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11:18 PM ET ESPN News Services STERLING, Conn. — Modified stock car great Michael Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61. State police said the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sterling, Connecticut, near the Rhode Island state line. They said the single-engine, single-seat Aerolite 103 took off from the Riconn
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11:18 PM ET ESPN News Services STERLING, Conn. — Modified stock car great Michael Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61. State police say the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sterling near the Rhode Island state line. They say the single-engine, single-seat Aerolite 103 took off from the Riconn Airport
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10:23 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Martin Truex Jr. raced his way into the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs with a victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the opening round of the postseason. The win is Truex’s series-best fifth of the season and again cemented Joe Gibbs Racing as the team
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11:10 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Tyler Reddick stretched his final tank of fuel Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and wrap up the regular-season championship. Christopher Bell had the most dominant car, but Reddick’s Richard Childress Racing team gambled on fuel strategy to beat Bell
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5:16 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Stewart-Haas Racing surged into the opening race of NASCAR’s playoffs with a Clint Bowyer-led sweep of the front two rows at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing, meanwhile, struggled across the board in its preparation for Sunday’s opening playoff race. While SHR put its four Fords
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10:45 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Paul Menard has decided to walk away from NASCAR’s top level after more than 460 races and Wood Brothers Racing is replacing him with Matt DiBenedetto in the iconic No. 21 Ford next season. After spending 16 years in the Cup Series, Menard said Tuesday he wants
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6:17 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson drove through pit road with his rear bumper dangling off the back, already aware of the consequences when he parked the car. His chance at ending a 27-month victory drought with a record-tying fifth Brickyard 400 win gone. His quest for a record-breaking eighth series put
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6:33 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch held off Justin Allgaier for the final four laps to win the NASCAR Xfinity race at Indianapolis by 0.132 seconds Saturday. The victory was the 96th of Busch’s career, the most by any driver in series history. It also was Busch’s fourth win in Indy’s Xfinity
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5:53 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson wants to keep things simple this weekend. Win and he’s back in the playoffs. Anything else complicates his strategy. The seven-time NASCAR champion heads into Sunday’s regular-season finale two spots and 18 points out of the 16-car playoff, putting him in danger of sitting it out
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3:48 PM ET Associated Press HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Erik Jones has signed a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2020 season. The 23-year-old Jones has two career Cup victories in three-plus seasons and 100 starts. He won the July race last year at Daytona International Speedway and took the checkered flag last week
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2:05 AM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Erik Jones held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch over the final 50 laps to win the rain-delayed Southern 500 that ended Monday morning. The 23-year-old Jones passed Kyle Larson for the lead at Darlington Raceway and held strong through a final series of green-flag pit
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6:18 PM ET Associated Press BOWMANVILLE, Ontario — Brett Moffitt led 45 of 64 laps of Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on his way to a second straight win in the NASCAR Truck Series playoffs. Moffitt won last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, and the back-to-back victories give him four for
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