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Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Gordon nixes restrictor-plate races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Although Jeff Gordon said he might drive in some selected races following his retirement at the end of the season from fulltime racing he has no plans for any ...

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

NASCAR drivers are all talk at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and what could be his final ride in NASCAR'S most prestigious race.
By Mark Long

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Simulators are the rage in NASCAR these days

Top teams in NASCAR have multi-million-dollar systems that can simulate a driver's characteristics, as well as every nuance of a racetrack.
By Don Coble

Four drivers pass on All-Star race

The winner of Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited All-Star race will earn about $200,000. But for four drivers, it's not enough to accept their invitations.
By Don Coble

Changes abundant this year in NASCAR

The one thing that never seems to change in NASCAR is the changes. Including this year.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Richard Petty can build for the future

Richard Petty drove his first NASCAR race in 1958, but as the son of three-time series champion Lee Petty, he knows first-hand race teams never stop building for the future.
By Don Coble

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Driver looking for ways to improve his form

JEREZ, Spain - Nico Rosberg is studying how he breathes as he looks to overhaul Formula One world champion and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.
By Jerome Pugmire

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Diverse class inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

On Friday night, Fred Lorenzen, Bill Elliott, Wendell Scott, Rex White and Joe Weatherly shared one distinction as the newest inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
By Don Coble

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Young Elliott to replace Gordon

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.
By Jenna Fryer

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Ganassi deflects spotlight

Chip Ganassi is the primary owner of a sports car team that's won five championships, two IndyCar teams that have won 10 championships and two NASCAR teams that still are trying to make a ...
By Don Coble

Stewart buys All Star sprint car series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart won't be back in a sprint car, by his own estimation, for "a very, very long time, " but he can't bear to be away from the grass-roots level of racing,
By Jenna Fryer

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Vickers ready to race again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brian Vickers is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following emergency open heart surgery.
By Steve Reed

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

NASCAR to leave championship format unchanged

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans.
By Jenna Fryer

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Top teams playing cat, mouse games at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Like poker players looking for a tell, a lot of drivers were looking for a mental and mechanical advantage in the first few hours of Saturday's Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
By Don Coble

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Martin one of seven to be inducted to Hall of Fame

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Retired NASCAR driver Mark Martin and former motocross star Ricky Carmichael are among the 2015 inductees into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Gordon to retire as full-time driver

Jeff Gordon, the charismatic four-time NASCAR champion who became the face of the sport as it exploded in popularity a generation ago, said Thursday that he will retire as a full-time driver after ...
By Jenna Fryer

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Drivers gear up for new season with Rolex race

A few Sprint Cup drivers will get a competitive jump on everyone else in stock cars by driving prototypes in this weekend's Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

NASCAR's storylines waiting on Daytona 500 in February

NASCAR's storylines waiting on Daytona 500
By Don Coble

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Busch again testifies in assault

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch again denied that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend in a hearing regarding her request for a no-contact order.
By Randall Chase

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Busch testifies he tried to defuse situation

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.
By Randall Chase
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