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Larson looking forward to racing Raikkonen at Watkins Glen

Aug. 19, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

Kyle Larson attended last year's Formula One season finale anticipating a behind-the-scenes look at the so-called best drivers in the world. Little did he know he'd soon be racing against a world champion. NASCAR has a record seven different countries represented on the entry list...

Kimi Raikkonen hits pause on retirement to race NASCAR

Aug. 18, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen retired to Switzerland at the end of last year's Formula One season and has blissfully spent the last eight months with his young family. Did he miss racing? “Not really, no," the 2007 F1 champion said. Yet...

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. ...

Allmendinger comes up just short in bid for Indy sweep

Jul. 31, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — AJ Allmendinger's shot at an Indianapolis sweep was derailed Sunday by a double whammy. First, he struggled with such searing heat inside the car he needed a post-race trip to the track's infield care center. Then, on the final restart, the natural chaotic...

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...

Allmendinger remains king of Indy's road with Xfinity win

Jul. 30, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — AJ Allmendinger continued his dominance of NASCAR road course racing and set himself up for a sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series. Allmendinger has won six of the last 11 road course races — nine in his NASCAR...

Elliott given Pocono win after Hamlin, Busch disqualified

Jul. 24, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The siren at the Dawsonville, Georgia, pool hall that sounds whenever Chase Elliott wins a race did indeed go off Sunday night without the hometown star ever leading a lap at Pocono Raceway. “Winner, winner Joe Gibbs Racing are cheaters!” the Dawsonville...

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...

LaJoie wants to prove strong end at Atlanta was no fluke

Jul. 15, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Ten years ago, Corey LaJoie won more races in a NASCAR regional series season than Chase Elliott. LaJoie even won more races that season than Kyle Larson. LaJoie finished as runner-up — just 16 points back — to Larson in the season points standings. Larson...

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...