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Elliott, 19, set for Sprint Cup debut

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Of all the places Hendrick Motorsports could have picked for Chase Elliott's first Sprint Cup Series race, the organization landed on historic Martinsville Speedway.

The Virginia race track has hosted so much Hendrick success - the organization has 22 Cup wins at Martinsville - but is also a place of tremendous tragedy: In 2004, a Hendrick plane crashed en route to the track, killing all 10 on board. Read More...

NASCAR fines, suspends RCR crew chief

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) NASCAR has fined and suspended the crew chief of a Richard Childress Racing-affiliated team.

The sanctioning body fined Slugger Labbe $50,000, suspended him the next three races and placed him on probation until Dec. 31. Car owner Joe Falk was docked 25 owner points. Read More...

NASCAR blasted for disputed officiating

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) There's no way to dance around the fact cautions for debris at Auto Club Speedway twice changed the outcome of the race.

A race that at first should have been won by Matt Kenseth was derailed by a late debris caution. Then Kurt Busch was twice denied a trip to victory lane by yellow flags. In all, there were three cautions in the final 25 laps and only once were television viewers shown the actual debris. Read More...

Eldora Speedway founder Baltes, 93, dies

ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway, has died. He was 93.

Speedway officials say Baltes died Monday at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Read More...

Martinsville to use added tire barriers

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Martinsville Speedway will erect additional tire barriers in time for this weekend's NASCAR races.

International Speedway Corp. said Monday the tire barriers will be installed at the end of the backstretch of the .526-mile oval. The barriers will be in place in time for Sprint Cup practice and qualifying on Friday. Read More...

Keselowski wins Fontana in wild finish

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) While Kevin Harvick chased Kurt Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana field, Brad Keselowski was buried in 17th place - until the yellow flags started flying.

A caution for debris allowed Keselowski to move up to sixth. When a second flag went up, he took four new tires while Harvick and Busch got only two. Read More...


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