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Matt Sampson, left, and Chase Briscoe, right, hold up a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race championship trophy, Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
August 02, 2019 - 9:48 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Six days after his first Xfinity Series victory of the season and not-so-fresh from a disheartening loss in the Truck Series race at Eldora only hours earlier, Chase Briscoe was ready for the challenge of Watkins Glen International. "I definitely want to be higher up on...
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Erik Jones (20) banks into the first turn during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 29, 2019 - 2:47 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Erik Jones started the season on the hot seat for Joe Gibbs Racing. Now, 21 races into the season, he is on a hot streak for the best team in NASCAR and making an easy case for a new contract. With five races left before NASCAR sets the playoff field, Jones is close to...
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Kyle Busch walks through the garage area during a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
July 27, 2019 - 2:37 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch has swept race weekends across all NASCAR series, so perhaps the idea of driving four times in next year's packed Pocono slate would hold some appeal for the sport's winningest driver. "Hell no," Busch said to laughter. "Not unless they put up a 50-grand bounty or...
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July 27, 2019 - 1:31 pm
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Christopher Bell will start from the pole for Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity race in Iowa after finishing first in qualifying. Bell, who posted a top speed of 132.855 MPH in his No. 20 Toyota, won a pole for the fourth time this season. Bell will be seeking his sixth win of the...
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Bubba Wallace answers question during a media availability for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
July 27, 2019 - 12:55 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is committed to getting a "champ stamp " of Richard Petty. Wallace says he'll get a tattoo somewhere on his body of an autograph of Petty's signature after losing a bet this week. Petty, Wallace's boss at Richard Petty Motorsports, surprised his driver in the car...
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July 22, 2019 - 9:51 am
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kevin Harvick used a late bump and run to win last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Repeating required another bump, but there was little time for a run before Harvick crossed the finish line 0.210 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin on Sunday. “It turned into a wild finish,”...
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Kurt Busch's team pushes his car towards inspection prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 21, 2019 - 3:57 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (all times local): 3:55 p.m. NASCAR is paying tribute to crew chief Nick Harrison, who died overnight after Saturday's Xfinity Series race. NASCAR announced Harrison's death during the driver's meeting before Sunday's...
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Kurt Busch celebrates his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 19, 2019 - 5:05 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — When fans slammed crew chief Matt McCall for costing Kurt Busch a win at Daytona, he was a good sport and made a video for social media of him reading the criticism — even a critical tweet that came from his wife. The feedback has been quite different this week. Busch raced to...
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Kurt Busch crosses the finish line ahead of Kyle Busch (18) to win the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 15, 2019 - 3:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch has been called many things during his tumultuous 20 seasons at NASCAR's top level. He is ornery, easily unhinged and has lost control of his temper enough times that it nearly derailed his career. But the most important descriptor for Busch is one often overlooked...
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Kurt Busch makes a pit stop during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 13, 2019 - 10:53 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night's NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Kurt Busch earned his first win of the season by outracing his younger brother in overtime in a door-to-door to the Kentucky Speedway finish line. The victory comes a week after Busch...
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