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Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said...


Everyone's chasing Keselowski right now

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 12:07 pm

Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.


Gordon is chasing elusive fifth title

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Joliet, Ill. — Jeff Gordon hopped off a plane, his typical polished self, ready for a full day of appearances to promote NASCAR’s championship race.


Keselowski clinches the top spot

 September 8, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Richmond, Va. - Brad Keselowski routed the field Saturday night for his fourth win of the season, a victory that gives him the top seed in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.Keselowski led all but 17 of the 400 laps at...


Kahne wraps up spot in the Chase

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 1:04 am

HAMPTON, Ga. — Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most. 


Stewart returns with heavy heart

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Hampton, Ga. - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of...


Logano keeps the wins coming, thwarts Kenseth

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Bristol, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.Logano became the...


Stewart to miss third straight race following deadly crash

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.Stewart's decision was announced Wednesday and Jeff Burton...


Gordon ends drought at Michigan Speedway

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Brooklyn, Mich. - It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.One of those droughts is finally over. Can the...


Buescher wins Nationwide race

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Lexington, Ohio - Chris Buescher took the lead on the 68th of 90 laps and stretched his fuel to hold off Regan Smith and Brian Scott and win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.The victory in...


Johnson looking to shake off his rough stretch

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Brooklyn, Mich. - The finishes seem implausible, especially because they've come in succession - 42nd place at Daytona, 42nd at New Hampshire, a brief improvement to 14th at the Brickyard, followed by a dip to 39th at Pocono and 28th at...


NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars after crashes

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 10:40 am

NASCAR added a rule Friday ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. The announcement comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York.


Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Charlotte, N.C. - Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.Stewart...


Ward Jr. laid to rest following deadly racing accident

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Kevin Ward Jr.'s friends, family and fellow racing enthusiasts overflowed a high school auditorium Thursday to grieve and share stories about the 20-year-old dirt-track racer who was struck and killed by a car driven by NASCAR champion Tony...


Stewart loved racing on nation's small tracks

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Tony Stewart had kissed the bricks at Indy and could have jetted off to any vacation destination.Or he could have headed home for a night of rest during NASCAR's nine-month schedule.Instead, a little more than 24 hours after winning...


Stewart could still be facing criminal charges

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, who...


Ward Jr. just loved to drive

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 2:52 am

Port Leyden, N.Y. — Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.


Probe: No sign of criminal intent in Stewart crash

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 6:35 am

The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.


Allmendinger wins on a somber day at the Glen

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Watkins Glen, N.Y. - AJ Allmendinger's journey is almost complete.With a new contract, sponsor extensions and a solid one-car team at JTG Daugherty Racing, Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a somber...


Stewart won't race at Watkins Glen after Saturday's fatal accident

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 12:37 pm

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track...


Ambrose captures Nationwide race

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Watkins Glen, N.Y. - With The King atop the pit box at Watkins Glen International, Marcos Ambrose wasn't about to disappoint.The aggressive Australian dueled early with Kyle Busch to fall off the pace in the NASCAR Nationwide race,...


Gordon's on the pole at the Glen

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Watkins Glen, New York - Jeff Gordon shouted "Oh, yeah boys! Yoo Hoo!" over his radio, then punched his right arm skyward when he emerged from his No. 24 Chevrolet as his resurgent season continues.Gordon turned a fast lap of...


NASCAR the big winner with Jeff and Junior on top

 August 5, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Charlotte, N.C. - It was Jeff Gordon's championship to lose just a week ago after his record fifth win at the Brickyard. Then Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed a season sweep at Pocono and now he's the guy to beat.Jeff and Junior, two of...


Earnhardt Jr. makes it a sweep at Pocono

 August 4, 2014; Updated: 3:17 am

Long Pond, Pa. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.


At Pocono, rookie Larson wins his first career pole

 August 2, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Kyle Larson had one more celebration left during his birthday week, setting a track record of 183.438 mph to win his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.He broke the mark of 181.415 that Denny Hamlin set in...


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