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Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

JOLIET | Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 14, 2014 6:31 pm Photos

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Gordon covets elusive 5th title as Chase begins

Gordon covets elusive 5th title as Chase begins

JOLIET | Jeff Gordon hopped off a plane, his typical polished self, ready for a full day of appearances to promote NASCAR's championship race. Then he glanced down at his black polo and saw for the first time the thick, white streaks of deodo…

September 13, 2014 6:05 pm Related

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Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. | With rain in Friday's forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders.

September 12, 2014 6:41 pm Related

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Atlanta headed for new late-winter NASCAR slot

HAMPTON, Ga. | Atlanta Motor Speedway's slot in NASCAR's schedule is going from Labor Day weekend to late winter. The move, however, does not leave AMS President Ed Clark cold.

August 31, 2014 8:30 pm

Gordon says Stewart could run strong in Atlanta

Gordon says Stewart could run strong in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. | Jeff Gordon is expecting Tony Stewart to be a contender in his return to the track.

August 30, 2014 3:02 pm

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

August 28, 2014 4:10 pm Photos

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Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

Logano edges Keselowski for 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 10:26 pm

Gordon has thirst for fun at Delaware brewery

MILTON, Del. | Jeff Gordon may as well have been any average sports fan, sliding up to the bar and ordering a beer.

August 20, 2014 7:54 pm

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 17, 2014 6:00 pm

Johnson hoping to end slump before Chase begins

Johnson hoping to end slump before Chase begins

BROOKLYN, Mich. | The finishes seem implausible, especially because they've come in succession — 42nd place at Daytona, 42nd at New Hampshire, a brief improvement to 14th at the Brickyard, followed by a dip to 39th at Pocono and 28th at Watkins Glen.

August 16, 2014 4:46 pm

NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks

NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks

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 5:03 pm

Tony Stewart felt at home at local tracks

Tony Stewart felt at home at local tracks

Tony Stewart had kissed the bricks at Indy and could have jetted off to any vacation destination.

August 13, 2014 5:17 pm

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.

August 12, 2014 5:04 pm

Allmendinger wins again at Watkins Glen

Allmendinger wins again at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. | AJ Allmendinger's journey is almost complete.

August 10, 2014 6:45 pm

As probe begins, Tony Stewart steps away from the track

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. | The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.

August 10, 2014 6:30 pm

Ambrose eyes Watkins Glen for that elusive victory

Ambrose eyes Watkins Glen for that elusive victory

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. | Eleven drivers have at least one Sprint Cup victory and are locked into the Chase for the championship. Marcos Ambrose wants to make it an even dozen.

August 08, 2014 5:56 pm

Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono

Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. | Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead off the final restart with three laps left and won Sunday to complete a season sweep at Pocono Raceway.

August 03, 2014 5:45 pm

Gordon shows he's contender in title chase

Gordon shows he's contender in title chase

LONG POND, Pa. | Jeff Gordon turned a nostalgic weekend at the Brickyard into a powerful reminder that he can still win NASCAR's biggest races.

August 02, 2014 11:25 am

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

Dillon races to 1st career Nationwide win

Dillon races to 1st career Nationwide win

INDIANAPOLIS | For a first time winner, Ty Dillon had the Brickyard's winning tradition down as cold as the celebratory beer he chugged outside his car.

July 26, 2014 6:18 pm

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

Gordon an Indy threat in 20 years at the Brickyard

Gordon an Indy threat in 20 years at the Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS | The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 26, 2014 4:30 pm

Petty believes NASCAR should be helping teams

Petty believes NASCAR should be helping teams

INDIANAPOLIS | Richard Petty said Friday the newly formed Race Team Alliance was necessary because NASCAR hasn't done enough to help team owners slash costs.

July 25, 2014 4:00 pm

Pucker up! NASCAR returns to Brickyard

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 5:42 pm

Dillon looks for strong NASCAR Nationwide finish

Dillon looks for strong NASCAR Nationwide finish

GRIMES, Iowa | Chase Elliott's brilliant start in the NASCAR Nationwide series has overshadowed the steady if unspectacular debut of fellow rookie Ty Dillon.

July 22, 2014 4:44 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

Ruffalo brings energy message to NASCAR crowd

JOLIET | Mark Ruffalo had a big smile on his face as he signed ticket stubs and posed for pictures at Chicagoland Speedway. A steady stream of fans approached the actor from all angles, but he made it look as if it was a small party with a bu…

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm

Elliott holds off Bayne for win at Joliet

Elliott holds off Bayne for win at Joliet

JOLIET | Chase Elliott held off Trevor Bayne to win the Nationwide Series stop at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.

July 19, 2014 10:15 pm

Jones breaks through ahead of Nationwide debut

Jones breaks through ahead of Nationwide debut

DES MOINES, Iowa | Erik Jones has discovered that driving the No. 51 truck isn't nearly as easy as Kyle Busch makes it look.

July 16, 2014 5:31 pm

Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire victory

Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire victory

LOUDON, N.H. | Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm

Almirola wins rain-cut NASCAR race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | It had been more than 15 years since the iconic No. 43 drove to Victory Lane.

July 06, 2014 4:30 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

Jimmie Johnson finally wins at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. | In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

June 15, 2014 5:45 pm

Earnhardt pulls away late for 2nd win of season

Earnhardt pulls away late for 2nd win of season

LONG POND, Pa. | Dale Earnhardt Jr. is having a blast again, with a shared bond with his crew, comfort in his own skin as NASCAR's most popular driver, even finding fun 140 characters at a time on Twitter.

June 08, 2014 8:30 pm

Johnson ends drought at Coca-Cola 600

Johnson ends drought at Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. | Defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth with nine laps to go and won the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night for his first victory of the season.

May 25, 2014 8:30 pm

All eyes on Busch in 'Double' attempt

All eyes on Busch in 'Double' attempt

INDIANAPOLIS | Kurt Busch grew up glued to the TV, watching the Indianapolis 500 with his father, and he remembered the fervor caused in 1993 when Emerson Fittipaldi bypassed the usual celebratory post-race beverage for a swig of orange juice…

May 24, 2014 3:09 pm

Danica Patrick surprise of Kansas with career-best run

Danica Patrick surprise of Kansas with career-best run

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Danica Patrick added another May moment to cherish.

May 11, 2014 5:15 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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Duel at the end, then fisticuffs

Duel at the end, then fisticuffs

RICHMOND, Va. | From perfect weather and a big crowd to a classic short-track finish and the fisticuffs afterward, NASCAR hardly could have asked for more from its first visit to Richmond International Raceway.

April 27, 2014 5:00 pm
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