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A tire from driver Corey LaJoie (72) rolls across the track, bringing out a caution, as the leaders led by driver Kurt Busch (41) pass by during the 1000Bulbs.com 500 NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 15, 2018 - 9:49 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kurt Busch is not the most sympathetic figure. When he loses a race he was one turn away from winning because he ran out of gas, few likely felt sorry for him. Then came his post-race assessment in which he criticized NASCAR for blowing two calls that led to him being short...
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Aric Almirola celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the 1000Bulbs.com 500 NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 14, 2018 - 8:41 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Tony Stewart hired Aric Almirola because he believed the journeyman would win races for Stewart-Haas Racing. Almirola came close time and again this year but fell short. The boss made sure to keep Almirola's spirits high every chance he got, including a pre-race pep talk...
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October 14, 2018 - 4:08 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): ___ 2:50 p.m. Kyle Larson's championship chances took a huge hit when he crashed during the playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Larson appeared to get a flat tire, and it caused him to...
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October 13, 2018 - 7:28 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kurt Busch led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep to put all four of the company cars up front at Talladega Superspeedway for a critical playoff race. Busch turned a lap at 195.804 mph to qualify in the top spot for Sunday's race. He edged teammate Clint Bowyer, who qualified second...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 20, 2018, file photo, Jimmie Johnson, right, listens to crew chief Chad Knaus, as they wait for their car to get through inspection prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va. There will be no eighth NASCAR title for Johnson and Knaus. Hendrick Motorsports will split the driver and crew chief at the end of this season, the team announced Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, FIle)
October 13, 2018 - 11:45 am
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Times were already changing long before Jimmie Johnson strolled through a Las Vegas casino unnoticed, full firesuit and all. It was the start of NASCAR's playoffs and the seven-time champion, wearing a flame-retardant billboard, was surprised that he failed to garner even a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, Crew chief Chad Knaus, left, and Jimmie Johnson watch the leaderboard during qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday,, in Daytona Beach, Fla. There will be no eighth NASCAR title for Johnson and Knaus. Hendrick Motorsports will split the driver and crew chief at the end of this season, the team announced Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
October 10, 2018 - 5:06 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There will not be an eighth NASCAR title for Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. Hendrick Motorsports will split the driver and crew chief — the longest pairing in NASCAR — at the end of a disappointing season. Johnson has not won a race in 17 months and was knocked out of the...
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October 10, 2018 - 1:58 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt DiBenedetto will drive for Leavine Family Racing next season and the team will field Toyota Camrys. The team currently uses Chevrolet but will receive engines and technology, data and technical assistance from Toyota Racing Development in 2019. The team will receive its...
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Chase Elliott, front left, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after he won a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 08, 2018 - 6:39 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A race car driver can have all the personality in the world but skills not much better than an old moonshine runner. Or a driver might be the second coming of Richard Petty himself, then fail to transfer any of that on-track energy into a sponsor appearance. Sometimes a...
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Chase Elliott, front left, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after he won a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 07, 2018 - 7:37 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott had been burdened by lofty expectations that come as the son of a Hall of Fame driver and the replacement of a four-time NASCAR champion. As the close calls and frustrating finishes mounted, and wins eluded him, the 22-year-old Elliott could feel the pressure...
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Kyle Busch, front left, and Kevin Harvick, front right, lead the field as they takes the green flag for the start of the NASCAR Cup series auto race, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 07, 2018 - 5:54 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (all times local): ___ 5:48 p.m. Chase Elliott pulled away in overtime and earned an automatic berth into the next round of NASCAR playoffs with a win Sunday at Dover International Speedway. Elliott was the surprise...
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