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Martin Truex Jr. raises his arms in celebration following his victory in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 15, 2018 - 1:26 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. is feeling confident after his most dominant performance this season. That's understandable, considering the defending Cup Series champion and his Furniture Row Racing team are slightly ahead of last season's pace, with signs of even better things to come. "I...
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Martin Truex Jr. raises his arms in celebration following his victory in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 15, 2018 - 12:41 am
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — No matter which driver led Martin Truex Jr., the advantage always seemed temporary as he positioned himself to make a pivotal move. Distance usually followed his passes, particularly after his final one that sealed his dominance. Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at...
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Martin Truex Jr., left, and Kyle Busch, right, lead the pack during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
July 14, 2018 - 10:49 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski and then Kurt Busch on the way to repeating as champion on Saturday night. Truex's No. 78...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with the media during a news conference before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. NBC Sports is set to bench its play-by-play NASCAR announcer for an all-analyst lineup headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The network will use three analysts in the broadcast booth for next week's NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Earnhardt, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be the only broadcasters for the July 22 race at the Magic Mile. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
July 14, 2018 - 8:58 pm
NBC Sports is going with an all-analyst lineup headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The network will use three analysts in the broadcast booth for next week's NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Earnhardt, the 15-time most popular NASCAR driver, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be the...
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July 14, 2018 - 5:04 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Chad Knaus has signed a two-year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020 to remain as crew chief for the No. 48 Chevrolet of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. Knaus, who has worked with Johnson since 2002, said during a news conference...
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Kyle Busch walks to his garage during a practice session for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 13, 2018 - 10:10 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Speedway's winners club is seeking new members. The biggest challenge is a demanding screening process. Just four NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won the seven 400-mile events at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch have combined for five wins and were...
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July 11, 2018 - 12:39 pm
Speedway Sports CEO joins Chuck Howard and Will Kennedy to talk about the changes to the Roval Course at Charlotte Motor Speedway and his new owner neighbor in Charlotte David Tepper...
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ARCA driver Natalie Decker, of Eagle River, Wis., stands next to her car during practice for the ARCA Series auto race, Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Decker's team, Venturini Motorsports, made stock car history on June 29th by starting three female drivers in the same race for the first time in the modern era of the sport. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 09, 2018 - 1:31 pm
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Stock car racing team Venturini Motorsports has had a tradition of employing women that stretches back for decades. On June 29, the ARCA outfit made history — starting three female drivers in the same race for the first time in the modern era of the sport. Natalie Decker,...
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Alex Bowman, front left, and Chase Elliott lead the field to start the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)
July 08, 2018 - 12:25 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Erik Jones created so much smoke during his burnout that he had trouble breathing afterward. His first career Cup victory Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway was a needed breath of fresh air in a sport that has failed to see a supposed bumper crop of young...
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Erik Jones celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 08, 2018 - 12:18 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Erik Jones survived several gnarly wrecks, defending Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. on his bumper late and the pressure of overtime at NASCAR's most famous track. Maybe these so-called "Young Guns" do know how to find victory lane. Jones won a crash-filled race at...
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