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.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Brad Keselowski has always had a fondness for Watkins Glen International, and that fondness just grew a bit more.
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.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart underwent a second surgery on his broken right leg in North Carolina on Thursday and remains hospitalized under observation.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Tony Stewart told anyone who would listen why he continued racing anywhere, anytime, regardless of purse or crowd or car.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kyle Petty, the driver-turned-analyst with the unfiltered opinions, has angered someone new.
LONG POND, Pa. - Jimmie Johnson needed multiple attempts to make it through pre-qualifying inspection, then set a track record with a lap of 180.654 mph to win the pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.
INDIANAPOLIS - Maybe NASCAR should steal a page from IndyCar and install a push-to-pass button.
INDIANAPOLIS - A born and bred Hoosier, Ryan Newman spent his childhood racing everywhere from Anderson to Winchester and every short track he could find in a state mad about racing.
INDIANAPOLIS - Kyle Busch had a commanding lead wiped out with one ill-timed caution.
INDIANAPOLIS - Traditionalists balked and some were downright outraged at the mere suggestion stock cars dare set their fenders on the sacred ground of Indianapolis.
JOLIET, Ill. - Sam Hornish Jr. has been coming to Indianapolis for a long time. His mother went to the Indianapolis 500 when she was eight months pregnant.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Just as predictable as the weekend fender bashing is the awkward conversation a few days later.
LOUDON, N.H. - Stuck in a hospital bed, Brian Vickers wanted to live another day.
LOUDON, N.H. - Kyle Busch needed some OT to grab that checkered fla+++g.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MIAMI - There's no Jeff, Jimmie or Junior. Bad Brad missed the cut and Smoke never contended.
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.
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights before, four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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