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Kevin Harvick celebrates with fans after winning a NASCAR Cup auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke) **FILE**

Kevin Harvick’s championship berth spoiled by NASCAR inspectors

- Associated Press

Kevin Harvick’s bid for a second NASCAR title suffered a massive setback when he was stripped of his berth in the championship race after series inspectors found his winning car from Texas Motor Speedway had been deliberately altered to give him a performance advantage.

NASCAR driver Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Joey Logano snaps long losing streak with win at Talladega

- Associated Press

Logano won Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to snap a streak that dated to April 30 of last year. That win at Richmond was later disqualified because his car failed inspection, so the benefits from the victory were stripped and it cost him a spot in the playoffs.

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Clint Bowyer passes Kyle Busch en route to winning the NASCAR Cup Series race in Martinsville, Virginia, on Monday. It was Bowyer's first victory since Charlotte in October 2012. (Associated Press)

Clint Bowyer wins at Martinsville to snap 190-race losing streak

- Associated Press

Bowyer snapped a 190-race losing streak dating to 2012 with a dominating victory at Martinsville Speedway. Monday's win continued the strong start to the NASCAR season for Stewart-Haas Racing, which has won four of the first six races to start the year.

Alex Bowman climbs out of this car after qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Alex Bowman puts No. 88 on the pole at Daytona

- Associated Press

Bowman won the pole for "The Great American Race" in his debut as the official driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, piloted until last season by NASCAR rock star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Six of Earnhardt's 17 career victories at Daytona International Speedway came in that car, including one of his Daytona 500 victories.