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Harvick drives to victory at Darlington

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 1:49 am

Darlington, S.C. — Kevin Harvick used one of the few weekend missteps to pull out his first Darlington victory.
Harvick was among several veteran drivers fighting for the...


Harvick wins first Darlington pole

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Darlington, S.C. - Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.

Harvick came out on top in the first knockout qualifying session at NASCAR's oldest superspeedway...


Logano passes Gordon to win rain-delayed Duck Commander 500

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 12:34 am

Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps Monday after a late caution in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season,

Logano had a 2.2-second lead on...


Sprint Cup race postponed to today

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Fort Worth, Texas - On a day when the weather was more suitable for ducks than racing, the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway became NASCAR's first rainout of the season.

The Robertson family from "Duck Dynasty" had prominent...


Stewart's on the pole today

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Fort Worth, Texas - Tony Stewart knocked Brad Keselowski from the pole as qualifying ended Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Stewart waited right until the end of the final round to attempt his lap and circled the speedway at 195.454...


Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win at Martinsville

 March 31, 2014; Updated: 1:46 am

Martinsville, Va. — Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.
It started with a pit road confrontation with Brad...


Martinsville emotional for Hendrick team

 March 30, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Martinsville, Va. - Jimmie Johnson doesn't dwell on the negatives when he thinks about himself or his Hendrick Motorsports team when it comes to Martinsville Speedway, and that's more than understandable. He has won eight times at the...


Busch wins at Fontana in a fight to the finish

 March 24, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Fontana, Calif. - Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish.

Kyle Busch capably blocked Larson and...


Hamlin, Logano back at Fontana after fateful wreck

 March 23, 2014; Updated: 2:43 am

Fontana, Calif. — The last time Denny Hamlin drove on California's venerable 2-mile oval, he had to be airlifted from the track. The wreck was on his mind the first time he drove into that fateful third turn again...


Edwards outlasts rain, Bristol field

 March 17, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

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

The rain caused two delays lasting more than five hours - one that delayed the start...


Struggling Stewart-Haas Racing team isn't panicking yet

 March 16, 2014; Updated: 2:54 am

Bristol, Tenn. — There is no panic at Stewart-Haas Racing despite a sub-par start to the season that is tarnishing Tony Stewart's comeback from a broken leg.
Stewart needed a...


Keselowski wins on the final lap at Vegas

 March 10, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Las Vegas — Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew he probably didn't have enough fuel to finish. Being in Vegas, he decided to gamble anyway.
And when Earnhardt's tank went bust on the final...


Logano wins the pole for Sunday's Vegas race

 March 8, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Las Vegas - Joey Logano believes two facts are abundantly clear after he emerged from the organized chaos of NASCAR's first three-round knockout qualifying session Friday with the pole position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

This new...


Harvick wins again at Phoenix

 March 3, 2014; Updated: 4:21 am

Avondale, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick had a nice send-off with Richard Childress Racing, winning his penultimate race with the team at Phoenix International Raceway.
Back at Phoenix...


Keselowski to start on pole at Phoenix

 March 1, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Avondale, Ariz. - A few drivers, like Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, raced onto the track to get in their qualifying sessions. Others waited, some nearly 10 minutes before heading out for the first time.

There were long stretches...


It was certainly worth the wait for Dale Jr.

 February 25, 2014; Updated: 1:57 am

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...


Earnhardt Jr. ends his victory drought with a win at rainy Daytona

 February 24, 2014; Updated: 1:29 am

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona's longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end.
NASCAR's most popular driver won the Daytona...


Hamlin gunning for first Speedweeks sweep

 February 23, 2014; Updated: 4:41 am

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...


Smith wins Nationwide opener

 February 23, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Regan Smith had the checkered flag in sight at Daytona a year ago and a freight train of cars in his rearview mirror.

He moved high to throw a block on Brad Keselowski and it backfired badly. The desperate...


Famed No. 3 makes emphatic return at Daytona

 February 18, 2014; Updated: 2:01 am

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson's latest accomplishment.
It was a rare show of emotion from the...


Austin Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

 February 17, 2014; Updated: 3:47 am

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.


Hamlin wins exhibition Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

 February 16, 2014; Updated: 12:52 am

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Given what Denny Hamlin overcame last season, it's no wonder he won a race of attrition to start the new year.
Hamlin proved Saturday night he's back from...


Newman, Truex snowed out from Daytona 500 media day

 February 14, 2014; Updated: 1:49 am

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Snow made NASCAR drivers Ryan Newman and Martin Truex Jr. no-shows at Daytona 500 media day.
Newman and Truex missed the kickoff to Speedweeks on Thursday...


Patrick reacts to criticism by Petty

 February 14, 2014; Updated: 10:51 pm

Danica Patrick has brushed off Hall Famer Richard Petty's criticism. Speaking at Daytona 500 media day Thursday, Patrick says the seven-time champion is entitled to his opinion. She adds that good things could come from it.

Patrick says,...


NASCAR announces its new penalty system

 February 5, 2014; Updated: 11:03 pm

Charlotte, N.C. - NASCAR unveiled a revamped penalty system Tuesday that for the first time will define specific offenses with pre-determined penalties.

The new "Deterrence System" classifies six different levels of penalties, with...


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