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Wallace calls induction biggest day of career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rusty Wallace touched on his early days trying to make it as a professional race car driver, the lessons he learned from NASCAR's pioneers and his relentless push to drive for Roger Penske in an energetic acceptance into the Hall of Fame.

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


Dale Jr. starts wreck at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - New cars, same results at Daytona International Speedway.

January 11, 2013 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Danica won't race in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Danica Patrick's talking about challenges that lay ahead, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon aren't saying whether they have patched their differences, and Brad Keselowski is eager to defend his Sprint Cup title.

January 10, 2013 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


New owner enters NASCAR and vows to race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR's newest team owner bought into its premier series with every intention of building a competitive team.

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


Keselowski cruieses home with 1st Sprint Cup championship

By JENNA FRYER

November 19, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski will start finale in front after Logano wreck in practice

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Brad Keselowski got some help on the last day of practice for NASCAR's Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Pole sitter Joey Logano was involved in a three-car accident during the first of two practice sessions Saturday, switched to a backup car and will start from the rear of the field Sunday.

November 17, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Logano on pole, Keselowski, Johnson close behind at Homestead

HOMESTEAD - Joey Logano wants an apology from Jeff Gordon, and Clint Bowyer is so angry with Gordon, he won't even discuss the now very public feud.

November 16, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Suspending

NASCAR had a real dilemma on its hands with this whole Jeff Gordon mess hanging over the season finale.

November 12, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski matures on track to get into title race

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - It would have been easy for Brad Keselowski to wreck Jimmie Johnson at the end of last week's race at Texas Motor Speedway.

November 10, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Report: Harvick signs with Stuart

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Tony Stewart has reportedly signed Kevin Harvick to drive for his team beginning in 2014.

November 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Final finish saved a sluggish race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch on one late restart, and Jimmie Johnson on another. Doing it a third time was just too much to ask during a tense closing sequence at Texas Motor Speedway.

November 05, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Cup leader Johnson takes pole at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson finished his qualifying run at Texas with the fastest lap on the day, then stayed in his car while waiting to see if anybody would knock him off the pole.

November 03, 2012 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


What's the plan for IndyCar?

Surely there must be some misunderstanding, and the board of directors charged with overseeing IndyCar really does have a long-term strategy for the series.

October 29, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski insists he's not feeling the heat

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Brad Keselowski talks as though racing continues to be business as usual.

October 28, 2012 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt back; talks of anxiety caused by concussions

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. disliked the attention caused by his concussions and nearly three-week departure from NASCAR, but said Friday he returns to racing glad he took steps to make sure he is OK.

October 27, 2012 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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Cup Chase reaches contender round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

October 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kurt Busch has Sprint Chase hopes on line in 500th start

DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track.

September 27, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart comforted by support of NASCAR family

DOVER, Del. - Tony Stewart's walk back to his motorhome was halted by a pair of old friends. Two longtime NASCAR participants stopped Stewart not far from his car for a lengthy chat in the Dover garage.

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


Stewart won't be charged

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for.

September 24, 2014 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | NASCAR


Penske in front after first two races of Chase

As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down.

September 22, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

September 16, 2014 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | NASCAR


In The Pits: Short stay at the party for Allmendinger and Almirola

AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola were the underdogs of the Chase, the two drivers nobody thought could win the Sprint Cup championship.

September 15, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. - With rain in Friday's forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders.

September 12, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


The Chase for the Sprint Cup begins on Sunday

CHICAGO - It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.

September 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In The Pits: Hendrick, Penske, Harvick prep for Chase

A win in the season-opening Daytona 500 guaranteed Dale Earnhardt Jr. a spot in NASCAR's title race. It also allowed his Hendrick Motorsports team to live in the moment on the race track and not get hung up on results.

September 09, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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