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Denny Hamlin, center, celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
August 17, 2019 - 11:23 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin spoiled Matt DiBenedetto's shot at his first career victory — just days after DiBenedetto learned he'd been fired — with a late pass Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hamlin was the first Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing driver to start from the pole this...
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Denny Hamlin (11) leads Kyle Busch (18) and others down the straight during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
August 17, 2019 - 10:46 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 10:45 Denny Hamlin has raced to his fourth victory of the season by holding off Matt DiBenedetto at Bristol Motor Speedway. DiBenedetto finished a career-best second just days after learning Leavine...
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Driver Clint Bowyer signs autographs before practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
August 16, 2019 - 6:12 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — There is very little wiggle room in the race to make NASCAR's playoffs, and as free agency hits full steam drivers are trying to secure their futures as fast as possible. Among those on the bubble is Clint Bowyer, in the 16th and final qualifying spot and in a freefall the...
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Jimmie Johnson, center, talks with Clint Bowyer, left, during practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 10, 2019 - 4:56 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR Cup Series drivers are pushing limits on the track and pointing fingers off it as tensions rise with just four races left before the playoffs. Kyle Busch was summoned to the NASCAR hauler at Michigan International Speedway to talk with officials along with William...
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Ryan Blaney waits during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 09, 2019 - 8:38 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's feud with Ryan Blaney is showing no signs of slowing down, heading into the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway Johnson still wants Blaney to apologize for making contact from behind going into a turn nearly a week ago at Watkins Glen. The...
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Chase Elliott celebrates his victory with his pit crew after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
August 04, 2019 - 8:14 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Chase Elliott put an emphatic end to his summer-long struggle, making a statement with a dominating win on the road course at Watkins Glen International. A year after racing to his first career NASCAR Cup victory at The Glen, Elliott won a second time in the No. 9...
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Chase Elliott (9) heads into turn one during a practice run for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Watkins Glen, New York. (AP Photo/John Munson)
August 03, 2019 - 9:29 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Chase Elliott is back at Watkins Glen International where he won for the first time at NASCAR's top level. Rest assured that last year's victory on the speedy road course in New York's Finger Lakes region is not on his mind. "Everybody wants to talk about last year and...
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Jimmie Johnson drives down the front stretch during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
July 29, 2019 - 9:58 pm
On the brink of missing the playoffs for the first time in his career, seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is moving on to another new crew chief in the hope of reversing a serious slide into irrelevance. Johnson's bid to snap a tie with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty for career Cup titles...
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Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
July 28, 2019 - 8:02 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Denny Hamlin had enough speed In his Toyota, enough confidence in his crew chief, and just enough fuel to reach the finish line. Hamlin got the win Sunday at Pocono Raceway — his fifth at the tri-oval track nestled in the mountains — but so much more could be on the horizon...
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Kevin Harvick puts on his helmet before 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 - 5:09 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kevin Harvick turned a lap of 174.058 mph Saturday to take the NASCAR Cup pole at Pocono Raceway. Harvick followed up his first victory of the season last week at New Hampshire with another strong run for the No. 4 Ford. Harvick helped Ford take the top three spots in the...
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