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Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
November 05, 2017 - 6:51 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick went around the outside of Martin Truex for the lead on the 324th of 334 laps, then stayed in front the rest of the way to win the Cup Series race at Texas on Sunday and earn his championship shot in NASCAR's finale. Truex had led 107 laps and was still up...
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November 04, 2017 - 5:36 pm
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — A medical examiner has ruled the deaths of NASCAR driver Ted Christopher and an 81-year-old pilot in a Connecticut plane crash as accidental. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause. Medical officials said Thursday the September deaths...
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Jimmie Johnson, left, talks to a crew member in the garage during a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
November 04, 2017 - 5:04 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jimmie Johnson still has two very conceivable options for a chance to race for his record-breaking eighth NASCAR Cup Series championship. Win one of the next two races, or just be in the top four in points after that, and Johnson will get one of the four championship-...
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November 04, 2017 - 10:49 am
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials have ruled the deaths of NASCAR driver Ted Christopher and an 81-year-old pilot in a Connecticut plane crash an accident. The medical examiner's office said Thursday the September deaths of 59-year-old Christopher and the plane's pilot, Charles Dundas, were...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, looks on as Eddie Gossage, president and CEO of Texas Motor Speedway, sits atop a horse during a presentation in the media center before Sunday's NASCAR Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
November 03, 2017 - 1:42 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. says winning at Texas did amazing things for his NASCAR career. Earnhardt was 25 years old at Texas in 2000 when he won in the Cup Series for the first time. That was two years after he got his first victory in NASCAR's second-tier series at the same...
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Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. The grandfather clock is the winner's trophy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 29, 2017 - 10:24 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — There should be no confusion about the intensity of NASCAR's playoffs after Sunday's show at Martinsville Speedway. Chase Elliott could have won, same for Brad Keselowski, and Denny Hamlin, too. It was Kyle Busch, though, who punched his ticket into NASCAR's championship...
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Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. The grandfather clock is the winner's trophy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 29, 2017 - 8:29 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — There should be no confusion about the intensity of NASCAR's playoffs after Sunday's show at Martinsville Speedway. Chase Elliott could have won, same for Brad Keselowski, and Denny Hamlin, too. It was Kyle Busch, though, who punched his ticket into NASCAR's championship...
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Jimmie Johnson (48) leads the field to the start/finish line for a restart during the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Johnson started at the back of the field after spinning out in qualifying. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 29, 2017 - 7:03 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch is the first driver into NASCAR's championship race, using an overtime pass of teammate Denny Hamlin to win Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin and Chase Elliott had a heated conversation after the checkered flag because Hamlin wrecked Elliott out of the lead...
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Jimmie Johnson, right, heads out of the garage after qualifying for the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Johnson spun out during qualifying and will start at the back of the field. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 29, 2017 - 2:18 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will start last in Sunday's playoff race at Martinsville Speedway because the seven-time champion spun in qualifying. Johnson wheel-hopped his Chevrolet and spun toward the wall. He just missed grazing the barrier, but his car went to the garage for repairs...
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Kyle Busch (18) makes a pit stop in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
October 22, 2017 - 7:03 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. overcame two early mistakes to win a wild playoff elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, an emotional victory for his Furniture Row Racing team following the death of a crew member the previous night. Truex was already assured of advancing to the...
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