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Kyle Busch (18) celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race and the season title Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Darryl Graham)

Kyle Busch completes comeback to win first Cup title

Sunday, November 22, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Kyle Busch opened the season in a hospital bed and ended it in Victory Lane with the championship trophy. Busch completed the ultimate comeback Sunday night by winning his first career Sprint Cup title just nine months after a serious crash at Daytona nearly ended his season. He crashed into a concrete wall the day before the …

Jeff Gordon by the numbers

Saturday, November 21, 2015

297,997 miles driven 24,920 laps led 1992 year of first race 796 consecutive career starts 474 top-10 finishes 325 top-5 finishes 151 career winnings (in millions) 93 wins 81 poles 44 years old 24 years competing (also his car number) 23 years competing as a full-time driver 17 short-track victories 13 wins in …

Gordon chases fifth championship before retirement

Saturday, November 21, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – It’s a Hall of Fame career that includes four championships, 93 victories and more than $150 million in winnings. He’s got a beautiful family, a reputation as one of the good guys and a popularity that transcends NASCAR. Now Jeff Gordon has a chance to write the ultimate Hollywood ending …

NASCAR takes step to address heat concerns at Michigan

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR has addressed the heat issues that plagued last month’s racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a rules mandate for this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Drivers complained it was too hot in the cockpit …

NASCAR speed pioneer, Daytona 500 winner Baker dies at 74

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Buddy Baker, who won the 1980 Daytona 500 and at 6-foot-6 was NASCAR’s “Gentle Giant,” died Monday. He was 74. Baker died after a brief battle with lung cancer, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio said. Baker left …

Logano wins at Watkins Glen, saves fuel this time

Sunday, August 9, 2015

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano kept his foot on the gas pedal a little bit longer than usual after taking the checkered flag at Watkins Glen International, a huge cloud of smoke wafting toward Victory Lane. This …

Allmendinger, Kyle Busch ready to ride at Watkins Glen

Saturday, August 8, 2015

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – AJ Allmendinger knows all too well what’s at stake on the road course at Watkins Glen International. So, too, does Kyle Busch. Both drivers enter Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the storied road course …

Stewart still struggling a year after Ward Jr.’s fatal wreck

Friday, August 7, 2015

As he ran out of gas on the final lap Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Tony Stewart wearily asked his team where he finished. Ninth, he was told. “Hell, I’ll take that,” he replied. It was a curiously calm …

Champion Harvick trades anxiousness for confidence

Thursday, August 6, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kevin Harvick knows things are much different for him now than a year ago, even though he’s almost in the same spot as 2014. Harvick had two victories and stood second in points after 21 …

My Turn: NHMS did take a stand on Confederate flag

Sunday, August 2, 2015

In response Jennifer Morris’s recent letter to the editor regarding Confederate flags during race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Monitor letters, July 25), we felt compelled to respond to some inaccuracies and perceptions. To clarify, at no time was there the sale of Confederate flags on speedway …

Gordon to wave goodbye to winless races in final season

Sunday, August 2, 2015

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer LONG POND, Pa. — Jeff Gordon’s request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time NASCAR champion has been feted with a parade, bourbon, an 18-liter bottle of …

After Brickyard dud, NASCAR has to head back to the drawing board

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Run, NASCAR, don’t walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected. The …

Carl Edwards takes Brickyard 400 pole, with Tony Stewart fourth

Sunday, July 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Carl Edwards will be on the pole for the Brickyard 400, where passing could be at a premium Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Edwards turned a lap at 183.484 mph Saturday to move to the top …

NASCAR Notebook: Racing hopes for another home run as new packages get second test at Brickyard

Friday, July 24, 2015

The first experiment worked. Now we’ll see if the second one is just as big a hit. At one of auto racing’s sacred grounds, no less. The Sprint Cup heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400, …

Heavy rains and sprint car race give Eldora tight turnaround

Monday, July 20, 2015

ROSSBURG, Ohio – As the sun came up over Eldora Speedway, track general manager Roger Slack carefully debated a contract with the head of the World Racing Group. Heavy rains had wreaked havoc on the schedule for the …