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Keselowski insists he's not feeling the heat

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Brad Keselowski talks as though racing continues to be business as usual.

October 28, 2012 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Earnhardt back; talks of anxiety caused by concussions

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. disliked the attention caused by his concussions and nearly three-week departure from NASCAR, but said Friday he returns to racing glad he took steps to make sure he is OK.

October 27, 2012 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Stenhouse steals Nationwide race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rallied from two laps down at Kansas Speedway to salvage his points day.

October 20, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Kahne qualifies on pole for Cup race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Every championship contender knew that starting position would be paramount at repaved Kansas Speedway, where getting to the front after the green flag drops could present a problem.

October 19, 2012 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Fox, NASCAR announce contract extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR and Fox Sports Media Group announced a $2.4 billion, eight-year extension Monday that runs through 2022 and keeps the prestigious Daytona 500 and first third of the Sprint Cup Series on the network.

October 15, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Bowyer rolls to win

CONCORD, N.C. - Clint Bowyer picked up his first win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Saturday night, winning a fuel mileage race that ended in disaster for points leader Brad Keselowski.

October 14, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Show goes on at Charlotte without Earnhardt Jr.

CONCORD, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. grew up one town away from Charlotte Motor Speedway, running wild with his friends through the infield as his daddy thrilled the hometown crowd.

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


Drivers grumbling after big wreck

TALLADEGA, Ala. - The pack is apparently here to stay and NASCAR drivers don't like it one bit.

October 08, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Khane leads Chase drivers in Talladega qualifying

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Ride or race was the question NASCAR's title contenders are considering as they prepare for Talladega Superspeedway.

October 06, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Approaches differ at Talladega

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There's debate as to where a driver wants to be in the race to the Sprint Cup title.

October 03, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Bowyer believes Talladega is his shot to pounce

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It doesn't take long to thin the field of championship contenders in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and some believe it has already been reduced to a three-driver race.

October 01, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Dale Jr. says crew shakeup won't affect his drive

LOUDON, N.H. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. insists that he'll be able to ignore the family drama at JR Motorsports when he gets behind the wheel at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.

September 22, 2012 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Gordon looks to come back from wreck in Chase opener

CONCORD, N.C. - When a car crashed in his front yard, Jeff Gordon tweeted a photo of the vehicle stuck in his hedges.

September 20, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Keselowski helps Penske cope with IndyCar loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Fortunes turn fast in racing. Roger Penske knows that well.

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


Jimmie wins pole for Chase opener

JOLIET, Ill. - Jimmie Johnson took an immediate step toward another Sprint Cup title - but the five-time champion is well aware it was a small one.

September 15, 2012 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


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Pucker up! NASCAR returns to Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR - AP


Troops entertain Junior, Rahal

EDINBURGH, Ind. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track.

July 23, 2014 | By JIM JOHNSON Associated Press | NASCAR - AP


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


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