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Earnhardt settles for lowkey celebration

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Turns out the victory party for Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t much of a party. Earnhardt snapped a 143-race winless streak at Michigan International Speedway, then celebrated at …


Logano first NASCAR driver to win from pole in 2012

LONG POND, Pa. – Joey Logano stood on top of the No. 20 high-fiving everyone he could reach in Victory Lane. Beverages were sprayed, fists were pumped and throaty shouts …


Kahne wins first NASCAR race of 2012

Welcome to the Hendrick family, Kasey Kahne. Kahne pulled away to victory in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night in Concord, N.C., winning NASCAR’s longest race for the third time …


Keselowski holds off Busch

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 …


Sun breaks through, so does Hamlin at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The sun shined brightly on Denny Hamlin at Kansas Speedway. At the most opportune of times, too.


Newman wins

Ryan Newman needed help and was running out of time. Finally, Clint Bowyer provided an opening with two laps to go at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Bowyer’s aggressive move …


Bad luck has haunted Busch this season

If Kurt Busch had any doubt he’s stuck in a run of bad luck, it was probably confirmed when he hit a bird in one of the final practices for …


Stewart finds redemption in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Timing the restart perfectly, Tony Stewart dove to the edge of the apron and ducked under the two cars in front of him. With one bold move, …


Hamlin wins at Phoenix, site where he lost 2010 title

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Denny Hamlin spent nearly two months of the offseason in the Scottsdale, Ariz., area, hoping to get away from racing for a while, reinvigorate himself for the …


Expect mixed bag at Daytona 500

To paraphrase the famous philosopher Forrest Gump, the Daytona 500 is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get when you put 43 souped-up …


Stewart may be primed to end Daytona jinx

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tony Stewart has had plenty of chances to win the Daytona 500, and he’s had his heart broken every time. Stewart wound up on his roof …


Earnhardt expresses renewed optimism at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. left Daytona frustrated and furious last July. One of his favorite tracks, the place forever linked to his family name, had become a …


Stewart’s win capped exciting NASCAR season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR opened its season with a fresh-faced Daytona 500 winner and ended it with one of the most thrilling championship races in series history. In between, there …


Stewart beats Edwards, wins Sprint Cup championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Holy Smoke! Tony Stewart earned his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship the same way he got himself back in the title hunt – by winning.


Kahne ends winless streak; leaders stymied

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kasey Kahne snapped an 81-race winless streak Sunday by holding off championship contenders Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart at Phoenix International Raceway. Stewart dominated the race, leading …


Resurgent Stewart gains momentum in Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When Tony Stewart passed Jimmie Johnson in the outside lane to win at Martinsville Speedway, he’d made, in his mind, a statement that nothing will get in …


Stewart wins in Texas, edges closer to Edwards

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


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, 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 …


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 …


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 …


Newman wins, Stewart 2nd at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. – Ryan Newman had his boss on his back and felt pressure to deliver a top performance. Might make an office drone squirm in a cubical.