National Sports

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…

Harvick On Ropes After Crash, Confrontation

Posted On September 21, 2015

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Nonplussed by Joe Gibbs Racing's red-hot ride into NASCAR's playoffs, Kevin Harvick confidently predicted they wouldn't get in his way of a second consecutive championship. ''We're going to pound them into the ground,'' Harvick said of JGR's four-car title push. Instead, it's Harvick who is on the ropes after the opening race…

Hamlin Wins First Chase Race At Chicagoland

Posted On September 21, 2015

(Joliet, Ill.) - Denny Hamlin overcame a terrible start to win the opening round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup in Joliet. Hamlin spun out on the race's second lap to fall behind the leaders, but his crew's decision not to pit during the final caution paid off. Hamlin went from third to first…