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NASCAR: Debate over weather warnings at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Brian Mattson and Tom Deacher climbed into their truck and got set to leave saturated Pocono Raceway. That's when the lightning bolt slammed into a tent canopy just a couple of rows away from where they parked, shooting off sparks like a Roman candle.

August 06, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt Jr. enjoying success

LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back on top in NASCAR in something other than a most popular driver poll.

August 03, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Annett returns to Iowa looking for 1st career win

The joy of a top-five finish wears off pretty fast nowadays for Michael Annett.

August 02, 2012 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Penske dumps Allmendinger after drug test

A.J. Allmendinger had a ride to envy with one of NASCAR's top teams end in stunning disgrace.

August 01, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski wins at The Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Brad Keselowski planted an emphatic kiss on the yard of bricks at the finish line, becoming the first driver to celebrate a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in NASCAR's Nationwide Series.

July 28, 2012 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kahne wins at New Hampshire, 2nd victory of season

LOUDON, N.H. - The best car was rolling toward victory - until its driver and crew chief couldn't agree on how many tires to change.

July 16, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski takes Nationwide win at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski slipped in front when Kevin Harvick got into a traffic jam. Then Harvick got mad.

July 14, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch wins first pole of season at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick does a better job driving around the track than to the delivery room.

July 14, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Allmendinger: I tested positive for a stimulant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger on Wednesday said that he tested positive for a stimulant and was collecting his medicines and supplements in an attempt to figure out what got him in trouble.

July 11, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Army pulling out at end of season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The U.S. Army will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing next season, effectively ending its sponsorship in NASCAR altogether after a decade.

July 10, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Allmendinger's offense should be public

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There are a lot of questions surrounding AJ Allmendinger after a failed drug test got him suspended.

July 09, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart takes flag at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - There was no fire or rain. Still, another frantic finish at Daytona International Speedway.

July 07, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Matt Kenseth wins pole at Daytona for tonight's race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth will start from the pole tonight at Daytona International Speedway, where he'll try to pull off a season sweep.

July 06, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR not interested in mandatory cautions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Bruton Smith has an idea how to create more excitement in NASCAR.

July 05, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Carl Edwards thinks team is better than results show

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Success came quickly for Carl Edwards, who won four times and finished third in the championship race in his first full season at NASCAR's top level.

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


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Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.

October 24, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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


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