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NASCAR confiscates roof flaps from 31 teams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Thirty-one cars, including 16 in the Sprint Cup Series, failed inspection before Thursday's practices at Daytona International Speedway.

July 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


After beauty of Corsica, the brunt of Tour awaits

CALVI, Corsica - A funny thing about the Tour de France is that it can give competitors the most fabulous terrain on which to ride, but it cannot force them to race.

July 01, 2013 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Defending champion Keselowski could miss Chase

Tony Stewart's defense of his 2005 championship doesn't look so bad on paper, and it sure seemed to be soaring during his laborious celebratory fence-climb following his July win at Daytona.

July 01, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Johnson, New Hampshire track laud first responders

BOSTON - The New Hampshire Motor Speedway will honor and welcome first responders from the Boston Marathon bombings and the Newtown school shootings at the July 14 New Hampshire 301.

June 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Clock ticking on Hamlin's chance

SONOMA, Calif. - Denny Hamlin closed in on a slower car at Sonoma Raceway, changed lanes to make the pass and was instead slammed into from behind - contact that sent him spinning off the course.

June 24, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jamie McMurray wins Sonoma pole

SONOMA, Calif. - As Jamie McMurray turned a corner on the season with a string of solid finishes, he picked Sonoma Raceway as an upcoming track he was looking forward to racing.

June 22, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Smith holds on for Nationwide win

BROOKLYN, Mich. - The rain drops splashed down on the pavement at Michigan International Speedway about an hour after Regan Smith's victory Saturday.

June 15, 2013 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Leffler's death puts spotlight on short tracks

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Tony Stewart opened his remarks with a few words about his relationship with Jason Leffler.

June 14, 2013 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Leffler death investigated by NJ authorities

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. - New Jersey State Police on Thursday were trying to determine what caused the dirt track crash that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler on Wednesday night.

June 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Dale Jr. looks to make run at victory

LONG POND, Pa. - By the time Dale Earnhardt Jr. reached Victory Lane last season at Michigan, the win seemed as much inevitable as implausible.

June 10, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stewart a Cup contender

LONG POND, Pa. - Tony Stewart ducked through a tarp-covered tent in the garage and was off to the No. 14.

June 08, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Logano wins Nationwide race at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Joey Logano savors the times he led Joe Gibbs Racing into Victory Lane.

June 01, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Overhead camera on hold follwing Sunday's accident

CONCORD, N.C. - NASCAR will wait on Fox Sports' investigation of what caused an overhead TV camera rope to snap during the Coca-Cola 600 before deciding if such technology will be used in future races.

May 27, 2013 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Smith makes headlines heading into Hall vote

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bruton Smith just can't help himself sometimes.

May 21, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Baby steps for Allmendinger

CHARLOTTE - AJ Allmendinger's parents attended their first Indianapolis 500 in 1979, when they camped in a grassy lot and watched Rick Mears win his first 400.

May 20, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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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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