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Bell close to home in Texas for start of NASCAR round of 12

Sep. 24, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Christopher Bell has been one of the most consistent drivers in NASCAR’s playoffs this season, and now gets to start the next round close to home. None of the playoff contenders won any of the three races that opened this postseason, a first for any...

Buescher wins Bristol; Harvick, Busch, RCR out of playoffs

Sep. 17, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Buescher closed out a bizarre first round of NASCAR's playoffs in which none of the title contenders won a race by becoming the 19th winner this season with his victory Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. The second win of Buescher's career marked...

Wallace holds off boss, title contenders to win at Kansas

Sep. 11, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Bubba Wallace was so comfortable cruising around Kansas Speedway on Sunday that he told his team over the radio in the closing laps that he didn't want to know who was chasing him or how far back they might be. He probably would have smiled knowing it was...

Kyle Busch chases title while pondering Cup Series future

Sep. 10, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Perhaps the strangest part of Kyle Busch’s present contract situation, which remains very much up in the air heading into Kansas Speedway, may not be the fact that the two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion doesn’t have a ride for next season. It might be...

NASCAR quartet of first-timers eager for playoff experience

Sep. 03, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Austin Cindric has had more than six months to think about NASCAR's playoffs. The rookie racer thinks he's got a winning plan: maintain his steady, head-down approach when the 10-race postseason begins Sunday at Darlington Raceway. Cindric is among a group...

NASCAR drivers feeling the hits more in Next Gen car

Sep. 01, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The jolts are more jarring, the impacts feel harder and the pain hangs on longer for NASCAR drivers in the first season of the Next Gen car. Stories of sore backs, headaches and damaged ribs that don't heal as quickly as they did in the past are more common...

NASCAR playoffs set to open with no clear Cup title favorite

Aug. 31, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Statistics and the oddsmakers make Chase Elliott this year's favorite to win the NASCAR championship. He leads the Cup Series with four wins, won the regular-season title and enters the playoffs with a 15-point cushion in the standings. Elliott doesn't put...

Column: NASCAR playoff field set as wonky season nears end

Aug. 29, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It took 26 races, plus a long, waterlogged weekend in Daytona and millions of dollars in crashed cars to finally determine NASCAR’s 16-driver playoff field. Austin Dillon stole the final playoff spot with his last-gasp victory at Daytona, which was...

Dillon, Blaney nab last playoff spots at rain-soaked Daytona

Aug. 28, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon's wife was doing a rain dance during a lengthy weather delay in hopes of getting the skies to open up again and wash out the rest of the race. “I got upset," Dillon said. “I said, ‘Don’t be doing that.'" There was no...

Daniel Suarez returning to Trackhouse Racing next season

Aug. 26, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suarez says he was never concerned about his racing future and insists he won't be down the road despite signing a one-year contract extension with Trackhouse Racing for 2023. Suarez made it clear Friday that he accepted a short-term deal with the...