DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - If Michael Waltrip were to count up all the concussions he has sustained over a NASCAR career that stretches back nearly 30 years, he'd certainly hit 10 - and probably keep going.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch twice appeared destined to destroy his race car, and twice used breathtaking saves to keep on running around Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Over the closing weeks of last season, Steve Addington had been led to believe he would be Tony Stewart's crew chief in 2012.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Since the system isn't broken, NASCAR officials have no plans to change it - at least nothing radical.
By JENNA FRYER
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Roush Fenway Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth couldn't have asked for a better scenario than rain washing out qualifying for Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Tony Stewart competes in NASCAR. His heart, though, belongs to open-wheel racing, and he spent the first 25 years of his life trying to get to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
CONCORD, N.C. - Kurt Busch learned his crew chief was leaving right before NASCAR's title race began two years ago. The impending split never distracted him, and Busch won a race and finished fourth in the final 2009 standings.
KANSAS CITY, Kan.- Carl Edwards doesn't like sneaking up on people. He'd rather have a big lead and let everyone else try to track him down.
JOLIET, Ill. - Tony Stewart ended his season-long funk, winning for the first time this year in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
JOLIET, Ill. - Kyle Busch heads the list of favorites to win the NASCAR championship this season. He's followed by Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards, and Jeff Gordon ranks up there, too.
HAMPTON, Ga. - Jeff Gordon was sliding all over the track those final 10 laps, doing everything he could to hold off five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson.
HAMPTON - The remnants from Tropical Storm Lee pushed through the Atlanta area with a fury, bringing heavy rain and fierce wind.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Brad Keselowski moved a step closer to making the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, his third victory of the season.
STATESVILLE, N.C. - NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch lost his driver's license for 45 days on Tuesday for driving 128 mph on a road close to a day-care center and church in a nearly $400,000 car. His lawyer said his client was not treated "like any other citizen."
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.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kevin Harvick has picked his way through traffic before at Martinsville Speedway, never when the stakes were so high.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.
It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Six-time and defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson dismissed the idea that there is any tension with crew chief Chad Knaus after the two were overheard bickering on their team radio.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Guaranteed of a spot in the third round of NASCAR's playoffs, Kevin Harvick has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR Chairman Brian France has always been very clear about the action he wants to see in races.
CONCORD, N.C. - Kevin Harvick moved into the third round of NASCAR's championship race with a victory Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where tempers flared after the race and two drivers had to be restrained from fighting Brad Keselowski.
CONCORD, N.C. - One bad race knocked three of NASCAR's biggest names to the bottom of the championship standings, and a repeat Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put the trio on the verge of elimination.
CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Busch showed Joe Gibbs Racing may have found some speed at just the right time of the season with a pole-winning run Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
It's impossible to be perfect, to always get everything right and never fail at all.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.
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