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NAPA dropping Waltrip after Richmond scandal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NAPA Auto Parts said Thursday it will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the year, the latest fallout from the team's attempt to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into NASCAR's version of the playoffs.

September 19, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


SpinGate out of control early

JOLIET, Ill. - Everything could have been handled better from the moment Clint Bowyer spun at Richmond to trigger the biggest credibility crisis in NASCAR history.

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


Kyle Busch dominates to win at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. - Just when it appeared Kyle Busch couldn't be any stronger in a Nationwide Series race, he broke the record for most laps led on a 1.5-mile track in a Nationwide race in winning the Dollar General 300 race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.

September 15, 2013 | By JERRY BONKOWSKI AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR adds Gordon to Chase field amid controversy

JOLIET, Ill. - NASCAR added Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field Friday, a stunning and unprecedented step in the fallout from at least two attempts to manipulate the results of the regular season-ending race at Richmond last weekend.

September 13, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Logano defends spot in NASCAR's Chase field

CHICAGO - Joey Logano defended his place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Thursday, rattling off his season statistics as proof he earned his spot in the 12-driver field regardless of any help he may have received in the deciding race.

September 12, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Edwards wins race, Keselowski misses Chase

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - NASCAR will have a new champion. For now, it has yet another conspiracy.

September 08, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon wins pole at Richmond, Kurt Busch second

RICHMOND, Va. - Jeff Gordon will try to race his way into NASCAR's playoffs from the pole position.

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


Keselowski wins Nationwide race at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Brad Keselowski passed Brian Scott on a restart with 11 laps to go Friday night and pulled away after another restart with six laps remaining to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond.

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


Keselowski picks Logano to win NASCAR championship

RICHMOND, Va. - Brad Keselowski was probably a dark horse at best to win the Sprint Cup championship a year ago.

September 05, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt Jr.'s car finally fully funded

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new look during the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship as Hendrick Motorports has finally sold the remaining inventory on his No. 88 Chevrolet.

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


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


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In the Pits: Earnhardt back in victory lane

There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn't all glitz and glamour.

May 04, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Busch's victory shows attempt to change as a person

Kurt Busch's win at Richmond International Raceway would only be considered redemption if anyone had ever questioned his driving ability.

April 27, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


New format means injured drivers don't have to race

There was a time in NASCAR when skipping a race because of illness or injury was simply not considered. Rather than sit out with swollen eyes, Ricky Rudd used tape to keep them open. Richard Petty ran three races hiding a broken neck from NASCAR officials.

April 20, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Logano leads flag-to-flag

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano led flag-to-flag Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

April 18, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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