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Briscoe wins Truck race OT shootout

ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) Chase Briscoe held off Grant Enfinger on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in a door-banging overtime shootout Wednesday night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Briscoe won NASCAR's only national series race on dirt in his first Truck start since taking the season finale last year at Homestead. He drove the No. 27 Ford for Sandusky-based ThorSport Racing, finishing 0.38 seconds ahead of teammate Enfinger. Read More...

Johnson crew chief Knaus signs extension

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Chad Knaus has signed a two-year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020 to remain as crew chief for the No. 48 Chevrolet of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.

Knaus, who has worked with Johnson since 2002, said during a news conference Saturday at Kentucky Speedway that he signed the deal in the past couple of weeks. His current contract was set to expire after this season. He described his decision to stay as "pretty easy," even as the team seeks sponsors to replace home improvement chain Lowe's. Read More...

Truex confident after 3rd win in 6 races

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. is feeling confident after his most dominant performance this season.

That's understandable, considering the defending Cup Series champion and his Furniture Row Racing team are slightly ahead of last season's pace, with signs of even better things to come. Read More...

Junior to headline all-analyst NBC booth

NBC Sports is going with an all-analyst lineup headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The network will use three analysts in the broadcast booth for next week's NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Earnhardt, the 15-time most popular NASCAR driver, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be the only broadcasters for the July 22 race at the Magic Mile. Read More...

Bell rallies to win Kentucky Xfinity

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Christopher Bell couldn't have started any worse in Friday night's NASCAR Xfinity Series race, which made his impressive victory all the more satisfying.

Bell rallied from the rear of the field after a tire change due to a spin during qualifying. He steadily worked his way up the field and passed Justin Allgaier with 17 laps remaining, then held off Daniel Hemric to win the 300-mile race at Kentucky Speedway. Read More...

Cup Series appears to be 3-car race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Erik Jones created so much smoke during his burnout that he had trouble breathing afterward.

His first career Cup victory Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway was a needed breath of fresh air in a sport that has failed to see a supposed bumper crop of young talent emerge as bona fide stars. Read More...

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