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Martin to start up front at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Mark Martin may be getting better with age.

March 01, 2013 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Fans injured at NASCAR race explore legal options

ORLANDO, Fla. - The attorney for three NASCAR fans injured last weekend during a race the day before the Daytona 500 says they are exploring a possible lawsuit, but some experts say they could face tough obstacles in winning damages.

February 26, 2013 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press | NASCAR


Knaus finally wins Daytona 500

February 25, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Patrick hangs on to Daytona pole after safe run

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - All Danica Patrick needed to do was keep her car intact.

February 21, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stewart overshadowed by Patrick at Speedweeks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart typically shines during Speedweeks, the nine-day span where he cements himself as a top contender to win the Daytona 500.

February 19, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Danica at a key career moment after winning pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For so long, Danica Patrick was just a pretty girl in a fast car surrounded by a crack marketing staff who parlayed a few golden moments on the track into worldwide fame.

February 18, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick gets win in Speedweeks opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kevin Harvick won the first race of Speedweeks, dominating the final two segments of the exhibition Sprint Unlimited in the debut of NASCAR's new Gen-6 car.

February 16, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Media Day at Daytona 500 features loose champ, dating drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Brad Keselowski strolled through the Daytona 500 Club with his cellphone in one hand and a half-empty bottle in the other.

February 14, 2013 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Wallace calls induction biggest day of career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rusty Wallace touched on his early days trying to make it as a professional race car driver, the lessons he learned from NASCAR's pioneers and his relentless push to drive for Roger Penske in an energetic acceptance into the Hall of Fame.

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


Dale Jr. starts wreck at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - New cars, same results at Daytona International Speedway.

January 11, 2013 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Danica won't race in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Danica Patrick's talking about challenges that lay ahead, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon aren't saying whether they have patched their differences, and Brad Keselowski is eager to defend his Sprint Cup title.

January 10, 2013 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


New owner enters NASCAR and vows to race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR's newest team owner bought into its premier series with every intention of building a competitive team.

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


Keselowski cruieses home with 1st Sprint Cup championship

By JENNA FRYER

November 19, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski will start finale in front after Logano wreck in practice

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Brad Keselowski got some help on the last day of practice for NASCAR's Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Pole sitter Joey Logano was involved in a three-car accident during the first of two practice sessions Saturday, switched to a backup car and will start from the rear of the field Sunday.

November 17, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Logano on pole, Keselowski, Johnson close behind at Homestead

HOMESTEAD - Joey Logano wants an apology from Jeff Gordon, and Clint Bowyer is so angry with Gordon, he won't even discuss the now very public feud.

November 16, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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Kvapil's No. 44 car found in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot.

February 28, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kvapil's car stolen from racetrack

HAMPTON, Ga. - When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.

February 28, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Back on the track in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - After the glitz of Daytona, it's time for the NASCAR grind.

February 26, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Daytona gets the race it needed

It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.

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


Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joey Logano had a shot to win the NASCAR championship last year. A flawed late pit stop cost him the chance, and he went into the offseason determined to get back into contention again.

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


Gordon ready to lead the way

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jeff Gordon chatted casually with some of his crew as a crowd of fans gathered in the window behind his garage stall at Daytona International Speedway. He opened the toolbox behind him, grabbed a Sharpie and turned to the assembly to autograph the dozens of die casts, programs and T-shirts they shoved at him.

February 21, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kurt Busch loses appeal of suspension

By JENNA FRYER

February 21, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch indefinitely

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely Friday after a judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat a former girlfriend last fall and there was a "substantial likelihood" of more domestic violence from him in the future.

February 20, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Larson aiming for superstar status

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started.

February 17, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski taking long road toward respect in NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Brad Keselowski might as well sign up as the next celebrity target at a comedy roast.

February 16, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon on pole for final Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The qualifying session for NASCAR's biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as "a complete embarrassment" and called a "cute show" by Clint Bowyer.

February 16, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kenseth wins Sprint Unlimited

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Kenseth, coming off a winless 2014 season, has opened the new year with a victory.

February 14, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Daytona hosts media day

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk - talk about puppy love, wedding rings and a growing mullet - and a lot of conversation about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and what could be his final ride in NASCAR'S most prestigious race.

February 12, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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