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Atlanta headed for new late-winter NASCAR slot

Monday, September 1, 2014

HAMPTON, Ga. – Atlanta Motor Speedway’s slot in NASCAR’s schedule is going from Labor Day weekend to late winter. The move, however, does not leave AMS President Ed Clark cold. The track’s final Labor Day weekend Sprint Cup race was last night. Next year, Atlanta racing shifts to the second week in the schedule, right behind the Daytona 500. It looks like a demotion for the track and a gamble … 0

Stewart to make return to racing Sunday, speak today

Friday, August 29, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint … 0

Motorsports notebook: Star-studded Gibbs lineup deserves comparisons to Hendrick

Saturday, August 23, 2014

For the second straight year, the homestretch of the Sprint Cup’s regular season involves the possibility of a new power on the rise. The worst-kept secret in NASCAR was finally made open Tuesday when Carl Edwards made it official he was joining Joe Gibbs Racing, giving the owner his first four-car stable. He’ll join Chase regulars Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth, … 0

Stewart found his roots on sprint tracks

Monday, August 11, 2014

When Jason Leffler was killed in a sprint car crash last summer, Tony Stewart passionately defended the grassroots racing of America. When he triggered a 15-car accident a month later at an upstate New York race track that … 0

Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen, stamps ticket to Chase

Sunday, August 10, 2014

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – AJ Allmendinger’s journey is almost complete. With a new contract, sponsor extensions and a solid one-car team at JTG Daugherty Racing, Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a … 0

Ambrose aiming to save season with win at The Glen

Saturday, August 9, 2014

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Eleven drivers have at least one Sprint Cup victory and are locked into the Chase for the championship. Marcos Ambrose wants to make it an even dozen. Next stop, the Cheez-It 355 tomorrow on … 0

Gordon retains Drive to End Hunger as primary sponsor

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will have Drive to End Hunger back on the hood of his No. 24 Chevrolet in 2015. Hendrick Motorsports announced yesterday that AARP and AARP Foundation’s nationwide campaign to address the problem of older adult hunger will return as a primary sponsor … 0

National Guard to pull out of NASCAR and IndyCar

Thursday, August 7, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The National Guard said yesterday it will end its sponsorship of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and IndyCar’s Graham Rahal, but it is not clear when that goes into effect. Hendrick Motorsports said in a statement it has a contract through 2015. “We have not … 0

Success for Earnhardt Jr., Gordon a dream scenario for NASCAR

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It was Jeff Gordon’s championship to lose just a week ago after his record fifth win at the Brickyard. Then Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed a season sweep at Pocono and now he’s the guy to … 0

Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono

Monday, August 4, 2014

LONG POND, Pa. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras. That’s one for every win. The beer baths, champagne toasts, selfies and photo opps in Victory Lane are … 0

Biffle loves his future with Roush-Fenway Racing

Saturday, August 2, 2014

LONG POND, Pa. – Greg Biffle is ready to settle in as the unofficial captain of Roush-Fenway Racing. While Carl Edwards is headed elsewhere for 2015 – believed to be Joe Gibbs Racing – Biffle showed his commitment … 0

NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief yesterday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill were … 0

Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at Indy

Saturday, July 26, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400. Harvick turned a lap at 188.470 mph yesterday to claim his … 0

RTA could help NASCAR and teams communicate better on key issues

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying. NASCAR refused to allow the use of … 0

Logano’s fury justified after wreck caused by Shepherd at NHMS

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Joey Logano spoke with a tone soaked in frustration and anger, using it whenever he could to convey a point he was determined to have heard. This wasn’t heat-of-the-moment emotion from the Penske driver. Logano’s fury had built … 1