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In these photos taken in February 2013, qualifying drivers and their cars in the starting field for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race are shown at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. They are, from top, Tony Stewart, Mark Martin, Brad Keselowski and Paul Menard. (AP Photo)

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 Jr. 5th, 2,077 Gordon 7th, 2,070 Kenseth 8th, 2,057 Edwards 8th, 2,057 Allmendinger 10th, 2,056 Kahne 11th, 2,055 Newman 11th, 2,055 Hamlin 13th, 2,049 Biffle 13th, 2,049 Ku. Busch 15th, 2,047 Almirola 16th, 2,045 … 0

Logano warms to NHMS after Chase race victory

Monday, September 22, 2014

LOUDON – Joey Logano is the first to admit New Hampshire is far from his favorite place to race. The New England native won his first-ever Sprint Cup race at the Magic Mile in 2009 – albeit a rain-shortened event – but has struggled on New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 1.058-mile circuit since, averaging … 0

Crazy afternoon at Loudon scrambles the Chase field

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The moment the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format was unveiled, it came with a certainty: With eliminations looming, the September race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway would get crazy. As expected, the Sylvania 300 was living up to those expectations. And then things really got nuts. By the time the … 0

NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper – one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR’s most respected drivers. “I guess the one experience that comes to mind … 0

Column: Waiting to hear from Tony Stewart

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Plenty of people have weighed in on the tragic events last weekend at a short track in New York. A few were there. Many weren’t. But there’s only one person who really knows what happened: Tony Stewart. Until … 0

Stewart to sit out Sunday race in Michigan

Friday, August 15, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. Stewart … 0

NHMS offering free NASCAR tickets to Market Basket employees

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is offering free NASCAR tickets to Market Basket employees in the middle of a bitter dispute about company leadership. The speedway announced yesterday it is inviting workers to the Sept. 21 Sylvania 300 with the hopes of boosting morale. A limited number of … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tennis Serena Williams, Federer, Murray advance in Cincy MASON, Ohio – Top-seeded Serena Williams won an opening match that was as close as it gets, rallying in both tiebreakers to move on at the Western & Southern Open. … 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