Stories by Jenna Fryer

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Gordon to retire as full-time driver

Jeff Gordon, the charismatic four-time NASCAR champion who became the face of the sport as it exploded in popularity a generation ago, said Thursday that he will retire as a full-time driver after ...
By Jenna Fryer

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Sprint to end run as NASCAR series sponsor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sprint informed NASCAR it won't extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.
By Jenna Fryer

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Harvick is feted at Las Vegas

Kevin Harvick's first career Sprint Cup title was celebrated Friday night at NASCAR's annual season-ending awards ceremony.
By Jenna Fryer

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Johnson glad Harvick won

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jimmie Johnson believes NASCAR's new championship format produced the correct champion and a Ryan Newman victory would have been "tough to swallow for the sport."
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Harvick, team find happiness long before NASCAR title

It was some six hours after Kevin Harvick had won his first Sprint Cup championship when he was finally able to peel off his beer-soaked firesuit, take a shower and begin celebrating the biggest ...
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Fryer: New format crushes Gordon's hopes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR's new championship format, creating intensity, emotional swings and tension on and off the track, has been full of heartbreak.
By Jenna Fryer

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Harvick dominates at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the final round of NASCAR's playoffs, while Jeff Gordon was knocked out.
By Jenna Fryer

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Hamlin wins pole in Arizona

Denny Hamlin led five Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers in the qualifying session, turning a lap at 142.113 mph to put his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in the top starting spot for ...
By Jenna Fryer

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Hamlin believes most drivers have no respect for Keselowski

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Denny Hamlin thinks drivers don't respect Brad Keselowski, and the contempt stems from his refusal to show remorse for his aggressive driving.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Are there double standards for Brad Keselowski?

For the second time in four races, Brad Keselowski was attacked in a post-race fracas because his aggressive driving upset someone.
By Jenna Fryer

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Stewart is confident in Harvick's chances

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart has never been fond of predictions and when asked, he almost always gives the same response: “If I knew the answer to that, I’d probably be a bookie in Las Vegas.”
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Points still crucial in new NASCAR format

When NASCAR chairman Brian France revealed the changes to the championship format, he vowed that winning would be the most important element.
By Jenna Fryer

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Junior earns emotional win at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. recognized the emotional impact his win at Martinsville Speedway had on Rick Hendrick when he met his boss in Victory Lane.
By Jenna Fryer

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

McMurray surprise winner of Martinsville pole

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR's championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway.
By Jenna Fryer

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Earnhardt raises awareness about concussions

Dale Earnhardt Jr., other athletes, recount their battles with concussions in a video made for the Sports Medicine Concussion Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Keselowski goes his own way

TALLADEGA, Ala. - It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR.
By Jenna Fryer

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Vickers on pole, but many drivers are angry and confused

TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Fryer: Post-race dustups put NASCAR in tough position

NASCAR Chairman Brian France has always been very clear about the action he wants to see in races.
By Jenna Fryer

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Frustrations come to a head at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Matt Kenseth, usually so calm and composed, lost his cool and attacked Brad Keselowski at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
By Jenna Fryer

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Harvick wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. - Kevin Harvick earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race by winning Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
By Jenna Fryer
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