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Harvick wins again; NASCAR playoff picture remains muddled

Aug. 14, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick may be stamping himself as the man to beat in NASCAR. The 2014 series champion took the lead from Joey Logano with 66 laps to go and held off Christopher Bell at Richmond Raceway on Sunday for his second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series victory. ...

Blaney, Truex eyeing playoff spot on Sunday at Richmond

Aug. 13, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. are the favorites as they battle for position to make NASCAR's playoffs, but in a season when there have already been 15 race winners, they are far from the lone contenders. Blaney is second in points, just 19 points ahead of...

Bubba Wallace signs contract extension with 23XI Racing

Aug. 12, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

Bubba Wallace locked down his future with 23XI Racing on Friday and now is eyeing a spot in NASCAR's playoffs for the first time in his career. Wallace and 23XI announced a multiyear contract extension that keeps Wallace in the No. 23 Toyota that was the foundation of Denny Hamlin...

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...

NASCAR's Kyle Busch thankful family escaped mall shooting

Aug. 06, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Busch’s tumultuous year took another turn. Busch, his wife and their two children escaped the Mall of America in Minnesota after shots were fired, three days before racing at Michigan International Speedway. “If you look at that dark...

Reddick wins at Indy to close best month of NASCAR career

Jul. 31, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Reddick this month already grabbed his first Cup career victory, qualified for NASCAR's playoffs and signed a big contract with a new team. Now he's got a victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Reddick closed the best month of his career...

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...

NASCAR to hit the streets of Chicago with downtown race

Jul. 20, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Kennedy is thinking big. As in big cities, big ideas and big plans. That's how NASCAR and Chicago got together. Kennedy played an instrumental role in NASCAR bringing an unprecedented street race to downtown Chicago next year during its 75th season...

Bell crashes NASCAR playoff field with win at New Hampshire

Jul. 17, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Christopher Bell's crew chief tried to give him a little bit of coaching — some encouragement with about 40 laps left in the race and a victory and playoff spot at stake — and was promptly told, well, basically to shush. “He told me that he had it under...