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Truex seeking bigger things after Charlotte romp

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Martin Truex Jr. believes big things are ahead, even bigger than his record run at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

May 30, 2016 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Larson races clean at the expense of his 1st Cup win

It might be hard to believe that the ending of a low-level race three years ago had such a profound effect on Kyle Larson that it might have cost him his first Sprint Cup victory.

May 16, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jimmie Johnson looks to extend track dominance at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson fell in love with Dover the first time he turned a lap at the track in the late 1990s.

May 14, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Talladega wreckfest comes at a price

Nobody needs to be reminded that racing is inherently dangerous. We all know drivers assume the risks. It's understood that no one forces a driver to compete.

May 02, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart cleared to race, will be in car at Richmond

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart has been cleared to return to racing and will be back in his car Friday at Richmond International Raceway.

April 21, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR clouding its image with politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There are Democrats who enjoy NASCAR. Jews and atheists and women, too.

April 11, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Edwards on Texas pole, 7th pole winner in 7 Cup races so far

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Carl Edwards became the seventh different pole winner in the seven NASCAR Sprint Cup races this season, posting the fast lap of 194.609 mph in the final round of qualifying for Saturday night's Duck Commander 500 at the Texas track where he has won three times.

April 08, 2016 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


SHR move to Ford could mean tension with Hendrick

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- A late caution at Atlanta Motor Speedway gave Kevin Harvick one futile, final chance to beat Jimmie Johnson.

February 29, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Junior hoping to drive 'Amelia' back to victory lane

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Her name is Amelia, and boy, can she fly.

February 19, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR drivers still clamoring for more safety improvements

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Fifteen years after Dale Earnhardt's death at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR drivers are still clamoring for safety improvements.

February 18, 2016 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR'S new charters create puzzling payouts for drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's new charter system was introduced as a monumental moment in auto racing - a triumphant merger between a one-time dictatorship and a group of team owners finally organized enough to demand their fair share of the financials.

February 17, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors.

February 09, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Maturity helps Kyle Busch finally win 1st Cup title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There was a time early in Kyle Busch's career that his talent could not save his job.

November 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick primed to defend NASCAR championship at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Go ahead, just try and wrestle the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship away from Kevin Harvick.

November 21, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Logano focused on title chase at Texas with Kenseth absent

FORT WORTH, Texas - Joey Logano arrived at Texas with a clear conscience, an easy smile and a new focus after being intentionally wrecked by Matt Kenseth last weekend.

November 06, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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Carl Edwards takes the pole for road course race at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - Carl Edwards edged AJ Allmendinger to earn the stop starting spot Sunday on the road course race at Sonoma Raceway.

June 25, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Mexico's Daniel Suarez sets sights on NASCAR Xfinity title

NEWTON, Iowa - Daniel Suarez had his breakout moment last weekend, holding off Kyle Busch at Michigan to become the first Mexican winner in NASCAR national ...

June 17, 2016 | By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kurt Busch conserves fuel for a win at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. - Kurt Busch felt like a game show contestant who had to beat the clock to win a prize.

June 06, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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