CALVI, Corsica - A funny thing about the Tour de France is that it can give competitors the most fabulous terrain on which to ride, but it cannot force them to race.
Tony Stewart's defense of his 2005 championship doesn't look so bad on paper, and it sure seemed to be soaring during his laborious celebratory fence-climb following his July win at Daytona.
BOSTON - The New Hampshire Motor Speedway will honor and welcome first responders from the Boston Marathon bombings and the Newtown school shootings at the July 14 New Hampshire 301.
SONOMA, Calif. - Denny Hamlin closed in on a slower car at Sonoma Raceway, changed lanes to make the pass and was instead slammed into from behind - contact that sent him spinning off the course.
SONOMA, Calif. - As Jamie McMurray turned a corner on the season with a string of solid finishes, he picked Sonoma Raceway as an upcoming track he was looking forward to racing.
BROOKLYN, Mich. - The rain drops splashed down on the pavement at Michigan International Speedway about an hour after Regan Smith's victory Saturday.
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Tony Stewart opened his remarks with a few words about his relationship with Jason Leffler.
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.
LONG POND, Pa. - By the time Dale Earnhardt Jr. reached Victory Lane last season at Michigan, the win seemed as much inevitable as implausible.
LONG POND, Pa. - Tony Stewart ducked through a tarp-covered tent in the garage and was off to the No. 14.
DOVER, Del. - Joey Logano savors the times he led Joe Gibbs Racing into Victory Lane.
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.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bruton Smith just can't help himself sometimes.
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.
CONCORD, N.C. - Danica Patrick said she can't explain why she's popular among NASCAR fans.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been 10 years since a driver last attempted running both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, a feat so grueling that only Tony Stewart has successfully completed all 1,100 miles.
Joey Logano lined up directly behind Kevin Harvick and followed him nose-to-tail around the track and across the line for the final restart. He was stalking the leader, looking for what he knew would be his only chance to snatch the victory away from Harvick.
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kyle Busch didn't mind the rain that ended the race early.
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Tony Stewart came back from a broken right leg at the Daytona 500 still not fully healed, yet able to race.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart does not consider the Daytona 500 a disaster, despite the engine problems that spoiled his return to racing from a broken right leg.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised down pit road, stopping just long enough for Rick Hendrick to climb halfway inside his window for the short lift to Victory Lane.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Denny Hamlin almost couldn't help himself at the start of his Daytona 500 qualifying race, when his anxiously tried to charge to the front and shake out all the cobwebs and frustration from his injury-plagued season a year ago.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The King was holding court, trying to explain why the words of a driver who has been retired since 1992 carry as much weight today as they did back in the day when Winston was the name of the Cup game.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson's latest accomplishment.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The countdown clock for Tony Stewart's return to racing is no longer at months, weeks or even days.
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