NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series

Denny Hamlin competes at the Drydene 400 - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
October 11, 2019 - 3:46 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin went nearly 205 mph at Talladega Superspeedway, where he was among seven drivers to top 203 mph in Friday's first practice. The Daytona 500 winner went 204.904 mph in the closing moments of the first drafting session of the weekend. He was the only driver to top...
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Kevin Harvick, left, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 08, 2019 - 6:39 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Harvick's nearly flawless run Sunday ruined any chance of Jimmie Johnson executing his in-and-in playoff strategy. A crash with 55 laps to go made it official: Johnson's perfect postseason record is over. On a day Harvick won the pole, led all but 42 laps and raced to his...
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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch talks with a member of his crew after he qualified the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 08, 2019 - 2:17 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis: (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The Brickyard 400 is underway, earlier than originally scheduled because of the threat of rain. Kevin Harvick led the 40-car field to the yard of bricks from the outside row for the Cup's regular-...
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson looks at the speeds during practice for the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 07, 2019 - 5:22 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson wants to keep things simple this weekend. Win and he's back in the playoffs. Anything else complicates his strategy. The seven-time NASCAR champion heads into Sunday's regular-season finale two spots and 18 points out of the 16-car playoff, putting him in danger...
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August 16, 2019 - 6:55 am
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old television analyst and retired driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation...
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Austin Dillon holds the pole flag after winning the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Saturday, June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 29, 2019 - 7:44 pm
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Austin Dillon has won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Dillon recorded a top lap of 176.263 mph in his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. It's the sixth career pole for the 29-year-old Dillon, who is seeking his first Cup Series win...
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Kyle Busch celebrates in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 02, 2019 - 6:58 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch tossed his young son in the air twice in victory lane and sprayed champagne toward anyone dry within reach. The good times and NASCAR milestones keep piling up for Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing. Heck, Busch might even give his Pocono Raceway trophy to his wife for a...
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Kyle Busch enters Turn 1 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 02, 2019 - 5:23 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway (all times local): __ 5 p.m. Kyle Busch won at Pocono Raceway to move into a tie for ninth on the NASCAR Cup Series victory list. Busch, who topped 200 career wins across all three national series earlier this season, won for the...
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Team owner Joe Gibbs looks down pit road before qualifications for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 23, 2019 - 7:21 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — When Joe Gibbs decided to venture off from the NFL and form a race team in 1992 he was scared. Petrified, in fact. Gibbs had won three Super Bowls as coach of the Washington Redskins, but he was an outsider starting from scratch when it came to stock car racing. And when his...
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Tony Stewart, right, is congratulated by Jeff Gordon after being named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2020 during an announcement in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 22, 2019 - 7:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart and friends are heading to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside his former car owner Joe Gibbs and teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson rounded out the Class of 2020. "It totally...
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