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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Johnson takes Coke 400

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


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


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


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In The Pits: One more Chase chance for Stewart, but does it matter?

Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002.

September 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner's return to the track.

August 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

HAMPTON, Ga. - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."

August 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Power shakes quake, can't close title

It was just past 3 a.m. when Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, California. The IndyCar Series points leader was in the middle of his first earthquake and wasn't certain he was going to make it out alive.

August 25, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Logano earns first win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 | HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.

August 22, 2014 | By HANK KURZ JR AP Sports Writer | 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


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