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Montoya expects to be competitive at Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya said Friday a crew chief change should not hurt his chances to finally win a NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 29, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch wins 100th career NASCAR race

LOUDON, N.H. - Kyle Busch grabbed a souvenir for the victory lap he'd perfected 99 times before: A white "100" flag that rippled out the window of the No. 18 Toyota, one special number and a giant slice of NASCAR history.

July 16, 2011 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR vows to fix the Kentucky traffic issues

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.

July 15, 2011 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kentucky Speedway forgot about those two key words

Sometimes saying "I'm sorry" is all it takes to make people feel a little better.

July 11, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Ragan eager to prove breakthrough win was no fluke

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.

July 08, 2011 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Edwards has no reason to leave team

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.

July 04, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Red Bull out of NASCAR at season's end

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.

June 20, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch penalized after Pocono

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.

June 13, 2011 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Off track fights, fines hit NASCAR

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.

June 10, 2011 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Ragan takes Showdown

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.

May 21, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kurt Busch loses cool, blasts Penske

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.

May 02, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tag-team racing here to stay

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jimmie Johnson didn't mind a little tag teaming.

April 18, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | NASCAR


Gordon leads Hendrick sweep at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jeff Gordon put himself in select company. So did Rick Hendrick.

April 16, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | NASCAR


Kenseth ends 76-race drought with Texas win

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Matt Kenseth can quit wondering. He is still good enough to win.

April 10, 2011 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Bristol drivers thrown a curveball

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Carl Edwards had every reason to believe he had one of the best cars at Bristol Motor Speedway.

March 19, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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Articles by Section - NASCAR


In the Pits: Gordon on pace for title after Brickyard win

Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

July 28, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon an Indy threat after 20 years

INDIANAPOLIS - The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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


Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Pucker up! NASCAR returns to Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Troops entertain Junior, Rahal

EDINBURGH, Ind. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track.

July 23, 2014 | By JIM JOHNSON Associated Press | NASCAR


In the Pits: RTA aiming to close disconnect

There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.

July 21, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski takes Nationwide race

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski had a couple of impressive performances at New Hampshire. It's the victory celebration that again gave him fits.

July 12, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR: No animosity toward RTA

LOUDON, N.H. - NASCAR President Mike Helton said Friday there is no animosity from the governing body toward the recently formed, nine-team Race Team Alliance that will collaborate on initiatives and issues facing auto racing.

July 11, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Helton: Talladega races still have big impact

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Mike Helton has seen Talladega Superspeedway's capacity expand in boom times and shrink along with the crowds at one of NASCAR's signature tracks, moving in tandem with the sport's ebbs and flows.

July 10, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment

RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.

July 09, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR penalizes Busch for violation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway.

July 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


In the Pits: Pulling the plug on Coke Zero 400 was the right call

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.

July 07, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gilliland takes poll for Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - David Gilliland might have summed up Daytona qualifying best.

July 04, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt still embarrassed over Talladega finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It had been 31 years since a driver won both Daytona races in the same season when Jimmie Johnson pulled off the Sprint Cup Series sweep. A year later, his teammate wants to complete the feat.

July 03, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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