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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

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Logano has thrived since joining Penske

Joe Gibbs Racing didn't hesitate when it had the opportunity to add Matt Kenseth to its roster a year ago, even if it meant getting rid of Joey Logano.
By Don Coble

Darlington gets Labor Day weekend race back

Darlington Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season in one of the few significant changes to NASCAR's 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule.

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

Late pass leads Dixon to Sonoma win

SONOMA, Calif. - Scott Dixon passed Mike Conway with three laps to go at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, earning a dramatic IndyCar victory and muddying the overall title race.

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Logano earns victory at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in ...

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Ryan Blaney wins Nationwide race

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Ryan Blaney bolted past Kyle Busch on a restart with six laps remaining and won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night for his second career ...

Record lap has Harvick on pole at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick turned a lap at a track-record 131.362 mph Friday night.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Need for more passing in NASCAR is studied

NASCAR kept nine teams at the Michigan International Speedway for a day of testing on Monday. The goal was to create new rules for 2015 to make cars easier to drive - and create more passing.
By Don Coble

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

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Gordon picks up third win of year

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Jeff Gordon raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his first win at Michigan International Speedway since 2001.
By Noah Trister

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Buescher takes Nationwide race in Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio - Chris Buescher took the lead on the 68th of 90 laps and stretched his fuel to hold off Regan Smith and Brian Scott and win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports ...

Johnson looks to end slump before start of Chase

BROOKLYN, Mich.- The finishes seem implausible, especially because they've come in succession - 42nd place at Daytona, 42nd at New Hampshire, a brief improvement to 14th at the Brickyard, followed ...
By Noah Trister

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Gordon shatters track record en route to Michigan pole

Jeff Gordon set the track qualifying record at Michigan International Speedway on Friday with a speed of 206.558 mph, winning his 76th career pole in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series.

NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars after crashes

BROOKLYN, Mich. - NASCAR added a rule Friday barring its drivers from approaching the track or moving cars after accidents, less than a week after driver Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed ...
By Noah Trister

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Stewart won't race at Michigan

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart says he will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second consecutive race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a ...

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Safety still a concern at The Glen

Watkins Glen International opened in 1956 and few things, especially the galvanized guardrails, have changed since.

Report: Ward's father says 'no reason' for crash

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The father of the driver run over and killed by Tony Stewart told The Syracuse Post-Standard that "there's no reason for" the crash that led to his son's death.

Some tracks change rules after driver's death

NASCAR could issue an edict as early as this weekend's race at Michigan International Speedway that makes it mandatory for drivers to stay in their cars until safety personnel arrive.

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Criminal charges for Stewart are possible, legal experts say

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr., even if the NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.
By Jimmy Golen

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

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