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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


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


Keselowski insists he's not feeling the heat

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Brad Keselowski talks as though racing continues to be business as usual.

October 28, 2012 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt back; talks of anxiety caused by concussions

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. disliked the attention caused by his concussions and nearly three-week departure from NASCAR, but said Friday he returns to racing glad he took steps to make sure he is OK.

October 27, 2012 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stenhouse steals Nationwide race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rallied from two laps down at Kansas Speedway to salvage his points day.

October 20, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kahne qualifies on pole for Cup race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Every championship contender knew that starting position would be paramount at repaved Kansas Speedway, where getting to the front after the green flag drops could present a problem.

October 19, 2012 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Fox, NASCAR announce contract extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR and Fox Sports Media Group announced a $2.4 billion, eight-year extension Monday that runs through 2022 and keeps the prestigious Daytona 500 and first third of the Sprint Cup Series on the network.

October 15, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Bowyer rolls to win

CONCORD, N.C. - Clint Bowyer picked up his first win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Saturday night, winning a fuel mileage race that ended in disaster for points leader Brad Keselowski.

October 14, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Show goes on at Charlotte without Earnhardt Jr.

CONCORD, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. grew up one town away from Charlotte Motor Speedway, running wild with his friends through the infield as his daddy thrilled the hometown crowd.

October 12, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Drivers grumbling after big wreck

TALLADEGA, Ala. - The pack is apparently here to stay and NASCAR drivers don't like it one bit.

October 08, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Khane leads Chase drivers in Talladega qualifying

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Ride or race was the question NASCAR's title contenders are considering as they prepare for Talladega Superspeedway.

October 06, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Approaches differ at Talladega

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There's debate as to where a driver wants to be in the race to the Sprint Cup title.

October 03, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Bowyer believes Talladega is his shot to pounce

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It doesn't take long to thin the field of championship contenders in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and some believe it has already been reduced to a three-driver race.

October 01, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Dale Jr. says crew shakeup won't affect his drive

LOUDON, N.H. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. insists that he'll be able to ignore the family drama at JR Motorsports when he gets behind the wheel at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.

September 22, 2012 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Gordon looks to come back from wreck in Chase opener

CONCORD, N.C. - When a car crashed in his front yard, Jeff Gordon tweeted a photo of the vehicle stuck in his hedges.

September 20, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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Penske warns NASCAR team not to manipulate tires

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Roger Penske has warned his NASCAR team to stay out of any controversy regarding the possible manipulation of tires used during races.

March 28, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Busch takes pole at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Kurt Busch's comeback from his season-opening suspension is gathering speed.

March 20, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: As Harvick soars, it's not clear who can stop the champ

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - To the surprise of none, Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix.

March 16, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch; grants him waiver for Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

March 11, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Too early to tell about better racing

Two races is just too early to form a definitive opinion about NASCAR's new rules package, which was tweaked as part of a concerted effort to improve the racing.

March 09, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Dillon claims win at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Austin Dillon appeared headed to an easy victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway until four fresh tires helped Ryan Blaney chase him down.

March 07, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Follow-up to Daytona falls flat

NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome.

March 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

HAMPTON, Ga. - The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

March 01, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kvapil's No. 44 car found in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot.

February 28, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kvapil's car stolen from racetrack

HAMPTON, Ga. - When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.

February 28, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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