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NASCAR set to kick off playoff opener at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. - Jimmie Johnson has NASCAR history in sight. Martin Truex Jr. wants to become more than a mere footnote as the regular season champion. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch each hope to add a second championship trophy to the collection.

September 15, 2017 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Button up the pre-playoff issues

This is supposed to be a shining moment for NASCAR, which kicks off its playoffs this weekend.

September 12, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kenseth speeds through Richmond Raceway

RICHMOND, Va. - Matt Kenseth ran a fast lap at 122.421 mph Friday and won the pole at Richmond Raceway.

September 08, 2017 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Newgarden showed mettle

In just the third race of his rookie season, Josef Newgarden proved that he wasn't afraid to attack on the race track.

August 29, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt takes offense to comments made by Harvick

DETROIT - Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday he's proud of his accomplishments after Kevin Harvick suggested NASCAR's growth has been hindered because Earnhardt hasn't won enough.

August 10, 2017 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Earnhardt's farewell tour kicks off

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he was stopped by the Fox Sports cameras in what might have been his final post-race interview with the network.

June 26, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In The Pits: Racing needs all personalities

Kyle Larson lost a race he probably should have won because of a late caution.

June 05, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Eye on her future, Danica Patrick races into fitness space

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The pain was real.

April 15, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Dale Jr. preps for 600th career race

FONTANA, Calif. - While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn't help thinking about his first time.

March 24, 2017 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Will brawl help take NASCAR into mainstream?

Kyle Busch had a gash on his forehead and blood running down his nose when he promised payback to Joey Logano. The two had a brief post-race pit road brawl that can be seen on TMZ, the "Today Show" and, really, just about anywhere.

March 13, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Return to triumph, tragedy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his T-shirt, jeans and sneakers for a head-to-toe pilot uniform, climbed up the portable stairs and slipped into the cockpit of the iconic Goodyear Blimp.

February 23, 2017 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR hopes for boost after big swings at spicing it up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series eager to halt a steady decline in attendance, ratings and sponsorship.

February 14, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Danica Patrick gets sponsorship help days before Daytona 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - One of Danica Patrick's sponsors has stepped up to fill a sudden funding void created when Stewart-Haas Racing sued her primary backer for $31 million in a breach-of-contract lawsuit.

February 14, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt Jr. medically cleared to race again

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, has been medically cleared to return next year.

December 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Kyle Busch hopes he's on track to finally win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Kyle Busch's next attempt at a weekend sweep should come at his race shop.

July 30, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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In the Pits: Talladega too dicey to be in playoff

Here's what went right at Talladega Superspeedway:

October 16, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR faces a generation that's just not into cars

From empty seats at the tracks to dwindling numbers watching at home, NASCAR has a popularity problem.

October 06, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | NASCAR


Buckle up for bumpy ride at Hendrick

Hendrick Motorsports will unveil its four Daytona 500 cars later this week in an ceremony at the Charlotte Convention Center. It will be the first ...

October 04, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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