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  • RCR moving crew chief Slugger Labbe to R&D role

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WELCOME, N.C. (AP) — Richard Childress Racing is moving crew chief Slugger Labbe into a leadership role in its research and development department. Labbe has been crew chief for Paul Menard since 2010. The team said Wednesday that race engineer Justin Alexander will replace Labbe as crew chief...

  • Clint Bowyer welcomes a son with wife Lorra

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer and wife Lorra became first-time parents Wednesday. The NASCAR driver tweeted a photo of newborn son Cash Aaron. Bowyer, known for his wicked sense of humor, posted on his account that his wife had rejected his first-choice name, Cletus Bocephus. His fellow...

  • Drivers fear next round of NASCAR's Chase

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks. The three-race stretch that begins Sunday at Kansas Speedway ends on Oct. 19 at Talladega Superspeedway, where four drivers will be booted from the field. "I...

  • Dover installs catch fence for 2015 NASCAR season

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dover International Speedway started work Monday on a new catch fence that will be installed in time for the 2015 NASCAR season. The fence will stand at 21 feet, up from its current 15 feet. The new $2.9 million fence will be installed by Smith Fence, a Florida-based...

  • Tony Stewart searching for his new normal

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Slowly and somberly, Tony Stewart is trying his best to find his new normal. He may never again be the "Smoke" the racing world knew before Aug. 9, the night a sprint car he was driving struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at an upstate New York dirt track. The three-time...

  • Stewart never considered retiring after Ward death

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart said Monday he never considered retiring from racing following the death of Kevin Ward Jr. The three-time NASCAR champion talked with reporters Monday at his first news conference since a grand jury decided last week not to charge him in Ward's death. The...

  • Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — At 43, Jeff Gordon entered the season answering questions about retirement. After wins at Kansas, Indianapolis, Michigan and Dover for his first four-win season since he had six in 2007, the four-time NASCAR champion is answering questions about winning a fifth and hitting...

  • Chase hopes over at Dover for 4 drivers

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson walked into the Dover media center and asked, "OK, who made it? Who didn't make it?" That was the hot NASCAR topic all week. For Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola, championship hopes were over at Dover. Separated by just a few points...

  • Erik Jones wins Truck race in Las Vegas

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Erik Jones raced to his second NASCAR Camping World Truck victory of the year Saturday night, holding off Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 18-year-old Jones gave Kyle Busch Motorsports its 10th victory in 17 races this year....

  • Kyle Busch wins Nationwide Series race at Dover

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Busch munched on some popcorn and sipped on his drink from his familiar seat inside the Dover media center. He relaxed like he was settling in for a night of TV. Again, he was the only driver worth watching in what's become a popular rerun at Dover International...

  • Kurt Busch has Chase hopes on line in 500th start

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kurt Busch is back where his Cup career began — Dover International Speedway — and ready for his 500th career start. When the green flag drops Sunday at Dover, Busch will become the 35th NASCAR driver with 500 career Cup starts. After 14 years, 499 career starts, and one...

  • Harvick fastest in final practice at Dover

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick followed his pole qualifying run with a lap of 157.089 mph to top the speed chart in the final practice Saturday at Dover International Speedway. Harvick won the pole on Friday and stamped himself as the driver to beat entering the third Chase for the Sprint Cup...



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