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    Kyle Busch wins Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race

    Kyle Busch earned a berth in the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs with a dominant victory Sunday at New Hampshire Motorspeedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Busch slipped through smoke from a multi-car crash on the backstretch that knocked out Martin Truex Jr.’s run at a second straight win and won in the No. 18 Toyota for the third time this season. Busch, who won from the pole, put together a complete effort and joined Truex in the next round of the playoffs. The...

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    NASCAR, NHRA championship runs get underway this week

    It’s just a coincidence both the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup and NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will start the championship portion of their respective schedules this week. NASCAR will be in Chicago for the beginning of its 10-race schedule that will finish Nov. 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which escaped major damage from the recent Hurricane Irma. Sixteen drivers are in the playoffs and four are eliminated after three-race segments until the surviving quartet battle for...

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    Torrence, Todd, Skillman and Krawiec winners at prestigious U.S. Nationals

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. >> Steve Torrence piloted his Capco Contractors dragster to the Top Fuel victory Monday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s biggest drag race, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious at the 18th event of 24 on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Series Drag Racing Series schedule. Torrence raced to a 3.757-second pass at 322.96...

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    Denny Hamlin rallies to complete NASCAR sweep at Darlington Raceway

    Denny Hamlin overcame a bad miss of the pit road entrance to chase down Martin Truex Jr. with three laps left to win the Southern 500 at Darlington (South Carolina) Raceway on Sunday night. Hamlin checked up after sliding by the entrance with 54 laps left and fell behind Truex by 20 seconds. But Hamlin slowly reeled in Truex and passed him when his rival brushed the wall and got a flat tire. Hamlin swept throwback weekend at Darlington after winning the Xfinity race Saturday.

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    Trevor Huddleston closing in on two driving titles

    This will be an important month for 21-year-old Trevor Huddleston of Agoura Hills as he closes in on a pair of driving championships: one at his home track at Irwindale Speedway and the other a national crown on the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. On Saturday night at Irwindale, Huddleston will lead the field in the 18th race of the 22-race Late Model Division season. He enters the event with 11 wins and a 68-point lead (824-756) over teammate Dylan Garner of Yorba Linda. Ryan...

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    Jeremy Clements wins Xfinity race despite late spin

    Jeremy Clements battled Matt Tifft down the stretch at Road America before pulling away to the finish line after the two leaders spun out near the end of the second-to-last lap for his first career Xfinity Series victory at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Working with fresh tires down the stretch, Clements chased down Tifft after pitting with nine laps left to surrender the lead. Clements finally caught up with Tifft on the 44th lap, with their cars spinning into the dirt on last turn of the...

    By The Associated Press|

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