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  • Late for school? Blame it on Dale Jr., Daytona

    Late for school? Blame it on Dale Jr., Daytona
    Let’s face it: Who hasn’t come up with a cheesy excuse to cut school? But Chase Elliott -- son of NASCAR veteran Bill Elliott -- may have come up with one of the greatest excuses in recent memory. Shouldn’t Dale Earnhardt Jr. winning...
  • NASCAR's Stewart '100 percent confident' he'll be ready for Daytona 500

    NASCAR's Stewart '100 percent confident' he'll be ready for Daytona 500
    NASCAR's Tony Stewart, who hasn't raced since breaking his right leg in an Aug. 5 crash, said Thursday he would be ready for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23. "I'm 100 percent confident when I get here in February I'll be fine to drive and race and be able to...
  • Record qualifying run puts Hamlin back on track at Bristol

    Record qualifying run puts Hamlin back on track at Bristol
    Rivals beware. Denny Hamlin set a Bristol Motor Speedway track record, then suggested that his Joe Gibbs FedEx Freight Toyota could be even better on Sunday in the Food City 500. "I'm way more excited about it in race trim than the way we were in...
  • Brad Keselowski wins Phoenix pole under new NASCAR qualifying rules

    AVONDALE, Ariz. — Brad Keselowski on Friday won the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway under a new qualifying format in which large groups of drivers raced simultaneously for the first time in the...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. rides high into Phoenix race, and NASCAR loves it

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. rides high into Phoenix race, and NASCAR loves it
    AVONDALE, Ariz. -- His qualifying laps finished, Dale Earnhardt Jr. climbed from his car and walked briskly down pit road toward the garage at Phoenix International Raceway. Earnhardt moved quickly because he was instantly surrounded by a dozen fans...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. still confident despite crew chief's plan to leave

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. still confident despite crew chief's plan to leave
    NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Friday acknowledged he was concerned about who might replace his crew chief Steve Letarte after Letarte leaves at the end of this season. "It's a guy that's going to be hard to replace," Earnhardt told reporters ahead of a...
  • It's Junior day at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It took nearly 10 hours to complete the Daytona 500 on Sunday and for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to complete his 10-year bid to return to Daytona's Victory Lane. Earnhardt held off Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski on a restart with...
  • Tony Stewart falls short at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart's attempt to win his first Daytona 500 fell short Sunday as the three-time NASCAR champion drove his first race since suffering a broken right leg in August. After starting 21st, Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet...
  • NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix

    NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix
    AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR moves to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend with several leading drivers hoping to rebound from poor finishes in the season-opening Daytona 500. While Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his second Daytona 500 victory,...
  • Behind the scenes at Victory Lane in Daytona

    Behind the scenes at Victory Lane in Daytona
    The signature photos from Daytona International Speedway are always the shots of drivers celebrating atop their car in Victory Lane after the race. Usually the confetti is falling and there is much screaming and joy.   Getting those pictures can be a...
  • Juan Pablo Montoya leaves NASCAR in rear-view mirror

    Juan Pablo Montoya leaves NASCAR in rear-view mirror
    Like the psycho girlfriend or boyfriend who may pop up in your life, Juan Pablo Montoya and NASCAR were always a bad fit. He was always an interloper — a guy from another country, for starters — who used to hang with the fancy-schmantzy...