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Annett returns to Iowa looking for 1st career win

The joy of a top-five finish wears off pretty fast nowadays for Michael Annett.

August 02, 2012 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Penske dumps Allmendinger after drug test

A.J. Allmendinger had a ride to envy with one of NASCAR's top teams end in stunning disgrace.

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


Keselowski wins at The Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Brad Keselowski planted an emphatic kiss on the yard of bricks at the finish line, becoming the first driver to celebrate a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in NASCAR's Nationwide Series.

July 28, 2012 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kahne wins at New Hampshire, 2nd victory of season

LOUDON, N.H. - The best car was rolling toward victory - until its driver and crew chief couldn't agree on how many tires to change.

July 16, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski takes Nationwide win at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski slipped in front when Kevin Harvick got into a traffic jam. Then Harvick got mad.

July 14, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch wins first pole of season at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick does a better job driving around the track than to the delivery room.

July 14, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Allmendinger: I tested positive for a stimulant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger on Wednesday said that he tested positive for a stimulant and was collecting his medicines and supplements in an attempt to figure out what got him in trouble.

July 11, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Army pulling out at end of season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The U.S. Army will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing next season, effectively ending its sponsorship in NASCAR altogether after a decade.

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


Allmendinger's offense should be public

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There are a lot of questions surrounding AJ Allmendinger after a failed drug test got him suspended.

July 09, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart takes flag at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - There was no fire or rain. Still, another frantic finish at Daytona International Speedway.

July 07, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Matt Kenseth wins pole at Daytona for tonight's race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth will start from the pole tonight at Daytona International Speedway, where he'll try to pull off a season sweep.

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


NASCAR not interested in mandatory cautions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Bruton Smith has an idea how to create more excitement in NASCAR.

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


Carl Edwards thinks team is better than results show

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Success came quickly for Carl Edwards, who won four times and finished third in the championship race in his first full season at NASCAR's top level.

July 04, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski takes Quaker State 400

SPARTA, Ky. - Driving his backup car, Brad Keselowski raced to third win of the year, grabbing the lead with 55 laps remaining and holding off all challengers Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway.

June 30, 2012 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Jimmie Johnson edges Kyle Busch to win pole in Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. - Jimmie Johnson thought somebody had traded paint with his motorhome.

June 29, 2012 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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Earnhardt wants more success in '15 with new chief

Dale Earnhardt Jr. imagined his Nationwide Series trophy was a chalice, tipped it back and acted like he was taking a big swig of champagne or beer - the beverages of choice for NASCAR winners and champions.

November 19, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Harvick finds happiness long before championship

It was some six hours after Kevin Harvick had won his first Sprint Cup championship when he was finally able to peel off his beer-soaked firesuit, take a shower and begin celebrating the biggest moment of his career.

November 17, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


1st-time champion set to be crowned

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There was pushing, punching, one ambush in a darkened garage and a bloody brawl. There were thousands of hours spent analyzing the path to the Sprint Cup title as teams tried to adapt to NASCAR's new championship format.

November 16, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Winless Newman on brink of title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Ryan Newman is the underdog - minus the darling - of NASCAR's final four, making a mockery of the revamped playoff format that was supposed to put a premium on winning.

November 13, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


The Final Four

MIAMI - There's no Jeff, Jimmie or Junior. Bad Brad missed the cut and Smoke never contended.

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


In the Pits: New format crushes Gordon's championship bid

NASCAR's new championship format, lauded for creating nail-biting intensity, wild emotional swings and tension on and off of the track, has also been full of heartbreak.

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


Just two races remain in Chase

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights before, four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose.

November 08, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR's Kurt Busch facing assault probe

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been accused of domestic assault by his ex-girlfriend, and police in Delaware said Friday they are investigating.

November 07, 2014 | bY RANDALL CHASE Associated Press | NASCAR


Hamlin: Most drivers don't respect Keselowski

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Denny Hamlin thinks most drivers don't respect Brad Keselowski, and the contempt stems from the 2012 NASCAR champion's refusal to show any remorse for his aggressive driving.

November 04, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Are there double standards for Keselowski?

In the closing laps at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon could see Dale Earnhardt Jr. ahead of him with enough time to formulate a plan on how to handle his teammate if Gordon could catch him.

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


Newman, Kenseth still in contention

FORT WORTH, Texas - Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth look a bit out of place this late in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with those zeroes under the column for wins.

November 02, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Points still matter in new championship format

When NASCAR chairman Brian France revealed the changes to the championship format, he vowed that winning would be the most important element and would ultimately reward "the most worthy, battle-tested" driver with the Sprint Cup title.

October 27, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Poor qualifying effort hurts Harvick

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kevin Harvick has picked his way through traffic before at Martinsville Speedway, never when the stakes were so high.

October 25, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | 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


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