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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Brett Moffitt (24) competes during a NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, in Martinsville, Va. The NASCAR Truck Series has its championship race Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Brett Moffitt, Matt Crafton and Stewart Friesen join Ross Chastain in the championship field. Moffitt is the defending series champion and will try to become the first repeat winner since Crafton in 2013 and 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 14, 2019 - 1:09 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain had the talent to compete for a NASCAR championship. The path he took to race for the Truck Series title reads almost as a work of fiction. "I bet y’all didn't expect to see me here," Chastain said. "Man, this is crazy." His year started with an FBI raid of his...
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In this Nov. 7, 2019 photo, a mural depicts legendary Brazilian F1 driver Ayrton Senna on a business front near the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Many bars on busy streets like Avenida Paulista are open 24 hours a day during the Brazil F1 GP race, and hotels prepare feasts at early hours so fans don't need to refuel at the track. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 14, 2019 - 1:08 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Once a year, racing fans across South America flock to the region’s only Formula One Grand Prix in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo. But the drizzly hometown of legendary driver Ayrton Senna risks losing that opportunity to shine. This week’s Brazilian GP at Interlagos will be...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, of Finland, speaks during a press conference ahead of Sunday's Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix, at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 14, 2019 - 12:24 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas says he has a plan to beat Formula One champion and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton next year, but isn’t willing to share it. Bottas is assured of second place in the championship, his best finish yet, but recognizes he needs more consistency even...
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November 14, 2019 - 12:11 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Taylor is leaving his father’s sports car team to become a factory driver for Corvette Racing in 2020. Taylor will pair with Antonio Garcia in the new Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in IMSA’s GT Le Mans category. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will be in the second Corvette entry for...
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Rookie NASCAR Cup driver Matt Tifft says he is focused on trying to determine what caused a seizure at Martinsville Speedway last week before a NASCAR auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
November 13, 2019 - 5:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Tifft has parted ways with Front Row Motorsports to focus on his health after suffering a seizure at the track late last month. Tifft felt ill before practice at Martinsville Speedway and has not been in the car since his health scare. Tifft said then that tests showed a...
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Mercedes' driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, smiles during a news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. The Brazilian F1 GP will take place on NOv. 17. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 13, 2019 - 3:22 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton believes new rules in place for the 2021 season onward could give the racing series its best era for a long time. The 34-year-old Mercedes driver, who spoke on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, hopes the rule...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, speaks during a news conference for a NASCAR Cup series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Gibbs is a Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles yet still changed course in his early 50s to wade into NASCAR and see if he could not build a second career and a family business. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
November 11, 2019 - 5:06 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is a retired Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles who changed course in his early 50s to wade into NASCAR and see if he couldn't build a second career and a family business. Gibbs not only developed a championship-winning organization that gave both...
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Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
November 10, 2019 - 6:58 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin adamantly insisted 'it's not over" after a critical mistake last week put the Daytona 500 winner on the verge of elimination from NASCAR's championship race. He remained undeterred, confident in his chances to win Sunday at ISM Raceway and save his season with a...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Penske Corporation Chairman Roger Penske responds to a question about the sale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar and related business from Hulman & Company to Penske Corporation, at a news conference in Indianapolis. Penske this week celebrated the crowning achievement of a career so rich in America’s fabric that he last month received the Presidential Medal of Freedom by buying iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Sunday he will watch two of his drivers try to make NASCAR’s championship race. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
November 09, 2019 - 3:55 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — He doesn't golf, fish or hunt. Roger Penske doesn't particularly have time for hobbies. The automobile industry. Transportation. Trucking. Sales. Community improvement. Promotions. That takes up almost all of his time. And, of course, racing. A man with a rich career that is...
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FILE - At left, in a March 10, 2019, file photo, Joey Logano drives during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at ISM Raceway, in Avondale, Ariz. At right, in an Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Kyle Busch heads into Turn 1 during a practice run for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y. One race to go to set NASCAR's championship field and the final four is shaping up to be a repeat of last year. Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick are already in, while Kyle Busch and Joey Logano are above the cutline headed into Sunday's race at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix. (AP Photo/File)
November 09, 2019 - 3:09 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch won the pole and all eight title contenders qualified in the top 10 for the final race to decide the championship field. Busch earned the top starting spot for Sunday's race at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix. He turned a lap in Saturday qualifying at 140.116 mph in...
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