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Penalized Logano parked for practice

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Joey Logano was parked in NASCAR's penalty box.

Logano was forced to strap in, put on his helmet and sit on pit road in the No. 22 Ford for the duration of a 50-minute Cup series practice Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. NASCAR punished Logano and his Team Penske team because the car failed inspection four times before Friday's aborted qualifying attempt. Read More...

Bell rolls to Truck playoff-opening win

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Christopher Bell was the class of the field in the Truck Series during the regular season. With playoff races underway, Bell proved again he'll be the driver to beat for the championship.

Bell, the top-seeded driver in the playoff field, passed Ryan Truex with 15 laps left and pulled away to win the NASCAR Trucks race on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Read More...

Kyle Busch takes pole at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Kyle Busch's run in NASCAR's playoff opener went from dominant to dud because of mistakes on pit road. Clean up those gaffes, and Busch again just may have the car to the beat.

Busch made it 2 for 2 in playoff poles, turning a lap of 135.049 mph to take the top spot Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He won his eighth pole of the season in the No. 18 Toyota. Read More...

Hendrick Motorsports slumping in 2017

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Jimmie Johnson smacked the wall first and Chase Elliott quickly followed the champion's miscalculated route when his car slammed into about the same spot. The Hendrick Motorsports drivers traded their Chevrolets for John Deere golf cart rides to the medical center.

Even on routine laps in practice, the hits kept coming Friday at Hendrick Motorsports. Read More...

Penalty hurts Elliott's title chances

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Chase Elliott suffered a setback to his championship hopes when NASCAR penalized his Hendrick Motorsports team Tuesday for a modification to his Chevrolet in the opening round of the playoffs.

The aerodynamic modification was found in post-race inspection following Elliott's second-place finish on Sunday at Chicagoland. The finish is now considered "encumbered" by NASCAR and Elliott does not keep a playoff point he earned with a stage victory at Chicagoland. Read More...

Kahne to drive for Leavine in 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kasey Kahne will stay in NASCAR next season and drive for Leavine Family Racing in the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro.

He will replace Michael McDowell, who has driven that car since 2014. Read More...

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