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Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Keselowski, once again, backs up his brash personality with his performance

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. – It didn’t take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way. Denny Hamlin famously feuded with him through the 2009 season, calling him “a complete moron” while alleging “every driver in the garage …

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Coming off a tumultuous week and backed into a must-win situation, Brad Keselowski pulled off one of his biggest victories. Keselowski drove a perfect final two laps in overtime yesterday at Talladega Superspeedway, where he had to win to advance into the third round of NASCAR’s championship playoff. Anything but …

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

SPRINT CUP Vickers wins Talladega pole TALLADEGA, Ala. – NASCAR’s new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, as two full-time teams failed to make today’s race. Drivers admitted when they arrived at Talladega they didn’t understand the format, and it showed because there were no clear strategies throughout the field. Ricky …

Drama at an extreme as Sprint Cup approaches cutdowns at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The crazy, white-knuckle race is coming – ahead of schedule, it seems. NASCAR promised chaos the moment it unveiled its new elimination-based Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But that was supposed to occur during the all-or-nothing finale …

Keselowski and Stewart fined after Charlotte

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR fined Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 yesterday for their roles in the fracas at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend. Both drivers also were placed on probation, with NASCAR saying the penalties …

Handling skirmishes a no-win task for NASCAR’s France

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Chairman Brian France has always been very clear about the action he wants to see in races. He loved the 2011 season finale when Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards waged a white-knuckle battle for …

Tempers flare at Charlotte as title hopes fade

Sunday, October 12, 2014

CONCORD, N.C. – Matt Kenseth, usually so calm and composed, lost his cool and attacked Brad Keselowski at Charlotte Motor Speedway. If Kenseth is fighting, then tempers are certainly running quite high. They reached a boiling point in …

Chase for the Sprint Cup standings

Sunday, October 12, 2014

In with wins 1. Joey Logano, 3,088 3. Kevin Harvick, 3,081 Next in points 2. Kyle Busch, 3,082 4. Ryan Newman, 3,077 5. Carl Edwards, 3,076 6. Jeff Gordon, 3,074 7. Denny Hamlin, 3,073 8. Kasey Kahne, 3,057 9. Matt Kenseth, 3,056 10. Brad Keselowski, 3,038 11. Jimmie …

Harvick moves into third round with win at Charlotte

Sunday, October 12, 2014

CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick moved into the third round of Sprint Cup’s championship playoff with a victory last night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where tempers flared after the race and two drivers had to be restrained from …

Goodyear’s refusal to accept blame after tire woes wearing thin

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It’s impossible to be perfect, to always get everything right and never fail at all. To listen to Goodyear officials, the company never, ever comes up short at the race track. It sure sounded …

Logano wins at Kansas to advance in title race

Monday, October 6, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – So many drivers studied NASCAR’s new championship Chase format and singled out the second round as the one they feared the most. The difficult three-race stretch of Kansas, Charlotte and Talladega will knock four …

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for. A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including accident reconstruction …

NASCAR sets testing ban that includes Daytona 500

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR announced a new rules package yesterday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions. …

Team Penske in command of the Chase after two races

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down. The …

Check on the Chase

Monday, September 22, 2014

CHECK ON THE CHASE In with wins Keselowski (Chicago) Logano (NHMS) Points race The bottom four drivers after next week’s race will be eliminated from title contention. Harvick 3rd, 2,090 Johnson 4th, 2,080 Ky. Busch 5th, 2,077 Earnhardt …