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Johnson ready to get back on track

LONG POND, Pa. - Jimmie Johnson hears the buzz. It's been kind of hard to avoid during the four-time defending NASCAR champion's recent slide.

June 05, 2010 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Busch Brothers taking charge of NASCAR

CONCORD, N.C. - It's not that common for siblings to reach the highest level of a professional sport, and when it happens, one of them typically toils in the shadow of the superstar.

May 31, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tough times help savor Ganassi's double

INDIANAPOLIS - Dario Franchitti thought he needed a new challenge after becoming the IndyCar series' big winner in 2007.

May 31, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


JGR drivers look to keep up streak

CONCORD, N.C. - Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch, winners of five of the last seven Sprint Cup Series points races, believe they can continue Joe Gibbs Racing's recent dominance and win the Coca-Cola 600.

May 29, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Busch loving his Nationwide races

CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Busch would like to keep driving in the Nationwide Series - and for good reason.

May 29, 2010 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Danicamania returns

INDIANAPOLIS - Danicamania has returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 29, 2010 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR can do some things right

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been easy the last several seasons to kick NASCAR as it struggled with sinking ratings, slipping sponsorships and, worst of all, lousy racing.

May 24, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kurt Busch wins $1 million All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. - The two hottest drivers in NASCAR lined up side-by-side for a final dash toward a cool $1 million prize.

May 23, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


All-Star qualifying rained out; Kurt Busch on pole

CONCORD, N.C. - Denny Hamlin came to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday as one of NASCAR's hottest drivers and guaranteed the first pit stall for the All-Star race.

May 22, 2010 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Big names miss NASCAR Hall of Fame induction

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The NASCAR Hall of Fame opened its doors with a star-studded ceremony showcasing many of its stars.

May 17, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


4-time defending champ Johnson eager to end slump

DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson is in a slump. A big one by his standards.

May 15, 2010 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Busch wins Nationwide race at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Clint Bowyer saw his target and hurried off pit road. Angry after a hard lick only moments earlier, Bowyer sped toward Denny Hamlin and sent him straight into the wall.

May 15, 2010 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Drivers use social media to gain All-Star support

DARLINGTON, S.C. - From Tweet-Ups to YouTube ads, chasing the fan vote for a NASCAR All-Star spot has gone viral.

May 12, 2010 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Jeff Burton frustrated after another near-miss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jeff Burton couldn't have known in February, when he came up short at California on his chance to put eventual winner Jimmie Johnson a lap down, about all the missed opportunities there would be this season.

May 10, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Hamlin sweeps Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Denny Hamlin has completed a weekend sweep at Darlington Raceway with his first career Sprint Cup Series victory at NASCAR's oldest superspeedway.

May 08, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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Articles by Section - NASCAR


In the Pits: Gordon on pace for title after Brickyard win

Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

July 28, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon an Indy threat after 20 years

INDIANAPOLIS - The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 26, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Pucker up! NASCAR returns to Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Troops entertain Junior, Rahal

EDINBURGH, Ind. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track.

July 23, 2014 | By JIM JOHNSON Associated Press | NASCAR


In the Pits: RTA aiming to close disconnect

There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.

July 21, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski takes Nationwide race

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski had a couple of impressive performances at New Hampshire. It's the victory celebration that again gave him fits.

July 12, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR: No animosity toward RTA

LOUDON, N.H. - NASCAR President Mike Helton said Friday there is no animosity from the governing body toward the recently formed, nine-team Race Team Alliance that will collaborate on initiatives and issues facing auto racing.

July 11, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Helton: Talladega races still have big impact

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Mike Helton has seen Talladega Superspeedway's capacity expand in boom times and shrink along with the crowds at one of NASCAR's signature tracks, moving in tandem with the sport's ebbs and flows.

July 10, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment

RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.

July 09, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR penalizes Busch for violation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway.

July 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


In the Pits: Pulling the plug on Coke Zero 400 was the right call

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.

July 07, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gilliland takes poll for Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - David Gilliland might have summed up Daytona qualifying best.

July 04, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt still embarrassed over Talladega finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It had been 31 years since a driver won both Daytona races in the same season when Jimmie Johnson pulled off the Sprint Cup Series sweep. A year later, his teammate wants to complete the feat.

July 03, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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