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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


Stewart, Logano say they have moved on from fracas

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Tony Stewart and Joey Logano say their dustup is over. They just haven't said it to each other.

April 05, 2013 | By HANK KURZ Jr AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Hamlin has back fracture after wreck at Fontana

Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture in his lower spine during a last-lap crash while racing for the win against former teammate Joey Logano, and Joe Gibbs Racing gave no indication Monday how long its driver could be sidelined.

March 25, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch keeps Joe Gibbs' Fontana streak alive

FONTANA, Calif. - Another Nationwide Series race at Fontana, another victory for Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing.

March 23, 2013 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Dale focused after fast start

FONTANA, Calif. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. had never filled out an NCAA tournament bracket before this year, even though he's a hoops fan.

March 22, 2013 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


What makes a great race?

BRISTOL, Tenn. - It was a simple question asked the day before the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway that started a debate: "Who won the last race here?"

March 18, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Nationwide: Busch holds off Larson at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kyle Larson's first chance to get a big win in NASCAR ended with him claiming a controversial win.

March 16, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Denny Hamlin felt disrespected by NASCAR fine

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Denny Hamlin said Friday that he believes NASCAR was disrespectful by not contacting him before fining him $25,000 over critical comments about the new race car.

March 15, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR overpolicing in case of Denny Hamlin?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - What a great NASCAR race that was at Las Vegas! The new Gen-6 car sure put on an amazing show, one for the ages, for sure.

March 11, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Hornish holds off Busch for victory

LAS VEGAS - Sam Hornish Jr. didn't know the name of Saturday's race until he went to the drivers' meeting for the Sam's Town 300.

March 09, 2013 | By GREG BEACHEM 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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