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Big crowd in hunt for points chase

June 26, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Sonoma is hot spot for hot tempers

SONOMA, Calif. - It used to be that short tracks were the guaranteed place for the bumping, banging and blown tempers. It's now shifted to road courses, specifically Sonoma, where more than a few drivers will likely be raging mad by the end of Sunday's race.

June 23, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


2 poles in a row

SONOMA, Calif. - Marcos Ambrose had never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole before last week.

June 22, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt Jr. ends drought with win in Michigan

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - OK, it's just one win. The first in four years, no less.

June 18, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Ambrose takes Sprint Cup pole at over 203 mph

June 16, 2012 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Michigan, site of his last win

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Eleven top-10 finishes. Second place in the Sprint Cup standings.

June 15, 2012 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Speeds high during test runs

BROOKLYN, Mich. - After four drivers posted laps of over 200 mph during a morning test session, Greg Biffle was asked if the fast new track at Michigan International Speedway might be good for the sport.

June 14, 2012 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Logano sets track record at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Thanks to a repave that led to blistering speeds, Pocono Raceway's track record was topped 36 times.

June 09, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Busch faces murky future

LONG POND, Pa. - Kurt Busch's talent behind the wheel has never been challenged. It's why he always had a ride.

June 09, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Mark Martin sits atop poll at Dover Speedway

DOVER, Del. - Mark Martin has more poles than candles on the birthday cake.

June 02, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt seeks victory

DOVER, Del. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is hoping to pick up the next memorable victory for Hendrick Motorsports.

June 01, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt hopes to forget last year

CONCORD, N.C. - At first Dale Earnhardt Jr. was relieved he didn't fall further back than seventh at last year's Coca-Cola 600. Then he realized what he had lost for just about a gallon of gas.

May 26, 2012 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Penske again seeking Memorial Day weekend double

CONCORD, N.C. - Brad Keselowski got the first of many surprises at his first meeting with racing great Roger Penske.

May 25, 2012 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Hendrick goes from cold to hot

CONCORD, N.C. - After months of wondering when any Hendrick Motorsports car would win again, NASCAR's powerhouse program is on a major roll heading into Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.

May 24, 2012 | BY PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Rusty Wallace heads group of 5 hall of fame inductees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace heads the group of five picked for the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

May 23, 2012 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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In the Pits: Gordon on pace for title after Brickyard win

Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

July 28, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon an Indy threat after 20 years

INDIANAPOLIS - The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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


Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Pucker up! NASCAR returns to Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Troops entertain Junior, Rahal

EDINBURGH, Ind. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track.

July 23, 2014 | By JIM JOHNSON Associated Press | NASCAR


In the Pits: RTA aiming to close disconnect

There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.

July 21, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski takes Nationwide race

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski had a couple of impressive performances at New Hampshire. It's the victory celebration that again gave him fits.

July 12, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR: No animosity toward RTA

LOUDON, N.H. - NASCAR President Mike Helton said Friday there is no animosity from the governing body toward the recently formed, nine-team Race Team Alliance that will collaborate on initiatives and issues facing auto racing.

July 11, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Helton: Talladega races still have big impact

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Mike Helton has seen Talladega Superspeedway's capacity expand in boom times and shrink along with the crowds at one of NASCAR's signature tracks, moving in tandem with the sport's ebbs and flows.

July 10, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment

RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.

July 09, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR penalizes Busch for violation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway.

July 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


In the Pits: Pulling the plug on Coke Zero 400 was the right call

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.

July 07, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gilliland takes poll for Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - David Gilliland might have summed up Daytona qualifying best.

July 04, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt still embarrassed over Talladega finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It had been 31 years since a driver won both Daytona races in the same season when Jimmie Johnson pulled off the Sprint Cup Series sweep. A year later, his teammate wants to complete the feat.

July 03, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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