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Martin Truex Jr. (19) competes in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Truex bumped back in Texas, docked 20 points over spoiler

Oct. 25, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was sent to the back of the field for NASCAR's Cup race at Texas and docked 20 points while crew chief James Small was ejected for an illegal spoiler. The 2017 Cup champion and runner-up the past two seasons also was fined $35,000. The points deduction still leaves...

NASCAR Texas Trucks Series driver Sheldon Creed (2) comes out of Turn 4 onto the front stretch during an auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Creed gets in Truck series final 4 with victory in Texas

Oct. 25, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sheldon Creed qualified for the championship round of the NASCAR Truck series by winning the two-lap shootout to end a wild finish at Texas on Sunday. Creed's series-leading fourth win put him in the championship finale at Phoenix alongside Brett Moffitt, who qualified with last...

Noah Gragson (9) and Harrison Burton (20) come out of turn four onto the front stretch during a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Burton snatches win and keeps Gragson out of championship

Oct. 24, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Harrison Burton stormed past Noah Gragson in the final turn Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway to win the Xfinity Series race and deny Gragson a spot in the championship round. Gragson was one turn away from earning an automatic berth into the title-deciding finale but instead had...

Chip Ganassi speaks about driver Jimmie Johnson joining his IndyCar team for next season at a press conference during the IndyCar race weekend Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

IndyCar back in St. Pete seven months later to finish season

Oct. 24, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar opened the second week of March giddy to finally start its season. The coronavirus seemed so far away from the downtown streets of St. Petersburg and teams poured into the city eager to shake off six months of rust and race again. The NBA suspended its season just hours...

Jimmie Johnson, left, speaks about joining the team of Chip Ganassi, right, for the IndyCar series at a press conference during the IndyCar race weekend Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Johnson jump-starts IndyCar move with online auto retailer

Oct. 24, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for the first time. He'll continue selling all next year as representative for the online auto retailer Carvana. Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing announced...

Chase Elliott (9) leads Joey Logano (22) on the first lap of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Cup chase at Texas more about a win than points now

Oct. 24, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chase Elliott insists he has worried less about the points situation during this NASCAR season than ever before, and that might just be the right approach for those Cup drivers still with championship hopes. Elliott will start Sunday at Texas just below the cutoff line for the top...

Denny Hamlin smiles during NASCAR Daytona 500 auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan and Hamlin announced last month they had formed a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

23XI Racing name for new Jordan NASCAR team bit of balance

Oct. 23, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin said there was never a question about the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team in partnership with the three-time Daytona 500 champion. Determining the name and a logo were a bit more of a balance. The team name 23XI Racing — that’s pronounced...

Ex-NASCAR driver McClure gets probation in long-delayed case

Oct. 22, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and was sentenced to probation, according to a Virginia prosecutor, in a court hearing that was long delayed by McClure's state lawmaker attorney. The Associated Press has...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, former basketball superstar Michael Jordan speaks during a news conference ahead of NBA basketball game between Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks in Paris. Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan and Denny Hamlin announced last month they had formed a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Slam Dunk: Jordan picks 23 for car number of new NASCAR team

Oct. 22, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan named his team 23XI Racing — that's pronounced twenty-three eleven — in honor of both his retired...

Joey Logano celebrates in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

AUTO RACING: NASCAR heads to Texas as finale draws near

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Site: Fort Worth, Texas Schedule: Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Track: Texas Motor Speedway Race distance: 334 laps, 501 miles Last year: Kevin Harvick won after starting from the pole position. Last race: Joey Logano held off Harvick to...