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Racing legend Richard Petty, left, watches practice with Roger Penske prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series 300 auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NASCAR draws line on protesting during national anthem

Associated Press

It appeared no drivers, crew or other team members participated in a protest during the national anthem to start the NASCAR Cup series race Sunday in Loudon, New Hampshire. Several team owners and executives had said they wouldn’t want anyone in their organizations to protest.

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman squeezes out of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car after being driven around the track, Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017 in Richmond, Va. (Shaban Athuman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. treats Redskins players to high-speed laps

- Associated Press

NASCAR driver and avid Washington Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. treated quarterback Kirk Cousins and four other players from the team to ride-arounds at Richmond Raceway on Tuesday before heading to the team’s practice complex to watch their afternoon workout.

Kyle Larson raises his arms after exiting his car after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Kyle Larson outlasts Chase Elliott at Michigan again

- Associated Press

Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining and held off Chase Elliott on Sunday for his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season. The finish was similar to the race at Michigan last August, when Larson took the lead on a restart with nine laps left en route to his first Cup win.

Jimmie Johnson, left, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after he won a NASCAR Cup series auto race, Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Jimmie Johnson extends track record with 11th win at Dover

- Associated Press

Johnson sped off on the final restart Sunday and earned another slice of NASCAR history, winning in overtime at Dover International Speedway for the 11th time and moving into a tie for sixth on the career victories list.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s confidence sky high amid return for Daytona 500

- Associated Press

Earnhardt is the biggest story of Speedweeks. While it’s fairly common for the two-time Daytona 500 winner to be the center of attention at Daytona International Speedway, especially given his father’s fame and tragic fate at the superspeedway, it’s been considerably different this year.

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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, Carl Edwards waves during driver introductions for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is retiring. Joe Gibbs Racing has scheduled a pair of news conferences Wednesday. Jan. 11, 2017, in which Edwards is expected to announce he is giving up the sport immediately. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Carl Edwards reportedly walking away from final year with Joe Gibbs Racing

- Associated Press

In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is walking away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing less than two months after nearly winning his first Cup championship, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Jimmie Johnson celebrates his NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race and season title win Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Jimmie Johnson seizes record-tying 7th NASCAR championship

- Associated Press

Johnson was the dog of the championship contenders in a winner-take-all season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He needed only to beat three other drivers to tie Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt as drivers with seven titles, but he was the worst of the final four for all but one lap Sunday night.