boyd gets 1st career win after Sauter stripped of victory

Oct. 12, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Spencer Boyd was named winner of the Truck Series race Saturday after Johnny Sauter was stripped of the victory for forcing a driver below the out-of-bounds line at Talladega Superspeedway. Sauter had blocked his way around the 2.66-mile superspeedway for the final two-lap overtime...