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Denny Hamlin felt disrespected by NASCAR fine

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Denny Hamlin said Friday that he believes NASCAR was disrespectful by not contacting him before fining him $25,000 over critical comments about the new race car.

March 15, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


NASCAR overpolicing in case of Denny Hamlin?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - What a great NASCAR race that was at Las Vegas! The new Gen-6 car sure put on an amazing show, one for the ages, for sure.

March 11, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Hornish holds off Busch for victory

LAS VEGAS - Sam Hornish Jr. didn't know the name of Saturday's race until he went to the drivers' meeting for the Sam's Town 300.

March 09, 2013 | By GREG BEACHEM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Drivers eager to take Gen-6 car for a real spin

LAS VEGAS - A daylong rainstorm kept NASCAR's teams mostly confined to their garages Friday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 08, 2013 | By GREG BEACHEM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Hamlin fined for criticizing new car

LAS VEGAS - A furious Denny Hamlin says he won't pay the $25,000 fine leveled on him by NASCAR on Thursday after his criticism of the Gen-6 race car.

March 07, 2013 | By GREG BEACHEM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Kyle Busch ends 24-race Nationwide winless streak

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kyle Busch spun his wheels at the start/finish line for a few extra rotations, filling the track and grandstand with a fog of white smoke.

March 02, 2013 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Martin to start up front at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Mark Martin may be getting better with age.

March 01, 2013 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Fans injured at NASCAR race explore legal options

ORLANDO, Fla. - The attorney for three NASCAR fans injured last weekend during a race the day before the Daytona 500 says they are exploring a possible lawsuit, but some experts say they could face tough obstacles in winning damages.

February 26, 2013 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press | NASCAR - AP


Knaus finally wins Daytona 500

February 25, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Patrick hangs on to Daytona pole after safe run

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - All Danica Patrick needed to do was keep her car intact.

February 21, 2013 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Stewart overshadowed by Patrick at Speedweeks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart typically shines during Speedweeks, the nine-day span where he cements himself as a top contender to win the Daytona 500.

February 19, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Danica at a key career moment after winning pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For so long, Danica Patrick was just a pretty girl in a fast car surrounded by a crack marketing staff who parlayed a few golden moments on the track into worldwide fame.

February 18, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Harvick gets win in Speedweeks opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kevin Harvick won the first race of Speedweeks, dominating the final two segments of the exhibition Sprint Unlimited in the debut of NASCAR's new Gen-6 car.

February 16, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Media Day at Daytona 500 features loose champ, dating drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Brad Keselowski strolled through the Daytona 500 Club with his cellphone in one hand and a half-empty bottle in the other.

February 14, 2013 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Wallace calls induction biggest day of career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rusty Wallace touched on his early days trying to make it as a professional race car driver, the lessons he learned from NASCAR's pioneers and his relentless push to drive for Roger Penske in an energetic acceptance into the Hall of Fame.

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


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Swan racing future in doubt

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.

April 17, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Harvick wins 1st Darlington pole

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.

April 11, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Logano gets first Cup win

FORT WORTH, Texas - Joey Logano had a big lead and was within a half-lap of taking the white flag at Texas.

April 07, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Stewart edges Keselowski for pole at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas - Tony Stewart knocked Brad Keselowski from the pole as qualifying ended Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 05, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Tires the talk of Texas ahead of Sunday's race

FORT WORTH, Texas - Tires remained the hot topic at Texas Motor Speedway, where NASCAR and Goodyear took the unprecedented step of discussing the compound selected for Sunday's race before a single lap had been turned.

April 04, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


NASCAR: Preserving tires is up to teams

FORT WORTH, Texas - NASCAR will not regulate tire pressures at Texas Motor Speedway, and if drivers have tire failures during Sunday's race officials believe they won't be able to blame Goodyear.

April 03, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Johnson appreciates Hendrick links to Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jimmie Johnson doesn't dwell on the negatives when he thinks about himself or his Hendrick Motorsports team when it comes to Martinsville Speedway, and that's more than understandable. He has won eight times at the track in 24 career starts.

March 29, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Busch wins Martinsville pole

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kyle Busch has seen it time and again at Martinsville Speedway.

March 28, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


In The Pits: Larson dazzles in drive to the front at Fontana

Kyle Larson was ninth on the final restart at California, with four rows of traffic to navigate in two laps in a frantic bid for the best finish possible. With Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart at the front, Larson wasn't even thinking about victory.

March 24, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Larson holds off Harvick for first Nationwide victory

FONTANA, Calif. - Kyle Larson won his first Nationwide Series race Saturday, holding off Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch in a thrilling finish at Fontana.

March 22, 2014 | By GREG BEACHEM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Kenseth claims Fontana pole

FONTANA, Calif. - Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana's well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday.

March 21, 2014 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Texas Motor Speedway unveils largest HD screen in the world

FORT WORTH, Texas - Talk about a Texas-sized TV.

March 19, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


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