KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night (all times local):
Brad Keselowski has raced to his third NASCAR Cup...
DiBenedetto to drive Toyota for Leavine Family Racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt DiBenedetto will drive for Leavine Family Racing next season and the team will field Toyota Camrys.
The team currently uses Chevrolet but will receive engines and technology, data and technical assistance from Toyota Racing Development in 2019. The team will receive its chassis from Joe Gibbs Racing.
Kasey Kahne drove for Leavine this season but has been on medical leave since August and will not return to NASCAR. Regan Smith is finishing the season in the No. 95.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — A Maine candidate for governor hopes to win support of some NASCAR fans this weekend.
Republican Shawn Moody landed an advertising spot on Matt DiBenedetto's race car for the New Hampshire 301 race Sunday in Loudon, New Hampshire.
The car's owner proposed advertising Moody's campaign on the number 32 car.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway (all times local):
Erik Jones has won a crash-filled NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway, passing defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. on the final lap and then crossing the finish line for the first victory of his Cup Series career.
Jones was involved in one of the many wrecks, but his No. 20 Toyota was still in good enough shape to get by Truex.
Jimmie Johnson, 7 others switching cars for Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and seven others are switching to backup cars for the Daytona 500.
All of the teams sustained damaged in qualifying races Thursday. The group includes Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron, 2012 Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, Aric Almirola, Matt DiBenedetto and David Gilliland.
NASCAR also said Friday that Johnson, Keselowski, Almirola and DiBenedetto will swap engines.
DiBenedetto staying with Go Fas Racing for 2018
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Matt DiBenedetto has agreed to a contract extension to stay with Go Fas Racing's No. 32 team in 2018.
Go Fas announced the deal Saturday, saying crew chief Gene Nead is staying with the team as well.
DiBenedetto is in his third season on the NASCAR Cup Series. He has three top-10 finishes, including two this year.
DiBenedetto out of Cup race because of concussion protocol
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Matt DiBenedetto was held out of the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Texas because of NASCAR's concussion protocol.
While DiBenedetto said he felt fine, doctors didn't clear him to drive in the AAA Texas 500 a day after being involved in a hard crash during the Xfinity Series race at the track.
DiBenedetto said he would be in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday morning to get checked by doctors. He expects to drive in next week's race at Phoenix.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has suspended the crew chief for Kevin Harvick for an improperly installed lug nut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Rodney Childers will not appeal the suspension or his $20,000 fine. He will miss Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway.
Childers is the fifth crew chief suspended over a lug nut rule instituted by NASCAR earlier this season. The rule was put in place because teams were not applying all five lug nuts properly in an effort to...