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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, speaks during a news conference before the NASCAR Nationwide auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49. The team announced J.D. Gibbs' death on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, saying he passed from complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
January 12, 2019 - 4:53 pm
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — J.D. Gibbs, eldest son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, was remembered as the visionary behind the stellar career of several NASCAR stars following his death from complications a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. He was 49. Joe Gibbs Racing...
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Joey Logano holds his son Hudson after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 19, 2018 - 2:14 am
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano was the underdog in NASCAR's title race, the driver few thought capable of keeping pace with the Big Three and stealing the title from one of the favorites. Logano proved everyone wrong with an upset victory in a season in which he only became a true contender...
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Jimmie Johnson, left, gets into his car before the NASCAR Cup Series championship auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. At right is crew chief Chad Knaus. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 18, 2018 - 8:32 pm
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 a checkered flag. "It's all about this moment...
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Kyle Busch is introduced before a NASCAR Cup Series Championship auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 18, 2018 - 8:29 pm
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. Busch, Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. comprised...
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Joey Logano waves a checkered flag as he stands with his wife Brittany Baca and son Hudson after winning NASCAR Cup Series Championship auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 18, 2018 - 7:45 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano busted up The Big Three and captured an improbable first NASCAR title by soundly beating a trio of champions. Logano won the season finale Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to grab his first Cup championship in a season in which he barely contended until the...
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Denny Hamlin is interviewed after practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. Hamlin won the pole position. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 18, 2018 - 4:32 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup Series championship (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The controversial pit stall selections of Joe Gibbs Racing drew scrutiny after the first stage of Sunday's championship race. Denny Hamlin missed his pit stall when he headed in for service and had to...
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NASCAR President Steve Phelps speaks during a news conference before the NASCAR Cup Series Championship auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 18, 2018 - 1:13 pm
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,...
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Denny Hamlin is interviewed after practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. Hamlin won the pole position. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2018 - 6:51 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs issued a team order on the eve of NASCAR's championship that gave Kyle Busch an edge over the other three title contenders. Busch was gifted the coveted No. 1 pit stall Saturday when Joe Gibbs Racing made the dubious decision to force teammate and pole winner Denny...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, Kurt Busch waits in his car before NASCAR Cup Series auto racing practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. NASCAR's driver carousel will spin long after the season finale. Former Cup champions Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)
November 17, 2018 - 3:02 am
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's driver carousel will spin long after the season finale. Former Cup champions Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles. Busch, the...
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November 16, 2018 - 10:02 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Brett Moffitt capped his remarkable underdog season with a NASCAR Truck Series championship for his underfunded race team. Moffitt won the season finale Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway to close a storybook chapter in his rollercoaster NASCAR career. The championship...
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