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Chase Elliott raises the trophy in Victory lane after winning a NASCAR Nationwide series auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C., Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Chase Elliott turns his own passion for racing into wins

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Chase Elliott isn’t really sure what he has accomplished the last two weeks in becoming the youngest Nationwide driver with multiple victories. Elliott acknowledged he was still in shock over his first series win at Texas Motor Speedway when he doubled up at Darlington Raceway, coming from back in the pack the final two laps last Friday night for a second consecutive triumph. “Me telling you guys that last week, I still can’t believe that, I’m not lying to you,” Elliott told the Associated Press on Saturday. “Last week was really a dream come true. To come out of Texas with the … 0

Harvick wins from the pole in Southern 500

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory last night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track’s 65-year NASCAR history. Harvick earned his first pole there Friday night and had the most dominant car … 0

Tires the talk of Texas

Sunday, April 6, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas – Tires remained the hot topic at Texas Motor Speedway, where NASCAR and Goodyear took the unprecedented step of discussing the compound selected for today’s race before a single lap had been turned. Goodyear’s multi-zone tread tire is making its season debut at Texas, where speeds inched toward 200 mph … 0

Teenager Gaulding growing up fast on NASCAR tracks

Saturday, September 21, 2013

LOUDON – When most kids were still choosing their favorite superhero or breakfast cereal, Gray Gaulding was choosing a career path. “It’s so funny, when I was 3 I wanted to be a NASCAR driver and a dirt … 0

NAPA dropping Waltrip after Richmond scandal

Friday, September 20, 2013

NAPA Auto Parts said yesterday it will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the year, the latest fallout from the team’s attempt to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into NASCAR’s version of the playoffs. Napa is Truex’s primary sponsor … 0

Have Sprint Cup questions? Rusty Wallace has some answers

Friday, September 20, 2013

In mid-October, Granite State race fans with disposable income and a desire for speed will have the chance to ride along, or even turn some laps themselves, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. One of the former NASCAR champion’s … 0

Labonte set for NASCAR return at NHMS after bike accident

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Labonte at NHMS B obby Labonte is set to return to his Sprint Cup ride this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after breaking three ribs while bike riding last month. Labonte was hurt while cycling near his … 0

SpinGate spun out of control early in Sprint Cup

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

JOLIET, Ill. – Everything could have been handled better from the moment Clint Bowyer spun at Richmond to trigger the biggest credibility crisis in NASCAR history. That spin started as the well-intentioned desire to help a teammate earn … 0

Kenseth wins opening Chase race at Chicago

Monday, September 16, 2013

JOLIET, Ill. – Matt Kenseth restored order to a chaotic week for NASCAR with a steely victory over teammate Kyle Busch in the opening race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The top seed at the … 0

NASCAR tweaks restart rules before Chicago race

Monday, September 16, 2013

JOLIET, Ill. – NASCAR tweaked its restart rules yesterday and will now allow the second-place driver to beat the leader to the start-finish line after confusion has reigned all season. The change was announced in the pre-race driver … 0

NASCAR seeks to restore credibility after scandal

Sunday, September 15, 2013

JOLIET, Ill. – Facing the biggest credibility crisis in its long history, NASCAR issued a stern warning to its drivers and teams yesterday and said it won’t tolerate any more attempts to alter the outcome of races. After … 0

NASCAR adds Gordon to Chase field amid controversy

Saturday, September 14, 2013

JOLIET, Ill. – Jeff Gordon was added to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship yesterday when NASCAR chairman Brian France used his power to make an unprecedented expansion to the field after two separate investigations into radio … 0

Penske Racing sweeps pole at Chicago

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Penske Racing swept the front row in qualifying for the first race of the Chase, with Joey Logano winning the pole hours after NASCAR placed his team on probation for allegedly cutting a deal with another organization to … 0

Logano defends spot in NASCAR’s Chase field

Friday, September 13, 2013

Logano on the defensive Joey Logano defended his place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship yesterday, rattling off his season statistics as proof he earned his spot in the 12-driver field regardless of any help he … 0

Did Penske strike deal to get Logano into Chase?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tiny Front Row Motorsports asked for a deal from Penske Racing in the closing laps of last weekend’s race at Richmond and then helped make sure Penske’s Joey Logano made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by … 0