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Ganassi to return to IMSA sports car racing with Cadillac

Nov. 16, 2020 9:52 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will return to IMSA sports car competition next season with Cadillac in the Daytona Prototype international class. Ganassi made its sports car racing debut in 2004 in the DPi class before it became a Ford factory GT Le Mans program from 2016 through 2019. Ganassi's...

Chase Elliott celebrates at the finish line after winning the season championship and a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Column: NASCAR closes stabilized, and energized by Elliott

Nov. 9, 2020 3:29 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Drivers, finally, stop your engines. NASCAR has waved the checkered flag on its frenetic 2020 season, a whirlwind of rescheduled and relocated races, some held with lots of fans, some fans and no fans at all. The effort to complete all 38 races during the pandemic was rewarded with...

Jimmie Johnson, center, stands with his family on pit road prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Johnson finishes 5th in final race of NASCAR career

Nov. 8, 2020 11:00 PM EST

Jimmie Johnson strode into the final news conference of his NASCAR career wearing a black hat with “One Final Shot” on the front. Told he was the first driver in the room after Sunday’s race at Phoenix Raceway, the seven-time Cup champion had a quick response. “I won something this...

Chase Elliott holds up the season championship trophy as he celebrates with his race crew in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Elliott drives from back of the field to first NASCAR title

Nov. 8, 2020 8:12 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The new face of NASCAR circled Phoenix Raceway for a celebratory lap of his finest achievement. Chase Elliott, NASCAR's most popular driver, was now a Cup champion, too. He came upon teammate Jimmie Johnson, who banged doors with Elliott. Then the seven-time champion, in his final...

Brad Keselowski (2) and Denny Hamlin (11) race side by side through Turn 4 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Elliott too fast for Hamlin, Logano, Keselowski

Nov. 8, 2020 7:54 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski got a big head start on Chase Elliott. It wasn't big enough Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Dropped from the pole to the back of the field after his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet failed pre-race inspection, Elliott easily caught up and...

Chase Elliott races to first NASCAR Cup championship, coming from back of field to win season finale at Phoenix Raceway

Nov. 8, 2020 6:05 PM EST
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chase Elliott races to first NASCAR Cup championship, coming from back of field to win season finale at Phoenix Raceway.
FILE- In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Denny Hamlin walks out during driver introductions prior to the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Hamlin is 0-for-3 in championship chances, his shot at an elusive first NASCAR crown ending just short of the finish line all three times he’s been close. It’s his turn again, without rival Kevin Harvick in his way in Sunday's season finale at Phoenix Raceway. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Denny Hamlin faces tough field for elusive 1st NASCAR title

Nov. 7, 2020 1:48 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is 0-for-3 in championship chances, his shot at an elusive first NASCAR crown ending just short each time. It's his turn again, without rival Kevin Harvick in his way and his Toyota teammates all eliminated. Hamlin on Sunday will try to close his own career-defining...

Sheldon Creed celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. With the victory, Creed captured the season championship. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Creed snatches Truck Series title from teammate in overtime

Nov. 6, 2020 11:41 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Sheldon Creed gambled on new tires for a two-lap overtime and snatched the Truck Series championship away from teammate Brett Moffitt. Moffitt was cruising to his second title in three years when a spin brought out a caution Friday night at Phoenix Raceway. Creed was one of 14...

Kevin Harvick (4), Brad Keselowski (2) and Alex Bowman (88) cross the starting line to begin a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Path to NASCAR title clear with Harvick out of the way

Nov. 6, 2020 12:20 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was a sure bet to make the NASCAR finale and likely close out one of the most dominant seasons of the decade. Instead, he's been eliminated and the hyped head-to-head matchup between Harvick and Denny Hamlin has been scrapped. For better or worse, NASCAR's...

Chase Elliott (9) sits in the media room after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, Nov.1, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

AUTO RACING: NASCAR finale arrives for final foursome

Nov. 3, 2020 6:27 PM EST

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Season Finale 500 Site: Avondale, Arizona Schedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (NBC) Track: Phoenix Raceway Race distance: 312 laps, 312 miles. Last year: Denny Hamlin won after starting third in the race that set last year's championship field. Last race: Chase Elliott led 236...