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The ending didn’t go quite as Stewart-Haas Racing had planned but the result was just as important.
Kevin Harvick took the Stage 2 win at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway as Stewart-Haas Racing dominated again.
Jonathan Rea overcame illness to win the second World Superbike race at Villicum and become the first World Superbike rider in history to win 10 successive races in a single season.
Kurt Busch led from start to finish in the first stage at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Already crowned World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson continued his incredible campaign by winning the last European leg of the season in Germany and taking his 10th victory in 11 rounds.
Shoma Takaya dominated from pole position to win the Le Mans Esports Series race on-site at the Fuji circuit and will join Jacob Bowkett and THR Vanquish at the Super Final at Le Mans.
Ferrari junior Robert Shwartzman crushed the opposition in the last-ever Formula 3 European Championship race at Hockenheim.
Toyota secured another dominant FIA World Endurance Championship victory at Fuji, with Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez taking their first win of the 2018/19 superseason.
Renger van der Zande’s Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R passed Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque with two corners to go to win Petit Le Mans, as the latter's car died of fuel starvation.
Jonathan Rea eased to victory in the inaugural World Superbike race at Villicum to collect his ninth consecutive win and secure the manufacturers' title for Kawasaki.
Timothy Peters got into race leader Noah Gragson on the last lap and went on to win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
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Rene Rast kept himself in the DTM 2018 title race by taking his fifth consecutive victory at Hockenheim after a thrilling duel with Gary Paffett, who took the championship lead.
Ferrari junior Guan Yu Zhou won the first race of the Formula 3 European Championship finale at Hockenheim, as Mick Schumacher’s coronation was put on hold by a first-lap collision.
Mercedes Esports duo Brendon Leigh and Daniel Bereznay starred in the first three races of the F1 Esports Pro Series, but it was Toro Rosso’s Frederik Rasmussen who grabbed a last-ditch victory in the final event.
Even Chase Elliott probably didn’t see this one coming.
Kevin Harvick held off his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer to complete a sweep of the first two stages at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
Gordon Shedden resisted pressure from fellow Audi driver Frederic Vervisch to claim his first WTCR victory in the final race at the Wuhan street circuit.
Marc Marquez took victory in MotoGP's inaugural Thailand Grand Prix, passing chief rival Andrea Dovizioso on the final lap to take a step closer to the 2018 championship crown.
Lewis Hamilton moved to the brink of the 2018 Formula 1 title by claiming victory in the Japanese Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel clashed with Max Verstappen.
Sebastien Loeb Racing's Mehdi Bennani claimed his first win at World Touring Car level since last November in a thrilling finish to the reversed-grid race at Wuhan.