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NASCAR notebook: Fuel shortage foils Kurt Busch’ chances

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Kurt Busch was one corner and a straightaway from his second victory of the season and an automatic ticket into the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. However, Busch’s No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford ran out of gas in Turn 4 on the final lap of the…MORE

1000Bulbs.com 500 results

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race — 1000Bulbs.com 500 Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, Alabama Sunday, October 14, 2018 1. (4) Aric Almirola (P), Ford, 193. 2. (2) Clint Bowyer (P), Ford, 193. 3. (12) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 193. 4. (10) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 193. 5. (20) Joey Logano (P), Ford, 193. 6. (23) AJ Allmendinger,…MORE

Almirola wins SHR-dominated race at Talladega

For three-plus hours on Sunday afternoon, the only question surrounding the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monster Energy NASACR Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway appeared to concern which Stewart-Haas Racing driver would get the victory. The answer came back: Aric Almirola, the SHR driver who needed it the most. The overtime victory was his first of…MORE

Kurt Busch elated after grabbing pole position at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — All four Stewart-Haas Racing cars were amply endowed with speed for Saturday’s knockout qualifying session at Talladega Superspeedway. Kurt Busch was just glad he got the pick of the litter. “Four Stewart-Haas Fords — I’m really happy that I got the fast one,” Busch quipped after winning the pole for Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Almirola looks to bounce back

TALLADEGA, Ala. — “Dover’s over.” It took Aric Almirola a full day of reflection to be able to say those words, after a promising race at Dover International Speedway ended in disaster. Almirola led 64 laps overall and appeared headed for his first victory of the season last Sunday when a front suspension failure sent…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Knaus late to fulfill career dream

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Almost from the day he arrived at Hendrick Motorsports 25 years ago, Chad Knaus had a specific ambition: He wanted to be crew chief on Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 Chevrolet. Only one problem: Ray Evernham had the job. So Knaus began his association with the No. 24 team as a fabricator. He…MORE

Weekend preview: Keselowski, Ford team amped for Talladega

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — If it seems as if Brad Keselowski took to Talladega Superspeedway from his very first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series laps at the notoriously tough and unpredictable venue — it’s because he did. The Team Penske driver’s five wins there is a total twice that of any of his competitors in…MORE

Johnson-Knaus dynamic duo to split after season

Both driver Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus have had their eyes on a record-breaking eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver’s championship, ever since the duo won their seventh title together in 2016. Thanks to a bombshell move by team owner Rick Hendrick, however, the pair won’t have a chance to work together…MORE

Auto Racing Glance

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES: 1000BULBS.COM 500 (188 laps, 500.08 miles around a 2.66-mile D-shaped oval), Talladega Superspeedway; Talladega, Ala. TV: Sunday, 2 p.m. ET (Green flag approx. 2:20 p.m. ET) — NBC (Radio: Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90). THIS WEEK: Every driver knows it’s coming, but…MORE

Elliott finding success at the right time

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As has been the case in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, Sunday’s second round opener at Dover’s Monster Mile proved it ain’t over till it’s over. And again, it was the veterans opening the door for younger drivers to come on in to the playoff party. Such was…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Bowyer’s wreck becomes Almirola’s mess — again

DOVER, Del. — It was a case of déjà vu Aric Almirola didn’t want to see again. Almirola was leading Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway with eight laps left. Right in front of him was his first victory of the season and a guaranteed transfer into the Round of 8 of the…MORE

Gander Outdoors 400 results

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race — 49th Annual Gander Outdoors “400” Dover International Speedway Dover, Delaware Sunday, October 7, 2018 1. (9) Chase Elliott (P), Chevrolet, 404. 2. (15) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 404. 3. (6) Joey Logano (P), Ford, 404. 4. (16) Erik Jones, Toyota, 404. 5. (7) Kurt Busch (P), Ford, 404. 6.…MORE

Elliott pulls in front late for Dover win

Chase Elliott took the lead by restarting on old tires after a caution flag waved with eight laps to go, held it through an overtime restart and went on to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at Dover (Del.) International Raceway. The victory in the Gander Outdoors 400, the opening race of…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Truex seeks Dover win to ward off Talladega jinx

DOVER, Del. — Martin Truex Jr. is happy to come to his home track, but he also understands its pivotal role in his plan to move through the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Truex got the first of his 19 career victories in 2007 at Dover International Speedway, the…MORE

Rain helps Kyle Busch earn Dover pole

DOVER, Del. — A sudden rain shower in the afternoon of an otherwise dry day soaked the concrete racing surface at Dover International Speedway and forced the cancellation of Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying session. As a consequence, with the field set according to owner points, Kyle Busch will lead the 39…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Logano says one point can make difference

DOVER, Del. — Joey Logano got a stark reminder at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course last Sunday of just how important a single point can be in a championship run. Fortunately, the wake-up call didn’t prove costly to Logano himself. But when Kyle Larson bounced off the outside wall in a crippled car on…MORE

Weekend preview: Elliott likes playing favorite in NASCAR Playoffs

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — More than 500 people crowded into the grand opening of an Ollie’s Outlet store in Lakeland, Fla., on Wednesday for a chance to meet Monster Energy NASCAR Cup driver Chase Elliot. Many of them slept overnight on the sidewalk outside the store just to insure a chance to say hello or…MORE

Blaney advances in playoffs with Charlotte win

Ryan Blaney successfully navigated his way through a final-lap wreck that claimed the top two drivers, took the lead and went on to win the Bank of America Roval 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race Sunday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield road course. The victory at Concord, N.C., in the cutoff event…MORE

Deegan, 17, is first female winner in NASCAR K&N series

With a pass on the white flag lap, 17-year-old Hailie Deegan became the first female winner in the history of NASCAR’s K&N series on Saturday night. Deegan passed her own Bill McAnally Racing teammate, Cole Rouse, after bumping him in Turn 1 to take the lead. It was the only lap she led all night…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Bell enjoys Charlotte Road Course debut

CONCORD, N.C. — Mission accomplished for Christopher Bell. With a victory at Richmond in his pocket and a berth in the second round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs guaranteed, Bell was perhaps the only driver who approached Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 — the inaugural race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course…MORE

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