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Kevin Harvick listens to a crew member during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
November 19, 2017 - 11:34 am
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's season finale (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Dale Earnhardt Jr. started his final race day with an early morning PB&J and the feeling that "this is gonna be a weird day." Earnhardt tweeted to his 2.3 million followers that he woke up Sunday at 6 a.m...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Earnhardt is at peace with his decision to retire as he straps into the No. 88 Chevrolet for the final time in his NASCAR Cup career on Sunday. The 43-old Earnhardt has Homestead-Miami Speedway stamped as the final spot in his farewell tour. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 18, 2017 - 12:39 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a firsthand look at Hurricane Irma's destruction when he made the drive from Key West to Homestead this week. Displaced residents. Damaged homes. Downed trees. Debris piles. It clearly affected NASCAR's most popular driver, who has a second home in Key...
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Martin Truex Jr. walks on pit road before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2017 - 9:00 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest of the four NASCAR Cup Series championship contenders in qualifying and will start second Sunday in the season finale. Truex, the regular-season champion, turned a lap of 173.952 mph in the No. 78 Toyota at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday...
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Martin Truex Jr. walks on pit road before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2017 - 7:43 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest of the four NASCAR Cup Series championship contenders in qualifying and will start second Sunday in the season finale. Truex, the regular-season champion, turned a lap of 173.952 mph in the No. 78 Toyota at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday...
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Martin Truex Jr., right, smiles with crew chief Cole Pearn before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2017 - 7:41 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's championship weekend (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Team Chip Ganassi says he has spoken to Danica Patrick about possibly allowing her to drive for him in the Daytona 500 and Indy 500. Patrick announced her retirement from full-time racing Friday but...
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Danica Patrick wipes away tears as he speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Patrick will end her full-time racing career after running in next year's Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. ( AP Photo/Darryl Graham)
November 17, 2017 - 7:22 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — She started in go-karts when she was 10, and was a national champion two years later. By the time Danica Patrick turned 16, she was on her own in Europe, pursuing a racing career. Patrick was a fearless woman in a sport almost exclusively comprised of male drivers. She raced...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, William Byron celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. In the Xfinity Series, the title is between three drivers from JR Motorsports and Daniel Hemric. It's an-all Chevrolet championship bout. Representing JR Motorsports in Saturday's race are Justin Allgaier, William Byron and Elliott Sadler.(AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
November 17, 2017 - 6:06 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's championship weekend (all times local): 6 p.m. Championship contender William Byron led the final Xfinity Series practice before the title-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Byron paced the final session Friday, and he was well ahead of all his...
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Danica Patrick wipes away tears as he speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Patrick will end her full-time racing career after running in next year's Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. ( AP Photo/Darryl Graham)
November 17, 2017 - 5:15 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — She started in go-karts when she was 10, and was a national champion two years later. By the time Danica Patrick turned 16, she was on her own in Europe, pursuing a racing career. Patrick was a fearless woman in a sport almost exclusively comprised of male drivers. She raced...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, William Byron celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. In the Xfinity Series, the title is between three drivers from JR Motorsports and Daniel Hemric. It's an-all Chevrolet championship bout. Representing JR Motorsports in Saturday's race are Justin Allgaier, William Byron and Elliott Sadler.(AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
November 17, 2017 - 4:28 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's championship weekend (all times local): 4 p.m. William Byron was the fastest of the four Xfinity Series championship contenders in their first practice session Friday. Byron was fifth on the speed chart. He's one of three drivers from JR Motorsports...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Earnhardt is at peace with his decision to retire as he straps into the No. 88 Chevrolet for the final time in his NASCAR Cup career on Sunday. The 43-old Earnhardt has Homestead-Miami Speedway stamped as the final spot in his farewell tour. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2017 - 1:24 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's championship weekend (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran into problems in the first practice session of his final race weekend. Earnhardt's No. 88 Chevrolet had engine problems that will require a new motor before NASCAR's season finale...
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