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Harvick win complicates NASCAR playoff spots in final weeks

Aug. 08, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR just got more interesting down the stretch. Kevin Harvick won his first Cup race in nearly two years at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend — a result that could mean a driver who has a win getting knocked out of the playoffs. ...

Kevin Harvick ends 65-race drought with 6th win at Michigan

Aug. 07, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick got his groove back, fittingly at one of his favorite tracks. Harvick ended a 65- race winless drought that lasted nearly two years with his sixth victory at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. “Good timing, for sure," he...

Hamlin takes Pocono pole, Kyle Busch makes 1-2 start for JGR

Jul. 23, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The trio of drivers that will start sixth, seventh and eighth Sunday at Pocono Raceway are as intriguing to watch as the ones leading the field to green. Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, and Martin Truex Jr. are all winless. Blaney and Truex are hanging on to...

Bell win at New Hampshire dimmed at JGR by Truex, Busch woes

Jul. 18, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Gibbs had a New Hampshire race victory to celebrate — and a future dinner to fill his belly courtesy of the 21-pound lobster awarded to winner Christopher Bell — but some things still didn't feel right to the Hall of Fame team owner. No. 1, star driver...

Bell crashes NASCAR playoff field with win at New Hampshire

Jul. 17, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Christopher Bell crashed the NASCAR playoffs, winning Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to become the 14th Cup Series winner this season. “That one was much needed right there,” the 27-year-old Bell said. Bell mastered the track where he...

At last, first: Truex wins 1st pole for Joe Gibbs Racing

Jul. 16, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won a pole for the first time in his three-plus seasons with Joe Gibbs Racing and will lead a Toyota-heavy top five to green at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Truex turned a lap of 127.113 mph on Saturday and won his 20th career pole -- the...

Elliott holds off LaJoie, giving Georgian 1st Atlanta win

Jul. 10, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — With the home crowd cheering his every move, Chase Elliott wanted this win so badly. He saw Corey LaJoie coming up quickly in the rear-view mirror. No way Elliott was letting him by. The Georgia-born driver powered past the...

Chase Elliott needs nearly 7 hours to win at Nashville

Jun. 27, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott salvaged a crummy day for Hendrick Motorsports and interrupted a potential Toyota rout by winning the rain-drenched race at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday night. Elliott recovered from an early issue that dropped him deep into the field to...

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,"...