The Latest: NASCAR says ‘everything in play’ as changes loom

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local):

4:25 p.m.

The controversial pit stall selections of Joe Gibbs Racing drew scrutiny after the first stage of Sunday’s championship race.

Denny Hamlin missed his pit stall when he headed in for service and had to back up. It cost the pole-sitter valuable time and again spotlighted that Hamlin had not picked the first pit stall and instead allowed teammate Kyle Busch to take the spot.

Busch is racing for the championship and Joe Gibbs Racing felt it needed Busch in the first pit stall to have a clear exit back onto the race track. His stop was problematic, too.

Busch’s crew struggled to get all the lug nuts on his Toyota and it cost Busch six spots in the running order.

Busch was ninth and lowest of the four title contenders when the second stage began. Hamlin restarted 17th.

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