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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup pole at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday night's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where Joe Gibbs Racing could surge into the championship race.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Goodyear needs to get handle on NASCAR tire troubles

It's impossible to be perfect  and never fail at all. To listen to Goodyear officials, the company never, ever comes up short at the race track.
By Jenna Fryer

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Logano wins at Kansas to advance in title race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Joey Logano has grabbed the first berth in the next round of NASCAR's championship race with a victory Sunday at Kansas Speedway.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Stewart says he never considered retiring after Ward's death

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart talked at his first news conference since a grand jury decided last week not to charge him in Kevin Ward Jr.'s death.
By Jenna Fryer

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Stewart unsure if he'll race sprint cars again

After the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who was killed when Tony Stewart's car struck him as Ward walked on an upstate New York dirt track on Aug. 9, Stewart may never get back in a sprint car.
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

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Historic building on Laney campus demolished

The demolition of the 89-year-old Cauley-Wheeler building on the Lucy C. Laney High School campus is over, but the plan for a building that will act as a link to the former site and its story has ...
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