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Stewart wins in Texas, edges closer to Edwards

FORT WORTH, Texas — Tony Stewart got what he wanted. So did NASCAR.


Edwards leads Chase despite just one win

He has only one win this year, but Carl Edwards is at the top in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. He’s not embarrassed about that.


Stewart earns third victory in seven Chase races

Tony Stewart hadn’t won a race all season and didn’t list himself as a championship contender when asked to handicap the field before NASCAR’s 10-race playoffs got going. Now, his …


Qualifying rainout benefits Roush drivers Edwards, Kenseth

Roush Fenway Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth couldn’t have asked for a better scenario than rain washing out qualifying for today’s race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Edwards had …


Johnson-Knaus conversation the talk of NASCAR

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jimmie Johnson said it’s “crazy” to suggest his reputation has been tarnished by crew chief Chad Knaus’ instructions to mess up the rear bumper if he won …


Cup drivers irked over Ford tactics

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Teamwork meant very little in the closing laps at Talladega Superspeedway. Unless, of course, you were driving a Ford.


Drivers expect anything at Talladega

Anything can happen in a Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. “You could see the checkered flag and be leading this race and still have no clue what …


Wheldon’s death returns safety issue to forefront for NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The death of Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon has sparked safety discussions throughout motorsports just as NASCAR heads to one of the fastest tracks on its circuit. …


Wrecks, Kenseth win shake up Chase standings

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR’s championship race took a huge swing Saturday night when Matt Kenseth staked a claim on the title moments after a viscous wreck sent Jimmie Johnson spiraling …


Win moves Johnson to third in Chase

Jimmie Johnson didn’t qualify where he wanted, and his car never quite cooperated during the final practice session at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. So he spent Saturday evening …


Kyle Busch looks to Kansas Speedway for Chase push

Kyle Busch stood outside his hauler in the infield at Kansas Speedway this week, wearing shades on an overcast day. Busch looked comfortable, breezily answering questions, even though he acknowledges …


Busch back in Chase contention

Kurt Busch left a rocky start to the Chase and his fiercest rival behind him. Busch stormed into contention for a second Cup championship, holding off fellow Chase drivers Jimmie …


Tony Stewart digs himself a big hole at Dover speedway

Tony Stewart needs a tremendous rally at Dover to keep his perfect Chase season alive. Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet has not performed like the car that romped to victories in …


Stewart in hunt for third straight Chase win

DOVER, Del. – Tony Stewart is chasing history and a championship. He can become the first driver to start 3 for 3 in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.


Stewart wins 2nd straight Chase race

Tony Stewart’s season has gone from winless to winning streak at crunch time. Don’t ask Smoke to explain it.


Stewart, Newman aim for NASCAR repeat at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. – Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman made their first stop in New Hampshire a race to remember. 1-2 start. 1-2 finish.


Stewart’s first win of year is in Chase opener

JOLIET, Ill. – Tony Stewart took himself out of title contention before the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. A topsy-turvy season led the two-time NASCAR …


Harvick wins at Richmond, moves into tie with Bush atop standings

RICHMOND, Va. – Kevin Harvick stormed into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night. The victory moved him into a tie …


‘Smoke’ feeling the heat with NASCAR Chase looming

HAMPTON, Ga. – Tony Stewart looked nice and relaxed during a sponsor appearance Friday. Good try, Smoke.


Patrick makes switch to NASCAR official

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – With the not-so-subtle shape of a stock car under cover just in front of her and spotlights glaring in her face, Danica Patrick feigned drama for an …


Busch outlasts Johnson for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Kyle Busch won his 23rd race on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit, pulling even with brother Kurt in career victories. Now, Kyle would like to match another of …


Busch, Keselowski lead resurgent Penske team at Michigan

Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski appear to be on their way to NASCAR’s season-ending Chase for the Sprint Cup after combining for seven top-10 finishes in the last five races. …


Ambrose grabs first NASCAR victory

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Marcos Ambrose missed his daughter’s first day of school. She probably won’t mind. The snakebitten Ambrose, deprived more than once of a NASCAR victory, beat Brad …


Hunter-Reay cashes in on IndyCar controversy

Ryan Hunter-Reay raced to his first IndyCar victory of the year on Sunday after a slippery, crash-marred finish in Loudon, N.H., that left drivers upset that it was restarted in …


Jimmie Johnson vents about Kurt Busch

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Jimmie Johnson is about as mild-mannered as a racer can be, but he wasn’t about to take any lip from Kurt Busch. The two drivers had …


Keselowski takes Sprint Cup’s checkered flag

Brad Keselowski raced all 500 miles of Sunday’s Sprint Cup stop at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond., Pa., with a broken left ankle. As if that wasn’t enough, he somehow …


Edwards stays put

Carl Edwards spurned an offer from Joe Gibbs Racing, and signed a multiyear contract extension with current team Roush Fenway Racing. The deal was announced Thursday and puts Edwards, the …


Much-maligned Menard uses strategy to win Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS – Daddy’s Boy. Silver spoon with secure sponsorship. Talentless hack. Paul Menard has heard all the jealous jeering throughout his unremarkable racing career. On Sunday, he added a new …


Menard pulls Brickyard 400 upset

INDIANAPOLIS — Daddy’s Boy. Silver spoon with secure sponsorship. Talentless hack. Paul Menard has heard all the jealous jeering throughout his unremarkable racing career. On Sunday, he added a new …


Fast-track teen

By the time Nicole Behar slid behind the wheel of her No. 38 Ford Mustang on a recent Wednesday night, her family was getting a little nervous. Three other top …