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Photo credit FILE - Fans reach out to high-five pole-sitter Chase Elliott during driver introductions for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR has built itself around its traveling show, every weekend a super-charged event of concerts, camping and infield carousing that closes with a Cup race. The party has been canceled during the pandemic but the playoffs go on, starting Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, without any of the pomp and circumstance. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
September 04, 2020 - 3:45 pm
NASCAR’s playoffs move on without any pomp or circumstance…
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Ryan Blaney (12) narrowly slides by driver Ryan Newman (6) to take the checkered flag in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Monday, Oct 14, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Amanda Newman)
October 14, 2019 - 5:06 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday at Talladega Superspeedway and advance to the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. Blaney's first win of the season came as he was desperately trying to remain in title contention. The playoff...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the second practice session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
October 11, 2019 - 3:33 am
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Valtteri Bottas led the second and final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday, edging teammate Lewis Hamilton in what could be the starting grid for Sunday's typhoon-hit Formula One race. Organizers canceled Saturday's usual qualifying session with Typhoon...
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Drivers start the Drydene 400 NASCAR Cup Series playoff auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
October 06, 2019 - 5:19 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson pulled away in the final stage and won the playoff race Sunday at Dover International Speedway to snap a 75-race winless streak and earn an automatic berth in the next round. Larson had nine runner-up finishes in the No. 42 Chevrolet since his last win Sept. 9, 2017,...
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Denny Hamlin signs autographs during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
October 05, 2019 - 3:34 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is 0-for-Dover in a stellar career for Joe Gibbs Racing that includes two Daytona 500 victories. He's also missing a Cup championship, conspicuous by its absence on a resume that boasts 35 wins over 499 career starts. Hamlin took a nice first step toward erasing his...
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Chase Elliott (9) hits the wall in Turn 1 on a restart during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 29, 2019 - 5:20 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff elimination race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Chase Elliott recovered from a costly mistake to win NASCAR's first elimination race and advance into the second round of the playoffs. NASCAR's second trip to The Roval, a...
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Chase Briscoe, (98) and Christopher Bell, (20) run off the course in Turn 17, resulting in a penalty for Bell, during a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 29, 2019 - 9:56 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte native William Byron will lead the field to green at home track Charlotte Motor Speedway with his championship chances on the line. The playoff field of 16 drivers will be cut by four at the end of Sunday's race and Byron sits in the final transfer spot. He holds a...
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Pole winner William Byron sits in his car during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Wesley Broome)
September 28, 2019 - 4:18 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway was created specifically to add a unique venue to NASCAR's playoffs and the hybrid road course doesn't disappoint. As a reminder, last year's inaugural event ended with the leaders crashing each other trying to win. A return trip to this 17...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., talks to media during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing will split at the end of the season and Chris Buescher will replace him in 2020. Although his contract is believed to run through 2021, the team said Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, it will part ways with the two-time Xfinity Series champion at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
September 27, 2019 - 6:06 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A critical playoff race that will end the championship chances for four NASCAR drivers has been overshadowed by a free-agent market that took a wild turn this week when Roush Fenway Racing abruptly dumped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse was told Wednesday the team was not...
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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 22, 2019 - 10:55 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. seemed to have a "pinch me" moment as he climbed from his car in victory lane. Nudged off the lead with 87 laps to go, Truex rallied Saturday night, ultimately passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with 25 laps to go and winning his second consecutive...
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