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Denny Hamlin grabs the pole at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Denny Hamlin, searching for anything to save his season, got a slight boost Friday with a pole-winning run at Bristol Motor Speedway.

August 23, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Busch dominates Bristol to win Nationwide race

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The crowd showered Kyle Busch with boos Friday night as he celebrated yet another Bristol Motor Speedway win in Victory Lane.

August 23, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Logano sets track record in qualifying at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - On another record-setting day at Michigan International Speedway, Joey Logano raced to one of the fastest qualifying speeds in NASCAR history.

August 16, 2013 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stop the presses: not-so-bad Brad passes up win

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - As the reigning Sprint Cup champion, Brad Keselowski's photo holding the coveted series trophy is on the cover of the media guide NASCAR hands out at races. The venues change, the photo doesn't, a constant reminder of a great season.

August 12, 2013 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch finally wins again at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - There was no slipup on the final lap this time, so Kyle Busch's victory celebration at Watkins Glen International was as sweet as it gets.

August 11, 2013 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Ambrose on the Cup pole at Watkins

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - When rain cut short Sprint Cup practice at Watkins Glen International and he struggled to find balance in his car, Marcos Ambrose blasted his team in the garage.

August 10, 2013 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Keselowski wins in Nationwide at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Brad Keselowski has always had a fondness for Watkins Glen International, and that fondness just grew a bit more.

August 10, 2013 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Racing an afterthough to Tony Stewart in Cup

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Jimmie Johnson can secure a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this week at Watkins Glen International, and he's not even thinking about it.

August 09, 2013 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stewart undergoes second surgery on broken leg

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart underwent a second surgery on his broken right leg in North Carolina on Thursday and remains hospitalized under observation.

August 08, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart has surgery following Iowa crash

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Tony Stewart told anyone who would listen why he continued racing anywhere, anytime, regardless of purse or crowd or car.

August 06, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Pett: 'It's not our job to ask to fluff'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kyle Petty, the driver-turned-analyst with the unfiltered opinions, has angered someone new.

August 05, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Johnson wins pole at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Jimmie Johnson needed multiple attempts to make it through pre-qualifying inspection, then set a track record with a lap of 180.654 mph to win the pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.

August 02, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR drivers find passing tough at boring Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Maybe NASCAR should steal a page from IndyCar and install a push-to-pass button.

July 29, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Hoosier Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400 at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - A born and bred Hoosier, Ryan Newman spent his childhood racing everywhere from Anderson to Winchester and every short track he could find in a state mad about racing.

July 28, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS - Kyle Busch had a commanding lead wiped out with one ill-timed caution.

July 27, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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Articles by Section - NASCAR


In The Pits: Stewart return to track uncertain

There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.

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


Jeff Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

BROOKLYN, Mich. - It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.

August 18, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Buescher takes Nationwide race

LEXINGTON, Ohio - As the laps dwindled, Chris Buescher's anxiety rose.

August 16, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


NASCAR passes post-wreck rule

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers.

August 15, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stewart could still face legal action

August 12, 2014 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Column: Stewart's hobby called into question

When Jason Leffler was killed in a sprint car crash last summer, Tony Stewart passionately defended the grassroots racing of America.

August 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.

August 03, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | 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


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