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  • Face it: Bet goes bad for Kenseth

    The best story from testing at Daytona involves a beard and a bet. Matt Kenseth was among the invited guests for a New Year's Eve '70s party at Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s house. In the heat of the festive moment, Junior bet Kenseth he couldn't keep a beard...
  • Chase Elliott honors family ties as he builds NASCAR star-power

    Chase Elliott honors family ties as he builds NASCAR star-power
    A week ago some silly columnist in this space suggested that Chase Elliott doesn't need a nickname. Silly me. I only got it half right. "After all his name is CHASE," Dennis Peltz said in an email. Expect Mr. Elliott to participate and likely win...
  • Harvick's smooth move means win No. 2; he holds off Dale Jr.

    DARLINGTON, S.C. Kevin Harvick removed all doubt whether he will make the Chase and also made an important addition to his trophy case. Harvick became the first two-time winner of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series by earning a dominating victory by holding...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway postponed until Monday

    NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway postponed until Monday
    Another NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, another rain delay. For the fourth time in seven races this season, rain has intervened to keep cars off the track, with Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway the latest event to be delayed by inclement weather. ...
  • Furniture Row Racing team is a NASCAR solo act

     Furniture Row Racing team is a NASCAR solo act
    The season-opening Daytona 500 was less than an hour old when Barney Visser saw his latest $1-million NASCAR investment literally go up in smoke. Visser owns Furniture Row Racing, which fields one car — the black No. 78 Chevrolet — driven by...
  • NASCAR's Fontana race last year still a hot topic

    NASCAR returns to Fontana this weekend with a tough act to follow. Last year's Sprint Cup race with its wild ending at Auto Club Speedway was viewed by many as the most exciting race of the season. As the drivers battled side-by-side for the lead on...
  • Practice crashes at Daytona track

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. A crash in Daytona 500 practice Wednesday wiped out six cars and a portion of fencing along the front stretch at Daytona International Speedway. Among those involved was Eau Claire, Wis., native Paul Menard, whose car got turned...
  • Danica Patrick-Richard Petty 'feud' is pure nonsense

    Danica Patrick-Richard Petty 'feud' is pure nonsense
    The Danica Patrick-Richard Petty feud would be a funny thing, if any of it were true. But there will be no race. No winner-take-all grudge match. Danica has nothing to prove by beating a 76-year-old man, even if Petty still has the physical skills...
  • Driver Jimmie Johnson looks for more success at Las Vegas racetrack

    Driver Jimmie Johnson looks for more success at Las Vegas racetrack
    LAS VEGAS — "I love coming back here," Jimmie Johnson said of Las Vegas, but it's not to gamble or take in a show. "Vegas is fun but it's really, just in my mind, a racing town," he said. And Johnson, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, might...
  • Carl Edwards wins rain-plagued Sprint Cup race at Bristol

    Carl Edwards wins rain-plagued Sprint Cup race at Bristol
    Carl Edwards won a rain-plagued NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, fittingly with the final two laps under caution as showers began to fall again. The Food City 500 was delayed nearly two hours before the start and for another three hours...
  • Record qualifying run puts Hamlin back on track at Bristol

    Record qualifying run puts Hamlin back on track at Bristol
    Rivals beware. Denny Hamlin set a Bristol Motor Speedway track record, then suggested that his Joe Gibbs FedEx Freight Toyota could be even better on Sunday in the Food City 500. "I'm way more excited about it in race trim than the way we were in...
  • Brad Keselowski wins in Vegas as Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs out of gas

    Brad Keselowski wins in Vegas as Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs out of gas
    LAS VEGAS -- Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday after the car of Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel on the final lap. Earnhardt entered the last lap with the lead and Keselowski on his bumper....