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Racing an afterthough to Tony Stewart in Cup

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Jimmie Johnson can secure a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this week at Watkins Glen International, and he's not even thinking about it.

August 09, 2013 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stewart undergoes second surgery on broken leg

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart underwent a second surgery on his broken right leg in North Carolina on Thursday and remains hospitalized under observation.

August 08, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart has surgery following Iowa crash

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Tony Stewart told anyone who would listen why he continued racing anywhere, anytime, regardless of purse or crowd or car.

August 06, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Pett: 'It's not our job to ask to fluff'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kyle Petty, the driver-turned-analyst with the unfiltered opinions, has angered someone new.

August 05, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Johnson wins pole at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Jimmie Johnson needed multiple attempts to make it through pre-qualifying inspection, then set a track record with a lap of 180.654 mph to win the pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.

August 02, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR drivers find passing tough at boring Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Maybe NASCAR should steal a page from IndyCar and install a push-to-pass button.

July 29, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Hoosier Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400 at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - A born and bred Hoosier, Ryan Newman spent his childhood racing everywhere from Anderson to Winchester and every short track he could find in a state mad about racing.

July 28, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS - Kyle Busch had a commanding lead wiped out with one ill-timed caution.

July 27, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR holds 20th Cup race at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - Traditionalists balked and some were downright outraged at the mere suggestion stock cars dare set their fenders on the sacred ground of Indianapolis.

July 27, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Hornish returns to Indy as Nationwide leader

JOLIET, Ill. - Sam Hornish Jr. has been coming to Indianapolis for a long time. His mother went to the Indianapolis 500 when she was eight months pregnant.

July 22, 2013 | By JAY COHEN ,AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Smith reaches out to Sadler ahead of Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Just as predictable as the weekend fender bashing is the awkward conversation a few days later.

July 20, 2013 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Brian Vickers a surprise winner at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Stuck in a hospital bed, Brian Vickers wanted to live another day.

July 15, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Busch wins in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Kyle Busch needed some OT to grab that checkered fla+++g.

July 13, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski wins pole at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski is back on top of NASCAR.

July 12, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Coasting makes for good Daytona night

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart coasted for at least 250 miles at Daytona International Speedway, where he hardly worked up a sweat until the final hour of the race.

July 08, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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In the Pits: Keselowski marches to his own beat

It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.

October 20, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Vickers takes pole after strange day of qualifying

TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.

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


It's do-or-die time for Jimmie Johnson

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Six-time and defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson dismissed the idea that there is any tension with crew chief Chad Knaus after the two were overheard bickering on their team radio.

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


Harvick safe from elimination, at ease at tense Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Guaranteed of a spot in the third round of NASCAR's playoffs, Kevin Harvick has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 16, 2014 | BY JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR has tough calls to make on punishment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR Chairman Brian France has always been very clear about the action he wants to see in races.

October 13, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick 3rd in Chase after win in Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Kevin Harvick moved into the third round of NASCAR's championship race with a victory Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where tempers flared after the race and two drivers had to be restrained from fighting Brad Keselowski.

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


Earnhardt believes he'll win Charlotte to advance

CONCORD, N.C. - One bad race knocked three of NASCAR's biggest names to the bottom of the championship standings, and a repeat Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put the trio on the verge of elimination.

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


Kyle Busch takes pole at Charlotte as JGR surges

CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Busch showed Joe Gibbs Racing may have found some speed at just the right time of the season with a pole-winning run Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

October 09, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Goodyear to blame for tire troubles?

It's impossible to be perfect, to always get everything right and never fail at all.

October 06, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Cup Chase reaches contender round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

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


Kurt Busch has Sprint Chase hopes on line in 500th start

DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track.

September 27, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart comforted by support of NASCAR family

DOVER, Del. - Tony Stewart's walk back to his motorhome was halted by a pair of old friends. Two longtime NASCAR participants stopped Stewart not far from his car for a lengthy chat in the Dover garage.

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


Stewart won't be charged

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for.

September 24, 2014 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | NASCAR


Penske in front after first two races of Chase

As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down.

September 22, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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