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Ex-NASCAR driver killed in plane crash

STERLING, Conn. (AP) Modified stock car great Michael Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61.

State police say the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sterling near the Rhode Island state line. They say the single-engine, single-seat Aerolite 103 took off from the Riconn Airport in Coventry, Rhode Island, and had been turning back toward the airfield when it crashed into a wooded area near the airport. NASCAR confirmed that Stefanik was killed in the accident. Read More...

Hill wins Vegas Trucks race to advance

LAS VEGAS (AP) Austin Hill passed Ross Chastain with 11 laps to go and pulled away to win Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the final race of the first round of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs.

Hill and Chastain earned spots in the Round of 6 while three of the eight playoff drivers did not finish due to mechanical issues. Read More...

DiBenedetto to replace retiring Menard

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Paul Menard has decided to walk away from NASCAR's top level after more than 460 races and Wood Brothers Racing is replacing him with Matt DiBenedetto in the iconic No. 21 Ford next season.

After spending 16 years in the Cup Series, Menard said Tuesday he wants to step back from full-time racing to spend more time with his family. The 39-year-old driver, whose only win came at the Brickyard 400 in 2011, has two young children with his wife, Jennifer. Read More...

Harvick wins, Johnson's playoff run ends

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jimmie Johnson drove through pit road with his rear bumper dangling off the back, already aware of the consequences when he parked the car.

His chance at ending a 27-month victory drought with a record-tying fifth Brickyard 400 win gone. His quest for a record-breaking eighth series put on hold. And his distinction as the only driver to make every NASCAR playoff since it was adopted in 2004 was history, too. Read More...

Kyle Busch holds on for Indy Xfinity win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kyle Busch needed a little help to return to victory lane Saturday.

First, he inherited the lead when the leaders crashed with eight laps to go. Then, on the final restart, he got the push he needed from Justin Allgaier's teammate. Read More...

Non-playoff drivers still have goals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jimmie Johnson made one thing perfectly clear when he walked out of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield medical center.

He might be out of the playoffs but his season is not over. Read More...