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Kurt Busch celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Kurt Busch ends 0-for-21 skid to finally win at home track

Sep. 28, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two decades of heartbreak at his home track finally ended for Kurt Busch when a little bit of luck fell his way at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch happened to be the leader when a late caution Sunday night jumbled the field and put him in control of his 0-for-21 losing streak in his...

Austin Dillon #3 took the lead during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (James Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Column: Dillon out to bust brackets with fast playoffs start

Sep. 14, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon was written off as a championship contender before NASCAR's playoffs even began and he knew no one expected him to go far. Undeterred, he vowed to show he has taken a huge step in his career. Dillon raced his way into the playoffs with a win at Texas, just his third in...

Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

NASCAR: Keselowski dominates in playoff win at Richmond

Sep. 12, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR's playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as favorites Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. He even predicted he’d win at Richmond Raceway. His confidence was justified as Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Richmond...

Kevin Harvick (4) celebrates a win at the NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Harvick takes Southern 500 after leaders Elliott, Truex bump

Sep. 6, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — There was no doubt which of his two Darlington Raceway victories this year Kevin Harvick enjoyed more. “The first thing I want to say is, ‘Welcome back fans! This is a hell of a lot more fun with you guys up there,’” he told the crowd Saturday night. ...

Kevin Harvick (4) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Dover International Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)

Playoffs begin with 14 drivers chasing Harvick and Hamlin

Sep. 5, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin are expected to race head-to-head for the NASCAR Cup title when the 10-week playoff series begin Sunday at Darlington Raceway. The duo heads to the South Carolina track with a combined 13 regular-season wins between them — they each won a race at Darlington in May when racing...

FILE - Crew members are visible under a COVID-19 alert sign as they push the car of Christopher Bell through the garage area before a scheduled NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa. NASCAR will not grant COVID-19 relief during the playoffs which means a positive coronavirus test will end a drivers' championship bid. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

NASCAR drivers cautious of COVID-19 as playoffs begin

Sep. 4, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has decided it will not grant COVID-19 relief during the playoffs, meaning a positive coronavirus test could end a driver's championship bid. The playoffs begin Sunday at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without a safety net for the 16 participants during the pandemic....

William Byron celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Byron wins to reach Cup Series playoffs, knocks out Johnson

Aug. 29, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — William Byron snaked his way through a smoky crash late Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway and narrowly avoided another melee a few laps later. Those moves got him to victory lane for the first time in his young NASCAR Cup Series career and back in the playoffs for...

Kevin Harvick leads the field to start the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Higher stakes at Daytona mean 'crazy things will happen'

Aug. 28, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Racing at Daytona International Speedway always comes with a hefty dose of drama. Bad breaks. Close calls. Harrowing crashes. Overtime affairs. Last-lap heroics. Underdog stories. NASCAR’s premier Cup Series could have all the above during its regular-season finale...

FILE - In this June 4, 2017, file photo, Jimmie Johnson, left, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after he won a NASCAR Cup series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Jimmie Johnson has a track-record 11 wins at Dover International Speedway. He’ll have to win No. 12 to guarantee a playoff spot and he has two shots this weekend when the NASCAR Cup series races on Saturday and Sunday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Johnson makes last-gasp playoff push in final year at Dover

Aug. 21, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

Jimmie Johnson is at the win-or-else stage of his playoff push as he hits his favorite track. Johnson has a record 11 victories at Dover International Speedway, a staggering total that started in 2002 and stretched to June 2017, a win that has stood for three-plus years as his last in NASCAR. With Dover moving...

Chase Elliott celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Road king: Elliott wins at Daytona for 3rd straight roadie

Aug. 16, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott was already NASCAR royalty. Now he's also the sport's road king. Elliott won the Cup Series' first road course race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, holding off hard-charging Denny Hamlin following a late restart and notching his third consecutive...