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Harvick win complicates NASCAR playoff spots in final weeks

Aug. 08, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR just got more interesting down the stretch. Kevin Harvick won his first Cup race in nearly two years at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend — a result that could mean a driver who has a win getting knocked out of the playoffs. ...

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...

IMSA gets winner-take-all championship after Road America

Aug. 07, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor won their fourth race of the year Sunday and head into the IMSA season finale in a winner-take-all fight between Wayne Taylor Racing and Meyer Shank Racing for the sports car championship. It's the second consecutive...

McLaughlin wins Nashville pole; Grosjean, Lundgaard follow

Aug. 06, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin won the second pole of his IndyCar career and Romain Grosjean and Christian Lundgaard earned their highest starting spots of the season in rain-delayed qualifying for the Music City Grand Prix. McLaughlin won the pole on a flying final run...

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...

Motorsports Gone Mad: Silly season spins out of control

Aug. 06, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fernando Alonso created this mess, right? Or was it IndyCar champion Alex Palou? Maybe the blame should be aimed at McLaren Racing head Zak Brown? After all, he’s the one stockpiling just about anyone who can drive a race car in a...

Rested Newgarden seeking IndyCar lead at home in Nashville

Aug. 05, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josef Newgarden wasn't at peak physical condition when he raced last week at Indianapolis, that much he admits. But sitting out would have crippled his championship chances, so earning the medical clearance to compete following his post-race collapse at...

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...