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Brad Keselowski waves to the crowd after winning a NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Albert Cesare)
October 15, 2017 - 8:22 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — To win the championship this year, Team Penske told Brad Keselowski he had to win at Talladega Superspeedway. So he did. Again. Keselowski earned an automatic berth into the third round of the playoffs with a victory Sunday at Talladega, where he considered himself lucky to...
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NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski holds up the trophy after the Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
October 15, 2017 - 7:25 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski was in trouble when he arrived at Talladega Superspeedway ranked 10th in the playoff standings. He knew he'd need a big finish to keep his championship chances intact. He delivered. Keselowski earned an automatic berth into the third round of the playoffs with...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads during a NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Albert Cesare)
October 15, 2017 - 6:50 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski picked up the win he needed to continue his championship chances with a victory Sunday in a sloppy playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Keselowski passed Ryan Newman on the high side of the track to take the lead, and then used a crossover move to hold off...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17) celebrates at the start finish line after winning a Monster Cup series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, in Talladega, Ala. Stenhouse Jr. is one of the few drivers not dreading Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway. His two wins this year came at plate tracks, and this playoff race may be his only shot at continuing his chase of the championship. (AP Photo/Ron Sanders, File)
October 13, 2017 - 4:35 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was all over the scoreboard at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His Roush-Fenway Racing team worked all day to salvage a strong finish in the opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, and a speeding penalty was threatening to ruin the chance...
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Martin Truex Jr struggles to raise the trophy in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 08, 2017 - 7:05 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Standing next to his car in victory lane, in this season he never thought possible, Martin Truex Jr. struggled with his emotions. He raced to his career-best sixth victory Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and this win is worth an automatic slot in the next round of NASCAR's...
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Security personnel stand under an umbrella on pit road before a scheduled practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Rain has delayed activities at the track. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 07, 2017 - 2:40 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Rain has wreaked havoc with NASCAR's opening race for the second round of the playoffs. All practice was canceled Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the start of Sunday's race has already been moved up an hour to give NASCAR a bigger window to complete the 500-mile event...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 21, 2006, file photo, Robert Yates speaks to the media at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, has died, his son Doug Yates said on Twitter Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. He was 74. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 03, 2017 - 8:22 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Robert Yates has died after a battle with liver cancer. He was 74. Doug Yates announced his father's death Monday night on Twitter . "He was a leader and inspired everyone around him to do their best and to take it to a new level," Doug Yates said...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, former team owner Robert Yates, left, is congratulated by Winston Kelley, right, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, after being named as a member of the class of 2018 during an announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, has died, his son Doug Yates said on Twitter Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. He was 74. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
October 03, 2017 - 7:42 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, has died, his son said. He was 74. Doug Yates, who runs the company he co-founded with his father, Roush Yates Engines, wrote on Twitter late Monday night: "My Dad and Hero, Robert Yates, has passed and is with the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean talks to the press upon arrival to vote during elections in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Jean, a three-time Grammy winner, gave the command for drivers to start their engines at a NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway in Delaware, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
October 02, 2017 - 1:02 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Wyclef Jean had a song named in his honor and worked with producers on his new album who were just kids when he released his debut solo album, "The Carnival." At 47, tributes from today's hip-hop stars and a surge of young producers had Jean deciding to call it a day on "The...
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Kyle Busch celebrates atop his car after he won the NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 01, 2017 - 7:23 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott rubbed his head and leaned against his car, crestfallen as he replayed the final laps in his mind. Jimmie Johnson, his champion teammate, walked over to offer some encouragement and let Elliott vent. "I anticipated them being cuss words," Johnson said, "and they...
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