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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)

INDIANAPOLIS 500

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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)

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Danica Patrick retiring from NASCAR in 2018

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

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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)

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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