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Stewart on verge of being eliminated

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Well, this isn't the way anyone wanted to see Tony Stewart end his career. The driver went into NASCAR's playoffs with a roar and is on the verge of exiting with a whimper.

Stewart is in the bottom four of the Chase standings and will be eliminated Sunday at Dover International Speedway if he doesn't pull off some sort of miracle before the field is trimmed from 16 to 12 drivers. He's retiring at the end of this season, and all his fans wanted to see a solid run toward a fourth NASCAR title. Read More...

Sadler takes first Xfinity Chase race

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Elliott Sadler took the lead with four laps remaining and held off Daniel Suarez by 0.246 seconds to win the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.

Sadler pushed his No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevy Camaro from 15th with 50 laps remaining for his third series victory this season and the first spot in the eight-driver second round that begins at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 15. Read More...

Byron wins inaugural Trucks Chase race

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) William Byron aced the inaugural Chase race in NASCAR's Trucks Series.

The Liberty University freshman dominated Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won for a whopping sixth time this season. Read More...

NASCAR HOF damaged in Charlotte protests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte was open Thursday, hours after its exterior was damaged during violent protests over the police shooting of a black man this week.

The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority oversees the NASCAR Hall of Fame building and the convention center next door. Read More...

Kahne, Great Clips agree to extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hendrick Motorsports has locked down the driver and sponsor of its No. 5 car with an extension of Great Clips for driver Kasey Kahne.

The two-year agreement covers the 2017 and 2018 seasons and gives Kahne 10 races of sponsorship each year. Great Clips, which has been with Hendrick Motorsports since 2012, also will be a major associate sponsor of the No. 5 team each year. Read More...

Truex rallies to win NASCAR Chase opener

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. went from a completely unraveled tire that left him a lap down to the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship lead for the first time in his career.

He can thank a late caution in what has been an emotional year for the small-team driver. Read More...