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  • Jeff Gordon continues NASCAR farewell tour with trip to Las Vegas

    Jeff Gordon continues NASCAR farewell tour with trip to Las Vegas
    There's a massive sign atop the grandstands in Turn 4 of Las Vegas Motor Speedway this week that reads: "Thank You Jeff 24." It's the track's nod to Jeff Gordon's decision to stop full-time racing in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series after this year. Gordon...
  • Three young drivers appear to be on fast track in NASCAR's elite series

    For three promising young drivers in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, there's nowhere to go but up. And that makes for a pressure-packed season. Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon and Trevor Bayne — all in their early 20s — are highly touted because they...
  • Ex-NASCAR Champs See Stars Quitting Earlier

    LOS ANGELES — At 3:44 on an August morning in 2007, former NASCAR champion Dale Jarrett suddenly woke from a sound sleep. "It hit me then," he recalled. "It's time to retire." Jarrett was 50 at the time. He was struggling to recapture his past...
  • Martin Truex Jr. perseveres through personal, professional pain to start strong

    Martin Truex Jr. perseveres through personal, professional pain to start strong
    Two races into NASCAR's Sprint Cup season is but a blip on the big screen, but it's good to see one of the good guys near the top of the charts. Martin Truex Jr. is fifth in points, with two Top 10 finishes. It's the classic underdog story: Truex Jr....
  • NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500

    NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome. Qualifying was a debacle for the second week in a row,...
  • Matt Kenseth survives carnage, chaos to win Sprint Unlimited

    Matt Kenseth survives carnage, chaos to win Sprint Unlimited
    DAYTONA BEACH — The love taps on Valentine's Day piled up, a collection of shiny and battered sheet metal in the evening's chill at Daytona International Speedway. By the time Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Unlimited Saturday night, more than half...
  • Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

    The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Quickly establishing he's one of the drivers to beat — boy, does that sound...
  • Police find stolen NASCAR No. 44 car in woods outside Atlanta

    Police find stolen NASCAR No. 44 car in woods outside Atlanta
    HAMPTON, Ga.  — Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway. Team XTREME said the car was discovered early Saturday northwest of Atlanta in Gwinnett County, about 20 miles away from where it...
  • Tony Stewart implodes during Sprint Unlimited practice

    Tony Stewart implodes during Sprint Unlimited practice
    DAYTONA BEACH — Speculation about a mellow Tony Stewart resurfacing this season has been greatly exaggerated. Stewart lived up to his nickname — "Smoke" — when he threw a temper-tantrum after he was black-flagged by NASCAR for...
  • Middletown's Logano Follows Daytona Win By Taking Pole In Atlanta

    Middletown's Logano Follows Daytona Win By Taking Pole In Atlanta
    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR is on the defensive after 13 drivers - including four former...
  • Joey Logano follows Daytona win by taking pole in Atlanta

    HAMPTON, Ga. — Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR is on the defensive after 13 drivers — including four former...