NASCAR

11:10 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Tyler Reddick stretched his final tank of fuel Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and wrap up the regular-season championship. Christopher Bell had the most dominant car, but Reddick’s Richard Childress Racing team gambled on fuel strategy to beat Bell
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10:45 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Paul Menard will retire at the end of the season and Wood Brothers Racing has hired Matt DiBenedetto to replace him in the iconic No. 21 Ford. Menard has driven for Wood Brothers for two seasons, but has spent 16 years in the Cup Series. On Tuesday,
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6:17 PM ET Associated Press Kevin Harvick won the Brickyard 400 for the second time, beating Joey Logano by 6.118 seconds in a crash-marred Sunday race that ended Jimmie Johnson‘s perfect playoff run. Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman claimed the final two spots in the 16-driver field while Johnson was eliminated for the first time.
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6:17 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson drove through pit road with his rear bumper dangling off the back, already aware of the consequences when he parked the car. His chance at ending a 27-month victory drought with a record-tying fifth Brickyard 400 win gone. His quest for a record-breaking eighth series put
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6:33 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch held off Justin Allgaier for the final four laps to win the NASCAR Xfinity race at Indianapolis by 0.132 seconds Saturday. The victory was the 96th of Busch’s career, the most by any driver in series history. It also was Busch’s fourth win in Indy’s Xfinity
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5:53 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson wants to keep things simple this weekend. Win and he’s back in the playoffs. Anything else complicates his strategy. The seven-time NASCAR champion heads into Sunday’s regular-season finale two spots and 18 points out of the 16-car playoff, putting him in danger of sitting it out
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3:48 PM ET Associated Press HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Erik Jones has signed a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2020 season. The 23-year-old Jones has two career Cup victories in three-plus seasons and 100 starts. He won the July race last year at Daytona International Speedway and took the checkered flag last week
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2:05 AM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Erik Jones held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch over the final 50 laps to win the rain-delayed Southern 500 that ended Monday morning. The 23-year-old Jones passed Kyle Larson for the lead at Darlington Raceway and held strong through a final series of green-flag pit
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