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The Latest: Truex passes Logano to win 2nd stage

Sep. 15, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has won the second stage of NASCAR's playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Truex was able to pass leader Joey Logano when Logano was held up in traffic near the end of...

NASCAR's playoffs begin at Las Vegas with SHR out front

Sep. 15, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR's playoffs begin at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Clint Bowyer leading all four Fords from Stewart-Haas Racing to the green flag. Bowyer won his first pole 12 years to the day of his last pole-winning run to earn a spot at the front of the field. He's ranked at the bottom of the...

Jack Beckman races to first NHRA Funny Car victory of year

Sep. 15, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

MOHNTON, Pa. (AP) — Jack Beckman raced to his first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, beating 70-year-old John Force in the Countdown-opening Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals to take the points lead. Beckman had a 3.958-second pass at 330.07 against Force at Maple Grove Raceway two weeks after...

Tyler Reddick stretches gas tank to a win in the desert

Sep. 14, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyler Reddick stretched his final tank of fuel Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and wrap up the regular-season championship. Christopher Bell had the most dominant car but Reddick's Richard Childress Racing team gambled on fuel strategy to beat...

Brittany Force breaks NHRA national Top Fuel time record

Sep. 14, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

MOHNTON, Pa. (AP) — Brittany Force broke the NHRA national Top Fuel time record Saturday in qualifying for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA National. Force had a 3.623-second pass at 331.61 mph at Maple Grove Raceway in the first race of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Ron Capps topped Funny...

Bowyer speeds to surprise pole for NASCAR's playoff opener

Sep. 14, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing surged into the opening race of NASCAR's playoffs with a Clint Bowyer-led sweep of the front two rows at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing, meanwhile, struggled across the board in its preparation for Sunday's opening playoff race. While SHR put its four Fords...

Hill wins at Las Vegas; Enfinger and Sauter eliminated

Sep. 14, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Austin Hill passed Ross Chastain with 11 laps to go and pulled away to win Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the final race of the first round of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs. Hill and Chastain earned spots in the Round of 6 while three of the eight playoff...

Ron Capps breaks Maple Grove track records

Sep. 13, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

MOHNTON, Pa. (AP) — Ron Capps broke both ends of the Funny Car track record Friday in qualifying for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals. Capps had a 3.837-second pass at 339.28 mph in a Dodge Charger to break the Maple Grove Raceway time and speeds marks in the first race of the NHRA Countdown to the...

Joe Gibbs has a heavyweight lineup in NASCAR's playoffs

Sep. 13, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Gibbs has a powerhouse lineup leading the NASCAR playoffs, with four drivers laser-focused on winning the overall title. If there is a favorite in this 10-race tournament, it would be one of Gibbs' guys. Only the championship isn't decided on regular-season strength, and is instead a...

Paul Menard retiring, Wood Brothers hires DiBenedetto

Sep. 10, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Menard has decided to walk away from NASCAR's top level after more than 460 races and Wood Brothers Racing is replacing him with Matt DiBenedetto in the iconic No. 21 Ford next season. After spending 16 years in the Cup Series, Menard said Tuesday he wants to step back from...