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  • Gordon's first win of season comes at Kansas

    Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick during the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.   The victory by .112 of a second was the first win of the year for the four-time champion...
  • Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer happy to return to Richmond, while Jimmie Johnson looks for improvement

    RICHMOND — No one is more a poster boy for the new Chase qualifying system than Kevin Harvick. In 22nd place in the standings as the Sprint Cup Series rolls off at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night for the Toyota Owners 400, Harvick...
  • NASCAR's Chase controversy: Is there more drama to come?

    NASCAR's Chase controversy: Is there more drama to come?
    The cloud of controversy hanging over the start of NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff continues to linger. Three days after NASCAR slammed Michael Waltrip Racing with massive penalties for allegedly cheating at Saturday's race at Richmond (Va.)...
  • NAPA to drop Waltrip Racing sponsorship amid NASCAR cheating scandal

    The ripple effects of the cheating scandal surrounding NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff widened Thursday. The NAPA auto parts chain said it would drop its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing — specifically its backing...
  • Arian Foster says he accepted money his senior year at Tennessee

    Arian Foster says he accepted money his senior year at Tennessee
    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster says in an upcoming documentary he accepted money his senior year at Tennessee. "Honestly, I don't know if this will throw us into an NCAA investigation, but my senior year I was getting money on the side,"...
  • Five thoughts on NASCAR at Charlotte, Formula One and more

    Five thoughts on NASCAR at Charlotte, Formula One and more
    Looking back at the weekend's motor racing, including Brad Keselowski's win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte and Sebastian Vettel's Formula One victory in Japan, five things come to mind: --The issue of non-Chase drivers winning Chase...
  • Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime

    Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime
    As Chris Heim continues to race and win on the short tracks of Western Kansas, he dreams of something more. "My goal is to get as far as I possibly can you know," Heim said. "Everybody's goal has got to be NASCAR I'd think. But it's hard to get there....
  • Clint Bowyer to run the Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Clint Bowyer to run the Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Michael Waltrip Racing owners Rob Kauffman and Michael Waltrip announced today they will race in the 51st annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 26-27. Joining the pair behind the wheel of the Grand Am version of the Ferrari 458 GT that will test in Daytona...
  • New car, new teams, new hope during first day of Preseason Thunder

    New car, new teams, new hope during first day of Preseason Thunder
    New faces with new teams and new cars were on display during Day 1 of Preseason Thunder at Daytona, but one storyline dominated – the Gen-6 car is sleek and fast.   Defending Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth, with new team Joe Gibbs Racing, was...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season- The Best of the Rest

    The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season- The Best of the Rest
    The NASCAR season gets underway this weekend with the Sprint Unlimited (formerly the Bud Shootout) and officially next weekend with the Daytona 500. With that in mind it is time the annual countdown if my predicted finish for the season. Take this with...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch

    The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch
    So 2013 is already out to a better start for Clint Bowyer than 2012 did. A seventh place finish at Phoenix has the 15 car fifth in the standings two weeks in. After everything that happened, it was a decent day," said Bowyer. "We got up there and got...