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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

Bowyer denies intentional spinout at Richmond race

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

CONCORD, N.C. – Clint Bowyer feels awful for costing Ryan Newman a win, though his apology for spinning at Richmond is not an admission of guilt. Ryan Newman also feels terrible. Only his sympathy is for Martin Truex … 0

NASCAR acts, puts Newman replaces Truex in chase

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

CONCORD, N.C. – Ryan Newman replaced Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship last night when NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend’s race at Richmond. Michael Waltrip Racing … 0

NASCAR investigating Bowyer spin at Richmond

Sunday, September 8, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With one suspicious snap of the steering wheel, Clint Bowyer changed the outcome of a race and maybe the championship, too. Accidental or intentional, his spin in the closing laps at Richmond International Raceway set … 0

PHOTOS: NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer visits Swenson Granite Works’s quarry

Friday, September 6, 2013

While on a three stop tour through Concord on Thursday, NASCAR driver and top-12 contender in the Sprint Cup Series Clint Bowyer stopped by Swenson Granite Works in Concord, the quarry that produced the New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s … 0

Kyle Busch wins Truck race, 14th Bristol victory

Thursday, August 22, 2013

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Truck Series race last night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his record 14th overall victory on the high-banked, 0.533-mile oval. The Sprint Cup driver took fresh tires with 16 laps to go, passed Ryan Blaney for the lead with six … 0

Wallace Jr., 19, speeds up truck series rankings – and NASCAR diversity efforts

Sunday, August 18, 2013

TOLEDO, Ohio – Three months ago, Darrell Wallace Jr. carved a place in NASCAR history when he won the pole for the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway. Wallace, 19, became the youngest pole winner in Camping … 0

Montoya won’t be back at Ganassi in 2014

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Juan Pablo Montoya will not be back for an eighth NASCAR season with Chip Ganassi. Ganassi President Steve Lauletta announced the decision to the team yesterday, multiple people present for the announcement told the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Ganassi does not comment on driver … 0

Tony Stewart has surgery following Iowa crash

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Tony Stewart told anyone who would listen why he continued racing anywhere, anytime, regardless of purse or crowd or car. Even after he flipped five times last week, Stewart was quick to offer a stout … 0

Petty finding, and backing, his voice as a racing analyst

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kyle Petty, the driver-turned-analyst with the unfiltered opinions, has angered someone new. Petty didn’t mean to make Denny Hamlin mad with his televised comments before Sunday’s race at Pocono. Hamlin, who saw the segment on … 0

NASCAR drivers find passing tough at Brickyard

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe NASCAR should steal a page from IndyCar and install a push-to-pass button. This past weekend saw the boring Brickyard at its worst. Juan Pablo Montoya griped over his radio that trying to pass another car cost him position on the track. Jimmie Johnson suggested the … 0

Hornish returns to Indy as Nationwide leader

Monday, July 22, 2013

JOLIET, Ill. – Sam Hornish Jr. has been coming to Indianapolis for a long time. His mother went to the Indianapolis 500 when she was eight months pregnant. This could be another special visit. NASCAR makes its annual … 0

NASCAR to automate rulebook, codify penalties

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. – NASCAR plans to automate its rule book and revamp its appeals process in a wide-ranging effort to bring more clarity to race teams and fans. The governing body outlined several initiatives yesterday it expects to implement in its three major series before the start of … 0