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It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

INDIANAPOLIS | With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.

July 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at IMS

Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS | Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400.

July 26, 2014 4:30 pm
Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.

July 22, 2014 2:45 pm
Pagenaud wins 2nd race of Houston doubleheader

Pagenaud wins 2nd race of Houston doubleheader

HOUSTON | Simon Pagenaud, the Frenchman who thought he had a winning car in the first race of the Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader, finally picked up a victory in Sunday's second race.

June 29, 2014 8:30 pm
Carl Edwards races to 1st career road course win

Carl Edwards races to 1st career road course win

SONOMA, Calif. | Carl Edwards made Roush Fenway Racing the unlikely organization to end Hendrick Motorsports' five-race winning streak.

June 22, 2014 6:30 pm
Scott Dixon climbs list of IndyCar greats

Scott Dixon climbs list of IndyCar greats

INDIANAPOLIS | While his team struggled with setup and speed, Scott Dixon has flown under the radar during preparations for the Indianapolis 500.

May 22, 2014 3:44 pm
Hamlin races to first Talladega Superspeedway win

Hamlin races to first Talladega Superspeedway win

TALLADEGA, Ala. | Denny Hamlin, winner of three races at Daytona that didn't count, finally has a points-paying victory at a restrictor-plate track.

May 04, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. | Tempers flared in almost every corner of the IndyCar paddock Sunday at Long Beach, where Mike Conway was the unexpected winner of a surprisingly physical race.

April 13, 2014 8:15 pm
NASCAR puts pressure of preserving tires on teams

NASCAR puts pressure of preserving tires on 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 7:00 pm
Edwards leads Ford sweep at rain-soaked Bristol

Edwards leads Ford sweep at rain-soaked Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. | Carl Edwards claimed a rain-soaked win at Bristol Motor Speedway, where weather wreaked havoc on yet another Sprint Cup race.

March 16, 2014 9:00 pm
Stewart confident about leg heading into Phoenix

Stewart confident about leg heading into Phoenix

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Tony Stewart does not consider the Daytona 500 a disaster, despite the engine problems that spoiled his return to racing from a broken right leg.

February 27, 2014 6:00 pm
Earnhardt's Daytona 500 win lifts 'heavy weight'

Earnhardt's Daytona 500 win lifts 'heavy weight'

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | There was a moment late in the Daytona 500 when Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a moment to catch his breath. It was clearly his race to lose and the tension ran thick through Junior Nation, all the way into his car.

February 24, 2014 5:45 pm

Denny Hamlin driving for Daytona sweep

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | Denny Hamlin almost couldn't help himself at the start of his Daytona 500 qualifying race, when his anxiously tried to charge to the front and shake out all the cobwebs and frustration from his injury-plagued season a year ago.

February 22, 2014 5:33 pm
Austin Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

Austin Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona.

February 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Jimmie Johnson wins 6th NASCAR championship

Jimmie Johnson wins 6th NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one of the most dominant competitors in sports history.

November 17, 2013 6:03 pm

Gordon grabs 1st win of season at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Jeff Gordon pulled into the championship picture Sunday with a win at Martinsville Speedway, his first of the season.

October 27, 2013 5:59 pm
Chase Elliott impressing on NASCAR national level

Chase Elliott impressing on NASCAR national level

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Neither father nor son can remember a time when Chase Elliott wanted to be anything other than a race car driver.

July 09, 2013 3:52 pm
Coasting to 2nd makes for good night at Daytona

Coasting to 2nd makes for good night at Daytona

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 9:00 pm
McMurray tops Ambrose to win Sonoma pole

McMurray tops Ambrose to win 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 3:48 pm
Montoya looking for big finish at Sonoma

Montoya looking for big finish at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. | The pressure if off Juan Pablo Montoya to win at Sonoma Raceway, where his road course background has created an expectation for him to win every year.

June 21, 2013 6:24 pm

Dario Franchitti entering heady company in IndyCar

INDIANAPOLIS | Dario Franchitti says he doesn't look at the numbers or concern himself with where he stacks up on the list of all-time greats.

May 25, 2013 3:11 pm
Brown turns down IndyCar CEO job

Brown turns down IndyCar CEO job

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Zak Brown has turned down an offer to join the IndyCar Series, choosing instead to remain with the motorsports marketing company he founded.

May 14, 2013 7:30 pm
Late caution costs Montoya much-needed victory

Late caution costs Montoya much-needed victory

RICHMOND, Va. | It's been a season of bad breaks for Juan Pablo Montoya, so it was only fitting when things again didn't go his way.

April 28, 2013 8:15 pm
Sato 1st Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race

Sato 1st Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race

LONG BEACH, Calif. | Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race on Sunday in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

April 21, 2013 7:00 pm
Hunter-Reay holds off Dixon to win at Barber

Hunter-Reay holds off Dixon to win at Barber

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Andretti Autosport remained perfect on the year Sunday when defending IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay snapped Penske Racing's winning streak at Barber Motorsports Park.

April 07, 2013 9:30 pm
Hamlin has compression fracture in lower back

Hamlin has compression fracture in lower back

Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture in his lower spine during a last-lap crash while racing for the win against former teammate Joey Logano, and Joe Gibbs Racing gave no indication Monday how long its driver could be sidelined.

March 25, 2013 6:00 pm
IndyCar season about to begin, sans rivalries

IndyCar season about to begin, sans rivalries

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | If only the rest of the world could have seen how Bobby Rahal looked at a picture of Michael Andretti during his daily workouts and realized how emotionally charged their rivalry used to be.

March 21, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Kasey Kahne wins 1st career race at Bristol

Kasey Kahne wins 1st career race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. | Kasey Kahne won his first career Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after Brad Keselowski struggled on the final restart.

March 17, 2013 5:45 pm
NASCAR's new Gen-6 car goes to Bristol's bullring

NASCAR's new Gen-6 car goes to Bristol's bullring

BRISTOL, Tenn. | There's an expectation from fans that a ticket to Bristol Motor Speedway will get them a seat to NASCAR's version of the Roman Colosseum.

March 16, 2013 2:12 pm Photos

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Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th

Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson.

February 24, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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Harvick and Kyle Busch wins Daytona 500 duels

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | There are two certainties heading into the Daytona 500: Kevin Harvick is the favorite, and no one is sure what the action will look like in the "Great American Race."

February 21, 2013 6:13 pm
Start 'em up: NASCAR season arrives with a buzz

Start 'em up: NASCAR season arrives with a buzz

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | There's a buzz about NASCAR and the season-opening Daytona 500 that has nothing to do with an exploding jet dryer or a well-timed tweet from a driver.

February 13, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Andretti Autosport signs EJ Viso for 4th car

Andretti Autosport will have a four-car lineup this season with EJ Viso joining the IndyCar team.

February 07, 2013 7:15 pm
Keselowski wins Sprint Cup title

Keselowski wins Sprint Cup title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Here's a tweet for Brad Keselowski: NASCAR champion.

November 18, 2012 6:22 pm
Belskus: IndyCar moving on, bullish about future

Belskus: IndyCar moving on, bullish about future

Interim IndyCar CEO Jeff Belskus insisted Thursday it was business as usual for the series after a week of upheaval that included sharp criticism over the abrupt and awkward end of a three-year run by CEO Randy Bernard.

November 01, 2012 5:27 pm
NASCAR CEO backs drug-testing program

NASCAR CEO backs drug-testing program

LONDON | NASCAR CEO Brian France said Tuesday he is confident in the series' drug testing program that is under scrutiny again after A.J. Allmendinger's failed test.

July 24, 2012 3:37 pm
Penske waiting for more info on Allmendinger

Penske waiting for more info on Allmendinger

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | AJ Allmendinger was silent Sunday, a day after NASCAR suspended him for failing a random drug test.

July 06, 2012 10:00 pm
Clint Bowyer picks up 1st win of season at Sonoma

Clint Bowyer picks up 1st win of season at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. | Clint Bowyer raced to his first victory on a road course, and first with Michael Waltrip Racing, by holding off Kurt Busch at Sonoma.

June 24, 2012 5:44 pm Photos

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In The Pits: Junior gives a lesson in perseverance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | OK, it's just one win. The first in four years, no less.

June 18, 2012 10:00 pm
Power wants to win something of significance

Power wants to win something of significance

INDIANAPOLIS | Will Power has 18 victories since moving to America, where he's one of the most decorated drivers in open-wheel racing.

May 24, 2012 7:45 pm
Keselowski gets push from Busch to win Talladega

Keselowski gets push from Busch to win Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. | Brad Keselowski got a huge push from Kyle Busch to take the lead with a lap to go Sunday, then used a calculated move to prevent Busch from taking the win away from him at Talladega Superspeedway.

May 06, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Logano beats Busch at finish of Nationwide race

Logano beats Busch at finish of Nationwide race

TALLADEGA, Ala. | Joey Logano nipped Kyle Busch at the finish line Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway to give Toyota its 200th win in NASCAR.

May 05, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Focus moves to Talladega after last week's drama

Focus moves to Talladega after last week's drama

TALLADEGA, Ala. | It's on to Talladega Superspeedway, where the focus Friday was on engine temperatures and tandem racing and everything that factors into the fast Alabama track.

May 04, 2012 6:30 pm
Power goes from 12th to 1st to keep Penske perfect

Power goes from 12th to 1st to keep Penske perfect

LONG BEACH, Calif. | Will Power kept Penske Racing perfect this season by picking his way through the field Sunday at Long Beach to win his second consecutive IndyCar Series race.

April 15, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Keselowski dominates to win at Bristol

Keselowski dominates to win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. | Brad Keselowski used Bristol Motor Speedway last fall to cement his spot in NASCAR's championship race.

March 18, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Kahne's rough season start continues at Bristol

Kahne's rough season start continues at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. | Kasey Kahne's miserable start with Hendrick Motorsports continued with yet another accident, his third through four races this season.

March 18, 2012 10:00 pm
Edwards wins pole for season-opening Daytona 500

Edwards wins pole for season-opening Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | Carl Edwards fell bitterly short in last season's bid to win the NASCAR championship.

February 19, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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NASCAR president says penalties likely for 48 team

NASCAR president says penalties likely for 48 team

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | NASCAR will likely penalize the crew chief for five-time champion Jimmie Johnson for infractions found during Daytona 500 inspection.

February 18, 2012 12:25 pm
Stewart goes into 2012 with new crew chief

Stewart goes into 2012 with new crew chief

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | Over the closing weeks of last season, Steve Addington had been led to believe he would be Tony Stewart's crew chief in 2012.

February 15, 2012 6:45 pm

IndyCar race director wants better communication

The new race director for the IndyCar Series wants improved communications with the drivers, and is willing to listen to their concerns about specific racing issues.

February 08, 2012 1:15 pm
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