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Chase contenders balance patience, urgency

HAMPTON, Ga. - For drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., patience is definitely a virtue at this point in the season.

August 31, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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


In The Pits: Stewart return to track uncertain

There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.

August 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jeff Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

BROOKLYN, Mich. - It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.

August 18, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Buescher takes Nationwide race

LEXINGTON, Ohio - As the laps dwindled, Chris Buescher's anxiety rose.

August 16, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR passes post-wreck rule

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers.

August 15, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stewart could still face legal action

August 12, 2014 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Column: Stewart's hobby called into question

When Jason Leffler was killed in a sprint car crash last summer, Tony Stewart passionately defended the grassroots racing of America.

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


Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.

August 03, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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