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Earnhardt avoids wrecks in final race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. went out without a big bang at Talladega Superspeedway, and that's more than most of his fellow drivers could say.

Earnhardt had hoped to close out his final scheduled race at `Dega with a seventh victory. Instead, he finished seventh. Read More...

Talladega too dicey to be in playoffs

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Here's what went right at Talladega Superspeedway:

- It was a beautiful day with packed grandstands. Read More...

Earnhardt, wife expecting first child

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. is going to be rather busy in retirement. NASCAR's most popular driver announced Monday his wife is expecting the couple's first child.

Earnhardt posted a picture of pink pair of baby girl Converse on Instagram to announce he and wife Amy are having a daughter. He did not reveal a due date. Read More...

Activist burns Nazi flag near Talladega

LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) A Pennsylvania attorney burned a combination Confederate-Nazi flag near a major NASCAR race in Alabama. reports 67-year-old Gene Stilp burned the flag inside a trash can around 10 a.m. Sunday near the Talladega Superspeedway, which hosted the Alabama 500 later that day. He knelt in solidarity with NFL players protesting social injustice after delivering a short speech. Read More...

Truex lands 36-race sponsorship for 2018

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Having the best team in NASCAR has paid off, finally, for Furniture Row Racing.

The team on Sunday announced a full sponsorship package for Martin Truex Jr. in 2018 with Bass Pro Shops, 5-hour Energy and Auto Owners Insurance. Since its inception, the team has primarily been funded out of team owner Barney Visser's pocket. Read More...

Kligerman wins trucks, Nemechek advances

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Parker Kligerman won the Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, where the focus was on John Hunter Nemechek's desperate push to advance in the playoffs.

Nemechek entered Saturday's elimination race last in the eight-driver field, but could advance into NASCAR's Round of 6 with some help. He got it very early in the race when Chase Briscoe headed to the garage with a mechanical problem, then Kaz Grala wrecked. Read More...

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