Column: Larson finishes 2nd again, takes over points lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Larson finished second at Phoenix International Raceway and then headed to the beach for a brief family vacation. There was no lamenting his third consecutive runner-up finish because Larson is the current points leader of NASCAR's top series. His positioning atop the standings is almost as good as a trip to victory lane.

Martin Truex Jr. wins at Vegas, Kyle Busch bloodied in brawl

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Martin Truex Jr. finished speaking to reporters after winning the NASCAR Cup race Sunday and retreated into a corner of the media center where a tablet awaited with the video cued up. Truex had to see the Kyle Busch-Joey Logano brawl, too. "I'm sure NASCAR is going to love that one," Truex said.

Update on the latest in sports:

NBA-SCHEDULE Cavs set 3-point mark in beating Hawks UNDATED (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA record for 3-pointers in earning a road win against Atlanta. The Cavaliers drained 25 treys in 46 attempts to hold off the Hawks, 135-130. The Cavs' 3-point assault comes three months after the Houston Rockets hit 24 in a rout of New Orleans. Kyle Korver supplied the record-breaking 3-pointer after the Hawks got within 124-123.

Update on the latest in sports:

NBA-SCHEDULE Cavs set 3-point mark in beating Hawks UNDATED (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA record for 3-pointers in earning a road win against Atlanta. The Cavaliers drained 25 treys in 46 attempts to hold off the Hawks, 135-130. The Cavs' 3-point assault comes three months after the Houston Rockets hit 24 in a rout of New Orleans. Kyle Korver supplied the record-breaking 3-pointer after the Hawks got within 124-123.

The Latest: Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 for Stewart-Haas

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Kurt Busch has won the Daytona 500, surviving a crash-filled season opener to win the race for the first time in 16 tries. Busch passed Kyle Larson final lap before cruising to the victory. Larson ran out gas shortly after passing Chase Elliott, who also came up short on fuel.

The Latest: Mexico's Daniel Suarez wants to inspire others

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local): ___ 3:30 p.m. Daniel Suarez hopes he can inspire kids now that he's the only Mexican driver in the Cup series. Suarez was a sensation in his native Mexico for becoming the first foreign-born series champion with an Xfinity Series title last November. He was promoted to drive the No.