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The car driven by Martin Truex Jr. burns after a crash with Kyle Busch during the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Greg Huey)

Kasey Kahne escapes crash-filled Brickyard with victory

The wacky race had 14 cautions, three red flags and a 1-hour 47-minute rain delay.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 22: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on July 22, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

NASCAR Cup Series | Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m, NBC)

Kyle Busch aims for three-peat at Indy

A third consecutive win in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 would snap 12-month drought for the pole-sitter

LOUDON, NH - JULY 16: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, and is introduced as he carries his son Owen prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

NASCAR NOTEBOOK

Unfazed by penalties, Kyle Larson finishes second in New Hampshire

The driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet had to start in last place.

LOUDON, NH - JULY 16: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch caught twice for speeding on pit road

The No. 18 finished in 12th place.

LOUDON, NH - JULY 16: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, poses with a lobster in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Overton’s 301

Denny Hamlin wins New Hampshire NASCAR race in backup car

After wrecking his primary car in practice Friday, Hamlin raced to his first win of 2017 in the backup.

LOUDON, NH - JULY 15: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DEWALT Flexvolt Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

NHMS notebook

Matt Kenseth looking for a new ride in NASCAR

Erik Jones will replace the Joe Gibbs Racing veteran next year.

LOUDON, NH - JULY 15: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, leads Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 ENEOS Chevrolet, and Ryan Preece, driver of the #20 MoHawk Northeast Inc. Toyota, during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Overton's 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

NASCAR | Overton’s 301 (Sunday 3 p.m., NBCSN)

Track treatment at New Hampshire poses a pass-fail test

A chemical has been added to the track surface to try to create a wider racing groove at the tight 1.058-mile oval.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 01: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Fifth Thrid Bank Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

FLUTO SHINZAWA

Roush Fenway Racing is back in the fast lane

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. enters Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Loudon with two wins this year.

LOUDON, NH - JULY 14: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

overton 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Pole winner Kyle Larson sent to the back of the pack

Martin Truex will be on Sunday’s pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after the No. 42 failed inspection.

LOUDON, NH - JULY 14: Martin Truex Jr. (R), driver of the #78 WIX Filters Toyota, and his crew chief Cole Pearn stand in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

NMHS notebook

Martin Truex’s success confounds competitors

The Furniture Row Racing driver has claimed three NASCAR Cup Series victories this season.

MARTINSVILLE, VA - APRIL 01: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, stands in the garage with his crew chief Cole Pearn during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 1, 2017 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

NASCAR | New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NASCAR’s new stage racing format will take its turn at Loudon

Crew chiefs have two more problems to solve.

SPARTA, KENTUCKY - JULY 07: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, waits for the start of practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on July 7, 2017 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

NASCAR | New Hamsphire Motor Speedway

Kyle Larson drops out of Cup points lead after penalty

Larson hit with costly 35-point penalty before NASCAR race at New Hampshire.

SPARTA, KY - JULY 07: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Snickers Toyota, poses for a photo after winning the pole award during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on July 7, 2017 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Quaker State 400 pole in Kentucky

Two-time race winner clocked 190.282 miles per hour to set a track record to earn his first Kentucky Speedway pole.

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 12: Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Cessna Toyota, poses for a photo in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 12, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch to race at Thunder Road in Vermont

Former NASCAR champ to run in Governor’s Cup 150 on July 13

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 01: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Fifth Thrid Bank Ford, celebrates winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rides into victory lane again

He collected his second NASCAR win to outshine the other Junior, the retiring Dale Earnhardt.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 01: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Fifth Thrid Bank Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

NASCAR

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. steals show from another Junior to win at Daytona

Stenhouse raced to his second victory of the season as Earnhardt crashed and finished 32nd.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. exits his car after winning the pole position during qualifying for a NASCAR cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

NASCAR | Coke Zero 400 (Saturday 7:30 p.m., NBC)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make final Daytona start from the pole

The retiring NASCAR driver bested his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Chase Elliott, to win the pole in his last Daytona appearance.

Kevin Harvick embraces his wife DeLana Harvick after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Toyota/Save Mart 350

Kevin Harvick wins first NASCAR race of season

Kevin Harvick, 41, easily beat teammate Clint Bowyer on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.

Kyle Larson showed off  the Coors Light Pole Award after winning the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, Calif.

NASCAR

Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray qualify 1-2 at Sonoma

Chip Ganassi likes winners, and his drivers have him in prime position to celebrate another victory.

BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 18: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Cars 3/Target Chevrolet, girlfriend, Katelyn Sweet, and son Owen, celebrate with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 18, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

NASCAR | FireKeepers Casino 400

Kyle Larson hits jackpot at Michigan

Martin Truex Jr. won the first two stages, but finished sixth, ceding the points lead to Larson.

Ryan Blaney, left, talks with Kurt Busch before a practice session, Saturday, June 17, 2017, for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Ryan Blaney has Ford riding high

His win at Pocono last week gave Ford a lot to feel good about entering Sunday’s race in Brooklyn, Mich.

Boston, MA - 06/14/17 - NASCAR star Danica Patrick conducted interviews at Cheers Pub on Beacon Street. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Vega/Shinzawa) Topic: ()

Danica Patrick hoping for better results at Loudon in July

The NASCAR driver has a lot on her plate these days, including an exhausting race schedule.

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 11: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Axalta presents the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 11, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Ryan Blaney wins 1st career NASCAR cup race

He held off Kevin Harvick down the stretch for his first win in 68 starts.

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 10: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Little Hug Ford, assists Jamie Little (R) with the Fox Sports broadcast during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway on June 10, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

In TV booth, NASCAR drivers make call for Xfinity race

It was believed to be the first time an entire broadcast team was made up of active athletes.

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Professional race car drivers Elliott Sadler (L) and Darrell 'Bubba' Wallace Jr. speak onstage during the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Sports log

NASCAR to get first black driver in 11 years

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will replace the injured Aric Almirola this weekend at Pocono Raceway

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP

Jimmie Johnson wins Dover NASCAR race

Johnson moved into a tie for sixth with his boyhood idol Cale Yarborough on the career victories list.

Actor Channing Tatum, third from left, and director Steven Soderbergh, center, pose for a photo with NASCAR drivers, from left to right, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson before the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. Tatum and the drivers will star in a new movie filmed at the speedway named

AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover

Brad Keselowski: Kyle Busch’s manners are the pits

Keselowski criticized those who applauded Busch’s six-word answer and mic drop

epa05996713 Japanese driver Takuma Sato of Andretti Autosport celebrates in Victory Circle after winning the 101th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 28 May 2017. EPA/STEVE C. MITCHELL

Sportswriter loses job following tweet about Indy 500 winner

The Denver Post fired Terry Frei after his post about Takuma Sato’s victory on Sunday.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 28: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 DOW Salutes Veterans Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

NASCAR

A statement victory for Austin Dillon

Dillon’s stunning upset win in Sunday night’s Coca Cola 600 has the NASCAR circuit buzzing.

Austin Dillon (center) celebrated with his crew after winning the Coca-Cola 600.

NASCAR

Austin Dillon wins first Cup race, takes Coca-Cola 600

Dillon, driving the iconic No. 3 car, passed an out-of-gas Jimmie Johnson two laps from the finish.

Takuma Sato, of Japan, celebrates winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Takuma Sato captures Indianapolis 500

The Andretti driver from Japan gives the family its second straight victory in the iconic auto race.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, May 27, the 147th day of 2017. There are 218 days left in the year.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 20: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Caramel Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

Sports Log

NASCAR changes 2018 playoff schedule

The changes dramatically alter the type of tracks in the 10-race playoff

FILE - At left, in a May 20, 2017, file photo, IndyCar driver Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, smiles after qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis. At right, in a May 31, 2013, file photo, Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, smiles after winning the pole position for the Detroit Grand Prix auto race on Belle Isle in Detroit. Police say Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon and fellow former race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in a Taco Bell drive-thru lane, Sunday night, May 21, 2017, less than a mile from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Dixon had hours earlier won the top starting position for next Sunday's Indy 500. (AP Photo/File)

SPORTS LOG

Indy 500 pole winner robbed at Taco Bell drive-thru

Scott Dixon won Sunday’s qualifying, but his night took a bad turn when he and fellow driver Dario Franchitti were held up at gunpoint.

Driver Scott Dixon celebrated with his family after capturing the pole for the Indianapolis 500.

Scott Dixon wins pole for Indianapolis 500

With the first rows filled by three race winners, three 500 runner-ups, and a two-time Formula One champion, picking a favorite is anybody’s guess.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 20: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Caramel Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

NASCAR ALL--STAR RACE

Kyle Busch wins $1 million race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Bold move in final segment earned Busch $1m for his first ever victory in NASCAR’s All-Star race.

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 13: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Insurance Ford, Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Wonder Woman/One Cure Ford, and Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Smithfield Ford, crash during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

NASCAR Go Bowling 400

Aric Almirola suffered fractured vertebra in fiery crash

The force of the impact lifted the car into the air, nearly flipping it over.

Aric Almirola (43) crashes into Danica Patrick and Joey Logano (22) during the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Go Bowling 400

Crash overshadows Martin Truex Jr.’s victory

Truex won after the race was halted with 67 laps to go because of a fiery three-car crash and 15 cautions.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stood atop his car after winning the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.

Geico 500

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins his first NASCAR race

Stenhouse, who started the Geico 500 from the pole, was making his 158th start.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. talked to crew chief Greg Ives during qualifying.

NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. loses Talladega pole

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start on the pole and Earnhardt second for Sunday’s race.

RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 29: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 29, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

NASCAR punishes Joey Logano after Richmond win

The driver cannot use his Richmond victory as consideration for an automatic playoff spot in the Monster Energy Cup series.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. signed an autograph for one of his many fans after practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans will need a new allegiance next year

Earnhardt’s retirement at the end of the season has fans at Sunday’s race at Richmond set to follow a new driver in 2018.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has 26 victories at NASCAR’s highest level.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire from NASCAR racing

One of the sport’s most popular drivers announced Tuesday that will retire at the end of the season.

Jimmie Johnson’s victory Monday was just his second at Bristol and his first on the Tennessee track since 2007

NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson races to rare win at Bristol

Johnson, who last won at the track in 2007, recorded consecutive victories for the 11th time in his career.

A fan walks along the wall at Bristol Motor Speedway before a NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

NASCAR race at Bristol postponed to Monday

Heavy rain in Tennessee was not expected to let up on Sunday.

Kyle Larson was awarded the pole for the Food City 500 after rain washed out qualifying in Bristol, Tenn.

NASCAR

Drivers come to grips with Bristol surface

Kyle Larson will start on the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500 after qualifying was washed out.

NASCAR drivers will have to navigate new track conditions for Sunday’s Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

NASCAR | O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Fox, 1:30 p.m.)

Repaved track levels playing field at Texas

Track improvements at Texas Motor Speedway will turn Sunday’s race into a game-changer.

Jamie McMurray, looks over his car after practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Saturday, April 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

STP 500 AT MARTINSVILLE | 2 p.m. (FS1)

Jamie McMurray, 40, getting better with age

The Cup Series driver is enjoying a resurgence with three top-10 finishes in the first five races of 2017.

It’s been an exciting start to the NASCAR Cup Series season, even if fewer people are watching on television.

Despite strong start to season, NASCAR’s TV ratings still slip

Despite poor TV ratings, the Cup series really couldn’t have asked for a better start to its season.

Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., is known for exciting four-wide racing.

NASCAR AUTO CLUB 400 | 3:30 P.M. (FOX)

It’s time for NASCAR to go Hollywood

Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., is marking its 20th anniversary on the NASCAR circuit this week.