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  • NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks Daytona 500 win, joins Twitter

    NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks Daytona 500 win, joins Twitter
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Even though it was approaching 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was happily answering reporters' post-race questions at a now empty Daytona International Speedway. After a 6 1/2-hour rain delay, Earnhardt had just won...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The greatest one-on-one sports rivalries

    The greatest one-on-one sports rivalries
    Like many storied rivalries from the past, the careers of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will be forever linked. Although Brady is 10-4 in games against Manning’s teams — Indianapolis and Denver — since the 2004 playoffs they have...
  • NASCAR adopts knockout qualifying format for three national series

    NASCAR adopts knockout qualifying format for three national series
    NASCAR on Wednesday abandoned single-car qualifying for a group format that features elimination or "knockout" rounds to determine a race's starting lineup. The changes apply to all three of NASCAR's national series: its premier Sprint Cup Series, the...
  • Danica Patrick eyes Talladega for historic first NASCAR Cup win

    It's mostly been rough sledding for Danica Patrick in her first full season in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series. But this Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama offers Patrick a strong opportunity to make history as the first woman to win...