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Truex, Elliott take first two stages

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (all times local):

6 p.m.

Bell captures 2nd straight Xfinity win

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Christopher Bell has cracked the Cup supremacy in Xfinity.

The 23-year-old Bell held off hard-charging 2012 Cup champion Brad Keselowski over the final 18 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to win his second straight Xfinity Series race. Read More...

Cup champ Truex Jr. seeking sponsor

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. has a sudden thirst for sponsorship cash.

Truex and his Furniture Row Racing team had about three weeks' notice that 5-hour Energy was set to leave the defending NASCAR champion as a primary sponsor at the end of the season. Read More...

Briscoe wins Truck race OT shootout

ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) Chase Briscoe held off Grant Enfinger on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in a door-banging overtime shootout Wednesday night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Briscoe won NASCAR's only national series race on dirt in his first Truck start since taking the season finale last year at Homestead. He drove the No. 27 Ford for Sandusky-based ThorSport Racing, finishing 0.38 seconds ahead of teammate Enfinger. Read More...

Johnson crew chief Knaus signs extension

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Chad Knaus has signed a two-year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020 to remain as crew chief for the No. 48 Chevrolet of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.

Knaus, who has worked with Johnson since 2002, said during a news conference Saturday at Kentucky Speedway that he signed the deal in the past couple of weeks. His current contract was set to expire after this season. He described his decision to stay as "pretty easy," even as the team seeks sponsors to replace home improvement chain Lowe's. Read More...

Truex confident after 3rd win in 6 races

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. is feeling confident after his most dominant performance this season.

That's understandable, considering the defending Cup Series champion and his Furniture Row Racing team are slightly ahead of last season's pace, with signs of even better things to come. Read More...

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