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Gordon wins at Dover to advance in Chase

Jeff Gordon won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for an automatic spot in the 12-driver field that advanced to the next round. Gordon was …


Kurt Busch has Chase hopes on line in 500th start

Kurt Busch is back where his Cup career began – Dover International Speedway – and ready for his 500th career start. When the green flag drops today at Dover ( …


Logano wins to clinch spot in second round of Chase

Joey Logano pulled away on the restart to win a green-white-checkered finish Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon and advance to the second round of the Chase for …


Odds stacked against Jimmie Johnson in bid for Sprint Cup title

Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson finds himself in a somewhat foreign role these days: Just one of the guys.


Keselowski steals victory in Chase opener

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. He had twice picked his …


Defective cooling system let down Jimmie Johnson

A defective cooling system in Jimmie Johnson’s helmet was determined to be the cause of the six-time Sprint Cup champion’s severe dehydration following Saturday’s race at Richmond, Virginia. “The team …


Things looking up

Kasey Kahne’s “downer” year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most. Kahne charged past Matt …


Auto racing notes: Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

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 …


Gordon still on a roll, takes over points lead

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. One of …


Allmendinger finally grabs Sprint Cup victory

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – AJ Allmendinger’s journey is almost complete. With a new contract, sponsor extensions and a solid one-car team at JTG Daugherty Racing, Allmendinger became a winner in …


Auto racing: Tony Stewart reportedly hits driver who was walking on track

Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person at a dirt track in Canandaigua, New York, where Tony Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. …


Auto Racing notes: Australian Marcos Ambrose in pursuit of berth in Sprint Cup’s Chase

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 …


Auto notes: Kyle Larson aiming for first victory

Kyle Larson had one more celebration left during his birthday week, setting a track record of 183.438 mph to win his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday at Pocono Raceway …


Shepherd’s ability to race questioned

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It’s been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993. He can still …


Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. – Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish. Keselowski followed up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with …


Almirola picks up his first Sprint Car victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It had been more than 15 years since the iconic No. 43 drove to Victory Lane. So waiting through two days of thunderstorms and three red …


Sprint Cup race postponed until Sunday

The day race at Daytona International Speedway ended up at night. And now the night race will go off during the day.


Brad Keselowski hungry for another NASCAR championship

SPARTA, Ky. – Brad Keselowski will have to fine-tune his victory celebrations after a shattered champagne bottle left him with a bloodied and bandaged right hand Saturday night. The upside …


Auto Racing notes: Keselowski wins Sprint Cup series race at Kentucky Speedway

Brad Keselowski dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Sparta, Kentucky, on Saturday night to become Kentucky Speedway’s first repeat winner. The Penske Racing driver and 2012 race winner …


Keselowski has busy day behind the wheel

Brad Keselowski couldn’t stick around long to discuss his track-record pole speed for tonight’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. After all, he had to jump …


Auto notes: Marcos Ambrose takes his big chance

Marcos Ambrose wants nothing more than to break Hendrick Motorsports’ four-race winning streak and his best shot comes on the road course at Sonoma (California) Raceway this weekend. A win …


Harvick sets another qualifying record at Michigan

Kevin Harvick made Michigan International Speedway’s latest track record look routine. In what is becoming an annual occurrence at MIS in Brooklyn, Michigan, Harvick pushed the track’s qualifying mark a …


As Keselowski yields, Dale Jr. takes advantage

Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned Brad Keselowski’s trash into Victory Lane treasure, pulling away down the stretch Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, for his second win of the …


Auto notes: Jones skips graduation for truck race

Erik Jones skipped his high school graduation ceremony to drive in the NASCAR Truck Series at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. On the night of his graduation ceremony in …


Johnson has way again at Dover

Jimmie Johnson handled the pothole at Dover the same way he disposed of a rough patch to start the season. He won.


Johnson back on track with dominating win at Charlotte

About the only one not worried about Jimmie Johnson’s victory drought this season was the Sprint Cup defending champion. After his dominating show this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson …


Gordon pulls away late for win at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – At any age, Jeff Gordon sure knows how to win. Nearly two decades after he burst onto the scene with his first victory, Gordon keeps taking …


Harvick takes Kansas pole with record run

Kevin Harvick set a track record to win the pole for tonight’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Harvick posted his record time of 194.658 mph …


Hamlin wins at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Denny Hamlin started his full-time career at Joe Gibbs Racing with an upset victory in an exhibition race at Daytona. Over the years, he added three more …


Auto notes: Brian Scott leads RCR to win pole at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – A group decision for all of the cars powered by Earnhardt Childress engines to work together at Talladega Superspeedway proved the correct call in NASCAR’s new knockout …