Kyle Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut as NASCAR's latest champion, winning his second title Sunday after two teammates were slowed by pit-road gaffes.
Ford v Toyota flopped for the blue oval at the track.
Joe Gibbs won the first race, the last race and more than a dozen in between. His most dominating season in 28 years as a NASCAR team owner culminated with his fifth Cup Series championship.
The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the honorary starter for the 2020 Daytona 500, making him part of the pre-race ceremonies for the third consecutive year.
Denny Hamlin's championship run was foiled by the tale of the tape.
Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car season title and second in three years Sunday by advancing to the final round of the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals.
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Red Bull's Max Verstappen won Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a race which ended badly for both Ferrari drivers.
NASCAR will attempt to improve the racing at short tracks in 2020 after the rules package introduced this season adversely altered the racing at many popular venues.
Points leader Steve Torrence jumped to the No. 1 spot in the final Top Fuel qualifying session Saturday at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway.
Tyler Reddick won his second consecutive Xfinity Series championship by snatching the lead away from Cole Custer in a spirited season finale Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Kyle Busch, weary from the hype surrounding NASCAR's championship race, just wanted to end his media obligations and return his focus to the finale.
Ed Laukes strolled onto the stage with his chest seemingly puffed out. The Toyota executive corrected the moderator, who shorted the manufacturer one victory this season, and then took a few playful shots at the competition.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen took pole position on Saturday for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Joe Gibbs keeps mementos of his late son on his office desk. There's a photo of a little girl who could barely walk but whose day brightened when J.D. Gibbs surprised her with a tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing shop. Hundreds of letters are stacked on the desk, written by fans, friends, strangers, all wanting to say thank you to J.D. for acts of kindness, big or small.
With little at stake at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, the Formula One race is an opportunity for fans to remember and celebrate home favorite Ayrton Senna, 25 years after his death.
In many ways, Homestead-Miami Speedway was the ideal spot for NASCAR's "championship weekend."
As Denny Hamlin angrily tried to charge after Joey Logano in a post-race fracas, only one person was able to calm the driver.
Matt Crafton won a championship without winning a race, an unprecedented feat under NASCAR's new title-deciding playoff systems.