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RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 21: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Flavor Vote Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 21, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

NASCAR | Richmond (Va.) Raceway

Kyle Busch wins Richmond to extend streak to three in a row

Busch won two-lap overtime sprint for third consecutive NASCAR Cup Series triumph on Saturday night.

BRISTOL, TN - APRIL 15: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 McDonald's Chevrolet, walks down pit road during a rain delay for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 15, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Bad weather postpones NASCAR race in Bristol, Tenn.

Kyle Larson was leading when the race was stopped. It is expected to resume at 1 p.m. Monday.

Kurt Busch comes out of Turn 4 during a practice session for a NASCAR Cup series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, April 7, 2018. Busch is the pole sitter for Sunday's race. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

NASCAR | Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday (2 p.m., FS1)

Stewart-Haas Racing team to beat at Texas

Three of NASCAR team’s four drivers qualified 1-2-3 for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, with Kurt Busch on the pole.

MARTINSVILLE, VA - MARCH 26: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Demo Day Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane with his wife Lorra and their children, Cash and Presley, after winning the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 26, 2018 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

NASCAR | Martinsville (Va.) Speedway

Clint Bowyer ends 190-race drought

After a dominant win Monday, Bowyer got his photo taken in Victory Lane and his 3-year-old son got the checkered flag.

Titan Track Dryers work to clear the track at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, March 25, 2018. The NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway was postponed until Monday because of inclement weather. (AP Photo/Matt Bell)

NASCAR

Snow postpones race at Martinsville

The race will take place on Monday, weather permitting.

MARTINSVILLE, VA - MARCH 24: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's for Pros Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 24, 2018 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

NASCAR | STP 500, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (2 p.m., FS1)

Jimmie Johnson hoping to end 28-race slump

Seven-time NASCAR champion confident end of career-worst losing streak is “around the corner.”

FONTANA, CA - MARCH 17: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer Ford, prepares to climb into his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 17, 2018 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

NASCAR | AUTO CLUB 400, 3:30 P.M., SUNDAY, FONTANA, CALIF.

Kevin Harvick is the one to beat

Everybody in NASCAR will be trying to stop Kevin Harvick, who is on a three-race winning streak.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Auto racing roundup

Fired-up Kevin Harvick wins third straight NASCAR race

After he and his team were penalized for a postrace technical violation at Las Vegas, Harvick answered in Phoenix.

AVONDALE, AZ - MARCH 09: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway on March 9, 2018 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NASCAR: AVONDALE, ARIZONA

Kevin Harvick aims for third straight Cup win

A victory Sunday will add to his record total of eight at ISM Raceway, outside Phoenix.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 04: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's Ford, poses with the winners sticker after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

NASCAR: Pennzoil 400

Kevin Harvick dominates in 100th win

He led 209 of the 267 laps en route to victory in Las Vegas.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) reacts after wining the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Kevin Harvick takes victory at Atlanta

He completed his weekend mastery of Atlanta Motor Speedway by holding off Brad Keselowski in the rain-delayed race.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 DOW Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

Daytona 500

Austin Dillon wins an emotional Daytona 500

His victory in the iconic No. 3 car came 17 years to the day after Dale Earnhardt’s fatal crash

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 17: Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #43 Click n' Close Chevrolet, stands by his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

DAYTONA 500 | SUNDAY, 2:30 p.m., FOX

Darrell Wallace Jr. tops speed chart in final practice

The first black driver to start the Daytona 500 since 1969 continues to blaze a trail at Speedweeks.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, waits in the garage during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Shifting gears: NASCAR’s young look on display for Daytona

Never before has one race displayed NASCAR’s rapidly changing look more than this year’s Daytona 500.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 11: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, and team owner Rick Hendrick react after winning the Pole Award during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Alex Bowman puts No. 88 on the pole at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s replacement is in a good position for next Sunday’s NASCAR opener.

Mr. Gurney was the first driver with victories in Formula One, IndyCar, and NASCAR’s top-level series.

Dan Gurney, 86, auto racing pioneer

Mr. Gurney was the first driver to win races in NASCAR’s top series, Formula One, and IndyCar.

Boston, MA - 12/16/2017 - (overtime period) New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) provided the screen on the game winning overtime goal by New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36), not pictured.The Boston Bruins host the New York Rangers at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Fluto Shinzawa, Topic: 17Rangers-Bruins, LOID: 8.4.376523049.

SPORTS LOG

Rangers’ Chris Kreider to undergo surgery

The former Boston College star will have a section of the first rib under his collarbone removed and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Mr. Moore’s team won 63 races and two annual titles.

NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II veteran Bud Moore; at 92

Mr. Moore, the oldest member of the NASCAR hall, was awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars for his actions in combat.

Martin Truex Jr. celebrated after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship.

Monster Energy Cup Series championship

Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Cup Series title

Truex capped his journeyman career with a championship, while Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 25th in his final race before retiring.

Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. looks in his car during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

NASCAR | Ford EcoBoost 400 (Sunday, 3 p.m. NBC)

Veteran quartet in spotlight at NASCAR’s championship finale

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and series points leader Martin Truex Jr. will battle it out for NASCAR title at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 17: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Aspen Dental Ford, speaks during a press conference announcing her retirement from full-time racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2017 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Danica Patrick retiring from NASCAR in 2018

She will close her career with runs at the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500.

NASCAR

Matt Kenseth wins, and Brad Keselowski earns championship berth

Matt Kenseth may be going away, but he’s not doing it quietly.

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 11: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Ford, talks to a crew member during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

NASCAR Can-Am 500

Kevin Harvick leads final practices before Phoenix race

Kevin Harvick led the final two practice sessions before Sunday’s playoff race at Phoenix Raceway.

NASCAR | AAA Texas 500

Kevin Harvick takes checkered flag at NASCAR race in Texas

Harvick earned a spot in the season’s championship race in two weeks.

NASCAR | First Data 500

Spinouts allow Kyle Busch to punch ticket to championship race

Denny Hamlin knocked Chase Elliott out of the lead with two laps remaining in regulation

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

NASCAR

Martin Truex Jr. gets emotional win in Kansas

Martin Truex Jr. captured the Hollywood Casino 400 following the death of a crew member Saturday.

Points leader Martin Truex Jr., prepares for a practice run for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400 | 3 P.M. SUNDAY, KANSAS SPEEDWAY

Martin Truex Jr. is the driver to beat

The Cup playoffs leader has even more reason to be relaxed and confident at Kansas Speedway.

NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski holds up the trophy after the Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

NASCAR | Alabama 500

Brad Keselowski survives and wins crash-marred race at Talladega

Team Penske driver remained in contention for his second NASCAR Cup title.

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 14: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying in the pole position for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 14, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

ALABAMA 500 | 2 P.M.SUNDAY

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins pole at Talladega

Hendrick Motorsports swept the front row in Earnhardt’s last scheduled Cup race at the venerable track.

A crew member stands by tires protected from the rain before a scheduled practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Rain has delayed activities at the track. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Weather wreaks havoc on Sunday’s NASCAR race

NASCAR canceled Saturday’s practice and moved up the start of Sunday’s playoff race because of Hurricane Matthew.

nASCAR: Apache Warrior 400

Kyle Busch takes checkered flag at Dover

Kyle Busch spoiled Chase Elliott’s run at his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 30: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, signs autographs for fans during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil at Dover International Speedway on September 30, 2017 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. rises as NASCAR’s conscience in farewell season

As retirement looms, the racing legend continues to speak out on issues inside and outside of NASCAR.

NASCAR: ISM Connect 300

Kyle Busch conquers New Hampshire Motor Speedway

It was the last fall race in Loudon as NASCAR move the race to Las Vegas next season

NASCAR notebook

Smoke from crash has dizzying results for Kurt Busch

Former champion is second-to-last among playoff drivers.

Austin Dillon practices for the NASCAR Cup Series 300 auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NHMS NOTEBOOK

Austin Dillon needs a good result at Loudon

The driver of the No. 3 is on the playoff bubble.

Race fans watch practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 300 auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Here’s why NASCAR’s playoffs are taking a final lap at New Hampshire

After Sunday, the fall Chase for the Cup race will be moved to Las Vegas.

Kyle Busch smiles after qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series 300 auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Busch won pole position for Sunday's race. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NASCAR

Kyle Busch wins pole position for New Hampshire race

The Toyota driver toured the 1.058-mile oval in Loudon in with a pole-winning lap of 135.049 m.p.h.

LOUDON, NH - SEPTEMBER 22: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, poses with colonial American reenactors following practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 22, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

NASCAR NOTEBOOK

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will leave Loudon with good memories

Even though the retiring driver has never won at NHMS, he said, “Racing here is really fun.”

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 17: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 17, 2017 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

ISM CONNECT 300 | SUNDAY, 2 P.M. (NBCSN)

Martin Truex Jr. looking for a Loudon breakthrough

The points leader hopes to change his luck at the New Hampshire track in the NASCAR playoffs this weekend.

Martin Truex Jr., celebrates with his crew in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Monster Energy Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Sports Log

Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR’s playoff opener

Truex gets leg up on field with victory at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.

Ted Christopher celebrated a Busch North series victory at the then-New Hampshire International Speedway in 2005. Christopher was killed Saturday in an airplane crash.

Champion NASCAR driver killed in Conn. plane crash

Ted Christopher won multiple modified titles and was one of the best drivers of his generation.

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 16: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AXALTA Chevrolet, signs autographs for fans during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 16, 2017 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NASCAR PLAYOFFS | CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY, SUNDAY, 3 P.M. (NBCSN)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. a sentimental choice in NASCAR playoff opener

There are 16 drivers in the field at Chicagoland Speedway. There’s only one driver with the stature of Dale Junior.

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 09: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, drives during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 9, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES

Kyle Larson victorious at Richmond

Larson caught leader Martin Truex Jr. down the stretch and finished ahead of Joey Logano for his fourth victory of the season.

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 08: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AXALTA Chevrolet, signs autographs during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 8, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY RACE

Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a must-win situation

The retiring NASCAR star needs a victory at Richmond on Saturday night to qualify for the playoffs.

Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Darlington Raceway, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

NASCAR | Southern 500

Denny Hamlin overcomes miscue to win Darlington

Hamlin missed his mark entering pit road, but not in Victory Lane after winning Southern 500.

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 19: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Caramel Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 19, 2017 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

NASCAR Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR race to hit Bristol trifecta

Kyle Busch continued his domination at Bristol with a victory in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Erik Jones (77) makes his way around the track during qualifying for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Bristol, Tenn. Jones will start on the pole for Saturday's race. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

NASCAR Cup Series

Erik Jones has good timing winning first career pole

The rookie is driving hard for a playoff position in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Three killed at race track were known gang members

Police say the men may have been targeted by a rival gang member but a lack of cooperation has stymied the investigation.

Kyle Larson celebrates winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

NASCAR

Kyle Larson three-peats at Michigan

Larson slipped between cars on an overtime restart, capping his wild weekend with a victory.

WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 06: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Axalta Chevrolet, and crew chief Greg Ives talk during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series I Love NY 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 6, 2017 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls Kevin Harvick’s comments ‘hurtful’

Earnhardt said he’s proud of his accomplishments after Harvick suggested NASCAR’s growth was hindered because Earnhardt didn’t win enough.