WATKINS GLEN, N.Y - Clint Bowyer is a marked man, and he is up for the challenge as NASCAR goes road racing again.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Always wearing his trademark Panama hat, Jack Roush is as much a fixture in the garage during race weekend as the drivers and crew members.
LONG POND, Pa. - Pocono Raceway keeps taking hits.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt last drove his famed No. 3 to Victory Lane almost 10 years ago, at Talladega, in the final win of his illustrious career.
JOLIET, Ill. - David Reutimann blew by Jeff Gordon and cruised to the victory in the Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway.
JOLIET, Ill. - After watching a win slip away in a frustrating finish at Daytona last week, Clint Bowyer finds himself stuck in a big group of marquee drivers scrambling to make the Chase.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR fans are reluctant to change, even when tweaks are made to grossly outdated policies and procedures. They like how things were done "in the old days" and are quick to criticize new ideas.
LOUDON, N.H. - The Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship traditionally kicks off at New Hampshire. So does the 10-race sprint to make the 12-driver field.
SONOMA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson hasn't been to Victory Lane in 10 races, his longest drought in two years.
SONOMA, Calif. - Rick Hendrick dismissed a report that Kasey Kahne will drive for Phoenix Racing next season, the gap year before he moves into Hendrick Motorsports' No. 5 car.
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Greg Biffle spent some time at Ford headquarters on Thursday, taking each of the resilient automaker's newest toys out for a spin.
LONG POND, Pa. - Jimmie Johnson hears the buzz. It's been kind of hard to avoid during the four-time defending NASCAR champion's recent slide.
CONCORD, N.C. - It's not that common for siblings to reach the highest level of a professional sport, and when it happens, one of them typically toils in the shadow of the superstar.
INDIANAPOLIS - Dario Franchitti thought he needed a new challenge after becoming the IndyCar series' big winner in 2007.
CONCORD, N.C. - Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch, winners of five of the last seven Sprint Cup Series points races, believe they can continue Joe Gibbs Racing's recent dominance and win the Coca-Cola 600.
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.
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.
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for.
As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down.
The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.
AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola were the underdogs of the Chase, the two drivers nobody thought could win the Sprint Cup championship.
JOLIET, Ill. - With rain in Friday's forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders.
CHICAGO - It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.
A win in the season-opening Daytona 500 guaranteed Dale Earnhardt Jr. a spot in NASCAR's title race. It also allowed his Hendrick Motorsports team to live in the moment on the race track and not get hung up on results.
Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002.
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