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Jimmie Johnson (48) beats Kevin Harvick (4), Jeff Gordon (24) and Denny Hamlin (11) out of the pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Johnson won the race. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauer)

Only shove by Harvick this time at Texas comes on the track

Sunday, April 12, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas – The only shove by Kevin Harvick in Texas this time came on the track. With 20 laps left in the Duck Commander 500 won by Jimmie Johnson, Harvick tapped the rear of Joey Logano’s car to push past the defending race winner. “You knock them out of the way, and that’s the chance you take when …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, April 3, 2015

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Woman says she made up allegations against ex-Alabama player TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The woman who said former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor assaulted her now says she made it up because she thought he was cheating on her. A deposition released yesterday by Tuscaloosa County District Court indicates “she made it up to get back at him for cheating on her …

Newman’s race team penalized after manipulating tires

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman’s race team yesterday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California. There had been rampant speculation throughout the Sprint Cup garage that teams were drilling tiny holes in their tires to allow air to escape …

Sprint Cup preview: With Edwards on board, Gibbs set to battle Hendrick as NASCAR’s top power

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The first shots for the 2015 Sprint Cup season were fired well before the calendar flipped to the new year. They date back to August, when the rumors became official and Carl Edwards officially signed with Joe Gibbs …

NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch after domestic violence details

Saturday, February 21, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely yesterday after a judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat a former girlfriend last fall and there was a “substantial likelihood” of more domestic violence from …

Kyle Larson ready to become NASCAR’s new superstar

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started. Kyle Larson is ready to become NASCAR’s next superstar. His sophomore season in the Sprint …

Keselowski has no problem being NASCAR’s lightning rod

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brad Keselowski might as well sign up as the next celebrity target at a comedy roast. His fellow NASCAR drivers already have plenty of practice hurling cutting barbs his way – just minus the …

Gordon wins pole for final Daytona 500 of his career

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The qualifying session for NASCAR’s biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as “a complete embarrassment” and called a “cute show” by Clint Bowyer. The frenetic knockout format ended with Jeff …

Earnhardt, Hamlin fail inspection after pole qualifying

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The cars of Sprint Cup drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin failed post-qualifying inspection for the Daytona 500 pole. Earnhardt and Hamlin will have to start at the rear of their respective qualifying …

All eyes on Jeff Gordon finale in No. 24

Saturday, February 14, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Through driver changes, network shuffles, a new championship format and NASCAR’s push to reinvent itself, the one constant for more than two decades has been Jeff Gordon behind the wheel every week of the …

Speedweeks schedule in Daytona

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Today Daytona 500 pole qualifying (FOX, 1:30 p.m.) Thursday Budweiser Duels (FS1, 7 p.m.) Friday Truck Series qualifying (FS1, 4:45 p.m.) Truck Series race (FS1, 7:30 p.m.) Saturday XFINITY Series qualifying (FS1, 12:15 p.m.) XFINITY Series race (FS1, 3:30 p.m.) Sunday Daytona 500 (FOX, 1 p.m.) …

Kenseth wins Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

Saturday, February 14, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Kenseth won the exhibition Sprint Unlimited, a crash-filled kickoff to the NASCAR season. Kenseth, who was winless in 2014, had one of the strongest cars in the field, and he pulled away on a restart with four laps remaining to claim the win. …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Alpine Skiing Maze captures women’s combined title; Vonn does not finish BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – Tina Maze pulled off an impressive feat on soft snow – a cartwheel in ski boots. Her skiing wasn’t too bad, either. Maze …

Elliott headlines five drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Saturday, January 31, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. “Awesome Bill From Dawsonville” was …

Chase Elliott to replace Jeff Gordon in No. 24 next season

Friday, January 30, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season. The announcement yesterday was expected because Elliott is the reigning Xfinity Series champion and one of NASCAR’s most promising …