LOUDON, N.H. - Bruton Smith boasted about the largest crowd to attend a NASCAR race this season: More than 100,000 fans filled Kentucky Speedway in its inaugural Sprint Cup Series event.
Sometimes saying "I'm sorry" is all it takes to make people feel a little better.
SPARTA, Ky. - David Ragan finally shrugged off the "best NASCAR driver without a Cup victory" tag when he took the checkered flag last weekend in Daytona.
Carl Edwards is no longer NASCAR's points leader, his 10-week streak at the top snapped by an early accident at Daytona International Speedway.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The owner of energy drink Red Bull plans to leave NASCAR at the end of this season, The Associated Press has learned.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kyle Busch was docked six points Monday and his crew chief fined $25,000 because his car failed post-race inspection at Pocono Raceway.
LONG POND, Pa. - Richard Childress refuses to talk about what he did to Kyle Busch. Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya won't talk about secret fines or threatened lawsuits.
CONCORD, N.C. - David Ragan passed Brad Keselowski with just over a lap remaining to win The Sprint Showdown, the qualifying event that moves three drivers into the $1 million Sprint All-Star Race.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There's little doubt Roger Penske made the right choice in skipping the NASCAR race at Richmond, a decision that spared him from the R-rated rant driver Kurt Busch launched against his race team.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jimmie Johnson didn't mind a little tag teaming.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jeff Gordon put himself in select company. So did Rick Hendrick.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Matt Kenseth can quit wondering. He is still good enough to win.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Carl Edwards had every reason to believe he had one of the best cars at Bristol Motor Speedway.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - When Dale Earnhardt Jr. failed to qualify for last year's championship race, he spent the final three months of the season out of the spotlight.
Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart are known for their racing success and explosive tempers.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been 10 years since a driver last attempted running both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, a feat so grueling that only Tony Stewart has successfully completed all 1,100 miles.
Joey Logano lined up directly behind Kevin Harvick and followed him nose-to-tail around the track and across the line for the final restart. He was stalking the leader, looking for what he knew would be his only chance to snatch the victory away from Harvick.
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kyle Busch didn't mind the rain that ended the race early.
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Tony Stewart came back from a broken right leg at the Daytona 500 still not fully healed, yet able to race.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart does not consider the Daytona 500 a disaster, despite the engine problems that spoiled his return to racing from a broken right leg.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised down pit road, stopping just long enough for Rick Hendrick to climb halfway inside his window for the short lift to Victory Lane.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Denny Hamlin almost couldn't help himself at the start of his Daytona 500 qualifying race, when his anxiously tried to charge to the front and shake out all the cobwebs and frustration from his injury-plagued season a year ago.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The King was holding court, trying to explain why the words of a driver who has been retired since 1992 carry as much weight today as they did back in the day when Winston was the name of the Cup game.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson's latest accomplishment.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The countdown clock for Tony Stewart's return to racing is no longer at months, weeks or even days.
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