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Matt Kenseth wins 2nd race of NASCAR’s playoffs

Posted On September 27, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Matt Kenseth pushed Kevin Harvick down the stretch and took the lead for good when the defending series champion ran out of gas Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Kenseth advanced to the second round of NASCAR's playoffs and…

Gordon sets NASCAR record with 789th straight start 

Posted On September 27, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Jeff Gordon kissed his wife and high-fived his two young children on pit road, a part of his life missing when he made his Cup debut in 1992. What has been familiar for all 23 years of Gordon's career was starting a NASCAR race in the No. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports.…

Truex earns extension with Furniture Row, jumps to Toyota 

Posted On September 27, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. is sticking with Furniture Row Racing for 2016 - only he'll make a hopeful championship push in a Toyota. Truex, in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, and FRR reached a new deal for next season and hope to soon work on a long-term contract. He'll drive next…

Gordon set to become NASCAR’s Iron Man at New Hampshire 

Posted On September 27, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Jeff Gordon had a knack for pinpointing the unprotected wall when the No. 24 crashed. His car was shot. Gordon rarely was. Sure, he bruised his ribs in 1999 at Texas Motor Speedway. He had a minor headache when the car lost its brakes, sliced through the grass and mud and slammed…

Ryan Blaney wins Xfinity race at Kentucky

Posted On September 27, 2015

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Ryan Blaney completed a Team Penske season sweep of the NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Kentucky Speedway, beating Ty Dillon in a green-white-checkered finish Saturday night. After the record-tying 10th caution, Dillon led Blaney, Regan Smith, Chase Elliott and defending race winner Brendan Gaughan on the restart. Blaney was inside of Dillon…