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Jenna Fryer

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Keselowski has come a long way since Hamlin feud

Driver returns to Dover as a bona fide contender in the Chase

Stewart, Earnhardt seem stressed

RICHMOND, Va. -- When Michael McDowell pulled in front of Tony Stewart during Friday's practice session at Richmond International Raceway, it ruined Stewart's mock qualifying run, maybe his mood, too.. The two-time NASCAR champion, who finished the practice session 30th on the speed chart, had words with McDowell before

Denny Hamlin needs his swagger back to save season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After yet another bad day at work, Denny Hamlin received a pick-me-up via text message from one of his newest friends.. "Tough day my friend," began the text from Michael Jordan. "Still in this thing. Stay positive!!!". Hamlin was clearly impressed by the

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Dust still settling from Sonoma scrapes

After all the post-race sniping last Sunday at Sonoma between drivers who had been involved in on-track incidents, it was strange to see Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick acting buddy-buddy.

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Sonoma could become demolition derby

Last year when 43 stock cars fired up their engines and abandoned the idea that racing around the twisting 11-turn, 1.99-mile Infineon Raceway.

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Johnson wins at Sonoma after Ambrose's late gaffe

SONOMA, Calif. -- Marcos Ambrose was easily in command at Infineon Raceway when his crew tried to tell him what a good job he was doing circling the scenic road course.

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Harvick ends winless streak with Talladega victory

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Kevin Harvick had the last laugh in the best place, Victory Lane, with an overdue but well-timed celebration.

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Johnson reels in Gordon to win at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- There are times when Jeff Gordon likely wonders just why he helped Jimmie Johnson get a job at Hendrick Motorsports. Sunday was probably one of them.

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McMurray holds off Earnhardt to win Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Anyone who managed to stick with the Daytona 500 through more than two hours of delays because of a pesky pothole were rewarded with a fantastic finish: Jamie McMurray held off hard-charging Dale Earnhardt Jr., then broke down in tears in Victory Lane. Results inside story

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Johnson wins 4th straight NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson was chasing much more than a championship.He was also chasing NASCAR history.The most dominant driver of this decade won a record fourth consecutive championship Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he raced hard to finish fifth when 25th-place would have gotten the job done.

NASCAR: Challengers fall as Johnson takes control of Chase

CONCORD, N.C. - Denny Hamlin was already at home when Jimmie Johnson crossed the finish line for his third victory in five championship races.

NASCAR SUNDAY: Stewart wins at Kansas to improve title chances

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The record books show that Tony Stewart had two substandard races to start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

1st Chase race sets stage for exciting title hunt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If the first round of the Chase for the championship is any indication, NASCAR is in for a doozy of a title race.

NASCAR SUNDAY: Martin grabs 5th win of season in Chase opener

LOUDON, N.H. - Through three years in NASCAR, Juan Pablo Montoya had exactly zero experience lining up for a double-file restart with a win on the line.

Johnson grabs Indy win after late Montoya penalty

INDIANAPOLIS - Jimmie Johnson cashed in on the most expensive speeding ticket in NASCAR history, grabbing an improbable third victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when a penalty to Juan Pablo Montoya blew the race wide open.

Reutimann wins delayed Coca-Cola

CONCORD, N.C. - David Reutimann stared at the gray sky and silently prayed for one more heavy rain.

Martin savors long-awaited return to Victory Lane

AVONDALE, Ariz. - One by one the visitors filed into Victory Lane, eager to pay their respects to Mark Martin.

NASCAR SUNDAY: Kyle Busch dominates Bristol for 2nd win of season

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kyle Busch didn't bother to smooth things over with the pit crew that cost him a victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR SUNDAY: Busch drives from the back to win on home track

LAS VEGAS - There were no NASCAR opportunities when Kurt and Kyle Busch were growing up in Las Vegas. Back then, the .375-mile paved Bullring was all they had.

NASCAR: Biffle opens Chase with New Hampshire win

LOUDON, N.H. - With a 'textbook pass' on NASCAR's two-time defending champion, Greg Biffle vaulted from long shot to legitimate title contender.

NASCAR: Johnson wins 2nd straight to charge into Chase

RICHMOND, Va. - This was supposed to be Kyle Busch's runaway championship. Then Carl Edwards turned up the heat.

NASCAR SUNDAY: Johnson survives tire debacle at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS - It's one of the biggest events of the year at a venue intended to help NASCAR showcase its racing.

NASCAR SUNDAY:Busch wins 5th race of year with victory in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - Joe Gibbs Racing officials knew adding Kyle Busch to their organization could be a special pairing.

Johnson's victory gets Hendrick Motorsports rolling after slow start

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For the first seven races this season, a car not owned by Hendrick Motorsports went to Victory Lane.

Edwards dominates in Texas for series-best 3rd win of season

FORT WORTH, Texas - Don't tell Carl Edwards that NASCAR's new car is boring, not after he drove it to his series-best third win of the season.

Jeff Burton steals win at Bristol after Kevin Harvick wrecks Tony Stewart with 2 to go

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Stuck in fourth with just two laps to go at a track he'd never conquered, Jeff Burton was ready to concede victory.

Earnhardt Jr., Hamlin win Dayton qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Denny Hamlin gave Toyota its first victory at NASCAR's top level, winning Thursday's second qualifying race to set up a Daytona 500 showdown between Joe Gibbs Racing and mighty Hendrick Motorsports.

Yeley couldn't compete with successful teammates

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - J.J. Yeley may very well have a long and successful NASCAR career.

Stewart shines at the Brickyard again

INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Stewart is witty and engaging, a superstar who can captivate an audience. He also can be rude and condescending, the kind of guy most people can't stand to be around.

Brickyard winner has won Nextel Cup title six of last nine times

INDIANAPOLIS - Six of the past nine winners at Indianapolis Motor Speedway went on to win the Nextel Cup championship, a stat that's not lost on any of the NASCAR heavyweights.

Hamlin stands up to Stewart as team rivalry brews

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When Denny Hamlin refused to quietly take teammate Tony Stewart's criticism, it marked a rare occasion of a young driver not rolling over for the two-time NASCAR champion.

France finally steps out of father's shadow

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Brian France walked through the FanZone at Daytona International Speedway without handlers or security. The NASCAR chairman seemed like just another face in the crowd.

NASCAR ramping up cheating penalties

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has not ruled out suspending drivers as a deterrent for cheating on the Car of Tomorrow.

Truex's star rises at Dale Earnhardt Inc.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The perception was DEI would fall apart without Dale Earnhardt Jr. The reality is Martin Truex Jr. appears ready, willing and able to step into a starring role with the team.