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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


Danica voted into All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. - Danica Patrick said she can't explain why she's popular among NASCAR fans.

May 18, 2013 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Foyt's team making IndyCar resurgence

INDIANAPOLIS - A.J. Foyt sits quietly recounting stories in the back of his garage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 13, 2013 | | NASCAR


Kenseth pleased with appeal outcome at Darlington race

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Matt Kenseth was in Canada when J.D. Gibbs sent him the results of their appeal to NASCAR to reduce sweeping penalties against Joe Gibbs Racing.

May 10, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Should Newman be fined?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ryan Newman had to open his checkbook the last time he spoke out at Talladega.

May 06, 2013 | | NASCAR


Edwards on poll at wet Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Steady rain Saturday washed out qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway, where the field was set by practice speeds.

May 04, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Denny Hamlin runs 16 laps at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Denny Hamlin ran 16 laps at full speed Friday, turned his car over to Brian Vickers and then didn't exactly rule himself out of running a full race this weekend as he recovers from a back injury.

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


So far, so good for Gen-6 car

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The only certainty at the unveiling of NASCAR's new car was that the Gen-6 was aesthetically pleasing.

April 29, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kenseth calls harsh penalties 'grossly unfair'

RICHMOND, Va. - Mild-mannered Matt Kenseth is spitting mad at NASCAR.

April 25, 2013 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR penalizes Kenseth after engine fails

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to engines, tires and fuel on a race car. Anything even slightly improper is dealt with swiftly and severely. NASCAR always throws the book at offenders.

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


Keselowski learns about being on top

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jeff Gordon learned his lesson over time. So did Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth.

April 20, 2013 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Texas is next test for NASCAR's new Sprint Cup car

FORT WORTH, Texas - One of the key moments in the development of NASCAR's new Sprint Cup car came in a multicar test at Texas last fall.

April 12, 2013 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Blocking theories like opinions - everybody has one

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Tony Stewart says never. Joey Logano says late in the race. Jimmie Johnson says to protect a victory in the final laps, except, perhaps, if Stewart is behind him because of the potential consequences.

April 06, 2013 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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Articles by Section - NASCAR


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


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