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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


Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiling, even at a road course

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - You can't wipe the smile off the face of Dale Earnhardt Jr., not even at a road course.

August 10, 2012 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR: Debate over weather warnings at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Brian Mattson and Tom Deacher climbed into their truck and got set to leave saturated Pocono Raceway. That's when the lightning bolt slammed into a tent canopy just a couple of rows away from where they parked, shooting off sparks like a Roman candle.

August 06, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt Jr. enjoying success

LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back on top in NASCAR in something other than a most popular driver poll.

August 03, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Annett returns to Iowa looking for 1st career win

The joy of a top-five finish wears off pretty fast nowadays for Michael Annett.

August 02, 2012 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Penske dumps Allmendinger after drug test

A.J. Allmendinger had a ride to envy with one of NASCAR's top teams end in stunning disgrace.

August 01, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski wins at The Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Brad Keselowski planted an emphatic kiss on the yard of bricks at the finish line, becoming the first driver to celebrate a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in NASCAR's Nationwide Series.

July 28, 2012 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kahne wins at New Hampshire, 2nd victory of season

LOUDON, N.H. - The best car was rolling toward victory - until its driver and crew chief couldn't agree on how many tires to change.

July 16, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski takes Nationwide win at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski slipped in front when Kevin Harvick got into a traffic jam. Then Harvick got mad.

July 14, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch wins first pole of season at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick does a better job driving around the track than to the delivery room.

July 14, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Allmendinger: I tested positive for a stimulant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger on Wednesday said that he tested positive for a stimulant and was collecting his medicines and supplements in an attempt to figure out what got him in trouble.

July 11, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Army pulling out at end of season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The U.S. Army will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing next season, effectively ending its sponsorship in NASCAR altogether after a decade.

July 10, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Allmendinger's offense should be public

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There are a lot of questions surrounding AJ Allmendinger after a failed drug test got him suspended.

July 09, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart takes flag at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - There was no fire or rain. Still, another frantic finish at Daytona International Speedway.

July 07, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Matt Kenseth wins pole at Daytona for tonight's race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth will start from the pole tonight at Daytona International Speedway, where he'll try to pull off a season sweep.

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


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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


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

By JENNA FRYER

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


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