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Dad-to-be Earnhardt focused on future

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. would much rather talk about the future than the past these days.

NASCAR's most popular driver continued his farewell tour with his final trip to Kansas Speedway on Sunday, politely answering the same questions about his career and legacy that he's face all season. But he lit up when he talked about next week, and a trip with his wife Amy to the doctor's office. Read More...

Hamilton shows Bolt some real speed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The fastest man in the world got in some laps with one of the fastest drivers in the world. And the result was the sprinter's legs feeling a bit like jelly.

Retired Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt jumped in a sports car for two laps with Mercedes driver and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton ahead of Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix. Read More...

Confident Truex on pole in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. already looks like the coolest cat at the club, with his shades and scruff and disarming smile, yet he has even more reason to be relaxed and confident at Kansas Speedway this weekend.

Start with the fact that he's already clinched a spot in the next round of NASCAR's playoffs with his win at Charlotte. Brad Keselowski is also assured of advancing through the round of 12 after Sunday's race, but former champs such as Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch are on the bubble. Read More...

Collision keys Bell's first Xfinity win

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Christopher Bell raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday, beating dominant Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones after they made contract with four laps left at Kansas Speedway.

Bell led for just those four laps, hanging in second place behind Jones for much of the race before sliding in front of him shortly before the collision. After watching his teammate control the race for so long, the finish came as a surprise for Bell. Read More...

Johnson, Kenseth on bubble at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while Matt Kenseth joked last weekend about driving a school bus if he fails to find a ride for next season.

Both would be happier driving in hopes of a Cup Series title next week. Read More...

Keselowski wins to advance in playoffs

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) To win the championship this year, Team Penske told Brad Keselowski he had to win at Talladega Superspeedway.

So he did. Read More...

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