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Team owner Joe Gibbs, left, speaks after being given the Bill France Award of Excellence at the NASCAR Cup Series Awards on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 05, 2019 - 7:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected to NASCAR's Hall of Fame, won his fifth Cup championship as a car owner and thoroughly dominated the competition. Gibbs was surprised with the honor, given at the start of...
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Jimmie Johnson answers a reporter's question during his retirement announcement from NASCAR at a news conference near Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
November 21, 2019 - 6:51 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson handed out mini bottles of Patron at his retirement announcement — so perfectly on brand for the cool Californian who stormed to a record-tying seven NASCAR championships yet somehow bored fans who found him too vanilla for their liking. Nothing about Johnson was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Jimmie Johnson waves during driver introductions prior to the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson says 2020 will be his final season of full-time racing. The winningest driver of his era will have a 19th season in the No. 48 Chevrolet and once again chase a record eighth championship. Johnson made the announcement in a video posted on social media, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
November 20, 2019 - 12:11 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson says 2020 will be his final season of full-time racing. The winningest driver of his era will have a 19th season in the No. 48 Chevrolet and once again chase a record eighth championship. Johnson made the announcement Wednesday in a...
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Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto racing season championship on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 6:37 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory lap. The most polarizing driver in NASCAR had just won his second Cup title and wanted his true fans to enjoy the moment with him. It was a lesson learned from his first Cup...
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Kyle Busch drives on the front stretch during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Busch is one of four drivers running for the championship. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 5:22 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Kyle Busch has won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship, giving team owner Joe Gibbs his fifth title. Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut and clinched his second title in five...
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Tyler Reddick holds his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto racing championship on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 16, 2019 - 6:03 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Reddick won his second consecutive Xfinity Series championship by snatching the lead away from Cole Custer in a spirited season finale Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Reddick and Custer traded the lead three times in a single lap with Reddick finally surging his...
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Kyle Busch leaves the garage after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
November 16, 2019 - 4:01 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch, weary from the hype surrounding NASCAR’s championship race, just wanted to end his media obligations and return his focus to the finale. But there was one final question from the back of the room: UFC fighter Colby Covington had crashed the event and wanted a tip...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, Kevin Harvick races out of Turn 1 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. At right, in an Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Martin Truex Jr. (19) heads into Turn 1 during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. One race to go to set NASCAR's championship field and the final four is shaping up to be a repeat of last year. Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick are already in, while Kyle Busch and Joey Logano are above the cutline headed into Sunday's race at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix. (AP Photo/File)
November 08, 2019 - 5:52 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin thought he was the favorite to win NASCAR's championship but now finds himself in danger of not even making it to the title round. Chase Elliott is fairly certain he's backed himself into such a hole that his only chance at a championship is by winning Sunday in...
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Penske Corporation Chairman Rodger Penske, left, responds to a question as Hulman & Co. Chairman Tony Hulman George looks on during a news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series were sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning move Monday that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
November 04, 2019 - 9:04 pm
Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and Penske fell in love when he saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now he owns the iconic...
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Kevin Harvick (4) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race with a burnout at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
November 03, 2019 - 7:58 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick won the fall Cup race at Texas for the third year in a row Sunday, again taking one of the championship-contending spots at NASCAR's season finale in two weeks. Harvick won from the pole, leading 119 of 334 laps in the No. 4 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing. He...
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