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In the Pits: Harvick takes bumpy road to 100 wins

Kevin Harvick once lay in wait for Greg Biffle on the pit road wall at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick was angry - he always seemed to be angry in the early days of his NASCAR career - and he was going to make sure Biffle knew it the moment the race was over.

March 05, 2018 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Busch brothers marvel at Vegas' sports growth beyond NASCAR

LAS VEGAS - Not too many years ago, NASCAR was the biggest show on the Strip during its annual week in Las Vegas.

March 03, 2018 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stewart-Hass adjustment to Ford to be tested in Vegas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kevin Harvick has a victory, Aric Almirola should have won the Daytona 500 and Clint Bowyer is running well again - signs that Stewart-Haas Racing finally may have adjusted to its switch to Ford.

March 02, 2018 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Richard Petty cars, trophies to be sold at auction

HAMPTON, Ga. - NASCAR legend Richard Petty says after "accumulating stuff" for 80 years, it's time to sell some of his most famous cars, trophies and other items.

February 26, 2018 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Hendrick Motorsports rolls into Daytona with new look

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Rick Hendrick threw a glamorous party last fall when he formally introduced his 2018 driver lineup.

February 14, 2018 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jimmie Johnson gunning for eighth title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jimmie Johnson has never hitched a ride for an afternoon on a champion's float that snakes down closed city streets.

February 10, 2018 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR drivers can learn from Alonso's grace

Fernando Alonso doesn't like every aspect of his job but understands professionals have obligations they must meet.

January 29, 2018 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt ready for life off the racetrack

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else.

January 16, 2018 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR finale a respite from exodus of stars

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - As Kyle Busch walked off the stage following the final race of the year, a NASCAR official told the driver he would see him next season.

November 20, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski wants to 'add to legacy'

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Brad Keselowski has his 2012 NASCAR championship trophy still in its original box. It's tucked away in a garage next to an old sled.

November 17, 2017 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Johnson, Kenseth on bubble as Kansas elimination race looms

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while Matt Kenseth joked last weekend about driving a school bus if he fails to find a ride for next season.

October 20, 2017 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Talladega too dicey to be in playoff

Here's what went right at Talladega Superspeedway:

October 16, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR faces a generation that's just not into cars

From empty seats at the tracks to dwindling numbers watching at home, NASCAR has a popularity problem.

October 06, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | NASCAR


Buckle up for bumpy ride at Hendrick

Hendrick Motorsports will unveil its four Daytona 500 cars later this week in an ceremony at the Charlotte Convention Center. It will be the first appearance for Hendrick's 2018 driver lineup, which is anchored by unflappable seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson.

October 04, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR set to kick off playoff opener at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. - Jimmie Johnson has NASCAR history in sight. Martin Truex Jr. wants to become more than a mere footnote as the regular season champion. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch each hope to add a second championship trophy to the collection.

September 15, 2017 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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Busch passes Larson to win rain-delayed race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kyle Busch was all smiles and Kyle Larson was all scowls.

April 16, 2018 | BY STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Bowyer snaps long winless streak

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - When snow at Martinsville Speedway gave NASCAR a rare day off, Clint Bowyer loaded his car with kids and drove them to North ...

March 26, 2018 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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