TALLADEGA, Ala. — Tony Stewart hired Aric Almirola because he believed the journeyman would win races for Stewart-Haas Racing. Almirola came close time and again this year but fell short.
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DOVER, Del. — Chase Elliott had been burdened by lofty expectations that come as the son of a Hall of Fame driver and the replacement of a four-time NASCAR champion.
CONCORD, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson saw an opportunity to snap a 58-race losing streak, and went for it.
RICHMOND, Va. — Kyle Busch is starting to wonder why he even spends time trying to qualify well at Richmond Raceway.
INDIANAPOLIS — First, Brad Keselowski figured out the secret to restarting at the Brickyard 400.