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Patrick hangs on to Daytona pole after safe run

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - All Danica Patrick needed to do was keep her car intact.

February 21, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stewart overshadowed by Patrick at Speedweeks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart typically shines during Speedweeks, the nine-day span where he cements himself as a top contender to win the Daytona 500.

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


Danica at a key career moment after winning pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For so long, Danica Patrick was just a pretty girl in a fast car surrounded by a crack marketing staff who parlayed a few golden moments on the track into worldwide fame.

February 18, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick gets win in Speedweeks opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kevin Harvick won the first race of Speedweeks, dominating the final two segments of the exhibition Sprint Unlimited in the debut of NASCAR's new Gen-6 car.

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


Media Day at Daytona 500 features loose champ, dating drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Brad Keselowski strolled through the Daytona 500 Club with his cellphone in one hand and a half-empty bottle in the other.

February 14, 2013 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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


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Articles by Section - NASCAR


Earnhardt wants more success in '15 with new chief

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.

November 19, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Harvick finds happiness long before championship

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.

November 17, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


1st-time champion set to be crowned

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.

November 16, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Winless Newman on brink of title

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.

November 13, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


The Final Four

MIAMI - There's no Jeff, Jimmie or Junior. Bad Brad missed the cut and Smoke never contended.

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


In the Pits: New format crushes Gordon's championship bid

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.

November 10, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Just two races remain in Chase

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights before, four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose.

November 08, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR's Kurt Busch facing assault probe

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.

November 07, 2014 | bY RANDALL CHASE Associated Press | NASCAR


Hamlin: Most drivers don't respect Keselowski

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.

November 04, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Are there double standards for Keselowski?

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.

November 03, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Newman, Kenseth still in contention

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.

November 02, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Points still matter in new championship format

When NASCAR chairman Brian France revealed the changes to the championship format, he vowed that winning would be the most important element and would ultimately reward "the most worthy, battle-tested" driver with the Sprint Cup title.

October 27, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Poor qualifying effort hurts Harvick

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kevin Harvick has picked his way through traffic before at Martinsville Speedway, never when the stakes were so high.

October 25, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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