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Title contenders eyeing win at Charlotte to ease pressure

CONCORD, N.C. - Expect the intensity to pick up a tick in the opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs. The event at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended last year with mild-mannered Matt Kenseth jumping Brad Keselowski, who had already drawn the ire of Denny Hamlin.

October 09, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick ready to "pound" Joe Gibbs Racing in title chase

CHICAGO (AP) - It didn't take Kevin Harvick long to start needling the drivers standing in his way of a second consecutive title.

September 17, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Logano defends Bristol victory to hold off Gibbs drivers

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano spoiled what was expected to be a rout by Joe Gibbs Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.

August 22, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Gordon's farewell tour hits snag at Watkins Glen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Perhaps Jeff Gordon should have known what was to come this season, his final as a NASCAR driver, when he crashed on the last lap of the Daytona 500. Then he crashed the next week at Atlanta and this farewell tour of sorts had officially stalled out of the gate.

August 10, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


King of the road Jeff Gordon says good-bye to road racing

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - It's been nearly two decades since Jeff Gordon won his first Sprint Cup road race. He has one more chance to add to his legacy on the two twisting courses NASCAR visits each year.

August 07, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR blew it on Indy rules package

Run, NASCAR, don't walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected.

July 27, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR drivers adjusting to new rules package at Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five hours of practice Friday, there was little indication the changes will produce better racing.

July 24, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gordon honored at boyhood home before final Brickyard 400

PITTSBORO, Ind. - Jeff Gordon felt right at home Thursday back in small-town Indiana.

July 23, 2015 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR takes positive steps toward brighter future

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - What a different NASCAR we have now.

July 11, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 06, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

July 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart struggling to end worst slump of his career

SONOMA, Calif. - Tony Stewart spent a rare week off traveling across Ohio as the hands-on owner of a sprint car series.

June 27, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Americans prove they can compete outside of NASCAR

Jordan Taylor stood atop the podium at Le Mans, surveyed the massive crowd below him, and thought of only one thing to scream.

June 15, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Truex overcomes series of setbacks for gratifying victory

It's never come easy for Martin Truex Jr., a journeyman driver who has never found the success he hoped to have at NASCAR's highest level.

June 08, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: NASCAR has long needed a driver council for feedback

It started last fall as a text message chain that included roughly 20 of NASCAR's top drivers. The purpose of that group chat was for the drivers to hash out where the current rules package was headed and attempt to gain a consensus on what was best for the competitors.

June 01, 2015 | | NASCAR


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In the Pits: Larson races clean at the expense of his 1st Cup win

It might be hard to believe that the ending of a low-level race three years ago had such a profound effect on Kyle Larson that ...

May 16, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jimmie Johnson looks to extend track dominance at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson fell in love with Dover the first time he turned a lap at the track in the late 1990s.

May 14, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


In the Pits: Talladega wreckfest comes at a price

Nobody needs to be reminded that racing is inherently dangerous. We all know drivers assume the risks. It's understood that no one forces a ...

May 02, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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