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Earnhardt ready for life off the racetrack

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else.

January 16, 2018 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR finale a respite from exodus of stars

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - As Kyle Busch walked off the stage following the final race of the year, a NASCAR official told the driver he would see him next season.

November 20, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski wants to 'add to legacy'

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Brad Keselowski has his 2012 NASCAR championship trophy still in its original box. It's tucked away in a garage next to an old sled.

November 17, 2017 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Johnson, Kenseth on bubble as Kansas elimination race looms

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while Matt Kenseth joked last weekend about driving a school bus if he fails to find a ride for next season.

October 20, 2017 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Talladega too dicey to be in playoff

Here's what went right at Talladega Superspeedway:

October 16, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR faces a generation that's just not into cars

From empty seats at the tracks to dwindling numbers watching at home, NASCAR has a popularity problem.

October 06, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | NASCAR


Buckle up for bumpy ride at Hendrick

Hendrick Motorsports will unveil its four Daytona 500 cars later this week in an ceremony at the Charlotte Convention Center. It will be the first appearance for Hendrick's 2018 driver lineup, which is anchored by unflappable seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson.

October 04, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR set to kick off playoff opener at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. - Jimmie Johnson has NASCAR history in sight. Martin Truex Jr. wants to become more than a mere footnote as the regular season champion. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch each hope to add a second championship trophy to the collection.

September 15, 2017 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Button up the pre-playoff issues

This is supposed to be a shining moment for NASCAR, which kicks off its playoffs this weekend.

September 12, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kenseth speeds through Richmond Raceway

RICHMOND, Va. - Matt Kenseth ran a fast lap at 122.421 mph Friday and won the pole at Richmond Raceway.

September 08, 2017 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Newgarden showed mettle

In just the third race of his rookie season, Josef Newgarden proved that he wasn't afraid to attack on the race track.

August 29, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt takes offense to comments made by Harvick

DETROIT - Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday he's proud of his accomplishments after Kevin Harvick suggested NASCAR's growth has been hindered because Earnhardt hasn't won enough.

August 10, 2017 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Earnhardt's farewell tour kicks off

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he was stopped by the Fox Sports cameras in what might have been his final post-race interview with the network.

June 26, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In The Pits: Racing needs all personalities

Kyle Larson lost a race he probably should have won because of a late caution.

June 05, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Eye on her future, Danica Patrick races into fitness space

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The pain was real.

April 15, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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Hendrick Motorsports rolls into Daytona with new look

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Rick Hendrick threw a glamorous party last fall when he formally introduced his 2018 driver lineup.

February 14, 2018 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jimmie Johnson gunning for eighth title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jimmie Johnson has never hitched a ride for an afternoon on a champion's float that snakes down closed city streets.

February 10, 2018 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR drivers can learn from Alonso's grace

Fernando Alonso doesn't like every aspect of his job but understands professionals have obligations they must meet.

January 29, 2018 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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