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Truex wins 1st NASCAR Cup championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) NASCAR's newest champion wouldn't take his helmet off.

He couldn't.

Earnhardt ends farewell with epic party

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. threw his own retirement party on pit road. Earnhardt popped out of his car, flashed a thumbs-up sign and chugged a Budweiser. Drenched in sweat and suds, he grabbed another cold one. It was easy enough to keep happy hour rolling since the beer cooler was stashed on the trunk of his Chevrolet.

Earnhardt passed the brews around to his crew members. One by one, they huddled like frat brothers around the car and raised - and sprayed - their Buds in a career toast to NASCAR's most popular driver. Read More...

Danica wrecks in last race as full-timer

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Danica Patrick climbed out of her burning, smoke-filled, wrecked race car and trudged toward pit road.

She pulled off her gloves and helmet in frustration before being taken to the infield care center. Read More...

Keselowski concerned over Ford's future

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) The Latest on NASCAR's season finale (all times local):

8:10 p.m.

Byron gives Junior's team Xfinity title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the best retirement gift he could have asked for when William Byron won the Xfinity Series championship for JR Motorsports on Saturday, one day before Earnhardt's final race as a full-time driver.

NASCAR's most popular driver is a part owner of the race team with sister Kelley and boss Rick Hendrick, and JR Motorsports went in to the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 75 percent chance of winning the title. JRM drivers Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler and Byron were up against Daniel Hemric of Richard Childress Racing for the championship. Read More...

Penske: No room for Danica in Indy 500

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Roger Penske has no room in his Indianapolis 500 lineup for Danica Patrick.

"The Captain" has a hunch where Patrick's Indy comeback will take her in May - with Chip Ganassi. Read More...

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