National Sports

Johnson passes Keselowski late to win 3rd straight at Texas

Posted On November 09, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Jimmie Johnson won his fourth consecutive fall race at Texas, overcoming Brad Keselowski's dominating Chase-contending car with three laps to go Sunday. Keselowski led a track-record 312 of 334 laps and worked hard to hold on to the lead after the final restart with 18 laps left in a race he…

NASCAR suspends Matt Kenseth for 2 races for wrecking Logano 

Posted On November 04, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Looking to squash any notion that the drivers are running amok on the track, NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for two races Tuesday for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano in an act of retaliation that dramatically changed the lineup of drivers in the running for the championship. The penalty levied against Kenseth is fairly…

Gordon wins Martinsville to earn spot in championship finale

Posted On November 01, 2015

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Jeff Gordon will race for a fifth NASCAR championship in his final season, in large part because Matt Kenseth knocking out both of Roger Penske's cars Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Kenseth acted on his three-week grudge against Joey Logano by intentionally wrecking Logano as Logano tried to win for the fourth consecutive…

Harvick: “I don’t need to defend myself” after Talladega

Posted On October 28, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Reigning NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick shrugged off his critics Tuesday and insisted he did not intentionally cause a wreck at Talladega Superspeedway to preserve his spot in the playoffs and keep his bid for a repeat alive. Harvick was accused by at least four other drivers of triggering an 11-car accident at…

Joey Logano Wins Talladega With Controversial Finish

Posted On October 26, 2015

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Joey Logano completed a sweep of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs by winning in a controversial finish Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. NASCAR said earlier this week it would make just one attempt to finish the race under green-flag conditions, and Logano was the leader on what was supposed to be the…