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  • Tony Stewart falls short at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart's attempt to win his first Daytona 500 fell short Sunday as the three-time NASCAR champion drove his first race since suffering a broken right leg in August. After starting 21st, Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet...
  • NASCAR's Danica Patrick on Richard Petty: People have opinions

    NASCAR's Danica Patrick on Richard Petty: People have opinions
      Danica Patrick, responding to comments by NASCAR legend Richard Petty that questioned her racing skills, said Thursday that "everyone's entitled to their own opinion." Petty, who won a record 200 races and now co-owns a NASCAR team, said last...
  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart steers way back from broken leg

    One moment NASCAR's Tony Stewart was doing what he loves, racing a high-powered sprint car at a small dirt track on a summer night, and the next moment his right leg was shattered. Stewart crashed at full speed into a stalled car in Oskaloosa, Iowa,...
  • NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix

    NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix
    AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR moves to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend with several leading drivers hoping to rebound from poor finishes in the season-opening Daytona 500. While Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his second Daytona 500 victory,...
  • Daytona 500 has added incentive this time for drivers

    Daytona 500 has added incentive this time for drivers
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Drivers hardly needed another reason to win NASCAR's Daytona 500 because it's stock-car racing's most prestigious race. NASCAR gave them one anyway. The 56th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday will be the first race under...
  • Brad Keselowski wins Phoenix pole under new NASCAR qualifying rules

    AVONDALE, Ariz. — Brad Keselowski on Friday won the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway under a new qualifying format in which large groups of drivers raced simultaneously for the first time in the...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. rides high into Phoenix race, and NASCAR loves it

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. rides high into Phoenix race, and NASCAR loves it
    AVONDALE, Ariz. -- His qualifying laps finished, Dale Earnhardt Jr. climbed from his car and walked briskly down pit road toward the garage at Phoenix International Raceway. Earnhardt moved quickly because he was instantly surrounded by a dozen fans...
  • NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. on joining Twitter: 'I'm still learning'

    NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. on joining Twitter: 'I'm still learning'
    AVONDALE, Ariz. -- No sooner had Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night than the popular NASCAR driver finally joined Twitter. Less than one week later, he has more than 526,000 followers and Earnhardt has been busy tweeting on the...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes Daytona victory lap on Letterman, other shows

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes Daytona victory lap on Letterman, other shows
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is enjoying the ride. Late Show with David Letterman? Check. Good Morning America? Check ESPN? Check. The media blitz has been a bit of a magical mystery tour for Earnhardt, who has had little time for anything else other than...
  • Weather Channel: Daytona 500 officials were negligent for not issuing weather warnings sooner Sunday

    Weather Channel: Daytona 500 officials were negligent for not issuing weather warnings sooner Sunday
    UPDATE: Daytona International Speedway strongly disagrees with a Weather Channel story that said the track didn’t act fast enough to warn fans about severe weather during Sunday’s Daytona 500. Read the tracks' response here. The Weather...
  • Daytona Speedway disagrees with Weather Channel report about weather warnings

    Daytona Speedway disagrees with Weather Channel report about weather warnings
    Daytona International Speedway strongly disagrees with a Weather Channel story that said the track didn’t act fast enough to warn fans about severe weather during Sunday’s Daytona 500. Lenny Santiago, senior director of public relations...
  • Daytona 500 rolls by Olympics, 'Walking Dead'

    Daytona 500 rolls by Olympics, 'Walking Dead'
    UPDATED: Fox had a big winner in Orlando with the Daytona 500 moved to prime time. The race was the most-watched program Sunday night with 345,100 viewers, according to updated ratings. The Daytona preshow ranked second with 206,200 viewers. The...