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Drivers try to solve sticky Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) The moment practice ended at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch climbed the steep banking of the concrete bullring. He checked the track temperature in several spots, then used his shoes to test the grip of the surface as he scuffed his way back down.

There's a sticky situation heading into Sunday's race in Thunder Valley, and it's causing fits for the drivers. Read More...

JGR hopes for breakthrough at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Joe Gibbs Racing had three victories at this point last season, including back-to-back wins by Kyle Busch. Then Carl Edwards reeled off consecutive victories and the organization was easily the best in NASCAR.

Now? The team is winless through the first seven races of the season and looking to break the drought at Bristol Motor Speedway. Read More...

Rainout puts Larson on Bristol pole

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Kyle Larson will start on the pole on points because rain washed out qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Larson won at Fontana from the pole in the No. 42 Chevrolet and started first a week later at Martinsville. He has five top-two finishes in just seven NASCAR races this season. Read More...

Eye on future, Patrick gets into fitness

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The pain was real.

Some 48 hours after being put through Danica Patrick's fitness test by Danica Patrick herself - it's the basis for her upcoming book and the sort of thing that will occupy her time when retirement from racing comes - I wasn't constantly sore. But every time I stood up came a sharp reminder from my legs that Patrick had kicked my butt. Read More...

Johnson starts last, ends first in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Jimmie Johnson still knows how to get to Victory Lane at Texas, even from the back of the field on a track that had changed significantly since his first six wins there.

And also while cramping because of dehydration late in the race that he won Sunday after charging under Joey Logano with 16 laps left . Read More...

New team giving Bowyer new outlook

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Clint Bowyer had long prepared to enjoy this season, knowing the opportunity waiting for him to be successful again in the NASCAR Cup Series.

That certainly helped Bowyer get through the worst season in his career with a now-shuttered team. Read More...

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