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Stewart undergoes second surgery on broken leg

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart underwent a second surgery on his broken right leg in North Carolina on Thursday and remains hospitalized under observation.

August 08, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart has surgery following Iowa crash

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Tony Stewart told anyone who would listen why he continued racing anywhere, anytime, regardless of purse or crowd or car.

August 06, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Pett: 'It's not our job to ask to fluff'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kyle Petty, the driver-turned-analyst with the unfiltered opinions, has angered someone new.

August 05, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Johnson wins pole at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Jimmie Johnson needed multiple attempts to make it through pre-qualifying inspection, then set a track record with a lap of 180.654 mph to win the pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.

August 02, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR drivers find passing tough at boring Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Maybe NASCAR should steal a page from IndyCar and install a push-to-pass button.

July 29, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Hoosier Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400 at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - A born and bred Hoosier, Ryan Newman spent his childhood racing everywhere from Anderson to Winchester and every short track he could find in a state mad about racing.

July 28, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS - Kyle Busch had a commanding lead wiped out with one ill-timed caution.

July 27, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR holds 20th Cup race at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - Traditionalists balked and some were downright outraged at the mere suggestion stock cars dare set their fenders on the sacred ground of Indianapolis.

July 27, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Hornish returns to Indy as Nationwide leader

JOLIET, Ill. - Sam Hornish Jr. has been coming to Indianapolis for a long time. His mother went to the Indianapolis 500 when she was eight months pregnant.

July 22, 2013 | By JAY COHEN ,AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Smith reaches out to Sadler ahead of Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Just as predictable as the weekend fender bashing is the awkward conversation a few days later.

July 20, 2013 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Brian Vickers a surprise winner at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Stuck in a hospital bed, Brian Vickers wanted to live another day.

July 15, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Busch wins in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Kyle Busch needed some OT to grab that checkered fla+++g.

July 13, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski wins pole at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski is back on top of NASCAR.

July 12, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Coasting makes for good Daytona night

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart coasted for at least 250 miles at Daytona International Speedway, where he hardly worked up a sweat until the final hour of the race.

July 08, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Johnson takes Coke 400

July 06, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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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


Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase

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.

October 24, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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