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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Stenhouse Jr. races to 5th Nationwide win of year

JOLIET, Ill. - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. edged past Kyle Busch and into the lead, then held on for the final 20 laps for a relatively easy victory.

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


Earnhardt and Gordon take front row at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - It's a Hendrick Motorsports front row at Richmond International Raceway.

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


Jeff Gordon rejuvenated heading into Sprint Cup Chase

CHICAGO - The infamous mustache is making a comeback - and Jeff Gordon believes he is, too.

September 12, 2012 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


It's official — Kenseth makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Matt Kenseth opened this season with a second victory in the Daytona 500, and it didn't take him long to establish himself as a legitimate championship contender.

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


IndyCar, NASCAR keep drama rolling

As he clung to his championship chances, Ryan Hunter-Reay was able to see past his selfish motives to the bigger picture.

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


Next tantrum usually just around the corner

HAMPTON, Ga. - Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth have smoothed things over after their helmet-throwing dustup.

September 01, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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Articles by Section - 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


In the Pits: Gordon on pace for title after Brickyard win

Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

July 28, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon an Indy threat after 20 years

INDIANAPOLIS - The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 26, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


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


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


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


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