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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


Drivers eager to take Gen-6 car for a real spin

LAS VEGAS - A daylong rainstorm kept NASCAR's teams mostly confined to their garages Friday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 08, 2013 | By GREG BEACHEM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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In the Pits: NASCAR blew it on Indy rules package

Run, NASCAR, don't walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected.

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


NASCAR drivers adjusting to new rules package at Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five hours of practice Friday, there was little indication the changes will produce better racing.

July 24, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon honored at boyhood home before final Brickyard 400

PITTSBORO, Ind. - Jeff Gordon felt right at home Thursday back in small-town Indiana.

July 23, 2015 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR takes positive steps toward brighter future

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - What a different NASCAR we have now.

July 11, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 06, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

July 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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