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Stewart back on the track

September 03, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Just 5 spots still up for grabs in Chase

And then there were five.

September 02, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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


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Earnhardt wants more success in '15 with new chief

Dale Earnhardt Jr. imagined his Nationwide Series trophy was a chalice, tipped it back and acted like he was taking a big swig of champagne or beer - the beverages of choice for NASCAR winners and champions.

November 19, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Harvick finds happiness long before championship

It was some six hours after Kevin Harvick had won his first Sprint Cup championship when he was finally able to peel off his beer-soaked firesuit, take a shower and begin celebrating the biggest moment of his career.

November 17, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


1st-time champion set to be crowned

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There was pushing, punching, one ambush in a darkened garage and a bloody brawl. There were thousands of hours spent analyzing the path to the Sprint Cup title as teams tried to adapt to NASCAR's new championship format.

November 16, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Winless Newman on brink of title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Ryan Newman is the underdog - minus the darling - of NASCAR's final four, making a mockery of the revamped playoff format that was supposed to put a premium on winning.

November 13, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


The Final Four

MIAMI - There's no Jeff, Jimmie or Junior. Bad Brad missed the cut and Smoke never contended.

November 12, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: New format crushes Gordon's championship bid

NASCAR's new championship format, lauded for creating nail-biting intensity, wild emotional swings and tension on and off of the track, has also been full of heartbreak.

November 10, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Just two races remain in Chase

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights before, four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose.

November 08, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR's Kurt Busch facing assault probe

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been accused of domestic assault by his ex-girlfriend, and police in Delaware said Friday they are investigating.

November 07, 2014 | bY RANDALL CHASE Associated Press | NASCAR


Hamlin: Most drivers don't respect Keselowski

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Denny Hamlin thinks most drivers don't respect Brad Keselowski, and the contempt stems from the 2012 NASCAR champion's refusal to show any remorse for his aggressive driving.

November 04, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Are there double standards for Keselowski?

In the closing laps at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon could see Dale Earnhardt Jr. ahead of him with enough time to formulate a plan on how to handle his teammate if Gordon could catch him.

November 03, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Newman, Kenseth still in contention

FORT WORTH, Texas - Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth look a bit out of place this late in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with those zeroes under the column for wins.

November 02, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Points still matter in new championship format

When NASCAR chairman Brian France revealed the changes to the championship format, he vowed that winning would be the most important element and would ultimately reward "the most worthy, battle-tested" driver with the Sprint Cup title.

October 27, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Poor qualifying effort hurts Harvick

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kevin Harvick has picked his way through traffic before at Martinsville Speedway, never when the stakes were so high.

October 25, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.

October 24, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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