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Big names miss NASCAR Hall of Fame induction

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The NASCAR Hall of Fame opened its doors with a star-studded ceremony showcasing many of its stars.

May 17, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


4-time defending champ Johnson eager to end slump

DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson is in a slump. A big one by his standards.

May 15, 2010 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Busch wins Nationwide race at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Clint Bowyer saw his target and hurried off pit road. Angry after a hard lick only moments earlier, Bowyer sped toward Denny Hamlin and sent him straight into the wall.

May 15, 2010 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Drivers use social media to gain All-Star support

DARLINGTON, S.C. - From Tweet-Ups to YouTube ads, chasing the fan vote for a NASCAR All-Star spot has gone viral.

May 12, 2010 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Jeff Burton frustrated after another near-miss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jeff Burton couldn't have known in February, when he came up short at California on his chance to put eventual winner Jimmie Johnson a lap down, about all the missed opportunities there would be this season.

May 10, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Hamlin sweeps Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Denny Hamlin has completed a weekend sweep at Darlington Raceway with his first career Sprint Cup Series victory at NASCAR's oldest superspeedway.

May 08, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Hamilton not buying 'The New Kyle'

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Denny Hamlin dismissed any notion that Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch has morphed into a more mature race car driver.

May 08, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Logano looking for more at Darlington

FLORENCE, S.C. - Joey Logano has even bigger plans for Darlington Raceway this year.

May 06, 2010 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Busch reveals 'the new Kyle' after win at Richmond

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kyle Busch was clearly angry after a late caution cost him a victory last month at Phoenix. He vented over his radio, aggressively drove his car through the garage after the race and, according to Fox executives, rudely declined an interview.

May 03, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon still playing second fiddle

RICHMOND, Va. - Jeff Gordon crossed the finish line in silence, unsure of what to say after losing yet another race this season.

May 02, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Busch tops Gordon at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Kyle Busch snapped a 21-race losing streak - an eternity by his standards - with a late-race pass at Richmond International Raceway that denied Jeff Gordon yet another victory.

May 01, 2010 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Busch says staying out taught him something

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Now, Kyle Busch said, he knows.

May 01, 2010 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt thinks time is right to drive the 3 car

RICHMOND, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows some fans are upset about his plan to drive a replica of his father's famous No. 3 car at Daytona in July, but thinks it is a a fitting way to honor the seven-time champion's NASCAR Hall of Fame induction.

April 30, 2010 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski docked 50 points by NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR docked Brad Keselowski 50 points in the Nationwide Series because his car failed inspection following his win at Talladega Superspeedway.

April 28, 2010 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Montoya on mission to pick up pace and make Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Juan Pablo Montoya followed the numbers on a detailed chart last season, when his crew chief mapped out exactly how the driver needed to finish each race to qualify for his first Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

April 28, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

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.

September 16, 2014 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | NASCAR


In The Pits: Short stay at the party for Allmendinger and Almirola

AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola were the underdogs of the Chase, the two drivers nobody thought could win the Sprint Cup championship.

September 15, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. - With rain in Friday's forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders.

September 12, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


The Chase for the Sprint Cup begins on Sunday

CHICAGO - It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.

September 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In The Pits: Hendrick, Penske, Harvick prep for Chase

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.

September 09, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In The Pits: One more Chase chance for Stewart, but does it matter?

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.

September 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner's return to the track.

August 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

HAMPTON, Ga. - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."

August 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Power shakes quake, can't close title

It was just past 3 a.m. when Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, California. The IndyCar Series points leader was in the middle of his first earthquake and wasn't certain he was going to make it out alive.

August 25, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Logano earns first win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 | HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.

August 22, 2014 | By HANK KURZ JR AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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