Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin watches a television monitor as the last car qualifies for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. Hamlin won the pole for Saturday night's race. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 7:20 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner turned a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday's qualifying...
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Storm clouds move over Daytona International Speedway causing a delay of events before a NASCAR Xfinity auto race, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 05, 2019 - 6:58 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here, making one last holiday weekend run at its birthplace, trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a high into Saturday night's race following...
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June 29, 2019 - 9:00 pm
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric tuned up for Chicagoland Speedway with a little doubles ping-pong. Worked out quite well for the Richard Childress Racing teammates. Dillon won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race, and Hemric qualified third. According to Dillon, he...
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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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William Byron drives down the front stretch during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 01, 2019 - 4:18 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — William Byron turned the fast lap at Pocono in the latest sign that Hendrick Motorsports may have turned the corner and can stamp itself a NASCAR championship contender. Hendrick Motorsports was long the home of Hall of Famers and champions, from Jeff Gordon to Jimmie Johnson...
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FILE - In this May 23, 1976, file photo, Janet Guthrie talks to racing car owner-builder Rolla Vollstedt, left, and A.J. Foyt, right, in the pits of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. There was no warm reception for Janet Guthrie when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. She wanted a spot in the biggest race in the world and her competitors didn't want her anywhere near the Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo/File)
May 25, 2019 - 11:17 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. The former aerospace engineer had become a race car driver — unheard of during her era — and Guthrie wanted a spot in the Indianapolis 500, the biggest race in the world...
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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 - 7:29 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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Chase Elliott (9) leads Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Alex Bowman (88) through the trip oval to win Stage 2 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
April 28, 2019 - 5:48 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup series race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Chase Elliott has won the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, giving Chevrolet its first victory of the season. Elliott took the lead shortly after a restart with four laps...
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