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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Sprint Cup title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kyle Busch watched the season opener from a hospital bed, his pregnant wife and his dogs by his side.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Sports

NASCAR Chase format ramps up pressure on drivers

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Jeff Gordon remembers the first time he heard NASCAR would tinker with its long-time championship format.The 2003 season had recently ended as Gordon stood on a dock in Key West, Fla., waiting to board a boat for a NASCAR-promoted cruise.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Sports

Johnson passes Keselowski late to win NASCAR race at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas — Brad Keselowski was dominating at Texas, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given one of the four championship-contending spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup finale.

Date: 11/08/2015 | Sports

Kenseth loses final appeal to overturn suspension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His appeals rejected, Matt Kenseth defiantly vowed Thursday to race as he always has and accused NASCAR of "unfairly" making an example out of him with a two-race suspension for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano over the weekend at Martinsville.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Sports

NASCAR suspends Kenseth for 2 races for wrecking Logano

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Looking to squash any notion that the drivers are running amok on the track, NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for two races Tuesday for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano in an act of retaliation that dramatically changed the lineup of drivers in the running for the...

Date: 11/03/2015 | Sports

Gordon wins at Martinsville, earns spot in NASCAR championship finale

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — As the adoring crowd lingered in the darkness at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon took a moment to soak it in.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Sports

NASCAR reaches 5-year sanctioning agreements with tracks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR on Monday said it has signed five-year sanctioning agreements with 23 tracks that host Sprint Cup Series races.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Sports

Logano wins; drivers question Harvick's late-race tactics

TALLADEGA, Ala. — As Joey Logano made his third straight trip to victory lane, questions swirled about reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick's late-race tactics.

Date: 10/25/2015 | Sports

Gordon wins pole for Sprint Cup race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Jeff Gordon led a Hendrick Motorsports rout in qualifying Saturday to win the pole for his final race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Date: 10/24/2015 | Sports

Logano wins Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) [--] Joey Logano won his second straight Chase race Sunday, spinning out Matt Kenseth with five laps remaining at Kansas Speedway to potentially spoil his rival’s championship hopes.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Sports

Logano wins at Charlotte, advances to third round of Sprint Cup playoffs

CONCORD, N.C. — Joey Logano has been to victory lane four times this season, and all four trips required him to beat reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick.

Date: 10/11/2015 | Sports

NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Charlotte postponed by rain

 CONCORD, N.C. — The opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs was washed out by persistent rain Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Sports

Harvick dominates in must-win race to advance in Chase

DOVER, Del. — Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, while six-time champion Jimmie Johnson was a stunning elimination from contention.

Date: 10/04/2015 | Sports

NASCAR’s Tony Stewart to retire from Cup racing after 2016

Associated PressKANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Saying it was time for a change, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart announced Wednesday that he will retire from Sprint Cup racing following the 2016 season.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Sports

Gordon sets NASCAR record with 789th straight start

LOUDON, N.H. — Jeff Gordon has set the NASCAR record with his 789th consecutive start.

Date: 09/27/2015 | Sports

Hamlin rallies to earn victory in opening round of NASCAR playoffs

JOLIET, Ill. — Denny Hamlin vowed to make it to the championship round of NASCAR's playoffs, and nothing so far is getting in his way.

Date: 09/20/2015 | Sports

Kenseth wins fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season

RICHMOND, Va. — Joe Gibbs Racing cemented itself as the team to beat for NASCAR's championships with a dominating run Saturday night that ended in Matt Kenseth's fourth win of the season.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Sports

Edwards holds off Hamlin to win NASCAR's Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Carl Edwards took the lead on the last pit stop and held off Denny Hamlin on a restart eight laps from the end for his first Southern 500 victory Sunday night.

Date: 09/06/2015 | Sports

19-year-old Jones wins Truck Series race in Canada

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario — Erik Jones won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park to take the series points lead

Date: 08/30/2015 | Sports

Logano wins Sprint Cup race at Bristol for second straight year

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joey Logano spoiled what was expected to be a rout by Joe Gibbs Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Sports

Michael Waltrip Racing grants Clint Bowyer release for 2016

Michael Waltrip’s rocky nine-year effort to build a successful race team was on the verge of collapse Wednesday as the organization said it will not run any cars full-time next season. Driver Clint Bowyer was given a release from his contract to pursue a new job for 2016.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Sports

Kenseth wins his third NASCAR Sprint Cup race of season

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Matt Kenseth raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the season, winning in convincing fashion Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Sports

Kenseth wins NASCAR Sprint Cup pole at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Matt Kenseth has won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, and Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top three spots in qualifying Friday.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Sports

Logano wins NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Joey Logano had enough fuel this time.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Sports

Ward family files wrongful death lawsuit against Stewart

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — A law firm representing the parents of Kevin Ward filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sprint Cup owner-driver Tony Stewart Friday in an upstate New York courthouse.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Sports

Stewart still struggling year after Ward Jr.’s fatal wreck

As he ran out of gas on the final lap Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Tony Stewart wearily asked his team where he finished.Ninth, he was told.“Hell, I’ll take that,” he replied.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Sports

Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. — Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left.Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go.

Date: 08/02/2015 | Sports

Gordon hopes to qualify for Chase in final season

LONG POND, Pa. — Jeff Gordon’s request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time NASCAR champion has been feted with a parade, bourbon, an 18-liter bottle of wine, even a track named in his honor.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch starts drive for 4th straight win from pole

LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from a familiar spot, out front and in first.Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to win the pole for the first time during his sensational streak.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch wins Brickyard 400 for weekend sweep at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Date: 07/26/2015 | Sports

Bell wins NASCAR Truck's Mud Summer Classic

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Christopher Bell won the Mud Summer Classic on Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway in his third career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup race, moves closer to Chase

LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Busch continues to find victory lane and is moving closer to landing a spot in the Chase.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup 400-mile race at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. — Though Kyle Busch remains outside NASCAR's championship playoff looking in, his prospects continue getting stronger.

Date: 07/11/2015 | Sports

Rain cancels Sprint Cup, Xfinity qualifying at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. — Rain returned to Kentucky Speedway on Friday and canceled qualifying for the Sprint Cup and Xfinity series races.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Sports

Austin Dillon survives frightening crash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin Dillon walked away from a violent crash at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning with a bruised tailbone and forearm and a strong opinion about racing at NASCAR’s fastest tracks.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Sports

Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon's crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, which ended at 2:41 a.m. Monday with a horrific last-lap accident that sent Austin Dillon sailing into the fence.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch grabs his first Sprint Cup win of the season

SONOMA, Calif. — Kyle Busch’s remarkable comeback from the serious injuries he suffered a day before the Sprint Cup season began now includes a victory.

Date: 06/28/2015 | Sports

Microsoft named official tech partner of NASCAR

As part of a multi-year agreement, Microsoft has been named the official technology partner of NASCAR and a major technology partner of Hendrick Motorsports.

Date: 06/23/2015 | Sports

Truex earns first win Sprint Cup since 2013

LONG POND, Pa. — Martin Truex Jr. led the most laps for the fourth straight race, only this time he was in front on the one that mattered most, breaking through Sunday at Pocono Raceway for his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013.

Date: 06/07/2015 | Sports

Hendrick Motorsports aims for 6th straight Pocono win

LONG POND, Pa. — Images of Richard Petty in his feathered Stetson hat and dark glasses stamp Pocono Raceway’s victory lane tower, a tribute to one of racing’s greats and the first winner at the track.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Sports

Johnson makes history with 10th win at Dover

DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson pulled away on the final restart to win at Dover International Speedway and become the fifth NASCAR driver with 10 or more Sprint Cup victories at a single track.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Sports

Edwards wins Coca-Cola 600 for first victory in two seasons

CONCORD, N.C. — Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn't sure his team made the right call.

Date: 05/24/2015 | Sports

Hamlin gives Joe Gibbs Racing first victory in NASCAR All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. — Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory in NASCAR's Sprint All-Star race by using clean air to hold off Kevin Harvick at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Date: 05/16/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch to return to NASCAR this weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Less than three months after suffering serious injuries when he crashed into a concrete wall at Daytona, Kyle Busch will return to racing in NASCAR’s All-Star race this weekend following a rapid recovery his doctors called remarkable.

Date: 05/12/2015 | Sports

Earnhardt Jr. cruises to first Talladega win since 2004

TALLADEGA, Ala. — At a track that has always been good to his family, in front of an adoring crowd that so clearly favors him over everyone else in the field, Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to an emotional first win of the season.

Date: 05/03/2015 | Sports

Ragan to replace Vickers at MWR for rest of the season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — David Ragan will move to Michael Waltrip Racing next week and finish the season as the replacement driver for Brian Vickers.

Date: 04/28/2015 | Sports

Kurt Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory

RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.

Date: 04/26/2015 | Sports

Kenseth ends 51-race victory drought at rain-soaked Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.It took him nine hours to get there Sunday at a water-logged Bristol Motor Speedway.

Date: 04/19/2015 | Sports

Logano leads flag-to-flag to win Xfinity race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joey Logano led flag-to-flag Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Date: 04/18/2015 | Sports

Johnson wins 5th NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jimmie Johnson was still chasing Jamie McMurray and Kevin Harvick, trying to get back in front as the laps wound down at Texas Motor Speedway.

Date: 04/11/2015 | Sports

NASCAR penalizes Newman's team for manipulated tires

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman's race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Sports

Hamlin ends Toyota's 32-race winless streak at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track.

Date: 03/29/2015 | Sports

Logano wins Trucks race, is 26th to win in all 3 of NASCAR's top series

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Joey Logano passed Matt Crafton entering the first turn at the start of a two-lap sprint to the finish and won an exciting NASCAR Truck race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

Date: 03/28/2015 | Sports

Keselowski holds off Harvick, wins Sprint Cup race at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. — Brad Keselowski roared past Kurt Busch on the final lap and held off streaking Kevin Harvick to win at Fontana on Sunday, earning his first NASCAR victory of the season in a wild finish.

Date: 03/22/2015 | Sports

Harvick cruises to Xfinity Series win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. — Kevin Harvick apparently isn't satisfied with dominating just one NASCAR race series this year.

Date: 03/21/2015 | Sports

NASCAR champion Harvick wins 4th straight race at Phoenix track

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Joey Logano tried. Brad Keselowski tried. So did Kurt Busch and Jamie McMurray.

Date: 03/15/2015 | Sports

Logano routs field to win Xfinity race at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Joey Logano led all but 24 laps Saturday as he routed the field to win the Xfinity Series at Phoenix International Raceway.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Sports

NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR lifted its suspension of driver Kurt Busch on Wednesday and ruled the former champion can compete in the title Chase should he qualify.

Date: 03/11/2015 | Sports

Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.

Date: 03/05/2015 | Sports

Johnson's wins at Atlanta for 71st carer NASCAR victory

HAMPTON, Ga. — Likely locking up a run at his record-tying seventh championship before it even turns to spring, Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Date: 03/01/2015 | Sports

Team owner Gibbs unsure how long Kyle Busch will be sidelined

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joe Gibbs is unsure how long Kyle Busch will be sidelined with a broken right leg and left foot from a crash at Daytona International Speedway.

Date: 02/22/2015 | Sports

Logano wins his first career Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.

Date: 02/22/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch to miss Daytona 500 after injuring leg in crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch will miss the Daytona 500 after injuring his right leg in a vicious hit Saturday into a concrete wall during the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

Date: 02/21/2015 | Sports

Kurt Busch loses final appeal, stays suspended indefinitely

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A final appeals officer has upheld NASCAR's suspension of Kurt Busch.

Date: 02/21/2015 | Sports

Gordon wins pole for final Daytona 500 of his career

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The qualifying session for NASCAR's biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as "a complete embarrassment" and called a "cute show" by Clint Bowyer.

Date: 02/15/2015 | Sports

Earnhardt, Hamlin fail inspection after pole qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The cars of NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin have failed post-qualifying inspection for the Daytona 500 pole.

Date: 02/15/2015 | Sports

Chase Elliott to replace Jeff Gordon next season

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 the upcoming season.

Date: 01/29/2015 | Sports

Jeff Gordon leaving NASCAR after 2015 season

Jeff Gordon knew midway through last season that he had just one more year in him.

Date: 01/22/2015 | Sports

Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sprint has informed NASCAR it will not extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.

Date: 12/16/2014 | Sports

Kevin Harvick named Driver of the Year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick has been named Driver of the Year by a panel of broadcasters and journalists.

Date: 12/11/2014 | Sports

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