CONCORD, N.C. - At first Dale Earnhardt Jr. was relieved he didn't fall further back than seventh at last year's Coca-Cola 600. Then he realized what he had lost for just about a gallon of gas.
CONCORD, N.C. - Brad Keselowski got the first of many surprises at his first meeting with racing great Roger Penske.
CONCORD, N.C. - After months of wondering when any Hendrick Motorsports car would win again, NASCAR's powerhouse program is on a major roll heading into Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace heads the group of five picked for the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
CONCORD, N.C. - Kurt Busch thought he and Ryan Newman were friends. He's learned the hard way this week that he was mistaken.
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Carl Edwards loves plenty of things about NASCAR's All-Star week. One of his favorites, though, is seeing his crew members in the spotlight instead of himself.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Danica Patrick raced 513 laps around Darlington Raceway last weekend.
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Sprint Cup points leader Greg Biffle feels he's running like he used to at Darlington Raceway and that's bad news for the rest of the Southern 500 field.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he's gone faster at every track he's raced at this season - and he's certain Darlington Raceway won't be any different.
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Darlington Raceway is bracing for Round 2 between Kevin "The Hitman" Harvick and Kyle "Rowdy" Busch.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jeff Gordon understands winning a pole doesn't mean very much for the big picture.
By HANK KURZ Jr.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Flanked by billboards declaring "Fans Spoke ... We Listened," track operator Bruton Smith unveiled changes Wednesday to Bristol Motor Speedway that he believes will return the excitement to the once-beloved bullring.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson had a wild ride qualifying for Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Greg Biffle fell two laps down at Martinsville, clawed his way to a 13th-place finish, then headed to the Bahamas as NASCAR's points leader.
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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