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  • Gordon wins pole at Richmond Sep 6, 2013 7:12 PM
    Jeff Gordon will try to race his way into NASCAR’s playoffs from the pole position.The four-time series champion turned a track-record qualifying lap of 130.599 mph at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night to win his 73rd career pole position, and his first this season.

  • Tony Stewart calls injury a small bump in the road Sep 3, 2013 6:09 PM
    Tony Stewart, upbeat and noticeably thinner, won his first race since breaking his leg in a sprint car accident when he beat an employee around the office at Stewart-Haas Racing in his wheelchair. His injury? The three-time NASCAR champion called it “a small bump in the road” and expects to be back in a race car in time for next year’s Daytona 500.

  • NASCAR divers scrambling to land rides for 2014 Aug 30, 2013 7:25 PM
    NASCAR is going through its own version of musical chairs at the moment, with several big-name drivers moving to new rides or scrambling to land a spot in the 2014 Sprint Cup field.

  • Kenseth holds off Kahne to get 5th win of season Aug 24, 2013 11:11 PM
    Kasey Kahne was fed up with all of Joe Gibbs Racing by the time contact with Matt Kenseth ended his race at Watkins Glen earlier this month. It was the fourth time a JGR driver had wrecked him, and he took to Twitter to voice his displeasure, posting: “Headed to Joe Gibbs Racing to talk to whoever will come out front.”

  • Track officials vow not to repeat Million TV faux pas Aug 22, 2013 8:13 PM
    Million Day had everything going for it: beautiful day, big crowd, great racing ... too bad a glitch at the end of the television broadcast of the race put a little damper on the whole day. That and a little Bears talk and much more in Spellman's Scorecard.

  • Tony Stewart to miss rest of season Aug 19, 2013 5:10 PM
    Out for the season with a broken leg, Tony Stewart turned to one of NASCAR’s most respected drivers to take over the No. 14. At 54, Mark Martin is up for the challenge of taking the wheel for his good friend. “Hopefully, we can turn the 14 car back over to Tony an even stronger organization than what it was when he stepped away and got injured,” Martin said.

  • Earnhardt Jr. makes his mark in downtown Chicago Aug 13, 2013 1:02 AM
    Race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. burned some rubber Monday morning in downtown Chicago to promote a triple-header chase weekend next month at Chicagoland Speedway.

  • Tony Stewart has surgery following Iowa crash Aug 6, 2013 5:11 PM
    Tony Stewart broke his right leg Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, where he flipped his 360 winged sprint car while leading with five laps remaining in the 30-lap feature. He had surgery Tuesday on the upper and lower parts of his leg, and Stewart-Haas Racing said he’ll need a second surgery.

  • Kahne holds off Gordon at Pocono Raceway Aug 4, 2013 4:16 PM
    Kasey Kahne got the jump on Jeff Gordon off the final restart with two laps left and pulled away to win at Pocono Raceway.

  • Johnson wins 2nd pole of the season at Pocono Aug 2, 2013 6:47 PM
    Jimmie Johnson needed multiple attempts to make it through pre-qualifying inspection, then set a track record with a lap of 180.654 mph to win the pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.

  • Keselowski wins pole at New Hampshire Jul 12, 2013 6:21 PM
    Brad Keselowski's first pole of the season might give his season the boost he needs to become a contender. Keselowski turned a lap of 135.922 mph on Friday to set a track record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Keselowski won only his third career pole and first since 2011.

  • Kenseth wins Sprint Cup race Jun 30, 2013 2:56 PM
    Matt Kenseth’s fuel-only pit road gamble helped him beat Jimmie Johnson late and win Sunday’s rescheduled 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

  • Leffler dies after accident in dirt car event Jun 12, 2013 10:19 PM
    NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway. The 37-year-old Leffler, a two-time winner on the Nationwide Series, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said.

  • Spellman’s Scorecard: It’s all about the Blackhawks May 30, 2013 9:36 PM
    Hawks, Hawks and more Hawks in this week's Spellman's Scorecard.

  • Kanaan finally wins the Indy 500 May 26, 2013 4:18 PM
    Tony Kanaan has finally won the Indianapolis 500. Kanaan dove past Ryan Hunter-Reay on a restart with three laps to go, then coasted across the finish line under yellow when defending race winner Dario Franchitti crashed far back in the field.

  • Ex-NASCAR driver Dick Trickle dead at 71 May 16, 2013 8:54 PM
    Authorities in North Carolina say former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.

  • Kenseth holds on for victory at Kansas Speedway Apr 21, 2013 4:05 PM
    Matt Kenseth captured his second straight race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Kasey Kahne to become the third consecutive Sprint Cup driver to win from the pole.

  • No NASCAR penalties issued after California race Mar 26, 2013 5:37 PM
    NASCAR chairman Brian France said Tuesday that the contact between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin as they battled for the win at California over the weekend was just the kind of throwback racing he expects out of his drivers and the new Gen-6 car.

  • Denny Hamlin has compression fracture in lower back Mar 25, 2013 2:21 PM
    Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture in his lower spine during Sunday's last-lap crash at Fontana, Calif., his racing team said Monday. Joe Gibbs Racing disclosed the injury and said Hamlin was expected to be released soon from a Southern California hospital to return home.

  • NASCAR reinstates driver Jeremy Clements Mar 13, 2013 6:35 PM
    NASCAR has reinstated Jeremy Clements following completion of stipulations set after the driver made insensitive remarks in an interview.

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