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Stenhouse claims 1st Cup pole at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wanted to run at the top of the track.

August 30, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Furniture Row never stood a chance to keep Busch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Furniture Row Racing never stood a chance at keeping Kurt Busch once Gene Haas began courting the 2004 NASCAR champion.

August 26, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Furniture Row never stood a chance to keep Busch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Furniture Row Racing never stood a chance at keeping Kurt Busch once Gene Haas began courting the 2004 NASCAR champion.

August 26, 2013 | JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Kenseth holds off Kahne to get 5th win of season

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kasey Kahne was fed up with all of Joe Gibbs Racing by the time contact with Matt Kenseth ended his race at Watkins Glen earlier this month.

August 25, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Denny Hamlin grabs the pole at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Denny Hamlin, searching for anything to save his season, got a slight boost Friday with a pole-winning run at Bristol Motor Speedway.

August 23, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Busch dominates Bristol to win Nationwide race

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The crowd showered Kyle Busch with boos Friday night as he celebrated yet another Bristol Motor Speedway win in Victory Lane.

August 23, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Logano sets track record in qualifying at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - On another record-setting day at Michigan International Speedway, Joey Logano raced to one of the fastest qualifying speeds in NASCAR history.

August 16, 2013 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Stop the presses: not-so-bad Brad passes up win

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - As the reigning Sprint Cup champion, Brad Keselowski's photo holding the coveted series trophy is on the cover of the media guide NASCAR hands out at races. The venues change, the photo doesn't, a constant reminder of a great season.

August 12, 2013 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Kyle Busch finally wins again at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - There was no slipup on the final lap this time, so Kyle Busch's victory celebration at Watkins Glen International was as sweet as it gets.

August 11, 2013 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Ambrose on the Cup pole at Watkins

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - When rain cut short Sprint Cup practice at Watkins Glen International and he struggled to find balance in his car, Marcos Ambrose blasted his team in the garage.

August 10, 2013 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Keselowski wins in Nationwide at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Brad Keselowski has always had a fondness for Watkins Glen International, and that fondness just grew a bit more.

August 10, 2013 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Racing an afterthough to Tony Stewart in Cup

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Jimmie Johnson can secure a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this week at Watkins Glen International, and he's not even thinking about it.

August 09, 2013 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Stewart undergoes second surgery on broken leg

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart underwent a second surgery on his broken right leg in North Carolina on Thursday and remains hospitalized under observation.

August 08, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Tony Stewart has surgery following Iowa crash

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Tony Stewart told anyone who would listen why he continued racing anywhere, anytime, regardless of purse or crowd or car.

August 06, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Kyle Pett: 'It's not our job to ask to fluff'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kyle Petty, the driver-turned-analyst with the unfiltered opinions, has angered someone new.

August 05, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


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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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


Bumpy track means anyone's race

SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane.

June 27, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Carl Edwards races to 1st career road course win

SONOMA, Calif. - His future with Roush Fenway Racing is uncertain, but Carl Edwards isn't letting that slow him down this season.

June 23, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


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