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Friday, April 1, 2016

Earnhardt Jr. to donate his brain

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is calling his decision to donate his brain to science a "no-brainer."

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Johnson's moving quickly up the victory list

With his 77th career win Sunday at California, Jimmie Johnson passed the late Dale Earnhardt for sole possession of seventh on NASCAR's list of all-time victories.

New low downforce rules package is popular among drivers

Now that drivers have had a month to work with NASCAR's new low downforce rules, the changes continue to get rave reviews.
By Don Coble

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

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Grosjean helps Haas team earns points in their first race

MELBOURNE, Australia - The American-backed Haas team made a dream Formula One debut at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, taking points in its first-ever race as Romain Grosjean finished in a ...

Johnson notches 77th career victory

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson pulled away in overtime to beat Kevin Harvick on Sunday for the Southern California native's record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Fontana.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Dillon takes lead on final lap to win Xfinity Series race

FONTANA, Calif. - Austin Dillon passed Kyle Busch and Daniel Suarez on the final lap and surged to an improbable victory in the Xfinity Series race on Saturday.

Drivers are amped about Fontana

NASCAR's new low-downforce package has already created excitement and thrills in the first four races of the new season, and Sunday's race at Fontana is expected to follow suit
By Greg Beacham

Friday, March 18, 2016

Dillon wins pole in Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Fontana on Friday, claiming the spot for the first time this season at a top speed of 188.482 mph.
By Greg Beacham

Swarm of bees cause issues at Fontana

A swarm of bees took over the flag stand at Fontana, forcing NASCAR to improvise before the start of qualifying.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Driver was misdiagnosed with concussion

Will Power missed the IndyCar season opener over the weekend after he was misdiagnosed with a concussion rather than an inner ear infection that was causing dizziness, headaches and nausea, series ...

Racing rivals kept things civil

AVONDALE, Ariz. -When Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards started bumping side-by-side on the final lap last Sunday, many NASCAR fans had to recall the image of Edwards grabbing Harvick's throat in a ...
By Mike Cranston

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Harvick gets eighth win at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards twice bumped on the final lap before Harvick inched over the finish line first in an overtime finish Sunday for his record eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup ...
By Mike Cranston

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Haas, with tip from father, leads Valspar

Bill Haas worked his way through the wind on another tough day and chipped in for birdie one the par-3 15th hole on his way to 4-under 67, giving him a one-shot lead over Graham DeLaet of Canada ...
By Doug Ferguson

Busch remains perfect in Xfinity Series this year

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kyle Busch made it 3 for 3 in the Xfinity Series this season, cruising to another victory at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.
By Associated Press

Harvick favored in the desert

When NASCAR comes to Phoenix International Raceway, all drivers chase Kevin Harvick, who has won a record seven Sprint Cup races in the desert.
By Mike Cranston

Johnson takes blame for steering wheel coming off during practice

AVONDALE, Ariz. - When Jimmie Johnson jumps on the gas, he pulls on the steering wheel. Only this time, the steering wheel came off in his hands and led to one of the scariest moments in the ...
By Mike Cranston

Friday, March 11, 2016

Kyle Busch wins the pole in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kyle Busch earned the pole at Phoenix International Raceway and Jimmie Johnson escaped serious injury after a scary crash in NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying Friday.
By Mike Cranston

Rahal is legimate IndyCar title contender

Graham Rahal could be the American star the IndyCar Series has been waiting for

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Doctors pleased with progess of Stewart's rehab

Doctors are pleased at the pace Tony Stewart's broken back is healing and have given the three-time NASCAR champion a rehabilitation program aimed to get him back in a race car.

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