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Drying trucks continue to dry the track in an attempt to get it ready for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race after morning rain prevented the 9 a.m. rescheduled start at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

NASCAR's Cup playoff at misty Texas put on hold another day

Oct. 26, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas was pushed back yet another day without drivers completing any more laps Monday. Eight hours after the race was scheduled to resume on a misty day with temperatures in the low 40s Fahrenheit (single digits Celsius), NASCAR postponed it...

Team owner Chip Ganassi, left, congratulates Scott Dixon on winning the NTT IndyCar Series Championship following an IndyCar auto race Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Column: Chip Ganassi celebrates 30 years of winning

Oct. 26, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — You may have heard that Chip Ganassi likes winners. It's his catchphrase, his slogan for his drivers, and the brand he's established for his race teams. In this 30th anniversary season for Chip Ganassi Racing, the boss is celebrating another winner: Scott Dixon won his sixth...

Hendrick plucks champion Truck Series crew chief for No. 24

Oct. 26, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

Hendrick Motorsports plucked crew chief Rudy Fugle away from Kyle Busch Motorsports on Monday to lead William Byron next season in the Cup Series. Fugle has worked at KBM since 2013 and led the Truck Series program to two driver championships and five owner titles. His trucks have won 28 races. Fugle will...

Law enforcement cracks down on Minneapolis street racing

Oct. 26, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Law enforcement officers pulled over more than 100 vehicles in a crackdown on drag racing in downtown Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs this past weekend. Authorities issued 29 citations and booked 22 people as area law enforcement agencies partnered to stop drag racers. A dozen...

Scott Dixon, left, and Chip Ganassi celebrate after winning the NTT IndyCar Series Championship following an IndyCar auto race Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Newgarden wins IndyCar finale but can't deny Dixon 6th title

Oct. 25, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Scott Dixon controlled his own fate and simply needed a smooth Sunday drive to win a sixth IndyCar championship. He was a tactician as he followed Josef Newgarden around the streets of downtown St. Petersburg. So long as he kept Newgarden in his sight, Dixon would yank the...

Cars sit on pit road during a red flag period due to misty rain during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Misty, drizzling day postpones Cup race in Texas on Lap 52

Oct. 25, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — NASCAR's Cup playoff race in Texas was postponed Sunday night after 52 laps on a misty day that slowly deteriorated to drizzle while it never actually rained before the event was called off. The delay was just over four hours, and the restart planned for Monday morning. But the...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Rafael Marchante, Pool via AP)

Still rising: Lewis Hamilton makes F1 history with 92nd win

Oct. 25, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When Michael Schumacher retired from Formula One eight years ago, little did he know that he was opening the door for Lewis Hamilton to make history. The British driver did just that on Sunday, winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a record-setting 92nd victory of his outstanding career to...

In this photo provided by the NHRA, reigning Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence earned his third No. 1 qualifier of the season when he raced to a 3.672-second pass at 327.98 mph in his home state of Texas at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented By Pennzoil Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Baytown, Texas. (Marc/NHRA via AP)

Schumacher takes NHRA SpringNationals for 85th Top Fuel win

Oct. 25, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Top Fuel victory leader Tony Schumacher won for the first time in more than two years Sunday in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park. The eight-time season champion pushed his victory record to 85, beating points leader and defending series champion...

NASCAR Texas Trucks Series driver Sheldon Creed (2) celebrates with a burnout after winning an auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Creed gets in Truck Series' final four with victory in Texas

Oct. 25, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sheldon Creed got a little bump from a friend who was already in the final four for the NASCAR Truck Series. Now Creed has a spot alongside teammate Brett Moffitt after winning in Texas on Sunday. Creed qualified for the championship round by taking the two-lap overtime finish...

Martin Truex Jr. (19) competes in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Truex bumped back in Texas, docked 20 points over spoiler

Oct. 25, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was sent to the back of the field for NASCAR's Cup race at Texas and docked 20 points while crew chief James Small was ejected for an illegal spoiler. The 2017 Cup champion and runner-up the past two seasons also was fined $35,000. The points deduction still leaves...