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Newman, Houf fail pre-race inspection

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) The Latest on Saturday night's NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

Custer takes Xfifnity for 5th season win

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Cole Custer was never really challenged down the stretch. He just acted like Christopher Bell was in his rear-view mirror, an approach that motivated him to keep a safe distance.

Custer grabbed an Xfinity Series-high fifth victory of the season Friday night with a win over Bell at Kentucky Speedway. Read More...

18-year-old Ankrum gets first Trucks win

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Tyler Ankrum took the lead when Brett Moffitt ran out of fuel with less than two laps to go and cruised to his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway.

The 18-year-old Ankrum finished 7.373 seconds ahead of Stewart Friesen on the 1.5-mile tri-oval to earn a spot in the eight-man series playoffs. Ankrum led a race-high 40 of the 150 laps in the No. 17 Toyota and gave DGR Crosley its first team victory. Read More...

Haley wins rain-shortened Daytona race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Teeth chattering, hands shaking, stomach churning, Justin Haley anxiously waited for NASCAR to pull the plug on a rain-wrecked weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

A 500-1 longshot making just his third career Cup start, Haley won the rain-postponed, rain-shortened race at Daytona on Sunday. He inherited the lead after a 17-car accident decimated the field and a lightning strike forced NASCAR to stop the race. Read More...

Spire Motorsports earns first NASCAR win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) When Furniture Row Racing decided to fold, team owner Barney Visser enlisted an industry agency to help him sell off his assets.

Visser wanted Spire Sports and Entertainment to sell the charters he owned that guaranteed entry into the top racing series in the United States. Spire scoured the garage for a buyer, searched for prospects outside of racing and came up empty every time. Read More...

Chastain leads Daytona sweep for Kaulig

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Ross Chastain led a sweep for Kaulig Racing in the rain-delayed Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night.

Matt Kaulig entered the event determined to field enough Chevrolets to give his team a chance to win. It included a last-minute entry for current NBC analyst AJ Allmendinger, and Allmendinger pulled out of line on the final lap to nab third place and complete the Kaulig sweep. Read More...

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