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Despite a slow start to the season for both the Roush Fenway Racing team and himself, Greg Biffle (left) has found reason to smile lately, as he has finished in the top 10 in the last three races and currently owns the final spot in the Chase for the Cup.

Biffle confident he’s hitting his stride as Chase approaches

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NEWINGTON – For Greg Biffle, being the anchor driver and veteran ushering in a new era at Roush Fenway Racing can wait. There’s a Chase for the Cup spot to secure first. And Biffle is confident that when 16 drivers line up in Chicago with hopes for a championship, he’ll be one of them. “We’re really excited about our last … 0

Stewart deserves all the time he needs to cope with Ward incident

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss. None of those studies offer a clean timetable on when the roller coaster of emotion will come to a stop. So there is no timetable on when Tony Stewart … 0

Larson quickly exits car after it catches fire

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Kyle Larson hesitated ever so slightly before getting out of his car after crashing into the wall. A new NASCAR rule announced Friday orders drivers to stay in their cars after accidents until they’re told to get out. But there are exceptions for emergency situations, and the flames visible at the front and back of Larson’s Chevrolet certainly qualified. “A … 0

NASCAR to mull qualifying changes at plate races

Saturday, July 5, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – That strange qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway might end up being a one-time thing. NASCAR executive Robin Pemberton said rules could be tweaked to prevent teams from trying to scheme ways to post … 0

Gilliland lands pole for Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Friday, July 4, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – David Gilliland won the pole for the Sprint Cup race tonight at Daytona International Speedway after rain shortened qualifying. Gilliland’s top speed during a hectic, cat-and-mouse qualifying session was 199.322 mph. The top 24 drivers yesterday in the first knockout stage were supposed to … 0

Drew Bonifant: Road to the Chase is a road course for Ambrose

Sunday, June 22, 2014

This is the point in the season Marcos Ambrose has been waiting for. From the moment NASCAR announced the change to its Chase for the Sprint Cup format, putting an emphasis on wins rather than accumulated points, the … 0

Victory-starved no more, Earnhardt Jr. seeks a winning streak

Saturday, June 14, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. snapped a long losing streak when he won at Michigan International Speedway two years ago. How much have times changed? A victory this week would give NASCAR’s most popular driver a winning … 0

Montoya: “I have a really good shot at winning” Indy

Sunday, May 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya stormed onto the national scene in 1999 as a brash and fearless rookie who didn’t hesitate to go wheel-to-wheel with the biggest names. The 23-year-old Montoya backed down from no one, didn’t hesitate … 0

NASCAR’s Scott, Elliott elected to Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 22, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wendell Scott earned a second NASCAR first yesterday: He became the first African-American driver to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The late driver from Virginia was among the latest group of five … 0

Chase Elliott finally set to graduate high school

Friday, May 16, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – For many veteran NASCAR drivers, balancing a career while raising kids is a huge challenge. Chase Elliott? He has risen to the top of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series while dealing with the responsibilities that come … 0

Keselowski shows again that he’s not playing nice

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It’s apparently beat-up Brad Keselowski day, and he’s okay with that. The 2012 NASCAR champion has pretty thick skin, so he can handle the barbs hurled his way since his poor showing Sunday at Talladega … 0

NASCAR should leave Mears and Ambrose without punishment after scuffle

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Quick quiz: Who won the 1979 Daytona 500? The answer, of course, is Richard Petty. But very few people – if any – equate that race with “The King” grabbing the sixth of his seven … 0

Duel at the end, then fisticuffs in Sprint Cup race

Sunday, April 27, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – From perfect weather and a big crowd to a classic short-track finish and the fisticuffs afterward, NASCAR hardly could have asked for more from its first visit to Richmond International Raceway. Joey Logano emerged as … 0

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 … 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 … 0