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Carl Edwards races to 1st career road course win

SONOMA, Calif. - His future with Roush Fenway Racing is uncertain, but Carl Edwards isn't letting that slow him down this season.

June 23, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon content with Sonoma result

There's no better driver at Sonoma Raceway than Jeff Gordon, and for more than a decade he was head of the class on road courses.

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


Kahne needs to step it up for Hendrick

Hendrick Motorsports likes things neat and clean and organized. NASCAR's top team works hard to avoid drama, and its way of doing business is a huge part of the organization's success.

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


Jimmie Johnson finally wins at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

June 15, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt, Keselowski the favorites in Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. snapped a long losing streak when he won at Michigan International Speedway two years ago.

June 14, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In The Pits: Selfies can't fix attendance woes

CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Larson lingered near his car waiting for the race to begin at Dover International Speedway when British television presenter Cherry Healey joined him on the concrete. Kneeling next to a rear tire, Healey snapped a selfie with NASCAR's newest star.

June 02, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jimmie Johnson's title defense is on after win

CONCORD, N.C. - Jimmie Johnson's run at another Sprint Cup title is on and could bring him a piece of NASCAR history.

May 26, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Busch knows all eyes will be on attempt at 'The Double'

INDIANAPOLIS - Kurt Busch grew up glued to the TV, watching the Indianapolis 500 with his father, and he remembered the fervor caused in 1993 when Emerson Fittipaldi bypassed the usual celebratory post-race beverage for a swig of orange juice instead of milk.

May 24, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Busch reshaping 'Outlaw' image

INDIANAPOLIS - Kurt Busch is a jerk. He's A-Rod on four wheels. Lance Armstrong with a Tour de France-sized attitude.

May 22, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Busch looks to reinvent himself

INDIANAPOLIS - Kurt Busch commanded his driver to step on the gas before the UPS truck sped away. Inside, he was hoping for a package from Italy holding the $2,495 firesuit he'll need for his latest - and wildest - racing endeavor.

May 20, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Busch gunning to win 'The Double'

INDIANAPOLIS - Kurt Busch commanded his driver to step on the gas before the UPS truck sped away. Inside, he was hoping for a package from Italy holding the $2,495 firesuit he'll need for his latest - and wildest - racing endeavor.

May 17, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Bowyer wins Showdown, Josh Wise wins fan vote

CONCORD, N.C. - Clint Bowyer, a usual Chase for the Sprint Cup championship participant, had to earn a spot into the $1 million Sprint All-Star Race.

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


Elliott to graduate before revving up

DES MOINES - For many veteran NASCAR drivers, balancing a career while raising kids is a huge challenge.

May 15, 2014 | By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Harvick sets Kansas record, wins pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kevin Harvick has a second straight shot at winning from the pole at Kansas Speedway.

May 09, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Darlington's Wile thinks date change will stick

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile likes where his old, country track stands in NASCAR, even if it's no longer the sports' backdrop for honoring mothers this week.

May 08, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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In The Pits: One more Chase chance for Stewart, but does it matter?

Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002.

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


Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner's return to the track.

August 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

HAMPTON, Ga. - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."

August 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Power shakes quake, can't close title

It was just past 3 a.m. when Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, California. The IndyCar Series points leader was in the middle of his first earthquake and wasn't certain he was going to make it out alive.

August 25, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Logano earns first win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 | HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.

August 22, 2014 | By HANK KURZ JR AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In The Pits: Stewart return to track uncertain

There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.

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


Jeff Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

BROOKLYN, Mich. - It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.

August 18, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Buescher takes Nationwide race

LEXINGTON, Ohio - As the laps dwindled, Chris Buescher's anxiety rose.

August 16, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR passes post-wreck rule

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers.

August 15, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stewart could still face legal action

August 12, 2014 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Column: Stewart's hobby called into question

When Jason Leffler was killed in a sprint car crash last summer, Tony Stewart passionately defended the grassroots racing of America.

August 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.

August 03, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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