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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch is starting to wonder why he even spends time trying to qualify well at Richmond Raceway. Five months after winning the spring race on the 0.75-mile oval from the 32nd starting spot, Busch did even better Saturday night, winning from 39th to complete a season sweep of the...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins fall race at Richmond

Sep. 22, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond. Busch won for the sixth time in his...

Newman moving to Roush-Fenway in 2019

Sep. 22, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ryan Newman will drive full-time for Roush-Fenway Racing in the No. 6 Ford next season in NASCAR's Cup series. The team announced the move Saturday at Richmond Raceway, hours before the second race of the playoffs. Newman has driven the No. 31 for Richard Childress Racing since 2014,...

Bell wins Xfinity race at Richmond; Earnhardt 4th

Sep. 21, 2018 11:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not quite finished with racing. The NASCAR fan favorite got back behind the wheel Friday night, led 96 laps and finished fourth in an Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway. It was his first race since he retired from the Cup Series after last season and became a...

Harvick edges Hamlin for pole at Richmond

Sep. 21, 2018 7:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Harvick turned a lap at 121.880 mph on Friday night to edge hometown favorite Denny Hamlin, whose best lap came at 121.847 mph. After several years as the last opportunity for drivers to qualify for the...

Big 3 now a foursome: NASCAR wild card Richmond is next

Sep. 21, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has pushed NASCAR's "Big Three" aside at the start of the playoffs and shaken up the championship picture with nine races left in the season. Keselowski's victory last week at Las Vegas in the opening round of the 10-race playoffs was his third straight and moved him...

Hooters to sponsor Chase Elliott for 3 races in 2019-2021

Sep. 21, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports and Hooters have reached a three-year agreement to extend the restaurant chain's primary sponsorship of Chase Elliott's No. 9 Chevrolet for three races per year in NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup Series. The contract covers the 2019-2021 seasons. Hooters joined...

The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

Sep. 19, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 7:20 p.m. North Carolina transportation officials say ferry service for the public has resumed for several more coastal routes. In addition, the N.C. Department of Transportation said Wednesday two state ferries arrived in Southport late...

The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

Sep. 18, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Two people have died after a van was overtaken by rising flood waters in South Carolina. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that two women drowned at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a...

Virginia man killed in flash flood from Florence remnants

Sep. 18, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man was killed Tuesday after his pickup truck was overtaken by rushing water during a flash flood caused by the remnants of Hurricane Florence. Virginia State Police said the pickup was found upside down and submerged in water that had flooded Route 607 in Louisa early...