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Stenhouse Jr. inks deals with 3 sponsors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Roush Fenway Racing has reached contract extensions with three of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s primary sponsors through 2021.

Fastenal will remain the anchor sponsor and has been with the team since it paired with Carl Edwards in 2010. Stenhouse was partnered with Fastenal in 2015. Fifth Third Bank was on Stenhouse's car last year when he won his first two Cup races, at Talladega and at Daytona in July. The third company, SunnyD, was Stenhouse's sponsor at Bristol, his first top-10 finish of the season. Read More...

Kyle Busch wins 2nd straight Cup race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Kyle Busch was all smiles and Kyle Larson was all scowls.

Busch passed Larson with five laps remaining at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday to win his second straight Cup Series race, culminating a rain-delayed weekend when temperatures dipped into the high 30s. Read More...

Ford bringing Mustang to NASCAR in 2019

Ford is bringing its Mustang to NASCAR's top series for the first time.

The American automaker said Tuesday the Mustang will replace the Fusion in the Monster Energy Cup Series beginning next February at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR team owner Roger Penkse slipped earlier this year, divulging that Ford would have a new body in 2019. Read More...

Richmond to host races amid redesign

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Dennis Bickmeier is days away from hosting a NASCAR weekend, and finally able to relax a bit.

For months, the president of Richmond Raceway has admittedly had days where he was afraid to go inside the track, where a $30 million renovation meant the only vehicles making laps were bulldozers, backhoes and steamrollers. Now, with the track hosting NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Series races Friday and Saturday, it's ready. Read More...

Wallace leads Cup race for first time

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) The Latest on the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local):

2:50 p.m. Read More...

Preece wins Bristol Xfinity, $100K bonus

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Ryan Preece was willing to risk just about anything in hopes of bolstering his racing career. That meant going into major debt last year for a chance to run a few races on the Xfinity Series.

But Preece's investment in himself paid off big time Saturday as the full-time NASCAR Modified Tour driver captured the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and took home the Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus prize. Read More...

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