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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


NASCAR confiscates roof flaps from 31 teams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Thirty-one cars, including 16 in the Sprint Cup Series, failed inspection before Thursday's practices at Daytona International Speedway.

July 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


After beauty of Corsica, the brunt of Tour awaits

CALVI, Corsica - A funny thing about the Tour de France is that it can give competitors the most fabulous terrain on which to ride, but it cannot force them to race.

July 01, 2013 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Defending champion Keselowski could miss Chase

Tony Stewart's defense of his 2005 championship doesn't look so bad on paper, and it sure seemed to be soaring during his laborious celebratory fence-climb following his July win at Daytona.

July 01, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Johnson, New Hampshire track laud first responders

BOSTON - The New Hampshire Motor Speedway will honor and welcome first responders from the Boston Marathon bombings and the Newtown school shootings at the July 14 New Hampshire 301.

June 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Clock ticking on Hamlin's chance

SONOMA, Calif. - Denny Hamlin closed in on a slower car at Sonoma Raceway, changed lanes to make the pass and was instead slammed into from behind - contact that sent him spinning off the course.

June 24, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jamie McMurray wins Sonoma pole

SONOMA, Calif. - As Jamie McMurray turned a corner on the season with a string of solid finishes, he picked Sonoma Raceway as an upcoming track he was looking forward to racing.

June 22, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Smith holds on for Nationwide win

BROOKLYN, Mich. - The rain drops splashed down on the pavement at Michigan International Speedway about an hour after Regan Smith's victory Saturday.

June 15, 2013 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Leffler's death puts spotlight on short tracks

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Tony Stewart opened his remarks with a few words about his relationship with Jason Leffler.

June 14, 2013 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Leffler death investigated by NJ authorities

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. - New Jersey State Police on Thursday were trying to determine what caused the dirt track crash that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler on Wednesday night.

June 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Dale Jr. looks to make run at victory

LONG POND, Pa. - By the time Dale Earnhardt Jr. reached Victory Lane last season at Michigan, the win seemed as much inevitable as implausible.

June 10, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Stewart a Cup contender

LONG POND, Pa. - Tony Stewart ducked through a tarp-covered tent in the garage and was off to the No. 14.

June 08, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Logano wins Nationwide race at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Joey Logano savors the times he led Joe Gibbs Racing into Victory Lane.

June 01, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Overhead camera on hold follwing Sunday's accident

CONCORD, N.C. - NASCAR will wait on Fox Sports' investigation of what caused an overhead TV camera rope to snap during the Coca-Cola 600 before deciding if such technology will be used in future races.

May 27, 2013 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Smith makes headlines heading into Hall vote

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bruton Smith just can't help himself sometimes.

May 21, 2013 | 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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