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Ragan takes Showdown

CONCORD, N.C. - David Ragan passed Brad Keselowski with just over a lap remaining to win The Sprint Showdown, the qualifying event that moves three drivers into the $1 million Sprint All-Star Race.

May 21, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kurt Busch loses cool, blasts Penske

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There's little doubt Roger Penske made the right choice in skipping the NASCAR race at Richmond, a decision that spared him from the R-rated rant driver Kurt Busch launched against his race team.

May 02, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tag-team racing here to stay

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jimmie Johnson didn't mind a little tag teaming.

April 18, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | NASCAR


Gordon leads Hendrick sweep at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jeff Gordon put himself in select company. So did Rick Hendrick.

April 16, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | NASCAR


Kenseth ends 76-race drought with Texas win

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Matt Kenseth can quit wondering. He is still good enough to win.

April 10, 2011 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Bristol drivers thrown a curveball

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Carl Edwards had every reason to believe he had one of the best cars at Bristol Motor Speedway.

March 19, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt tempers strong start with caution

BRISTOL, Tenn. - When Dale Earnhardt Jr. failed to qualify for last year's championship race, he spent the final three months of the season out of the spotlight.

March 18, 2011 | Associated Press | NASCAR


NASCAR's bad boys are behaving better

Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart are known for their racing success and explosive tempers.

March 07, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Martin takes Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Mark Martin knew he had to save gas to have any chance of winning the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 05, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kenseth wins Las Vegas pole, sets new record

LAS VEGAS - Matt Kenseth was all too aware of his lousy qualifying record, and even with a fast car, he figured he'd screw up his Friday lap around Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 05, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Uncertainty at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The fans will stand in silence, three fingers raised toward the sky, on the third lap of the Daytona 500 in honor of the late Dale Earnhardt.

February 19, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tony edges Bower in Nationwide race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart has mastered how to win at Daytona International Speedway on Saturdays.

February 19, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Busch 2-for-2 at Daytona with win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Three races down during Speedweeks and nobody has any idea what they'll see in the Daytona 500.

February 17, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


10 years later, Childress keeps promise

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It's hard to imagine anybody would have blamed Richard Childress for just walking away, vowing never to set foot at another racetrack after losing his star driver and close friend, Dale Earnhardt.

February 15, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


The Dale Earnhardt legacy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Michael Waltrip still remembers what he felt the first time he smacked into one of the impact-absorbing SAFER barriers that sprouted on racetrack walls in the wake of Dale Earnhardt's death.

February 14, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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In the Pits: Points still matter in new championship format

When NASCAR chairman Brian France revealed the changes to the championship format, he vowed that winning would be the most important element and would ultimately reward "the most worthy, battle-tested" driver with the Sprint Cup title.

October 27, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Poor qualifying effort hurts Harvick

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kevin Harvick has picked his way through traffic before at Martinsville Speedway, never when the stakes were so high.

October 25, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.

October 24, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Keselowski marches to his own beat

It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.

October 20, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Vickers takes pole after strange day of qualifying

TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.

October 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


It's do-or-die time for Jimmie Johnson

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Six-time and defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson dismissed the idea that there is any tension with crew chief Chad Knaus after the two were overheard bickering on their team radio.

October 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick safe from elimination, at ease at tense Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Guaranteed of a spot in the third round of NASCAR's playoffs, Kevin Harvick has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 16, 2014 | BY JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR has tough calls to make on punishment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR Chairman Brian France has always been very clear about the action he wants to see in races.

October 13, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick 3rd in Chase after win in Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Kevin Harvick moved into the third round of NASCAR's championship race with a victory Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where tempers flared after the race and two drivers had to be restrained from fighting Brad Keselowski.

October 12, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt believes he'll win Charlotte to advance

CONCORD, N.C. - One bad race knocked three of NASCAR's biggest names to the bottom of the championship standings, and a repeat Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put the trio on the verge of elimination.

October 10, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch takes pole at Charlotte as JGR surges

CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Busch showed Joe Gibbs Racing may have found some speed at just the right time of the season with a pole-winning run Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

October 09, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Goodyear to blame for tire troubles?

It's impossible to be perfect, to always get everything right and never fail at all.

October 06, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Cup Chase reaches contender round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

October 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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