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Dale Jr. preps for 600th career race

FONTANA, Calif. - While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn't help thinking about his first time.

March 24, 2017 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Will brawl help take NASCAR into mainstream?

Kyle Busch had a gash on his forehead and blood running down his nose when he promised payback to Joey Logano. The two had a brief post-race pit road brawl that can be seen on TMZ, the "Today Show" and, really, just about anywhere.

March 13, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Return to triumph, tragedy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his T-shirt, jeans and sneakers for a head-to-toe pilot uniform, climbed up the portable stairs and slipped into the cockpit of the iconic Goodyear Blimp.

February 23, 2017 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR hopes for boost after big swings at spicing it up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series eager to halt a steady decline in attendance, ratings and sponsorship.

February 14, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Danica Patrick gets sponsorship help days before Daytona 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - One of Danica Patrick's sponsors has stepped up to fill a sudden funding void created when Stewart-Haas Racing sued her primary backer for $31 million in a breach-of-contract lawsuit.

February 14, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt Jr. medically cleared to race again

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, has been medically cleared to return next year.

December 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Kyle Busch hopes he's on track to finally win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Kyle Busch's next attempt at a weekend sweep should come at his race shop.

July 30, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt Jr. to miss 2 more races, replaced by Jeff Gordon

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted former teammate Jeff Gordon for the next two weeks.

July 20, 2016 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Carl Edwards takes the pole for road course race at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - Carl Edwards edged AJ Allmendinger to earn the stop starting spot Sunday on the road course race at Sonoma Raceway.

June 25, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Mexico's Daniel Suarez sets sights on NASCAR Xfinity title

NEWTON, Iowa - Daniel Suarez had his breakout moment last weekend, holding off Kyle Busch at Michigan to become the first Mexican winner in NASCAR national series history.

June 17, 2016 | By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kurt Busch conserves fuel for a win at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. - Kurt Busch felt like a game show contestant who had to beat the clock to win a prize.

June 06, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Truex seeking bigger things after Charlotte romp

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Martin Truex Jr. believes big things are ahead, even bigger than his record run at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

May 30, 2016 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Larson races clean at the expense of his 1st Cup win

It might be hard to believe that the ending of a low-level race three years ago had such a profound effect on Kyle Larson that it might have cost him his first Sprint Cup victory.

May 16, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jimmie Johnson looks to extend track dominance at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson fell in love with Dover the first time he turned a lap at the track in the late 1990s.

May 14, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Talladega wreckfest comes at a price

Nobody needs to be reminded that racing is inherently dangerous. We all know drivers assume the risks. It's understood that no one forces a driver to compete.

May 02, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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Eye on her future, Danica Patrick races into fitness space

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The pain was real.

April 15, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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