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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...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2020, filer photo, Erik Jones waits to enter his car before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a driver and a team both in need of fresh starts. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Jones lands iconic No. 43 with Richard Petty Motorsports

Oct. 21, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a driver and a team both in need of fresh starts. Jones in August was dropped by megateam Joe Gibbs Racing after six seasons, while Bubba Wallace and RPM are splitting at the end of...

Chase Briscoe celebrates in victory lane following a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Chase Briscoe lands childhood hero Tony Stewart's No. 14

Oct. 20, 2020 3:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Briscoe earned job security for the first time in his career with a well-deserved promotion to the Cup Series to cap a season that has so far been storybook. Briscoe on Tuesday was named the replacement for Clint Bowyer in the No. 14 Ford at Stewart-Haas Racing, the team...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Kyle Larson gets ready to climb into his car to practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR on Monday, Oct. 29, 2020, cleared Larson to return in 2021, ending his long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video racing game.  Larson was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Kyle Larson reinstated to compete in NASCAR in 2021

Oct. 19, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. He was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. He was dropped by his...

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, file photo, team owner Chip Ganassi, left, and 2003 IRL champion Scott Dixon, right, celebrate following the IRL Chevy 500 race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Ganassi knew Dixon as a quiet kid in a paddock full of superstars when he hired him four races into the 2002 season.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Column: Quiet and calm Dixon closes in on 6th IndyCar title

Oct. 19, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

Scott Dixon was a quiet kid with rosy red cheeks when he left New Zealand looking for a career racing cars. He had little to say off the track and relied on performance to separate himself in a paddock full of superstars. He won his third career CART Series start at tricky Nazareth Speedway but Dixon otherwise...

Justin Haley waits on pit road for the start of the NASCAR Xfinity Food City 300 Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Justin Haley to return to Kaulig in Xfinity Series in 2021

Oct. 19, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Haley will return to Kaulig Racing for a third season in the Xfinity Series. The team announced the one-year contract extension Monday with a clever social media post in which fan favorite AJ Allmendinger briefly teased that he would be the driver of the No. 11 Chevrolet next...

In this photo provided by the NHRA, points leader Steve Torrence powers to his second No. 1 qualifier of the season in his dragster at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Jerry Foss/NHRA via AP)

Steve Torrence beats father Billy in Top Fuel final in Texas

Oct. 18, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Steve Torrence powered past father Billy Torrence on Sunday in the Top Final final on their home track in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Points leader Steve Torrence won for the second time in three years at Texas Motorplex, finishing at 3.716 seconds at 328.78 mph in the final. The...

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

Logano wins at Kansas to clinch spot in Cup Series finale

Oct. 18, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Joey Logano spent the final 40-plus laps at Kansas Speedway keeping an eye on Kevin Harvick in his rear-view mirror. Now, he can look ahead to the NASCAR Cup Series finale at Phoenix. Using every bit of the track Sunday to hold off the winningest driver this season, Logano took the...

Chase Briscoe celebrates in victory lane following a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Briscoe rolls at Kansas to punch ticket to Xfinity finale

Oct. 17, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Briscoe must have figured the best way to stay out of trouble was by staying up front. The red-hot driver of the No. 98 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing swept the first two stages of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night, then he dominated after a...

Enders, Smith win postponed NHRA races at Texas Motorplex

Oct. 17, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Erica Enders regained the Pro Stock points lead Saturday, beating Jason Line in the final round of the rain-delayed Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The defending season champion raced to her third victory of the season...