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Carl Edwards wins delayed and rain-shortened race at Texas

Carl Edwards has a chance at the 2016 title. (Getty) Carl Edwards will be racing for the Sprint Cup championship at Homestead. Edwards won Sunday’s rain-delayed and rain-shortened race at Texas Motor Speedway, holding off Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. Show More Summary

Texas race delayed because of rain

Rain fell on Kevin Harvick and others just before Sunday’s race was set to start. (Getty) Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Texas was delayed from it’s originally scheduled 2:15 p.m. ET start because of rain that hit the track just before 2 p.m. Show More Summary

Matt DiBenedetto out for Texas race after Xfinity Series crash

DiBenedetto is 35th in the points standings. (Getty) Matt DiBenedetto will miss Sunday’s race at Texas after a crash in the Xfinity Series race Saturday. Your browser does not support iframes. DiBenedetto is currently in NASCAR’s concussion protocol and is not cleared to race. Show More Summary

Austin Dillon wins pole at Texas

Austin Dillon won the pole earlier this year at California. (Getty) Austin Dillon has his second pole of the season. The driver of the No. 3 posted the fastest time in the third round of Friday’s qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway and will start ahead of Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick. Show More Summary

Spring success gives Edwards confidence he could win to advance to Chase's final round

Carl Edwards finished 36th at Martinsville. (Getty) FORT WORTH, Texas — Carl Edwards needs a win to advance to the final round of the Chase. Well, Edwards can get into the final round if he doesn’t get a win. But he’s going to need some wild things to happen at Texas and Phoenix over the next two weeks. Show More Summary

Michael Annett to drive for JR Motorsports in Xfinity Series in 2017

Michael Annett is 36th in the Cup Series points standings. (Getty) Michael Annett is moving from the Sprint Cup Series to the Xfinity Series in 2017. Annett, who drives the No. 46 for HScott Motorsports in the Cup Series, will drive for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports next season. Show More Summary

Matt Tifft to drive full-time for Joe Gibbs Racing in Xfinity in 2017

Matt Tifft was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June and had surgery to remove it. (Getty) Matt Tifft will compete in a full Xfinity Series season in 2017. Tifft, 20, has driven a partial schedule for the team the past two seasons and will step up to full-time as Erik Jones makes the move to the Sprint Cup Series. Show More Summary

Trevor Bayne signs 3-year contract extension with Roush Fenway Racing

Trevor Bayne is 22nd in the points standings. (Getty) Trevor Bayne and Roush Fenway Racing will be together through the 2019. Along with Advocare, Bayne’s current sponsor. The team announced a three-year extension for both driver and sponsor Wednesday. Show More Summary

Matt Borland moving from Stewart-Haas to crew chief for Paul Menard in 2017

Paul Menard is 25th in the points standings. (Getty) Matt Borland is returning to the Sprint Cup Series as a crew chief. Richard Childress Racing said Borland would take over as Paul Menard’s crew chief in 2017. Menard began the season with Justin Alexander as a crew chief, though he was replaced in July by Danny Stockman on an interim basis. Show More Summary

Reed Sorenson's car will support Donald Trump at Texas

Reed Sorenson’s No. 55 for Texas. (Via Premium Motorsports’ Facebook page) Premium Motorsports is getting political at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. The team, which fields backmarker cars in the Sprint Cup Series, will support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on Reed Sorenson’s No. Show More Summary

JTG-Daugherty open to adding additional car for 2017

AJ Allmendinger is 19th in the points standings and has three-straight top-10 finishes. (Getty) Could JTG-Daugherty Racing be expanding for 2017? It certainly sounds like the team is seriously considering it. Co-owner Tad Geschickter said the team would have to make a decision soon if it wanted to add a teammate for AJ Allmendinger next season. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Jimmie Johnson gets a win and retakes the top spot

No. 1 is a no-brainer this week. (Getty) Welcome to Power Rankings. As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it’s the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com and we’ll try to have some fun. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville to clinch chance at 7th championship

Jimmie Johnson will be racing for a record-tying seventh championship at Homestead in three weeks. Johnson won Sunday’s race at Martinsville to automatically advance to the winner-take-all race of NASCAR’s Chase at Homestead on Nov. 20. Show More Summary

Man accused of striking pedestrians in Martinsville lot charged with reckless driving (Updated)

A track spokesperson said multiple people were struck by a black convertible. (Getty) UPDATED Monday, 3 p.m. ET: An unidentified man accused of hitting over 20 pedestrians in a parking lot outside Martinsville Speedway has been charged...Show More Summary

Reports: Multiple pedestrians struck by vehicle in parking lot after Martinsville race

A track spokesperson said multiple people were struck by a black convertible. (Getty) Numerous people were struck by a vehicle in a Martinsville Speedway parking lot following Sunday’s Sprint Cup race won by Jimmie Johnson. Per NBC, 22 people were hit while a track spokesperson said none appeared to have life-threatening injuries. Show More Summary

Jeff Gordon finishes a season-best 6th in what's likely the final race of his Cup career

Jeff Gordon made his 805th career start on Sunday. (Getty) Jeff Gordon got his best finish of 2016 in his last race of 2016. And likely his career. Gordon finished sixth Sunday at Martinsville in his final substitute appearance for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Show More Summary

NASCAR says it got race lineup correct during 29-lap caution at Martinsville

The caution was from laps 358-386. And constituted nearly 6 percent of Sunday’s race distance. (Getty) NASCAR defended its handling of a 29-lap caution with less than 150 laps to go in Sunday’s race at Martinsville won by Jimmie Johnson. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville to clinch chance at 7th championship

Jimmie Johnson last won a title in 2013. (Getty) Jimmie Johnson will be racing for a record-tying seventh championship at Homestead in three weeks. Johnson won Sunday’s race at Martinsville to automatically advance to the winner-take-all race of NASCAR’s Chase at Homestead on Nov. Show More Summary

Martin Truex Jr. wins pole for Martinsville

Martin Truex Jr. got his fifth pole of 2016 at Martinsville. (Getty) We’ll avoid a MartinTruexsville joke while informing you that Martin Truex Jr. will start first for Sunday’s race at Martinsville. It’s the fifth pole of 2016 for Truex and comes a week after he was eliminated from the second round of the Chase. Show More Summary

Is Martinsville Jeff Gordon's last Cup race? Probably, but 'never say never'

Sunday is Jeff Gordon’s 805th — and possibly final — Sprint Cup Series start. (Getty) Jeff Gordon isn’t making a firm commitment that Sunday’s race at Martinsville is his last Sprint Cup Series race. The defending Martinsville champion came out of retirement to fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Show More Summary

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