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Harvick gets win in Speedweeks opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kevin Harvick won the first race of Speedweeks, dominating the final two segments of the exhibition Sprint Unlimited in the debut of NASCAR's new Gen-6 car.

February 16, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Media Day at Daytona 500 features loose champ, dating drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Brad Keselowski strolled through the Daytona 500 Club with his cellphone in one hand and a half-empty bottle in the other.

February 14, 2013 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Wallace calls induction biggest day of career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rusty Wallace touched on his early days trying to make it as a professional race car driver, the lessons he learned from NASCAR's pioneers and his relentless push to drive for Roger Penske in an energetic acceptance into the Hall of Fame.

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


Dale Jr. starts wreck at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - New cars, same results at Daytona International Speedway.

January 11, 2013 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Danica won't race in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Danica Patrick's talking about challenges that lay ahead, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon aren't saying whether they have patched their differences, and Brad Keselowski is eager to defend his Sprint Cup title.

January 10, 2013 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


New owner enters NASCAR and vows to race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR's newest team owner bought into its premier series with every intention of building a competitive team.

December 04, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski cruieses home with 1st Sprint Cup championship

By JENNA FRYER

November 19, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski will start finale in front after Logano wreck in practice

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Brad Keselowski got some help on the last day of practice for NASCAR's Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Pole sitter Joey Logano was involved in a three-car accident during the first of two practice sessions Saturday, switched to a backup car and will start from the rear of the field Sunday.

November 17, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Logano on pole, Keselowski, Johnson close behind at Homestead

HOMESTEAD - Joey Logano wants an apology from Jeff Gordon, and Clint Bowyer is so angry with Gordon, he won't even discuss the now very public feud.

November 16, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Suspending

NASCAR had a real dilemma on its hands with this whole Jeff Gordon mess hanging over the season finale.

November 12, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski matures on track to get into title race

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - It would have been easy for Brad Keselowski to wreck Jimmie Johnson at the end of last week's race at Texas Motor Speedway.

November 10, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Report: Harvick signs with Stuart

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Tony Stewart has reportedly signed Kevin Harvick to drive for his team beginning in 2014.

November 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Final finish saved a sluggish race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch on one late restart, and Jimmie Johnson on another. Doing it a third time was just too much to ask during a tense closing sequence at Texas Motor Speedway.

November 05, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Cup leader Johnson takes pole at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson finished his qualifying run at Texas with the fastest lap on the day, then stayed in his car while waiting to see if anybody would knock him off the pole.

November 03, 2012 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


What's the plan for IndyCar?

Surely there must be some misunderstanding, and the board of directors charged with overseeing IndyCar really does have a long-term strategy for the series.

October 29, 2012 | 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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