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  • Driver Jimmie Johnson looks for more success at Las Vegas racetrack

    Driver Jimmie Johnson looks for more success at Las Vegas racetrack
    LAS VEGASĀ — "I love coming back here," Jimmie Johnson said of Las Vegas, but it's not to gamble or take in a show. "Vegas is fun but it's really, just in my mind, a racing town," he said. And Johnson, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, might...
  • Brad Keselowski wins in Vegas as Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs out of gas

    Brad Keselowski wins in Vegas as Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs out of gas
    LAS VEGAS -- Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday after the car of Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel on the final lap. Earnhardt entered the last lap with the lead and Keselowski on his bumper....
  • 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...
  • NASCAR's Daytona 500 has restarted [Updated]

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Daytona 500 was halted after 38 laps Sunday because of rain. The field was under a caution period in NASCAR's season-opening race when the rain arrived at Daytona International Speedway at 2:12 p.m. EST. [Update: The race...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-delayed Daytona 500

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-delayed Daytona 500
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon to win the Daytona 500 on Sunday night after a rain delay of nearly 6 1/2 hours. It was the second Daytona 500 victory for perhaps NASCAR's most popular driver; his...
  • NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks Daytona 500 win, joins Twitter

    NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks Daytona 500 win, joins Twitter
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Even though it was approaching 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was happily answering reporters' post-race questions at a now empty Daytona International Speedway. After a 6 1/2-hour rain delay, Earnhardt had just won...
  • Fox confuses viewers, and itself, by replaying 2013 Daytona 500

    Jimmie Johnson knows the routine -- win at Daytona and the congratulatory messages start pouring in. That's what happened when he won the 500 and the summer 400 last year. And it started happening again Sunday as well. One problem, though. He didn't...
  • End of Olympics, Start of 'Amazing Race' Soft on Busy Night That Includes Daytona 500

    A delayed Daytona 500 race on Fox only added to another crowded Sunday -- with options including NBC's closing night of Olympics coverage, AMC's "The Walking Dead" and the finale of PBS' "Downton Abbey" -- and may have contributed to the soft premiere...
  • NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. on joining Twitter: 'I'm still learning'

    NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. on joining Twitter: 'I'm still learning'
    AVONDALE, Ariz. -- No sooner had Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night than the popular NASCAR driver finally joined Twitter. Less than one week later, he has more than 526,000 followers and Earnhardt has been busy tweeting on the...
  • 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...
  • Rapper 50 Cent returns to NASCAR as Swan Racing team sponsor

    Rapper 50 Cent, who caused a minor sensation at last year's Daytona 500 with his awkward attempt to kiss Fox reporter Erin Andrews, is back with NASCAR in a more conventional way. Swan Racing, a team that fields two cars in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup...