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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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


NASCAR holds 20th Cup race at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - Traditionalists balked and some were downright outraged at the mere suggestion stock cars dare set their fenders on the sacred ground of Indianapolis.

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


Hornish returns to Indy as Nationwide leader

JOLIET, Ill. - Sam Hornish Jr. has been coming to Indianapolis for a long time. His mother went to the Indianapolis 500 when she was eight months pregnant.

July 22, 2013 | By JAY COHEN ,AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Smith reaches out to Sadler ahead of Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Just as predictable as the weekend fender bashing is the awkward conversation a few days later.

July 20, 2013 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Brian Vickers a surprise winner at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Stuck in a hospital bed, Brian Vickers wanted to live another day.

July 15, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Busch wins in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Kyle Busch needed some OT to grab that checkered fla+++g.

July 13, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Keselowski wins pole at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski is back on top of NASCAR.

July 12, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Coasting makes for good Daytona night

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart coasted for at least 250 miles at Daytona International Speedway, where he hardly worked up a sweat until the final hour of the race.

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


Johnson takes Coke 400

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


Busch and Kenseth sweep Daytona front row for JGR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth had two of the strongest cars in the season-opening Daytona 500 but had nothing to show for it after a pair of engine failures.

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


Daytona finishes revamped gates

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona International Speedway just completed one project and is about to start another.

July 04, 2013 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


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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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


Bumpy track means anyone's race

SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane.

June 27, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


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