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DOVER, DE - OCTOBER 07: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, is congratulated by Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's for Pros Chevrolet, in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway on October 7, 2018 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

NASCAR | Dover, Del.

Chase Elliott captures NASCAR playoff win at Dover

After Dover denied him victory a year ago, Elliott capitalized on a pair of late wrecks that paved the way for his Victory Lane celebration.

DOVER, DE - OCTOBER 06: Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 Rheem Toyota, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch International at Dover International Speedway on October 6, 2018 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

NASCAR: Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick good bets to cash in at Dover

Dover International Speedway became the only NASCAR track that allowed sports gambling — including on both weekend races

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 30: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Pennzoil Ford, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 30, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

NASCAR: Bank of America Roval 400

Ryan Blaney wins on ‘roval’ after Jimmie Johnson crashes out of playoffs

Johnson saw an opportunity to snap a 58-race losing streak, and went for it. It cost him a shot at an eighth NASCAR championship.

Chase Briscoe poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Charlotte track vexes drivers

Four will be bounced from 16-driver playoff field after Sunday’s race.

Boston MA 02/11/18 Boston Celtics retirement ceremony for Paul Pierce jersey number #34 after they played the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

The Tradition announces its honorees for 2018

Jim Lonborg, Paul Pierce, and Don Cherry are among those to be feted at TD Garden Nov. 28.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) kisses the yard of bricks on the start/finish line after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Baker)

NASCAR | Brickyard 400

Brad Keselowski delivers Team Penske’s first Brickyard 400 win

Driver of No. 2 Penske Ford kissed the bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where 16-man field for NASCAR playoffs was set.

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 17: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's for Pros Chevrolet, walks to his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 17, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

NASCAR Monster Energy Series: Brickyard 400

Jimmie Johnson rides 48-race losing streak into Brickyard

The seven-time champ doesn’t have a playoff spot yet going into the final race of NASCAR’s regular season.

Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Darlington Raceway, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Brad Keselowski tracks down Kyle Larson to win Southern 500

It was Keselowski’s first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season.

Denny Hamlin talks with a crew member on pit road before winning the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Darlington Raceway, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

NASCAR | Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (Sunday 6 p.m., NBCSN)

Denny Hamlin captures pole at Darlington

It was the first pole victory for the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at the famed track “Too Tough To Tame.”

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 18: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 18, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

NASCAR | Bristol Motor Speedway

Kurt Busch returns to Victory Lane at Bristol

He snapped 58-race winless streak with his sixth career victory at Bristol’s bullring.

Kevin Harvick celebrates his victory after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

NASCAR | Michigan International Speedway

Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan

Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Ford fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing, won his series-leading seventh race of the season.

Denny Hamlin watches qualifications for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Hamlin won the pole position. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP CONSUMERS ENERGY 400

NASCAR’s Big 3 look to keep their distance from competition

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Martin Truex Jr. have won 16 of 22 Cup races going into Sunday’s tilt at Michigan International Speedway.

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Brian France, NASCAR Chairman, ponders a question during a news conference at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. NASCAR chairman Brian France has been arrested in New York's Hamptons for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, and held overnight. He was arraigned Monday at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and released. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

NASCAR chairman Brian France takes indefinite leave after DUI arrest

France also was charged with criminal possession of oxycodone by police in New York.

WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 05: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 SunEnergy1 Chevrolet, poses with the winner’s decal on his car in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GoBowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 5, 2018 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Go Bowling at The Glen

Chase Elliott finally breaks into the win column

In his 99th career start, veteran outlasts Martin Truex Jr. for first Cup victory and a playoff spot.

WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 04: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GoBowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 4, 2018 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

NASCAR: GoBowling at The Glen. (Sunday, 2:30 p.m., NBC)

Martin Truex Jr. chasing title as NASCAR’s king of the road

Truex has a chance to join Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart as the only drivers with three straight victory on a road course.

LONG POND, PA - JULY 29: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Caramel Toyota, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 29, 2018 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

NASCAR: Gander Outdoors 400

Kyle Busch takes over at Pocono

As the NASCAR playoffs loom, Kyle Busch’s victory count is mounting.

Kevin Harvick smiles as he holds up a large lobster in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 22, 2018, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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Kevin Harvick bumps past Kyle Busch to win Foxwoods 301

Harvick’s aggressive move allowed him to pass Busch with six laps to go.

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung poses with the pace car he will drive after taking a practice run before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 22, 2018, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Foxwoods Casino 301 notebook

Patrick Chung, the honorary pace car driver, turned Patriot-like when the topic changed to football

The safety brought out all the cliches when asked about the Patriots’ offseason moves.

Kurt Busch will start on the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Above: Busch after winning the pole on Friday.

NASCAR Cup Series

Foxwoods 301’s start time pushed up to 1 p.m.

The race had been scheduled to start at 2 p.m., but the weather forecast prompted the change.

Christopher Bell, winner of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, celebrates his third series victory of the season.

NHMS notebook

With just one Cup race, what’s next for New Hampshire Motor Speedway?

After two decades of hosting a summer and fall race, Sunday’s Foxwoods 301 will be the only Cup event at NHMS this season.

Martin Truex Jr. looks out from the garage during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, July 21, 2018, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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Martin Truex Jr. hopes to stay in high gear at Foxwoods 301

A leading contender for the Cup series crown, Truex will start in the front row for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Former hockey player found his calling — in pits of NASCAR

Shaun Peet turned out to be a trendsetter, a former athlete turned pit crew member.

Franklin’s Bobby Santos wins NASCAR Whelen Modified Race

The 32-year-old driver edged Chase Dowling in a thrilling finish at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon.

LOUDON, NH - JULY 20: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 20, 2018 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Foxwoods Casino 301 | Sunday | (2 p.m. NBCSN)

NASCAR in a downturn; is it the fault of young drivers?

Sagging TV ratings, declining attendance, and lack of star power has sport’s chieftains spinning their wheels.

Martin Truex Jr. raises his arms in celebration following his victory in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

NASCAR | Quaker State 400 (Sparta, Ky.)

Martin Truex Jr. defends Kentucky crown

Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion was a repeat winner at Kentucky Speedway. Next up: New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

JOLIET, IL - JULY 01: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Red White & Blue Toyota, celebrates after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 1, 2018 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch takes Chicagoland for fifth NASCAR Cup series win of season

Busch outdueled Kyle Larson on a wild final lap.

Dylan Fielding celebrates at the finish of the demolition-style Flagpole Race, held at the end of each racing day at New Hampshire’s Hudson Speedway.

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Photo essay: A look at the loud, unpredictable action at Hudson Speedway

Photographer Porter Gifford captures the action at the New Hampshire speedway — a gritty first stop up the ladder of professional racing.

Flowers were left where Heather Heyer was killed when a crowd plowed into a crowd of people in August of last year in Charlottesville, Va.

Charlottesville driver faces federal hate crime charges

The charges against 21-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. include one count of a hate crime resulting in death and 28 other hate crime counts.

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

NASCAR CUP SERIES | Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway

Martin Truex Jr. conquers NASCAR road race at Sonoma

The reigining NASCAR Cup Series champion recorded his second career victory at the challenging California road course.

SONOMA, CA - JUNE 23: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 DC Solar Chevrolet, poses for a photo after winning the pole award during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 23, 2018 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway

Kyle Larson wins pole in Sonoma qualifying

Larson can handle qualifying but winning the actual race has been impossible so far.

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Clint Bowyer wins rain-shortened race at Michigan

Bowyer picked up his second Cup Series win of the year when the race was called after 133 laps.

N.H. students get some steering from NASCAR driver Ryan Truex

Before his July date at Loudon, Truex visited with automotive students at Seacoast School of Technology.

Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

For Kyle Busch, there’s no place where he can’t win

Kyle Busch, who is leading the NASCAR drvers standings, won Saturday’s Xfinity race for his 189th victory.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 27: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Red White & Blue Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

NASCAR | Coca Cola 600

Kyle Busch dominates in first career Cup win at Charlotte

Busch led 377 of 400 laps in impressive run Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Will Power, of Australia, leads Simon Pagenaud, of France, though the first turn during the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Sunday, May 27, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

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Will Power wins the Indy 500

Power took the lead with four laps to go, and gave team owner Roger Penske a 17th win in the Indy 500.

Alexander Rossi drives by Danica Patrick as she hits the wall in the second turn during the running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Sunday, May 27, 2018. (AP Photo/)

Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500

Danica Patrick trudged out of the infield care center with her head down, mirrored sunglasses covering the disappointment in her eyes.

Danica Patrick signs a flag before the drivers meeting for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Saturday, May 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Danica Patrick notices good omens ahead of Indy 500 race

In the final race of her career, Patrick will be starting seventh and believes she has the car and team to win.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 23: Jeff Gordon is announced as a 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee during the NACAR Hall of Fame Voting Day at NASCAR Hall of Fame on May 23, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Jeff Gordon elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

First-ballot Hall of Fame driver led the 2019 class with %96 percent of the vote.

Ed Carpenter celebrates after winning the pole during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Ed Carpenter captures pole for Indianapolis 500

Owner-driver from Indy wins prestigious pole for third time in career with blistering four-lap average of 229.618 m.p.h.

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP SERIES

Kevin Harvick wins All-Star race

Harvick continues winning ways with his sixth straight victory.

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 12: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

Kevin Harvick still chases perfection after win at Kansas

After his fifth NASCAR Cup victory in 12 races, Harvick still believes there’s room for improvement.

William Byron (24) and Ryan Newman (31) wreck near Turn 4 as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17) passes on the inside during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

NASCAR CUP SERIES

Kevin Harvick rallies to take victory at Kansas

It was Harvick’s fifth win in 12 races in what has turned out to be a dominant start to the season.

DOVER, DE - MAY 06: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's Ford, poses with the trophy after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway on May 6, 2018 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Kevin Harvick dominates at Dover

Despite rain, he claimed his Cup Series-high fourth victory of the season.

Jimmie Johnson gets ready before practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NASCAR Cup Series: AAA 400 Drive for Autism

Jimmie Johnson seeks to regain gear at Dover

Johnson, 42, is riding the longest losing streak of his NASCAR career at 33 races.

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 29: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil/Autotrader Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29, 2018 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

NASCAR | Talladega Superspeedway

Joey Logano ends long drought with Talladega win

Driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford returned to Victory Lane almost a year to the date of his last NASCAR Cup Series win.

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 28: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer Flannel Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 28, 2018 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

NASCAR: GEICO 500

Kevin Harvick will try to halt Kyle Busch’s win streak

Only eight drivers in NASCAR’s modern era, dating to 1972, have won four consecutive races.

RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 21: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Flavor Vote Toyota, celabrates with the fans on the front stretch after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 21, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

NASCAR | Richmond (Va.) Raceway

As his streak grows, Kyle Busch slowly winning over critics

Joe Gibbs Racing driver raced to his third straight NASCAR Cup Series victory, celebrated, and then got yelled at by his boss.

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.