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William Byron poses with his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto racing championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 20, 2017 - 6:09 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — As Kyle Busch walked off the stage following the final race of the year, a NASCAR official told the driver he would see him next season. "If I don't retire," Busch said. Ummm, what? "Wouldn't be the first guy," Busch quipped. Busch was probably just making a joke about Carl...
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November 20, 2017 - 3:50 pm
HORSE RACING Through Nov. 19 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Jockeys Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Jose Ortiz 1324 253 246 198 $26,328,881 Javier Castellano 1142 206 202 163 $23,274,767 Irad Ortiz, Jr. 1330 274 254 207 $20,389,777 Mike Smith 243 59 36 39 $19,405,803 John Velazquez 839 180 113...
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November 20, 2017 - 2:22 pm
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November 20, 2017 - 8:50 am
NFL-SCHEDULE Saints keep streak with late comeback UNDATED (AP) — The New Orleans Saints picked up their eighth consecutive victory on Sunday, but they needed a miraculous finish to do it. The Saints scored 15 points in the last three minutes of regulation before Wil Lutz drilled a 28-yard field...
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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
November 20, 2017 - 2:52 am
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. chugged another beer, left his crew guys on pit road after a nearly hour-long post-race party and bolted for the championship stage. He had another celebration ahead with one of his best buddies in racing. Earnhardt raised a cold one . Martin Truex Jr...
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CORRECTS BYLINE TO DARRYL GRAHAM NOT TERRY RENNA Dale Earnhardt Jr. is surrounded upon getting out of his car after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Earnhardt is retiring from full-time racing. (AP Photo/Darryl Graham)
November 19, 2017 - 9:18 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. threw his own retirement party on pit road. Earnhardt popped out of his car, flashed a thumbs-up sign and chugged a Budweiser. Drenched in sweat and suds, he grabbed another cold one. It was easy enough to keep happy hour rolling since the beer cooler was...
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Brad Keselowski checks on the status of his car during practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
November 19, 2017 - 8:18 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's season finale (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Brad Keselowski has concerns that Ford could "take a drubbing next year" if there isn't more manufacturer parity in NASCAR. Martin Truex Jr. won the season finale and the Cup championship in a Toyota. Kyle...
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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race and season championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 19, 2017 - 7:56 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's newest champion wouldn't take his helmet off. He couldn't. If he did, then everyone would see Martin Truex Jr. cry. Truex capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR's champion Sunday, then struggled to start the celebration. He was mobbed on...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, driver Danica Patrick waves prior to the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Patrick announced plans Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, to run just 2 races in 2018, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, and end her full-time driving career. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
November 19, 2017 - 5:56 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick climbed out of her burning, smoke-filled, wrecked race car and trudged toward pit road. She pulled off her gloves and helmet in frustration before being taken to the infield care center. It was a much earlier exit than Patrick wanted in her final NASCAR race as...
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