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Collision keys Bell's first Xfinity win

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Christopher Bell raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday, beating dominant Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones after they made contract with four laps left at Kansas Speedway.

Bell led for just those four laps, hanging in second place behind Jones for much of the race before sliding in front of him shortly before the collision. After watching his teammate control the race for so long, the finish came as a surprise for Bell. Read More...

Johnson, Kenseth on bubble at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while Matt Kenseth joked last weekend about driving a school bus if he fails to find a ride for next season.

Both would be happier driving in hopes of a Cup Series title next week. Read More...

Keselowski wins to advance in playoffs

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) To win the championship this year, Team Penske told Brad Keselowski he had to win at Talladega Superspeedway.

So he did.

Earnhardt avoids wrecks at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. went out without a big bang at Talladega Superspeedway, and that's more than most of his fellow drivers could say.

Earnhardt had hoped to close out his final scheduled race at `Dega with a seventh victory. Instead, he finished seventh. Read More...

Talladega too dicey to be in playoffs

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Here's what went right at Talladega Superspeedway:

- It was a beautiful day with packed grandstands. Read More...

Earnhardt, wife expecting first child

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. is going to be rather busy in retirement. NASCAR's most popular driver announced Monday his wife is expecting the couple's first child.

Earnhardt posted a picture of pink pair of baby girl Converse on Instagram to announce he and wife Amy are having a daughter. He did not reveal a due date. Read More...

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