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Keselowski matures on track to get into title race

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - It would have been easy for Brad Keselowski to wreck Jimmie Johnson at the end of last week's race at Texas Motor Speedway.

November 10, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Report: Harvick signs with Stuart

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Tony Stewart has reportedly signed Kevin Harvick to drive for his team beginning in 2014.

November 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Final finish saved a sluggish race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch on one late restart, and Jimmie Johnson on another. Doing it a third time was just too much to ask during a tense closing sequence at Texas Motor Speedway.

November 05, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Cup leader Johnson takes pole at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson finished his qualifying run at Texas with the fastest lap on the day, then stayed in his car while waiting to see if anybody would knock him off the pole.

November 03, 2012 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


What's the plan for IndyCar?

Surely there must be some misunderstanding, and the board of directors charged with overseeing IndyCar really does have a long-term strategy for the series.

October 29, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski insists he's not feeling the heat

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Brad Keselowski talks as though racing continues to be business as usual.

October 28, 2012 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt back; talks of anxiety caused by concussions

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. disliked the attention caused by his concussions and nearly three-week departure from NASCAR, but said Friday he returns to racing glad he took steps to make sure he is OK.

October 27, 2012 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stenhouse steals Nationwide race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rallied from two laps down at Kansas Speedway to salvage his points day.

October 20, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kahne qualifies on pole for Cup race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Every championship contender knew that starting position would be paramount at repaved Kansas Speedway, where getting to the front after the green flag drops could present a problem.

October 19, 2012 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Fox, NASCAR announce contract extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR and Fox Sports Media Group announced a $2.4 billion, eight-year extension Monday that runs through 2022 and keeps the prestigious Daytona 500 and first third of the Sprint Cup Series on the network.

October 15, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Bowyer rolls to win

CONCORD, N.C. - Clint Bowyer picked up his first win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Saturday night, winning a fuel mileage race that ended in disaster for points leader Brad Keselowski.

October 14, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Show goes on at Charlotte without Earnhardt Jr.

CONCORD, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. grew up one town away from Charlotte Motor Speedway, running wild with his friends through the infield as his daddy thrilled the hometown crowd.

October 12, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Drivers grumbling after big wreck

TALLADEGA, Ala. - The pack is apparently here to stay and NASCAR drivers don't like it one bit.

October 08, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Khane leads Chase drivers in Talladega qualifying

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Ride or race was the question NASCAR's title contenders are considering as they prepare for Talladega Superspeedway.

October 06, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Approaches differ at Talladega

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There's debate as to where a driver wants to be in the race to the Sprint Cup title.

October 03, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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Articles by Section - NASCAR


Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.

October 24, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Keselowski marches to his own beat

It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.

October 20, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Vickers takes pole after strange day of qualifying

TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.

October 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


It's do-or-die time for Jimmie Johnson

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Six-time and defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson dismissed the idea that there is any tension with crew chief Chad Knaus after the two were overheard bickering on their team radio.

October 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick safe from elimination, at ease at tense Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Guaranteed of a spot in the third round of NASCAR's playoffs, Kevin Harvick has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 16, 2014 | BY JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR has tough calls to make on punishment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR Chairman Brian France has always been very clear about the action he wants to see in races.

October 13, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick 3rd in Chase after win in Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Kevin Harvick moved into the third round of NASCAR's championship race with a victory Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where tempers flared after the race and two drivers had to be restrained from fighting Brad Keselowski.

October 12, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt believes he'll win Charlotte to advance

CONCORD, N.C. - One bad race knocked three of NASCAR's biggest names to the bottom of the championship standings, and a repeat Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put the trio on the verge of elimination.

October 10, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch takes pole at Charlotte as JGR surges

CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Busch showed Joe Gibbs Racing may have found some speed at just the right time of the season with a pole-winning run Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

October 09, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Goodyear to blame for tire troubles?

It's impossible to be perfect, to always get everything right and never fail at all.

October 06, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Cup Chase reaches contender round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

October 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kurt Busch has Sprint Chase hopes on line in 500th start

DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track.

September 27, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart comforted by support of NASCAR family

DOVER, Del. - Tony Stewart's walk back to his motorhome was halted by a pair of old friends. Two longtime NASCAR participants stopped Stewart not far from his car for a lengthy chat in the Dover garage.

September 26, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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