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Leffler death investigated by NJ authorities

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. - New Jersey State Police on Thursday were trying to determine what caused the dirt track crash that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler on Wednesday night.

June 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Dale Jr. looks to make run at victory

LONG POND, Pa. - By the time Dale Earnhardt Jr. reached Victory Lane last season at Michigan, the win seemed as much inevitable as implausible.

June 10, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stewart a Cup contender

LONG POND, Pa. - Tony Stewart ducked through a tarp-covered tent in the garage and was off to the No. 14.

June 08, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Logano wins Nationwide race at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Joey Logano savors the times he led Joe Gibbs Racing into Victory Lane.

June 01, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Overhead camera on hold follwing Sunday's accident

CONCORD, N.C. - NASCAR will wait on Fox Sports' investigation of what caused an overhead TV camera rope to snap during the Coca-Cola 600 before deciding if such technology will be used in future races.

May 27, 2013 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Smith makes headlines heading into Hall vote

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bruton Smith just can't help himself sometimes.

May 21, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Baby steps for Allmendinger

CHARLOTTE - AJ Allmendinger's parents attended their first Indianapolis 500 in 1979, when they camped in a grassy lot and watched Rick Mears win his first 400.

May 20, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Danica voted into All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. - Danica Patrick said she can't explain why she's popular among NASCAR fans.

May 18, 2013 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Foyt's team making IndyCar resurgence

INDIANAPOLIS - A.J. Foyt sits quietly recounting stories in the back of his garage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 13, 2013 | | NASCAR


Kenseth pleased with appeal outcome at Darlington race

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Matt Kenseth was in Canada when J.D. Gibbs sent him the results of their appeal to NASCAR to reduce sweeping penalties against Joe Gibbs Racing.

May 10, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Should Newman be fined?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ryan Newman had to open his checkbook the last time he spoke out at Talladega.

May 06, 2013 | | NASCAR


Edwards on poll at wet Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Steady rain Saturday washed out qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway, where the field was set by practice speeds.

May 04, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Denny Hamlin runs 16 laps at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Denny Hamlin ran 16 laps at full speed Friday, turned his car over to Brian Vickers and then didn't exactly rule himself out of running a full race this weekend as he recovers from a back injury.

May 03, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


So far, so good for Gen-6 car

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The only certainty at the unveiling of NASCAR's new car was that the Gen-6 was aesthetically pleasing.

April 29, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kenseth calls harsh penalties 'grossly unfair'

RICHMOND, Va. - Mild-mannered Matt Kenseth is spitting mad at NASCAR.

April 25, 2013 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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Articles by Section - 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


In the Pits: Keselowski marches to his own beat

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.

October 20, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Vickers takes pole after strange day of qualifying

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.

October 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


It's do-or-die time for Jimmie Johnson

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.

October 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick safe from elimination, at ease at tense Talladega

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.

October 16, 2014 | BY JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR has tough calls to make on punishment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR Chairman Brian France has always been very clear about the action he wants to see in races.

October 13, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick 3rd in Chase after win in Charlotte

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.

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


Earnhardt believes he'll win Charlotte to advance

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.

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


Kyle Busch takes pole at Charlotte as JGR surges

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.

October 09, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Goodyear to blame for tire troubles?

It's impossible to be perfect, to always get everything right and never fail at all.

October 06, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Cup Chase reaches contender round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

October 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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