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Driver Martin Truex Jr., bottom right, leads the pack going into the first turn of the NASCAR Cup Series 301 auto race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday, July 16, 2017.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 16, 2017 - 6:57 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson over the final laps Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and send Joe Gibbs Racing to victory lane for the first time this season. One of the top organizations in NASCAR, JGR had yet to have any of its four drivers win until Hamlin took the...
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Matt Kenseth walks through the garage area after a NASCAR auto racing practice at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Friday, July 14, 2017. Kenseth said Friday he has no hard feelings toward Joe Gibbs Racing after he was dumped by the team and has no concerns about his future, even though he has yet to land a job for 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 14, 2017 - 7:35 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Matt Kenseth knows his NASCAR career will soon fade to black. But the same week he was given a pink slip by Joe Gibbs Racing, Kenseth hit the road for a Metallica concert instead of pounding the pavement to find a ride in 2018. "Actually made me feel 20 again for about four...
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July 13, 2017 - 2:10 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has promoted Brent Dewar from chief operating officer to president. Under the move announced Thursday, Dewar becomes the fourth person ever to hold the title of NASCAR president. Dewar joined NASCAR as a chief operating officer in 2014. NASCAR chairman and CEO...
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July 12, 2017 - 10:52 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson's crew chief has been suspended three races and fined $75,000 for failing post-race inspection at Kentucky. Chad Johnston will miss Cup races starting this weekend at New Hampshire. Larson's No. 42 Chevrolet was penalized for a rear brake cooling assembly that did...
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July 12, 2017 - 1:12 pm
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Aric Almirola plans to return to action this weekend after missing two months of the NASCAR season with a fractured vertebra. Richard Petty Motorsports announced Wednesday that Almirola would be back in the No. 43 car this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Almirola...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, Matt Kenseth talks to one of his crew during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway, in Richmond, Va. Kenseth said Friday, July 7, 2017, he has no job lined up next year and likely has no future at Joe Gibbs Racing. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 11, 2017 - 5:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing is replacing NASCAR's oldest full-time driver with one of the youngest as the series undergoes a rapid changing of the guard. Erik Jones will drive the No. 20 Toyota for Gibbs next season. That has been Matt Kenseth's seat since 2013, and he has won a lot of...
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Kyle Busch (18) leads the pack across the line to start the NASCAR Cup auto race at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 08, 2017 - 11:05 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was dominant throughout and had enough left on a final restart to win the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Second in points entering the 400-mile event, Truex started second beside Kyle Busch and won the first two stages. He led the final...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) heads into turn 1 during a NASCAR Cup auto race at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 08, 2017 - 9:45 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. barely had time to bond with Kentucky Speedway, and now he's saying farewell to the track and the sport. Fortunately, for NASCAR's most popular driver, he's leaving with a lovely parting gift along with lots of love from Bluegrass racing fans. As Earnhardt...
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Xfinity Series driver Kyle Busch (18) comes out of turn 4 during the NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 08, 2017 - 3:12 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kyle Busch took the lead during a late caution and held on to win the rain-rescheduled 300-mile NASCAR Xfinity Series at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday. Busch, the Cup series regular starting the first of two races on the pole, led 70 laps to earn his second straight series...
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Race teams rush to get cars and equipment put away ahead of an incoming thunderstorm, at Kentucky Speedway on Friday, July 7, 2017, in Sparta, Ky. The Xfinity race scheduled for Friday night was pushed back to Saturday. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 07, 2017 - 9:39 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kyle Busch set a track record to earn his first Kentucky Speedway pole before thunderstorms shortened NASCAR Cup Series qualifying on Friday. Busch, a two-time winner of Saturday night's 400-mile race, clocked 190.282 mph in the No. 18 Toyota for his third pole this season and...
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