| Oct 31, 2011
| 5:23 AM
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tony Stewart hadn't won a race all season and didn't list himself as a championship contender when asked to handicap the field before NASCAR's 10-race playoffs got going.
Now, his third championship is there for the taking....
| Nov 14, 2011
| 10:17 AM
It was Ali-Frazier in the Garden. It was Celtics-Lakers with Bird and Magic.
It was NASCAR’s dream. Punch and counterpunch—the top two drivers in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup trading shots in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 2:25 PM
People familiar with the punishment say NASCAR has fined Brad Keselowski for comments he made criticizing electronic fuel injection.
The people spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because NASCAR did not publicize the fine.
| Nov 18, 2011
| 12:44 PM
NASCAR chairman Brian France says the organization will reconsider its policy of not announcing fines it levies against drivers for critical comments about the series.
The Associated Press has reported Brad Keselowski was fined $25,000 for comments he...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 5:55 PM
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. nearly lost his job 18 months ago.
He was finishing near the back of fields and floundering for Roush Fenway Racing. Team owner Jack Roush stuck with him, pushing him in meetings, challenging him at racetracks and dogging him all the...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 5:30 PM
After falling back to 40th early in the race due to damage on his car, Tony Stewart stormed back to win the Ford 400 and the Sprint Cup Championship.
The two actually ended up tied in points, but Stewart won the title due to the tie breaker, which is...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 4:24 PM
NASCAR fined Kurt Busch $50,000 on Friday for his poor behavior during the Sprint Cup finale last weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
NASCAR cited both an obscene gesture Busch made inside his car and him being verbally abusive to a reporter in...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 1:39 PM
Penske Racing has signed Brad Keselowski and his crew chief to contract extensions after the duo raced to a fifth-place finish in NASCAR's top series.
Terms of the deals announced Thursday have not been released Penske says the extensions are for...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Penske Racing has promoted Todd Gordon to crew chief of its No. 22 Dodge.
The team does not have a driver yet since Kurt Busch left the organization last week after six seasons.
Gordon led Penske's No. 22 team in the Nationwide Series to six wins and...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:49 PM
AJ Allmendinger hit the jackpot Wednesday.
After losing his primary sponsor with Richard Petty's team, Roger Penske quickly hired the improving Sprint Cup driver to replace Kurt Busch in the No. 22 car.
To Allmendinger, it's a perfect pairing. To the...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 8:13 PM
Kurt Busch has a new ride.
Busch, who became one of NASCAR's most polarizing figures this past season, will return to the Sprint Cup series in 2012 to drive the No. 51 car for Phoenix Racing and owner James Finch.
Busch told The Associated Press that...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 9:24 PM
Carl Edwards did not let a penalty for speeding on pit road slow him down Saturday night, as he regained position quickly and dominated the field en route to a victory at Nashville Superspeedway in the Federated Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series...