NASCAR

4:38 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Denny Hamlin saved his season by winning Sunday at ISM Raceway to advance into NASCAR’s title-deciding race — a victory that eliminated champion Joey Logano from the playoffs and gave Hamlin his first chance at winning the Cup since 2014. Hamlin, the Daytona 500 winner and a
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6:23 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Justin Allgaier raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season Saturday at ISM Raceway to advance to the championship finale. Allgaier will race Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and reigning champion Tyler Reddick for the title next Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Only Reddick has a
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3:17 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — 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
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12:06 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Bubba Wallace was fined $50,000 by NASCAR for causing a caution last week at Texas that affected the race for at least one playoff driver. Wallace also was docked 50 points in the driver standings after a Saturday morning meeting between Wallace, Richard Petty Motorsports officials and
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12:49 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR closed its $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Friday, bringing under the sanctioning body’s control 12 tracks that include Daytona, Talladega and Miami-Homestead Speedway. The merger was announced in May, and shareholders voted to approve it on Wednesday. The sale merges the two
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4:13 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Clint Bowyer has reached an agreement with Stewart-Haas Racing to return to the No. 14 Ford next season. Bowyer has been with SHR for three of his 15 seasons in the Cup Series. His extension, announced Thursday, came as the Kansas native headed to his home track
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1:41 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two NASCAR teams on their way to Kansas Speedway were involved in separate traffic incidents that damaged race cars. JTG Daugherty Racing owner Tad Geschickter said Thursday that the team transporter for Ryan Preece‘s No. 47 Cup Series entry caught fire while traveling to Kansas. He said
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3:25 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has signed a multiyear deal to drive for JTG Daugherty Racing, essentially completing a swap of drivers with Roush Fenway Racing after that team announced Chris Buescher wouldn’t return next season. The 32-year-old Stenhouse was notified last month that he would be replaced by
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