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Gragson back in Vegas in villain's role

LAS VEGAS (AP) NASCAR has a new villain and he doesn't really care what anyone thinks about him.

Noah Gragson is the starring figure in the latest uproar that is typical NASCAR. He crashed while leading last weekend's race and ran his mouth afterward. How it was received depends on how you feel about Gragson. Read More...

Camping World helps cash-strapped teams

LAS VEGAS (AP) Your eyes won't be playing tricks on you Friday night when a fleet of trucks at Las Vegas Motor Speedway all look exactly the same.

The distinct blue and yellow Camping World logo could be on as many as a dozen trucks as company CEO Marcus Lemonis has taken charge of the sponsorship woes plaguing the Truck Series. Camping World has been the title sponsor of NASCAR's third-tier series since 2008, but Lemonis over the last month has taken interest in some of the teams running on financial fumes. Read More...

Bristol owners to fix up Nashville track

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway would be renovated and run by Bristol Motor Speedway in a deal designed to bring NASCAR racing back to the historic short track that first opened in 1904.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper signed a letter of intent Friday along with Marcus Smith, president and CEO of Speedway Motorsports President, which owns Bristol Motor Speedway, for a track that hasn't hosted NASCAR's top level of racing since 1984. Read More...

Byron gives NASCAR another surprise win

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) After years of seeing a handful of drivers - the same guys, really - dominate NASCAR's top level nearly every week, the Cup Series is experiencing a little parity to start the season.

It's a welcome sight for some. Others hope it's a fleeting moment. Read More...

Hendrick succeeds with rare outside hire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hendrick Motorsports believes in developing talent within. Take a job in the parts department or sweep floors in the chassis shop, every entry point within the company offers opportunity to advance.

Especially crew chiefs. Read More...

Snider wins Xfinity after Gragson crash

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Noah Gragson had close to a 9-second lead, the outside lane wide open and the white flag waiting for him ahead.

The JR Motorsports driver was on the verge of an elusive victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway. And then the unthinkable happened. A lapped car blew a tire and turned right in front of him. A fraction of a second earlier or later and Gragson would have cruised by and ended up in victory lane. Read More...

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