• Kyle Larson celebrates winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Larson finally finds his way to victory lane after 3 years

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson first took off his steering wheel and hung it out the window as he did celebratory burnouts. Then he climbed to the roof of his car and raised his arms in triumph.

  • Joey Logano smiles after winning the pole in qualifications for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Joey Logano wins another NASCAR Sprint Cup pole at Michigan

    BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano won the pole at Michigan International Speedway — and lately at this track, that’s been a pretty good indicator of things to come.

  • Alex Bowman walks along pit lane before qualifications for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. Bowman is driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is recovering from concussion-like symptoms. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Bowman excited to fill in for Earnhardt again

    BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Alex Bowman should have plenty of fans this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in his return to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing.

  • In this Jan. 21. 2016, file photo, Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick , center, poses with his drivers from left to right, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C. Keeping a dynasty seems even more challenging than creating one. Just ask Hall of Fame car owner Rick Hendrick.  The NASCAR titan has fielded 11 Sprint Cup champions over the past 21 years, won 242 Sprint Cup races and just two seasons ago had all four of his star drivers_ Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne _ in the 16-team championship chase. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss at least 2 more races

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been cleared by doctors to return to racing and will miss at least two more races — at Michigan and Darlington — as he recovers from a concussion.