NASCAR

July 25, 2020 - 1:53 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Maurice Petty, part of a racing dynasty and the first engine builer to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, died Saturday. He was 81. His family confirmed the death. No cause was given. He was the son of Lee Petty and brother of Richard Petty, and his ability to turn a...
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Denny Hamlin celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Thursday, July 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 25, 2020 - 9:46 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — There was no talk of championships when Denny Hamlin's team met during NASCAR's offseason to discuss goals for the upcoming year, even though that is just about the only thing he has yet to win at the sport's highest level. In fact, team owner Joe Gibbs and crew chief Chris...
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany arrives to a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 25, 2020 - 6:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A few times each week, reporters sit in the White House briefing room to fire questions at the Trump administration's press secretary as she stands at a podium to respond. That visual, however, may be the only part of a time-honored government tradition that is familiar. Under...
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Denny Hamlin does a burnout after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Thursday, July 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 23, 2020 - 8:42 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Three straight finishes outside the top 10 for Denny Hamlin these days counts as a rough patch. He was once again smooth as they get Thursday night. Hamlin hung around the front of the pack all night, avoiding trouble that cost several playoff contenders in the final stage...
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Texas Motor Speedway President and General Manager Eddie Gossage, right, holds a "winner" sign as Austin Dillon, left, celebrates by firing six shooters after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
July 19, 2020 - 6:20 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Austin Dillon stayed in front after a restart with two laps to go and beat rookie teammate Tyler Reddick to the checkered flag at Texas, giving Richard Childress Racing its first 1-2 NASCAR Cup finish in nine years. With spectators spread out in the stands on a scorching...
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Chase Briscoe (98) and Austin Cindric (22) battle down the front stretch during a NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
July 18, 2020 - 3:51 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch celebrated a 10th NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Texas, and then had it taken away. Busch failed postrace tech inspection Saturday after finishing ahead of Austin Cindric, who was declared the winner for the third victory in a row after winning both Xfinity...
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Chase Elliott celebrates does a victory lap after winning a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 16, 2020 - 12:25 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott put his face mask on and went into the grandstands at Bristol Motor Speedway to watch the qualifying event before NASCAR's All-Star race, briefly becoming a part of the largest group of spectators at a U.S. sporting event since March. Tennessee officials...
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Chase Elliott celebrates with the trophy after winning a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 15, 2020 - 8:10 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott collected the checkered flag and soaked in the sounds of fans in the grandstands. The spectators at Bristol Motor Speedway surged to the fence, chanted “USA! USA!” and celebrated NASCAR's most popular driver. Cue the siren at the Dawsonville Pool Room — another...
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Valentina Fasano cleans her work space with sanitizing wipes at the Girl's Empowerment and Mentoring (G.E.M.) Summer Arts Camp during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Miami. This Miami-Dade County summer camp program is operating at limited capacity, and has enhanced health screening and sanitizing procedures, practices social distancing, and required wearing of face coverings. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 15, 2020 - 6:22 pm
MIAMI (AP) — California, Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 36,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as restrictions aimed at combating the spread of the pandemic took hold in the United States and around the world in an unsettling sign reminiscent of the dark days of April. The...
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Fans wait for the start of a NASCAR All-Star Open auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 15, 2020 - 5:51 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Clint Bowyer hopped off his pit stand at Bristol Motor Speedway to learn he'd won the fan vote to advance into NASCAR's All-Star race — an announcement met by a roar from the grandstands. It wasn't the raucous ovation typically heard in Thunder Valley, but after four months of...
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