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NASCAR says it will get out of downturn

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) The Latest on NASCAR's Cup Series championship (all times local):

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Reddick claims Xfinity Series title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Tyler Reddick opened Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first season in retirement with a victory and closed it with a championship.

Reddick won the Xfinity Series finale Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim the title in NASCAR's development series. Reddick was perhaps a long shot behind Christopher Bell and Cole Custer, but with team owner Earnhardt watching from his pit box, he drove away from the contenders and bookended his rookie season with two massive trips to victory lane. Read More...

Kurt Busch, Kenseth to move on in 2019

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) NASCAR's driver carousel will spin long after the season finale.

Former Cup champions Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles. Read More...

Moffitt wins Truck Series championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) An underdog driver for an underfunded team celebrated a storybook season ending with an improbable championship.

Brett Moffitt won the Trucks Series championship for Hattori Racing, a tiny team stretched so thin financially there were times the organization wasn't sure it could complete this season. But Moffitt, practically a journeyman in NASCAR at age 26, put together the year that made it impossible for the little team to quit. Read More...

Hamlin to part with crew chief Wheeler

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Denny Hamlin will have a new crew chief next year.

Hamlin tweeted that Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be his last with crew chief Mike Wheeler. Read More...

Pearson, NASCAR's Silver Fox, dies at 83

David Pearson, the NASCAR pioneer known as "The Silver Fox" for his cunning craft and a longtime rivalry with Richard Petty, has died. He was 83.

The Wood Brothers Racing team said Pearson died Monday night in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he was born and lived most of his life. Details were not immediately available. Read More...

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