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Sunday, May 22, 2016

NASCAR got it what its wanted: a memorable All-Star Race

NASCAR had its most memorable All-Star Race in at least a decade despite the chaos and confusion that left drivers annoyed after the event. The new format backfired because of an unforeseen issue ...
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, May 16, 2016

Fryer: Larson races clean at expense of his first Sprint Cup win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It might be hard to believe that the ending of a low-level race three years ago had such a profound effect on Kyle Larson that it might have cost him his first Sprint Cup victory.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, May 9, 2016

Fryer: NASCAR needs to stand up against North Carolina law

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Pat McCrory likes to spin a tale meant to illustrate his love for high octane and burned rubber.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, May 2, 2016

Talladega's wreck-filled race came at an expensive price

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Nobody needs to be reminded that racing is inherently dangerous. We all know drivers assume the risks. It's understood that no one forces a driver to compete.
By Jenna Fryer

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Brad Keselowski wins crazy crash-fest at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Brad Keselowski won a demolition derby at Talladega Superspeedway, where multiple wrecks caused two cars to go airborne and led to millions of dollars in damage to race teams.
By Jenna Fryer

Friday, April 29, 2016

Lug nuts, $35,000 fine still the talk around Tony Stewart

TALLADEGA, Ala. - It's been an action-packed week for Tony Stewart following his return to a race car after a back injury sidelined him the first eight races of the season.
By Jenna Fryer

Friday, April 22, 2016

Dixon moves on from IndyCar no-call

Scott Dixon has moved past the IndyCar no-call at Long Beach that he contends cost him a victory, though he still believes the situation can lead to changes in the series' penalty system.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, April 11, 2016

NASCAR clouding its image with politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There are Democrats who enjoy NASCAR. Jews and atheists and women, too.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, April 4, 2016

Fryer: Martinsville gives new stars chance to shine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s been all the usual suspects in Victory Lane through the first six NASCAR races this season.
By Jenna Fryer

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fryer: NASCAR needs to let the drama unfold

The racing over the first five events of the season has been better, but it doesn't translate into a buzz capable of carrying NASCAR into mainstream conversation every week. What does? The drama.
By Jenna Fryer

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Trump endorsements bring backlash to NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When Brian France endorsed Donald Trump for president, the chairman and chief executive of NASCAR thought of it as nothing more than a "routine endorsement." He's been dealing ...
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

SHR's pending move could create tension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A late caution at Atlanta Motor Speed­way gave Kevin Harvick one futile, final chance to beat Jimmie Johnson.
By Jenna Fryer

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Stewart-Haas Racing switching to Ford in 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In a bid to strengthen its NASCAR roster, Ford pulled off a surprising coup Wednesday by snagging Stewart-Haas Racing away from Chevrolet.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

Hamlin felt for teammate Kenseth after snatching Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin empathized with Matt Kenseth after snatching the Daytona 500 victory away from his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate. 
By Jenna Fryer

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Earnhardt ready to fly into victory lane with Amelia

The car he nicknamed Amelia will forever be treasured by Dale Earnhardt Jr., even though he wants nothing more than to give her away Sunday.
By Jenna Fryer

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Drivers are intent on ending Gibbs' Daytona drought

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joe Gibbs has made it perfectly clear to his drivers: Even if they win every exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, it's the Daytona 500 that matters most.
By Jenna Fryer

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Wood Brothers must qualify each week in Sprint Cup now

NASCAR's new charter system deals blow to Wood Brothers team
By Jenna Fryer

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Drivers begin their Daytona 500 preparations starting Friday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins.
By Jenna Fryer

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

NASCAR franchise system to give team owners value

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team ...
By Jenna Fryer

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Stewart will miss start of NASCAR season

Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle.
By Jenna Fryer
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