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Kyle Busch, Harvick fall short in finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick combined to win 16 races, lead 3,459 laps and each were considered a heavy favorite to win a second NASCAR championship.

They let the race they needed slip away, and champion Joey Logano pounced. Read More...

Truex can't give FRR wanted parting gift

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. badly wanted to end Furniture Row's existence with a second straight championship. He came up one spot short in NASCAR's season finale to spoil the farewell.

Truex was in prime position to repeat his Cup Series title at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday until a late caution ruined the night and left Truex wondering what might have been. Read More...

Matured Logano answers longtime critics

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Joey Logano's team headed to South Beach long before NASCAR's newest champion wrapped up his obligations at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He was emotional, exhausted and still trying to comprehend how he'd chased down The Big Three to snatch his first career NASCAR title.

"I don't even know how to party," Logano said. "I guess I'm just going to follow whatever they do." Read More...

NASCAR open to wholesale changes for '20

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) NASCAR is open to wholesale changes for 2020 that could include everything from doubleheaders, midweek races, a tightened schedule, shorter races, and even a potential shared event schedule with IndyCar.

Steve Phelps, named president of the sanctioning body last month, insisted NASCAR can weather its current decline and work out of its downturn. But it's going to take changes that are being discussed among the sport's stakeholders. Read More...

Johnson, Knaus reach end of partnership

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Jimmie Johnson walked into a Hendrick Motorsports family reunion on pit road. Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon chatted near the No. 48 car while Johnson's wife cradled crew chief Chad Knaus' baby boy.

They needed baby wipes as much as a checkered flag. Read More...

Logano gives Ford first title since 2004

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Ford slammed the door on NASCAR's longest championship drought when Joey Logano drove a Fusion to victory in its final race.

Logano won Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to give the American automaker its eighth drivers' title, but first since Kurt Busch in 2004. Ford also won the manufacturers' title, the first time it has won the top two prizes in NASCAR in a season since 1999. Read More...