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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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


Keselowski cruieses home with 1st Sprint Cup championship

By JENNA FRYER

November 19, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


Final finish saved a sluggish race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch on one late restart, and Jimmie Johnson on another. Doing it a third time was just too much to ask during a tense closing sequence at Texas Motor Speedway.

November 05, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Cup leader Johnson takes pole at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson finished his qualifying run at Texas with the fastest lap on the day, then stayed in his car while waiting to see if anybody would knock him off the pole.

November 03, 2012 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


What's the plan for IndyCar?

Surely there must be some misunderstanding, and the board of directors charged with overseeing IndyCar really does have a long-term strategy for the series.

October 29, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


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Troops entertain Junior, Rahal

EDINBURGH, Ind. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track.

July 23, 2014 | By JIM JOHNSON Associated Press | NASCAR - AP


In the Pits: RTA aiming to close disconnect

There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.

July 21, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Keselowski takes Nationwide race

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski had a couple of impressive performances at New Hampshire. It's the victory celebration that again gave him fits.

July 12, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


NASCAR: No animosity toward RTA

LOUDON, N.H. - NASCAR President Mike Helton said Friday there is no animosity from the governing body toward the recently formed, nine-team Race Team Alliance that will collaborate on initiatives and issues facing auto racing.

July 11, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Helton: Talladega races still have big impact

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Mike Helton has seen Talladega Superspeedway's capacity expand in boom times and shrink along with the crowds at one of NASCAR's signature tracks, moving in tandem with the sport's ebbs and flows.

July 10, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment

RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.

July 09, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


NASCAR penalizes Busch for violation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway.

July 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR - AP


In the Pits: Pulling the plug on Coke Zero 400 was the right call

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.

July 07, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Gilliland takes poll for Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - David Gilliland might have summed up Daytona qualifying best.

July 04, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Earnhardt still embarrassed over Talladega finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It had been 31 years since a driver won both Daytona races in the same season when Jimmie Johnson pulled off the Sprint Cup Series sweep. A year later, his teammate wants to complete the feat.

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


Bumpy track means anyone's race

SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane.

June 27, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


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