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6:54 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that put Chase Elliott in the most difficult and precarious of situations. Somehow, he figured, he needed to find a way to beat them all to advance in NASCAR’s
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6:16 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Brandon Jones raced to his first career Xfinity Series victory Saturday at Kansas Speedway after a lapped car wrecked what was shaping up to be an entertaining duel between playoff contenders Chase Briscoe and Christopher Bell. It wasn’t the end of the drama, either. Fellow playoff
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10:36 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Christian Eckes won the ARCA Series finale along with its season championship Friday night. The 18-year-old from Greenville, New York, had a 15-point lead on Venturini Motorsports teammate Michael Self heading into the race at Kansas Speedway. Self went to the front early in the race
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12:49 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR closed its $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Friday, bringing under the sanctioning body’s control 12 tracks that include Daytona, Talladega and Miami-Homestead Speedway. The merger was announced in May, and shareholders voted to approve it on Wednesday. The sale merges the two
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4:13 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Clint Bowyer has reached an agreement with Stewart-Haas Racing to return to the No. 14 Ford next season. Bowyer has been with SHR for three of his 15 seasons in the Cup Series. His extension, announced Thursday, came as the Kansas native headed to his home track
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1:41 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two NASCAR teams on their way to Kansas Speedway were involved in separate traffic incidents that damaged race cars. JTG Daugherty Racing owner Tad Geschickter said Thursday that the team transporter for Ryan Preece‘s No. 47 Cup Series entry caught fire while traveling to Kansas. He said
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3:25 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has signed a multiyear deal to drive for JTG Daugherty Racing, essentially completing a swap of drivers with Roush Fenway Racing after that team announced Chris Buescher wouldn’t return next season. The 32-year-old Stenhouse was notified last month that he would be replaced by
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9:59 PM ET Even though we had to wait until Monday, I hope that was the Talladega race you were looking for. Photo finish. Check. Wild wrecks. Check. Playoff-altering results. Check. I didn’t mean to play spoiler, but if you read last week’s column (and I’m just assuming you did for my own self-confidence), I
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5:41 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday at Talladega Superspeedway and advance to the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Blaney’s first win of the season came as he was desperately trying to remain in title contention. The playoff
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5:38 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — William Byron and his fellow playoff contenders are getting an extra day of suspense at Talladega Superspeedway. NASCAR postponed the final two race stages until Monday after rain forced a halt moments after Byron won the first stage Sunday. It’s the middle race of Round 2 in
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7:11 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — The first loser at Talladega Superspeedway better not have been hung out to dry in the closing laps by a teammate. And in the case of Sunday’s race, teammates will have a far wider definition. Manufacturers have taken steps to mandate their drivers work together to ensure
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6:52 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — Chase Elliott rebounded from last week’s devastating engine failure to lead a Hendrick Motorsports sweep in qualifying for Sunday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Elliott turned a lap at 192.552 mph in Saturday qualifying to give Chevrolet the front two rows. Elliott, winner of the April race
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5:33 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — Spencer Boyd was named winner of the Truck Series race Saturday after Johnny Sauter was stripped of the victory for forcing a driver below the out-of-bounds line at Talladega Superspeedway. Sauter had blocked his way around the 2.66-mile superspeedway for the final two-lap overtime shootout. His defensive
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6:29 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — Denny Hamlin climbed from his car at Talladega Superspeedway and was shocked to learn he had not only topped the speed chart, but reached nearly 205 mph in pacing practice. “It really caught me off guard,” Hamlin said Friday after his lap at 204.904 mph. The Daytona
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