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Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Kevin Harvick passes Martin Truex Jr. for Texas win, both clinch title shots

- Associated Press

Truex led 107 of 334 laps and was still up front until his bobble on the backstretch that allowed Harvick to take the lead. But Truex, with a significant points lead and wins in three of the eight playoff races, also locked into one of the four spots to race for the championship at Homestead in two weeks.

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.

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Jeff Gordon gestures during a media conference prior to the qualifying session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race on Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Sonoma, Calif. Jeff Gordon is open to succeeding Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa's new "Live" co-host, so long as he could continue his new job as a NASCAR analyst. Gordon is calling his final race of the season Sunday for Fox Sports and then will head into the first significant downtime of his professional career. The four-time NASCAR champion is in his first year in the broadcast booth. He insisted Saturday he'll be back next year when Fox resumes coverage of the first half of the season. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Jeff Gordon could replace Earnhardt at Indy

- Associated Press

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon could come out of retirement next weekend and drive the No. 88 Chevrolet if Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not cleared to race.

Alexander Rossi, a 24-year-old American, smiles after he won the 100th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday as a 66-to-1 long shot. (Associated Press)

Alexander Rossi pulls off stunning upset in Indianapolis 500

- Associated Press

As a 66-to-1 long shot entering the race, Rossi stunned the field and won the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 by using a fuel strategy to outsmart a handful of drivers with the race's most dominant cars.

Travel 2016: Rio, Indy 500, German beer, Christo in Italy

- Associated Press

Rio and Cuba. The Pope's Year of Mercy and artist Christo's walk on water. Philadelphia, Cleveland and the next U.S. president. Super Bowl in California and the Indy 500 at 100. A centennial for America's National Park Service, 400 years since Shakespeare died and 500 years of pure German beer.