Stories by Jenna Fryer

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Fryer: Stay in Chase might be short for first-timers

AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola were the underdogs of the Chase, the two drivers nobody thought could win the Sprint Cup championship.
By Jenna Fryer

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

JOLIET, Ill. - With a daring drive through the middle, Brad Keselowski showed how badly he wants to win another championship.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Fryer: Teams, drivers starting to rev up for Chase

The 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup is here and the laissez-faire attitude must go. A loaded championship field means there's little room for error.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Jenna Fryer: Healing is important for Stewart; a Chase berth isn't

Tony Stewart's 41st-place finish wasn't important in the grand scheme of life, which he is beginning to understand in the aftermath of driver Kevin Ward Jr.'s death.
By Jenna Fryer

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Stewart returning to competition at Atlanta

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a ...
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Fryer: Returning to track is 'lowest priority' for Stewart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief. None of those studies offer a clean timetable. So there is no telling when Tony Stewart will make his return.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Fryer: Stewart will always stay true to dirt-track roots

When Jason Leffler was killed in a sprint car crash last summer, Tony Stewart passionately defended the grassroots racing of America.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

In the pits: NASCAR is big winner with Gordon, Junior dueling

Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., two of NASCAR's biggest stars heating up during this summer stretch of racing. NASCAR really couldn't ask for anything more.
By Jenna Fryer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NASCAR suspends Denny Hamlin's crew chief six races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection after his third-place finish at ...
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fryer: Gordon on track for fifth title

Thirteen years after Jeff Gordon launched "The Drive for 5," he is on track to collect that elusive fifth title.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, July 21, 2014

Alliance could end disconnect between NASCAR, teams

The Race Team Alliance, at its core, hopes to prevent fights with NASCAR going forward.
By Jenna Fryer

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hendrick, Penske teams on top of games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hendrick Motorsports seems to have the edge, at least on paper, in the race with Team Penske for the top organization in NASCAR.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, July 14, 2014

Shepherd-Logano dustup shows NASCAR needs to consider age rule

Morgan Shepherd can still probably wheel a race car better than you and most of your friends. That doesn't mean the 72-year-old should race against the best drivers in NASCAR.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, July 7, 2014

After a long, soggy weekend, stopping race early was correct call

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fryer: Gordon content with second-place finish

SONOMA, Calif. - There's no better driver at Sonoma Raceway than Jeff Gordon, and for more than a decade he was head of the class on road courses.
By Jenna Fryer

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Edwards earns first road-course win

SONOMA, Calif. - Carl Edwards snapped Hendrick Motorsports' five-race winning streak with his first career victory on a road course.
By Jenna Fryer

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ganassi cars strong in Sonoma qualifying

SONOMA, Calif. - Jamie McMurray took the time to help rookie teammate Kyle Larson learn the road course at Sonoma Raceway. The payoff for working together was two Chip Ganassi Racing cars in the ...
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, June 9, 2014

No room for backseat drivers in winner-takes-all NASCAR

There seemed to be some questioning, criticism and second-guessing after Brad Keselowski's failed strategy to win on Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, June 2, 2014

Fryer: Selfies can fix NASCAR's attendance woes

Selfies are all the rage in every age group, and in NASCAR, where fans can rub elbows with their favorite driver minutes before the start of the race.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, May 26, 2014

Fryer: American's win in Indy 500 could be boost IndyCar needs

Maybe this win, the biggest by far of his career, will be the boost Ryan Hunter-Reay needs to raise his profile and that of the series he loves.
By Jenna Fryer

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