• December 7, 2016

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflects on long concussion recovery

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The longer Dale Earnhardt Jr. couldn't drive because of the debilitating effects of a concussion, the more uptight he became.

Caffeine rush: Monster Energy to sponsor NASCAR's top series

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR announced an agreement with Monster Energy on Thursday that makes the energy drink maker the title sponsor of its top series in 2017, ending a lengthy process of finding a replacement for Sprint.

The Latest: Jimmie Johnson wins his 7th NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday (all times local):

It looked bleak for Johnson until he snatched a 7th title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson walked across the stage after driver introductions to find his car inexplicably missing from pit road.

Jimmie Johnson seizes record-tying 7th NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson had the commemorative helmet and a photographer chronicling his every move. He had even planned to run a symbolic seven miles the night before his shot at a seventh championship.

France won't talk Trump support as NASCAR closes season

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR chairman Brian France refused Sunday to discuss his political support of President-elect Donald Trump and quickly pivoted the conversation toward his own efforts at improving diversity in his sport.

Edwards fastest of champion contenders in final practice

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Carl Edwards became the early favorite to win NASCAR's championship with a strong showing in the final practice before Sunday's title-deciding finale.

Sadler looks to cap career renaissance with Xfinity title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Elliott Sadler raced in NASCAR's inaugural Chase, competing with Mark Martin, Jeremy Mayfield and Jimmie Johnson for a shot at the championship.

Earnhardt expects medical clearance in December to race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. should be medically cleared from his concussion in December and ready to race in the 2017 Daytona 500.

NASCAR drivers cozy up in very cordial championship preview

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As expected, NASCAR's four championship rivals were cordial, candid and comical.

Crafton eyes history with 3rd NASCAR Truck Series title

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Matt Crafton had the luxury of winning one NASCAR Truck Series championship just by starting the race and grabbed a second title by finishing in the back of the pack.

Kenseth's title hopes erased after bizarre turn of events

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As Matt Kenseth left the garage at Phoenix International Raceway, his crew chief hung his arm over the driver in an attempt to lift their spirits.

Logano wins Phoenix as he and Kyle Busch complete final 4

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Kenseth's misfortune gave Joey Logano a chance to race for the championship.

Harvick completely at ease in must-win situation at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has been backed into a corner before in NASCAR's elimination-style playoffs. Put Harvick in a must-win situation, and he's proven repeatedly he can deliver.

Earnhardt completes season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.

Area experts pick Johnson, Earnhardt for Coke Zero 400

The Coke Zero 400 will take place in Daytona on Saturday night.

Close finish at Fontana due to late-race tire mishaps

Kyle Busch took first place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 on Sunday in Fontana, Calif. 

Hamlin, Kenseth win Daytona qualifying races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin is still undefeated in 2014, winning the second Daytona 500 qualifying race Thursday night as he coolly pulled away from the field as chaos erupted behind him.