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Nemechek pulls away for 1st Xfinity win

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) John Hunter Nemechek's father first brought him to victory lane at Kansas Speedway almost 15 years ago, when "Front Row" Joe Nemechek swept the weekend Xfinity and Cup series races.

His boy drove himself there Saturday. Read More...

Larson appeal denied, docked 10 points

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Kyle Larson's appeal of a rules violation from last week's race at Talladega was denied Friday, a big blow to the Chip Ganassi Racing driver's chances of advancing in NASCAR's playoffs.

Larson was docked 10 points, crew chief Chad Johnston fined $25,000 and car chief David Bryant was suspended for Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway after officials determined the team used unapproved metal tabs in violation of NASCAR's policy for repairing damaged vehicles. Read More...

Logano earns pole for elimination race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Joey Logano hopped out of his car and jokingly thanked his Penske Racing team for all the wise adjustments that they made before he qualified on the pole for Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway.

The truth was they changed absolutely nothing. Read More...

Kansas native Bowyer to have busy Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) One of the first things Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach did when he learned their game against Cincinnati had been moved to Sunday night was pick up his phone and dial Clint Bowyer.

Veach had met the Stewart-Haas Racing driver when he joined other members of the Chiefs for a visit to Kansas Speedway in May. The two hit it off, keeping in touch throughout the summer and into the fall, and built a friendship based on mutual passions: racing and football. Read More...

Gallagher gives up Xfinity driver's role

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Spencer Gallagher is ready to be a professional nerd again.

The former Silicon Valley software engineer-turned-driver announced Friday that he is stepping out of the Xfinity Series car owned by his father, Allegiant Air chief executive Maurice Gallagher Jr., and into a supervisory role with their GMS Racing Team next season. Read More...

Almirola wins at Talladega to advance

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Tony Stewart hired Aric Almirola because he believed the journeyman would win races for Stewart-Haas Racing. Almirola came close time and again this year but fell short.

The boss made sure to keep Almirola's spirits high every chance he got, including a pre-race pep talk Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Read More...

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