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Dixon eyes record-tying 7th championship after Nashville win

Aug. 07, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scott Dixon arrived in Nashville not really a championship favorite, but still mathematically eligible to win a record-tying seventh IndyCar title. And even though he was stuck in the middle of a tight pack of drivers jostling for the championship, The...

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...

Ty Gibbs, grandson of Joe Gibbs, gets 5th Xfinity win of '22

Aug. 06, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Ty Gibbs won his Xfinity Series-high fifth race this year and ninth of his two-year career Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. The 19-year-old grandson of team owner Joe Gibbs, in the No. 54 Toyota, led 54 of the 125 laps on the 2-mile oval. ...

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...

NASCAR's Kyle Busch, family escape Mall of America shooting

Aug. 04, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Kyle Busch, a two-time NASCAR champion, and his family safely escaped the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis after someone fired shots. Bloomington police, which said no one appeared to be injured, was still searching for a suspect after securing the...

VeeKay extends contract with ECR with zero controversy

Aug. 04, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One piece of IndyCar's silly season fell into place Thursday when Rinus VeeKay announced a multi-year extension with Ed Carpenter Racing. The 21-year-old Dutchman said on Twitter he was staying in the No. 21 Chevrolet, and unlike recent contract dealings in...

Ford, Keselowski, looking for success in Detroit backyard

Aug. 04, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

It all seemed so promising at the start of the NASCAR season for Ford and its teams, particularly Jack Roush's rebranded organization with new driver/owner Brad Keselowski. Joey Logano of Team Penske won the exhibition Busch Clash at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in January ahead of...

Busch to miss 3rd NASCAR race with concussion-like symptoms

Aug. 03, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will miss his third consecutive race with concussion-like symptoms when he sits out Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. He said his vision and hearing “are still not 100% to drive.” Busch was injured after crashing in qualifying on July...

SHR restructures as Frood leaves NASCAR team for lacrosse

Aug. 02, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

Stewart-Haas Racing restructured its leadership department of the NASCAR team to replace president Brett Frood, who was announced as commissioner of the National Lacrosse League on Tuesday. Frood has been with SHR since Tony Stewart became co-owner of the organization in 2009. He'll...

Column: Reddick win shows RCR can overcome internal turmoil

Aug. 01, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was no masking Richard Childress' anger when he learned star driver Tyler Reddick was leaving his race team. Reddick's current contract runs through 2023 and he told his boss he was moving on when it expires only 10 days after scoring his first career Cup Series win. ...