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Kyle Busch takes pole at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Qualifying last, Kyle Busch did what he'd never done before - he won a pole on a road course, shattering the track record at Watkins Glen International on Saturday.

August 13, 2011 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Logano takes Pocono pole

LONG POND, Pa. - Joey Logano heard the rumors at Joe Gibbs Racing.

August 06, 2011 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


All eyes on Carl

INDIANAPOLIS - Carl Edwards is under no obligation to publicly discuss his ongoing contract negotiations or to hurry his decision along.

August 01, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Ragan takes pole at Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS - David Ragan, in the midst of a career breakthrough, added the pole for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to his suddenly improved resume.

July 30, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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


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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


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