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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


Keselowski helps Penske cope with IndyCar loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Fortunes turn fast in racing. Roger Penske knows that well.

September 17, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jimmie wins pole for Chase opener

JOLIET, Ill. - Jimmie Johnson took an immediate step toward another Sprint Cup title - but the five-time champion is well aware it was a small one.

September 15, 2012 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stenhouse Jr. races to 5th Nationwide win of year

JOLIET, Ill. - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. edged past Kyle Busch and into the lead, then held on for the final 20 laps for a relatively easy victory.

September 15, 2012 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt and Gordon take front row at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - It's a Hendrick Motorsports front row at Richmond International Raceway.

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


Jeff Gordon rejuvenated heading into Sprint Cup Chase

CHICAGO - The infamous mustache is making a comeback - and Jeff Gordon believes he is, too.

September 12, 2012 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


It's official — Kenseth makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Matt Kenseth opened this season with a second victory in the Daytona 500, and it didn't take him long to establish himself as a legitimate championship contender.

September 04, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


IndyCar, NASCAR keep drama rolling

As he clung to his championship chances, Ryan Hunter-Reay was able to see past his selfish motives to the bigger picture.

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


Next tantrum usually just around the corner

HAMPTON, Ga. - Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth have smoothed things over after their helmet-throwing dustup.

September 01, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart takes high road to Atlanta pole

HAMPTON, Ga. - On the advice of his teammate, Tony Stewart took the high road

August 31, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In The Pits - Busch on brink of 'Chase'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kyle Busch seems awfully unhappy these days.

August 27, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


'Chase for the Chase' underway

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Some of NASCAR's biggest names are trying to keep their championship hopes alive and the Chase for the Sprint Cup is still about a month away.

August 17, 2012 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Montoya sits atop pole

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Juan Pablo Montoya prefers running up front, and it grates on him when he doesn't.

August 11, 2012 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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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


Back on the track in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - After the glitz of Daytona, it's time for the NASCAR grind.

February 26, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Daytona gets the race it needed

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.

February 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

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.

February 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon ready to lead the way

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.

February 21, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kurt Busch loses appeal of suspension

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February 21, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch indefinitely

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.

February 20, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Larson aiming for superstar status

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started.

February 17, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski taking long road toward respect in NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Brad Keselowski might as well sign up as the next celebrity target at a comedy roast.

February 16, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon on pole for final Daytona 500

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.

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


Kenseth wins Sprint Unlimited

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Kenseth, coming off a winless 2014 season, has opened the new year with a victory.

February 14, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Daytona hosts media day

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.

February 12, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Chase Elliott to replace Gordon

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.

January 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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