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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

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

Drew Bonifant: In NASCAR this year, winning isn’t everything – but it helps

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Brad Keselowski was leaving the rest of the field in his impressive wake, but one of the people calling his victory had some reassurance for the drivers behind him. “You don’t always have to get to Victory Lane … 0

No catching Keselowski this weekend

Sunday, July 13, 2014

LOUDON – Brad Keselowski sat down for the post-race interviews, started answering the first question and couldn’t hide a hint of sadness in his voice. Three hundred and one laps of Sprint Cup racing were in the books, … 0

Ryan Reed rises in NASCAR while managing Type 1 diabetes

Sunday, July 13, 2014

At the edge of the Loudon track yesterday morning, Ryan Reed grabbed a small black device –about the size of an iPod – and mounted it next to his steering wheel. He’d check it every few laps during … 0

Eyes in the sky invaluable to drivers

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Eddie D’Hondt has heard the dismissals, and the spotter for Jeff Gordon’s famed No. 24 bristles each time. Spotters have one job, people say. “Clear” or “not clear.” That’s the gig. At one point, they were … 0

Keselowski just getting started with Nationwide win

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Brad Keselowski didn’t just win yesterday’s Nationwide Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He owned it. The Sprint Cup regular and part-time driver of the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang led all but 48 laps … 0

MacDonald jumping behind a Sprint Cup steering wheel next

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Eddie MacDonald is no stranger to success at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, having reached Victory Lane five times, with three victories in the K&N Pro Series East and two wins in the American-Canadian Tour Invitational. Despite … 0

2012 Cup champ Keselowski is back wanting more

Saturday, July 12, 2014

So much goes into the opportunity to lift that chalice in exultation – miles, years, good fortune and great skill – that winning a Sprint Cup Series championship is the achievement of a racing lifetime for those who … 0