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Muscle cars pump up NHRA races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Top Fuel dragsters and Nitro Funny Cars make the most noise at drag races with their 8,000-horsepower, supercharged engines. They capture the most attention at NHRA national tour events such as this weekend’s NHRA Las Vegas Nationals.

But NHRA Sportsman racers in Stock and Super Stock, categories that feature American muscle cars from a bygone era, account for 208 of the 520 entries in the event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that continues today and runs through Sunday’s championship eliminations.

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Denny Hamlin captures chaotic NASCAR cut-off race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Denny Hamlin won a chaotic NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Chase Elliott on the second overtime restart that knocked Brad Keselowski out of the playoffs.

Chase Elliott wins playoff race at Charlotte in scorching heat

The Sunday showcase was the first elimination race in NASCAR’s playoffs and attention was focused on which four drivers would be cut from 16-driver championship field.