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Joe Gibbs driver Christopher Bell emerges as a NASCAR championship contender

Jun. 24, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Gibbs has fielded Cup cars for Denny Hamlin since 2005, got a decade out of Tony Stewart and is about to replace Martin Truex Jr., who has driven for the team for the last six years of a 21-year career. The Hall of Fame football coach and NASCAR team owner knows how to...

Christopher Bell takes the checkered flag on rain tires in the NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire

Jun. 23, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Christopher Bell raised a broom over his head and clutched a 24-pound lobster in victory lane all because he earned his third Cup win of the season in an outcome that would have been impossible before this NASCAR season. Heck, it still looked pretty grim for...

75-year-old John Force alert after fiery, crash at Virginia Motorsports Park

Jun. 23, 2024 21:57 PM EDT

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — NHRA great John Force was alert and talking to safety workers immediately after a fiery, 300-mph crash Sunday in the Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. John Force Racing said the 75-year-old Force was examined at the track by the NHRA Medical...

NASCAR masters the art of racing after the rain on wet-weather tires at New Hampshire

Jun. 23, 2024 21:42 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — After decades of races shortened or delayed by sprinkles or severe storms, NASCAR may have finally mastered the art of racing in the rain. Well, at least on a damp track. Christopher Bell drove the final 86 laps Sunday at New Hampshire Motor...

Christopher Bell stays undefeated in NASCAR Xfinity Series at New Hampshire with 4th straight win

Jun. 22, 2024 19:45 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Christopher Bell used a three-wide, last-lap pass on Saturday to drive away and win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race for the fourth straight time at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 29-year-old Bell needed three extra laps on the 1.058-mile track but remained...

Whoops! Christopher Bell spills the tea and spoils the surprise that Chase Briscoe is headed to JGR

Jun. 22, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Christopher Bell knew the instant he spilled the tea — without even the courtesy of a spoiler alert — that he would catch grief for prematurely disclosing Chase Briscoe was headed to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2025. Bell’s goof was the talk of NASCAR — well,...

As millions sweat out the heat wave, blocks of lake ice keep these campers cool

Jun. 21, 2024 04:16 AM EDT

SQUAM LAKE, N.H. (AP) — As New England baked in a heat wave Thursday, guests at one campground were keeping their food and beer cold with blocks of ice harvested months earlier from a frozen lake. And while some relief is expected in the eastern Great Lakes region and New England...

Today in History: June 21, U.S. Constitution goes into effect

Jun. 21, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 21, the 173rd day of 2024. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins today. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the...

Survivors of New Hampshire motorcycle crash that killed 7 urge a judge to keep trucker off the road

Jun. 19, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

Days before the five-year anniversary of a crash that killed seven motorcyclists, relatives and friends urged New Hampshire officials Wednesday not to allow the trucker involved back on the state's roadways. A jury in 2022 found Volodymyr Zhukovskyy not guilty of multiple...

Vermont man sentenced to 25 years in prison for kidnapping woman and son outside of a mall

Jun. 18, 2024 11:58 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping a woman and her 4-year-old son by forcing them into her car outside a New Hampshire mall and bringing them to Vermont while he was searching for his estranged wife. ...