DARLINGTON, S.C. - Carl Edwards loves plenty of things about NASCAR's All-Star week. One of his favorites, though, is seeing his crew members in the spotlight instead of himself.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Danica Patrick raced 513 laps around Darlington Raceway last weekend.
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Sprint Cup points leader Greg Biffle feels he's running like he used to at Darlington Raceway and that's bad news for the rest of the Southern 500 field.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he's gone faster at every track he's raced at this season - and he's certain Darlington Raceway won't be any different.
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Darlington Raceway is bracing for Round 2 between Kevin "The Hitman" Harvick and Kyle "Rowdy" Busch.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jeff Gordon understands winning a pole doesn't mean very much for the big picture.
By HANK KURZ Jr.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Flanked by billboards declaring "Fans Spoke ... We Listened," track operator Bruton Smith unveiled changes Wednesday to Bristol Motor Speedway that he believes will return the excitement to the once-beloved bullring.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson had a wild ride qualifying for Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Greg Biffle fell two laps down at Martinsville, clawed his way to a 13th-place finish, then headed to the Bahamas as NASCAR's points leader.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kasey Kahne is the first two-time pole winner of the season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series after he posted the fastest lap in qualifying Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - IndyCar needed a nice, smooth race to open its season.
CONCORD, N.C. - NASCAR's chief appellate officer overturned on Tuesday the bulk of the penalties levied against five-time championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus, who still must pay a $100,000 fine because Jimmie Johnson's car failed the opening day inspection of the Daytona 500.
Everyone deserves another chance at some point, even a NASCAR driver who has wrecked everyone in his way, or let his temper derail his career, or lost both his confidence and competitive edge.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - If Kurt Busch had any doubt he's stuck in a run of bad luck, it was probably confirmed when he hit a bird in one of the final practices for the Daytona 500.
HAMPTON, Ga. - Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner's return to the track.
HAMPTON, Ga. - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."
It was just past 3 a.m. when Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, California. The IndyCar Series points leader was in the middle of his first earthquake and wasn't certain he was going to make it out alive.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.
There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.
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.
LEXINGTON, Ohio - As the laps dwindled, Chris Buescher's anxiety rose.
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.
When Jason Leffler was killed in a sprint car crash last summer, Tony Stewart passionately defended the grassroots racing of America.
LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.
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