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  • Big names drop to bottom of standings after ho-hum race

    It was a sloppy race at Charlotte Motor Speedway no matter how you slice it. As Joey Logano drove away from the field to earn an important Chase for the Sprint Cup championship victory, three other NASCAR stars suffered huge hits in their push through the playoffs. Matt Kenseth is last in the…

    The Associated Press
  • Weekend Sports In Brief

    Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley was banned for two playoff games by Major League Baseball following his late takeout slide that broke New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's right leg. The Mets and Dodgers are tied at 1-all in the best-of-five NL Division Series. MLB would likely try to…

    The Associated Press
  • Hendrick Motorsports drivers struggle at Charlotte

    Hendrick Motorsports' struggles this season carried over to Charlotte Motor Speedway on the Sunday in a key race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Jimmie Johnson was eliminated last week, and now Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the ropes. Johnson was 39th and Kasey Kahne wound up in last place.

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Sunday, Oct. 11

    Oct. 11 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Sunday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Texans' two-step continues, QB Hoyer to lead again HOUSTON -- Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer was named the starter for the next…

  • Title contenders eyeing win at Charlotte to ease pressure

    The event at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended last year with mild-mannered Matt Kenseth jumping Brad Keselowski, who had already drawn the ire of Denny Hamlin. Because a win will earn a championship contender an automatic berth into the third round and relieve the pressure for ominous races at…

    The Associated Press
  • Rain pushes Chase race at Charlotte to Sunday afternoon

    The opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs was washed out by persistent rain Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It's just NASCAR's second rainout of the season, although several events this year were delayed because of weather. Joe Gibbs Racing headed into the event trying to…

    The Associated Press
  • Austin Dillon wins Xfinity Series race at Charlotte

    Austin Dillon was leaning on his No. 33 Chevrolet praying moments before the Xfinity Series race Friday night when fireworks came crashing down on his backside. A startled Dillon jumped away from his car along with girlfriend Whitney Ward. ''I don't know if it was a sign from God or what - but He…

    The Associated Press
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  • Thursday's Sports In Brief

    The Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals at their own game Thursday night, relying on sharp pitching from Collin McHugh and stingy defense behind him for a 5-2 victory in the opener of their AL Division Series. McHugh (1-0) allowed four hits, including a pair of solo homers by Kendrys…

    The Associated Press
  • Talladega adds more SAFER barrier to cover entire track

    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Talladega Superspeedway said Thursday it will have energy-absorbing barriers around the entire track when NASCAR races there this month.

    The Associated Press
  • Matt Kenseth wins pole once again at Charlotte

    Matt Kenseth is back in a familiar spot at Charlotte Motor Speedway - sitting on the pole. Kenseth will start up front Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race after turning a lap at 194.532 mph Thursday night to edge Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch. Kenseth also won the pole at the…

    The Associated Press
  • Charlotte paints track to mark restart zones

    Charlotte Motor Speedway has painted lines on the race track to mark where the restart zone will begin and end Saturday night. The zone is typically marked by NASCAR with the lines on the outside wall that aren't seen by fans. Drivers have complained for the last several months about shenanigans…

    The Associated Press
  • Earnhardt forced to make hard decisions for JR Motorsports

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. has tried for five years to push Josh Berry's career forward. ''We all but begged in that media center after the race,'' Earnhardt said. With 139 employees to support at JR Motorsports, Earnhardt has to make business decisions that often break his heart.

    The Associated Press
  • Hendrick teams now guarding against parts failures in Chase

    Hendrick Motorsports took time in its weekly meetings to address the parts failure that cost Jimmie Johnson a shot at a seventh championship. Johnson was eliminated in the first round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when an axle seal broke on his car Sunday at Dover. The failure…

    The Associated Press
  • Syracuse's Moody Mile hosts its final stock car race

    Wesley Moody really doesn't want to think about it. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a car guy at heart, announced in September that the state will spend $50 million to transform the fair into a year-round destination. Moody staked his claim to local fame in 1970 when he became the first driver to…

    The Associated Press
  • Harvick victory celebration raises eyebrows among rivals

    First, Kevin Harvick embarrassed the field with a dominating victory at Dover. Then his victory celebration made some of his competitors wonder if the reigning Sprint Cup champion had something to hide. Many believe Harvick backed his car into the wall during his celebratory burnout perhaps in an…

    The Associated Press
  • Gordon thinks new tire changer can give inside information

    Jeff Gordon believes his new front tire changer can improve his pit crew and give Hendrick Motorsports some inside information on the competition. Nick Odell, considered one of the best tire changers in NASCAR, was released from Joe Gibbs Racing after the opening race in the Chase for the Sprint…

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  • Column: Harvick advancing bad for everyone else in NASCAR

    No one would have blamed a championship contender for getting just a little bit excited when Kevin Harvick wrecked during the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Funny thing is, not a single driver in the Chase field counted Harvick out. Indeed, Harvick put on a clinic Sunday at Dover…

    The Associated Press