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Friday, May 15, 2015

Teen skips graduation to focus on Xfinity Series debut

DES MOINES, Iowa - Ben Rhodes doesn't have time for his graduation ceremony. He is already poised to move on to the next phase of his racing career.

Biffle, Bowyer, Patrick complete All-Star field

CONCORD, N.C. - Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer raced their way into the $1 million NASCAR Sprint All-Star event, and Danica Patrick won the fan vote to complete the field for Saturday night's race.
By Jenna Fryer

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Darlington prepares for its return

COLUMBIA - Darlington Raceway is finally back at its old Labor Day date.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kyle Busch is eligible for the Sprint Cup title

Kyle Busch is eligible to compete for the NASCAR championship despite missing the first 11 races this season because he was injured. 

Johnson changes style by gambling at end

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The image Jimmie Johnson has cultivated is of a clean-cut pitchman, the antithesis of the “good ‘ol boy” drivers from NASCAR’s past. That’s what made his radio chatter ...
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kyle Busch to compete this weekend

Busch will be back in the race car at the Sprint All-Star race, bouncing back less than three months after suffering a compound fracture and a broken ankle.
By Don Coble

Monday, May 11, 2015

Nascar's All-Star race needs revving up

The lore of NASCAR's annual All-Star race has been building since 1987, when Dale Earnhardt's "pass in the grass" gave him the victory, but the race has been ho-hum for the last 10 years.
By Jenna Fryer

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Johnson prevails at rain-soaked Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson pulled into Victory Lane after his late-race gamble paid off to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, then pulled out his cellphone and tried ...
By Dave Skretta

Rosberg gets best of teammate

GRANOLLERS, Spain - Nico Rosberg finally got his championship campaign going Sunday with a commanding win from pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Johnson stays on track during late caution, wins at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Jimmie Johnson stayed on the track during a late caution to take over the lead, then held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Kansas ...

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Allmendinger signs extension with JTG Daugherty Racing

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - In a cutthroat sport where sponsors come and go, and somebody is always trying to take your ride, AJ Allmendinger has found a long-term home with JTG Daugherty Racing.
By Dave Skretta

Friday, May 8, 2015

Crafton wins Truck Series race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Matt Crafton conserved just enough fuel while the leaders kept running out in the final laps to win the NASCAR Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway on Friday night.

Logano back out front

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Joey Logano will start at Kansas Speedway right where he left off.
By Dave Skretta

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NASCAR sponsorships more than just money

Replacing the GoDaddy sponsorship on Danica Patrick's car next season involves more than writing a $20 million check.
By Don Coble

NAPA signs on with Elliott starting in 2016

Chase Elliott is bringing NAPA's sponsorship with him to the Sprint Cup Series.

Johnson denies he let Earnhardt Jr. win

Jimmie Johnson says it's "ridiculous" to think he allowed Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win at Talladega on Sunday.
By Jenna Fryer

Monday, May 4, 2015

Column: Earnhardt back in victory lane and happier than ever

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn't all glitz and glamour.
By Jenna Fryer

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to his first win of the season at an old familiar place that has always been good to his family.
By Jenna Fryer

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Autos roundup: Logano wins Xfinity race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Joey Logano picked up his third Xfinity Series win of the season by throwing a big block on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway.

Gordon's on the pole at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR changed the rules and the format for qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, but it didn't affect Jeff Gordon.
By Don Coble
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