Stories by Dan Gelston

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Truex Jr. is playing underdog role in NASCAR finale

With only three career wins in 368 races, Martin Truex Jr. seems like the oddity in NASCAR's finale in Florida on Sunday.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Harvick dominates to advance in Chase

DOVER, Del. - Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, while six-time champion Jimmie Johnson was a stunning elimination from contention.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Johnson makes 500th career start on Sunday

Jimmie Johnson's been turning heads on the track ever since he landed a ride with racing powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Harvick has back against wall at Dover

DOVER, Del. - For a driver on the brink of championship elimination, Kevin Harvick might have the biggest target at Dover. The mission is clear: Knock out Harvick, knock out a champion.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

Matt Kenseth wins 2nd race of NASCAR's playoffs

LOUDON, N.H. - Matt Kenseth pushed Kevin Harvick down the stretch and took the lead for good when the defending series champion ran out of gas Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the second ...
By Dan Gelston

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Edwards claims pole at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Carl Edwards will start from the pole in his bid to give Joe Gibbs Racing its fourth consecutive victory.
By Dan Gelston

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Bowyer has a lot on his mind

lint Bowyer's uncertain future includes finding a team for next season and landing a spot in NASCAR's playoffs for this season.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

WWE star Cena will grant milestone 500th Make-A-Wish request

John Cena had long ago turned "Never give up" from his wrestling catchphrase into a motto for sick children who have to fight daily more than the WWE superstar ever has inside the ring.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Matt Kenseth stretched his fuel and zipped past the fading leaders in the final thrilling laps Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Gordon out to end winless streak at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Jeff Gordon would love to wave to the zero in the win column that would force him to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup on points.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, July 31, 2015

Busch takes pole for Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from a familiar spot, out front and in first.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Kyle Busch races to third win of year

LOUDON, N.H. - Nothing seems preposterous these days for Kyle Busch, whose dormant-to-dominant run over the past two months has not only made him a regular in Victory Lane, but steamrolled ...
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Goodyear unsure if popular package will be used in Chase

LOUDON, N.H. - The most intriguing wrinkle in the Chase for the Sprint Cup might not be which championship contenders are in or out after each elimination round. 
By Dan Gelston

Friday, July 17, 2015

Edwards leads way for Gibbs

LOUDON, N.H. - With Carl Edwards leading the charge, Joe Gibbs Racing continued its recent hot streak and took four of the top eight qualifying spots for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New ...
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Truex Jr. breaks through at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Martin Truex Jr. led the most laps for the fourth straight race breaking through Sunday at Pocono Raceway for his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Hendrick seeks sixth win in a row at Pocono

Hendrick Motorsports is on a hot streak, winning the past five races at Pocono.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, June 5, 2015

Busch benefits from shortened qualifying session

LONG POND, Pa. - Kurt Busch survived NASCAR's version of bump day to beat the clock and the rest of the field.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Jimmie Johnson makes history with 10th win at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson pulled away on the final restart Sunday to win at Dover International Speedway and become the fifth NASCAR driver with 10 or more Sprint Cup victories at a single track.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Johnson loved Dover track at first sight

DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson needs a mammoth man cave at home for all of his Dover trophies.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hamlin back up to speed

DOVER, Del. - Denny Hamlin put a weekend of illness behind him, turning a lap of 160.121 mph Friday at Dover International Speed­way to win his first pole of the season.
By Dan Gelston
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