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Keselowski excited for Martinsville race

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Brad Keselowski didn't get the finish he hoped for two weeks ago when NASCAR's Cup Series ran on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the 2012 series champion didn't dwell too long on his 11th-place finish.

"When we got out of Bristol, I left with a smile on my face knowing that we had Martinsville, we had Richmond - those are two of my best racetracks," the Team Penske driver said. "At Martinsville we've been just so solid the last few times, and then Richmond was kind of a dominant race for us last fall." Read More...

NASCAR avoids dirt mess many feared

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) The pandemic gave NASCAR an overdue opportunity to break from the way things had always been done in the sport.

The traditional three-day race weekend was scrapped as NASCAR scrambled to complete a season while following COVID-19 protocols. Practice was scrapped and few complained, the same for qualifying. Read More...

Elliott to honor Kulwicki at Darlington

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Chase Elliott has seen the picture somewhere - it's hanging in their family shop, Bill Elliott confirms - of his father shaking hands with Alan Kulwicki following the 1992 season finale.

The photo symbolizes a golden era for NASCAR and shows one driver losing with grace and accepting that the best man won. Read More...

Logano wins 1st Cup dirt race since 1970

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Somewhere under the thick red haze floating over Bristol Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took the checkered flag for NASCAR's first Cup Series race at a dirt track in 50 years.

He couldn't see much - visibility was next to nothing during this Monday dust storm - but Logano clung to the familiar bottom lane around the bullring to collect the checkered flag on this NASCAR experiment. Read More...

Truex wins Truck race on dirt at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. entered the Truck Series race for the first time in 15 years just to get extra laps on the dirt surface at Bristol Motor Speedway.

That reconnaissance mission turned into a runaway victory for Truex, who dominated the Monday afternoon race and then quickly turned his attention to the main event. Read More...

Blaney wins Atlanta after Larson fades

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Ryan Blaney knew he had to let Kyle Larson go.

Patience was the key, especially on a day when Larson looked unbeatable. Read More...