INDIANAPOLIS - Kurt Busch commanded his driver to step on the gas before the UPS truck sped away. Inside, he was hoping for a package from Italy holding the $2,495 firesuit he'll need for his latest - and wildest - racing endeavor.
CONCORD, N.C. - Clint Bowyer, a usual Chase for the Sprint Cup championship participant, had to earn a spot into the $1 million Sprint All-Star Race.
DES MOINES - For many veteran NASCAR drivers, balancing a career while raising kids is a huge challenge.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kevin Harvick has a second straight shot at winning from the pole at Kansas Speedway.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile likes where his old, country track stands in NASCAR, even if it's no longer the sports' backdrop for honoring mothers this week.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's apparently beat-up Brad Keselowski day, and he's OK with that.
TALLADEGA - A group decision for all of the cars powered by Earnhardt Childress engines to work together at Talladega Superspeedway proved the correct call in NASCAR's new knockout qualifying format.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - David Ragan's surprise victory last season at Talladega Superspeedway gave his fledgling Front Row Motorsports team a taste of the potential inside the organization.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Quick quiz: Who won the 1979 Daytona 500?
RICHMOND, Va. - Joey Logano took advantage of a three-car duel by sneaking below the trio to take the lead Saturday night, outrunning former champions Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keslowski to win at Richmond International Raceway.
RICHMOND, Va. - They are calling it "Track Takeover" at Richmond International Raceway, and track President Dennis Bickmeier hopes allowing fans onto the racing surface a few hours before race time on Saturday night will not only improve their experience at the 0.75-mile oval, but bring more of them, or bring them back.
Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Joey Logano had a big lead and was within a half-lap of taking the white flag at Texas.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Tony Stewart knocked Brad Keselowski from the pole as qualifying ended Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.
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.
HAMPTON, Ga. - When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.
HAMPTON, Ga. - After the glitz of Daytona, it's time for the NASCAR grind.
It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joey Logano had a shot to win the NASCAR championship last year. A flawed late pit stop cost him the chance, and he went into the offseason determined to get back into contention again.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jeff Gordon chatted casually with some of his crew as a crowd of fans gathered in the window behind his garage stall at Daytona International Speedway. He opened the toolbox behind him, grabbed a Sharpie and turned to the assembly to autograph the dozens of die casts, programs and T-shirts they shoved at him.
By JENNA FRYER
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely Friday after a judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat a former girlfriend last fall and there was a "substantial likelihood" of more domestic violence from him in the future.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Brad Keselowski might as well sign up as the next celebrity target at a comedy roast.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The qualifying session for NASCAR's biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as "a complete embarrassment" and called a "cute show" by Clint Bowyer.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Kenseth, coming off a winless 2014 season, has opened the new year with a victory.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk - talk about puppy love, wedding rings and a growing mullet - and a lot of conversation about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and what could be his final ride in NASCAR'S most prestigious race.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.
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