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Justin Haley poses for photos with his trophy after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Big rain and big wreck leads to Haley’s 1st career Cup win

- Associated Press

A 500-1 longshot making just his third career Cup start, Haley won the rain-postponed, rain-shortened race at Daytona on Sunday. He inherited the lead after a 17-car accident decimated the field and a lightning strike forced NASCAR to stop the race.

Kyle Busch celebrates in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Busch moves into tie for 9th with 55th career NASCAR Cup Series win

- Associated Press

Busch matched Hall of Fame driver Rusty Wallace for ninth on the NASCAR Cup Series career victory list with 55. He won for the fourth time this season. And the season of JGR that already includes a Daytona 500 championship and a Hall of Fame nod for patriarch Joe Gibbs shows no sign of tapering off.

President Donald Trump, center, speaks as he welcomes Joey Logano, left, the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Penske team owner Roger Penske, right, also attends. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump welcomes NASCAR champ Logano to White House

Associated Press

Trump celebrated the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tuesday on the South Lawn, along with team owner Roger Penske. With Logano’s car parked nearby, Trump praised the driver and called it “one beautiful car.”

Chase Elliott celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Elliott wins Cup race at Talladega, gets 1st victory for Chevy

- Associated Press

Elliott won the Cup Series race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, giving Chevrolet its first victory of the season. He finished well in the clear from a race-ending crash that flipped Kyle Larson a half-dozen times.

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In this June 21, 2016 photo, Country music star Jake Owen poses in his boat on the Cumberland River near Nashville, Tenn. Owen's latest album, "American Love," comes out on Friday, July 29. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Country star Jake Owen to perform before Daytona 500

Associated Press

Country music singer Jake Owen will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500. Owen will take the stage ahead of the 61st running of the "Great American Race" at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17.

Stars & Stripes Team USA launches all-American cup challenge

- Associated Press

Stars & Stripes Team USA has been accepted as a challenger for the 2021 America's Cup, promising to have an all-American squad in a competition where nationality has mattered little in recent decades.

NASCAR driver Rick Crawford at media day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Ex-NASCAR driver sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempted underage sex

Associated Press

A former NASCAR driver has been sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in prison for trying to have sex with an underage girl. Court records show that 60-year-old Rick Crawford was sentenced Monday in Orlando federal court. He was convicted in August of attempted enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.

Joey Logano holds his steering wheel after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Joey Logano spoils Big Three party to win NASCAR title

- Associated Press

The underdog on paper but the favorite in his mind, Logano busted up The Big Three and won an improbable first NASCAR title by soundly beating a trio of former champions. Logano won the season finale Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to grab the Cup title in a season in which he barely contended until the playoffs began.

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.

Alexander Rossi celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the IndyCar auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Alexander Rossi wins at Pocono in race marred by violent wreck

- Associated Press

Rossi dominated Sunday at Pocono and led 180 of 200 laps to win his second straight race and third of the season, slicing into Scott Dixon's grip on the championship lead with three races left in the season.

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.

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.