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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson on Wednesday revealed his rebranded NASCAR team and said he will drive the No. 84 — the reverse of his longtime No. 48 — when the seven-time champion competes for Legacy Motor Club.
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Hollywood Casino 400

Site: Kansas City, Kansas.

Schedule: Saturday, practice, 12:05 p.m, and qualifying, 12:50 p.m.; Sunday, race, 3 p.m.
Erik Jones took the lead when Kyle Busch’s engine blew up, then pulled away from Denny Hamlin after a final restart 20 laps from the end to win the opening NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Darlington Raceway on Sunday night.
Noah Gragson finally earned a promotion to NASCAR’s top level and will drive for Petty GMS next season.
Kyle Busch is uncertain about his future with both Joe Gibbs Racing and in NASCAR. His longtime sponsor is leaving the sport at the end of the season and Busch said his return to the No. 18 Toyota depends on the team finding funding.
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Site: Talladega, Alabama.

Track: Talladega Superspeedway.
Kyle Busch slipped past the spinning cars of Tyler Reddick and Chase Briscoe to steal his first Cup win of the season Sunday night on slick, wet, dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway.
Feb. 27

1918 — The first neutral site game in NHL history is held in Quebec City. Frank Nighbor scores twice in the first period to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Thad Moffitt is more apt to wear a baseball cap than a feathered cowboy hat.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Deke Houlgate, a longtime West Coast sports publicist whose clients included such auto racing greats as Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Richard Petty and Johnny Rutherford, has died.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The GMS Racing majority purchase of Richard Petty Motorsports will be called Petty GMS Motorsports going into next season and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty will be chairman of the new two-car Cup Series team.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports is the winningest team in NASCAR — the stock car version of the Lakers or the Celtics, perhaps the New York Yankees of motorsports.
Nov. 12

1892 — William “Pudge” Heffelfinger becomes the first pro football player by getting $500 to play for the Allegheny Athletic Association against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wendell Scott’s grandson stood on his tippy toes, leaned over and kissed the trophy that was nearly 60 years in the making.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports tied The King in the rain, spray and mud of Texas. Now it’s time to go home to see if it can pass Richard Petty as NASCAR’s winningest team.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports has a mission to dethrone The King.

Just ask Kyle Larson.

Larson has spent mere months on the job driving for Rick Hendrick, and promptly learned how seriously the team owner took his passion for catching Petty Enterprises -- anchored, of course, for years by Richard Petty -- on NASCAR’s career list for most wins by one organization in the Cup Series.
Feb. 18

1928 — At Moritz, Switzerland, Sonja Henie becomes the youngest Olympic figure skating champion.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace, loaded with several new sponsors he personally signed, will leave Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season and take his new wealth elsewhere.
Corporate interest in Bubba Wallace has picked up momentum and NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver has signed a new sponsor that includes funding for his Richard Petty Motorports team.
The FBI is investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace. He is NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver.
The FBI is investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace. He is NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver.
Bubba Wallace steered the No. 43 to the front of pit road, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch pushing the famous car on one side and close friend Ryan Blaney pushing on the other.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace can count Spike Lee and Demi Lovato in his corner since he became the leader of NASCAR’s push for change
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has been chasing NASCAR history for so long that his relentless pursuit of rewriting the record books has become part of his legacy.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The way Kyle Busch sees it, there is a flaw in the championship ring NASCAR awarded him last month.
On the brink of missing the playoffs for the first time in his career, seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is moving on to another new crew chief in the hope of reversing a serious slide into irrelevance.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time CART champion Bobby Rahal will be honored with the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for his contributions to motorsports.
In 2018, Jim Baldwin returned to Darlington Raceway for the first time since 1971.

Baldwin and his wife, Christine, live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kurt Busch found another sport that suits him: The former NASCAR champion traveled to England to watch his wife play polo with a prince.