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Logano wins Talladega to advance in NASCAR’s playoffs (The Associated Press)
When an engine failure knocked title favorite Martin Truex Jr. from NASCAR's playoffs, the rest of the top contenders got a little bit of breathing room. Then Brad Keselowski suffered the same cruel elimination when his engine failed Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. There was suddenly a wide-open competition to earn the final transfer spots into...
Truex wins pole after bolt from confiscated at Talladega (The Associated Press)
Martin Truex Jr. showed up at Talladega Superspeedway determined to be at the front of the field and in control of his chances in NASCAR's playoffs. The run came after NASCAR confiscated a bolt from his Toyota, but Truex said he was not worried about ramifications to his Furniture Row Racing team. Read More →
Grant Enfinger wins 1st NASCAR race with Talladega victory (The Associated Press)
Grant Enfinger's love of racing began as a fan at Talladega Superspeedway, where he made an annual trip as a child with his father and friends. Enfinger grabbed his first career NASCAR victory - at his home track, no less - by holding off the pack to win the Truck Series race Saturday at Talladega. Enfinger, from Fairhope, used a plan with his GMS...
Chase Elliott seeks playoff-saving victory at Talladega (The Associated Press)
Chase Elliott has been inching toward his first career Sprint Cup victory all year, only to come up short time and time again. There have been five times this year that Elliott has finished second or third. Then a tire problem at Kansas dropped him to last in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings and on the edge of elimination. Read More →
NASCAR returns to Mexico for 2017 with new sponsor PEAK (The Associated Press)
NASCAR will resurrect its series in Mexico behind new title sponsor PEAK, an automotive products company seeking to boost its profile. The rebranded NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will mark its return with an exhibition race in Mexico City in December. The announcement Tuesday night in Mexico City was attended by Daniel Suarez, who used the series as a...
Column: Talladega could eliminate some of NASCAR’s top names (The Associated Press)
Brad Keselowski thought playing it safe over two races would slide him into the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. Then he wrecked at Kansas Speedway and plummeted to the bottom of the Chase standings. Now Keselowski is facing elimination at Talladega Superspeedway. Read More →
Harvick advances in Chase as others struggle at Kansas (The Associated Press)
After departing the celebration in victory lane at Kansas on Sunday, Kevin Harvick reflected on how his Stewart-Haas Racing team always seems to rally when its back is against the wall. Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowski just may need to follow suit. Harvick dealt with a mechanical issue a week ago at Charlotte that put him in a big hole heading to...
Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to reach next round of Chase (The Associated Press)
No matter what kind of misfortune befalls Kevin Harvick in the early rounds of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, his team always seems to get things together when it matters. One week after a mechanical issue doomed him to a lousy finish at Charlotte, and put his hopes of advancing to the round of eight in jeopardy, Harvick roared to the front...
Kyle Busch wins third straight Xfinity race at Kansas (The Associated Press)
Kyle Busch continued his dominance of the Xfinity Series at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. Elliott Sadler and Daniel Suarez continued their chase for a title. Pulling double-duty this weekend, Busch led 150 of the 200 laps in a thoroughly dominant performance for his ninth series win of the season. Read More →
Carl Edwards feels pressure for first win at home track (The Associated Press)
Carl Edwards generally loves the two races a year at Kansas Speedway. It's the second stop in the three-race round of 12 in the championship Chase, and a win would take the stress out of Talladega by assuring him a spot in the next round. ''It's pretty obvious the pressure is pretty high in general with this format,'' said Edwards, who will start...
Kurt Busch spins late in final practice session at Kansas (The Associated Press)
Kurt Busch had a tire go down in the final seconds of the last practice session for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Kansas, sending his car spinning down the track and into the front-stretch grass. The car plowed through the mud and sustained significant damage on Saturday, forcing Busch into his backup car for the race. Read More →
Kenseth leads JGR power in Sprint Cup qualifying at Kansas (The Associated Press)
Joe Gibbs Racing made another big statement in qualifying at Kansas Speedway on Friday. The dominant Sprint Cup team this season, JGR swept the top three spots for the second race in the round of 12 of the Chase. Matt Kenseth will start on the pole after his lap of 192.089 mph, Kyle Busch will start alongside him and Carl Edwards will start right...
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