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Kenseth being forced out with brave face

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) It could have gotten very uncomfortable as Erik Jones and Matt Kenseth sat side-by-side shortly after an intriguing race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Both drivers wanted to win for very different reasons, both came up short , then circumstances put them together in a post-race news conference.

Jones, the rookie, was seeking his first Cup Series victory Saturday night. He wound up second to Kyle Busch, his soon-to-be teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing. He started from the pole, led the most laps, and really needed that win to lock him into NASCAR's playoffs. Read More...

Kyle Busch continues Bristol domination

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Kyle Busch continued his domination at Bristol Motor Speedway with a victory Friday night in the Xfinity Series race.

The win was the 19th national series victory at Bristol for Busch, who also won the Truck Series race Wednesday night. And just like that win, Busch had to overcome a speeding penalty on pit road to get to victory lane. Read More...

Keselowski closing truck team series

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Brad Keselowski is closing his truck series team at the end of the season, a decision that in part came down to him losing money on the venture.

Brad Keselowski Racing has fielded trucks in NASCAR since 2008, and more than a dozen young drivers have come through his organization. His team has won nine Camping World Truck Series races and twice contended for the championship. Keselowski fields two full-time Fords - for Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric - and has about 50 employees. Read More...

JTG Daugherty inks Buescher to extension

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) JTG Daugherty Racing has signed Chris Buescher to a multiyear contract extension to drive the No. 37 Chevrolet.

Buescher began as a development driver with Roush Fenway Racing. He competed in the ARCA Racing Series for five years, won the ARCA Championship in 2012 and moved to the Xfinity Series in 2014. Read More...

Kyle Busch overcomes foul for Truck win

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Kyle Busch overcame a pit-road speeding penalty to win the Camping World Truck Series race Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his 178th victory in NASCAR's top three series.

After starting from the pole and winning the first two stages on the 0.533-mile oval, Busch started the final stage in 17th after the penalty dropped him to the back of the lead lap. He flew through the field on the high side in his Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, regaining the lead about halfway through the 90-lap stage in the race that started about two hours late because of rain. Read More...

Darlington towers to honor Earnhardts

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) Darlington Raceway will debut Earnhardt Towers to honor the late Dale Sr. and his son, Dale Jr., at the Southern 500 next month.

The track Wednesday announced plans to rename its two towers after the Earnhardt racers. Read More...

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