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7:01 PM ET Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. — Ryan Blaney took the lead from William Byron on a late restart and bobbed and weaved his way across the final seven laps to win at Michigan International Speedway. Blaney edged Byron by 0.077 seconds — the closest finish on the two-mile track since electronic scoring began.
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5:57 PM ET Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. — Joey Logano was taking every possible precaution to keep COVID-19 from eliminating him from NASCAR’s impending playoffs. He said he watches where he goes and who he’s with and this week canceled three public appearances. He also went a step further and got vaccinated. Corey LaJoie became
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7:45 PM ET Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. — AJ Allmendinger took the lead with four laps left in regulation and held on through three overtimes Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Six days after winning the Cup Series’ Brickyard 200 at Indianapolis, Allmendinger beat Brandon Jones to the finish
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7:44 PM ET Associated Press Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s career rushing leader, is joining the Xfinity Series as a part owner of Jesse Iwuji Motorsports. Iwuji is fielding his own team as an owner-driver, and now he has Smith on board. Smith joins a growing list of sports personalities to get involved in motorsports team
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1:21 AM ET Associated Press MADISON, Ill. — Defending series champion Sheldon Creed won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff opener Friday night with a dominating run at Gateway. In a race interrupted by a power outage that knocked out the lights for about an hour early in the second stage, Creed swept the
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4:05 PM ET Corey LaJoie will miss Sunday’s race at Michigan because of NASCAR’s COVID-19 protocols. LaJoie posted “Protocols” on Twitter in what appeared to be clarification that he has not tested positive for COVID-19 and was missing the race because of NASCAR’s pandemic rules. Spire Motorsports said Thursday that Josh Berry will replace LaJoie
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6:14 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — AJ Allmendinger screamed in elation after winning Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Just about everyone else left the world-famous speedway frustrated, angry or bewildered by a bizarre Brickyard 200 finish that involved 16 wrecked cars, two red flags, a spin out of the race leader and a penalty
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11:27 AM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — William Byron got some help this week preparing for NASCAR’s first road race at Indianapolis. It paid off Sunday. The 23-year-old North Carolinian won the pole for the Brickyard 200, posting a fast lap of 100.044 mph on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s
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Aug 14, 2021 Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Austin Cindric went for the win Saturday. AJ Allmendinger and Justin Haley opted for the points. It proved to be the difference at Indianapolis. Cindric took the lead to start the third stage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and pulled away for his series-leading fifth win of
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Aug 14, 2021 Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick made their opinions perfectly clear Saturday. They would rather be racing on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s historic oval. Other drivers didn’t seem to mind the switch. Now, after one short practice session, Cup drivers will spend Saturday night plotting their strategic twists and turns
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12:27 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves celebrated his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory in May. The rewards are still rolling in. When the popular 46-year-old Brazilian driver returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, track officials presented him with a bronze brick, and on Friday, he was named as the headliner of
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7:17 PM ET ESPN News Services Longtime racing announcer Bob Jenkins, a former radio voice of the Indianapolis 500 whose career spanned more than five decades on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, died Monday at the age of 73, Indianapolis Motor Speedway said in a statement. Jenkins revealed in February that he had been
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6:15 PM ET Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Kyle Larson won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, building a big lead in the final stage and keeping Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott at bay over the final laps. Elliott was seeking his third straight victory at The Glen but
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1:03 PM ET Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Chase Elliott‘s bid for a three-peat at Watkins Glen took a hit hours before Sunday’s Cup race when NASCAR penalized the No. 9 Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports for violating series rules and ejected crew chief Alan Gustafson. The No. 20 Toyota driven by Christopher Bell for
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7:35 PM ET Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Ty Gibbs passed road race ace AJ Allmendinger after a restart with four laps to go and won the Xfinity race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday. It was the third win in 10 Xfinity races this season for the 18-year-old grandson of team owner Joe
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4:33 PM ET Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Pole-sitter Austin Hill won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, taking the victory when lightning struck nearby and rain halted the race with 11 laps to go. Hill held off John Hunter Nemechek on a restart with 15 laps left as
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2:54 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Speedway Motorsports named Texas Motor Speedway executive Rob Ramage as the track’s new general manager on Wednesday after Eddie Gossage had overseen the facility through its first 25 seasons of racing. Ramage had been the track’s general counsel since 2013, also serving as director of governmental
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8:21 AM ET Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — NASCAR is adjusting its health protocols as COVID-19 cases increase across the country. Beginning with this weekend’s events at Watkins Glen International, all personnel must wear a face mask in enclosed areas at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Enclosed areas include haulers and buildings, restrooms,
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