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  • Turner Scott Motorsports folds Hornaday's team

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Turner Scott Motorsports has shut down the Truck Series team driven by Ron Hornaday Jr., a move that forced the layoff of 18 employees. "The decision to lay off any employee is painful and we realize the affects it has on their lives," team co-owner Harry Scott Jr. said...

  • Only 2 Chase spots up for grabs at Richmond

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There are only two spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship up for grabs headed into NASCAR's regular-season finale at Richmond, where a first-time winner this season could snag a last-minute berth. Kasey Kahne did it Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway,...

  • Column: Stewart's Chase status doesn't matter

    Yesterday

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002. He sat out three races after his sprint car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a New York dirt track on...

  • Stewart back on the track, but big issues remain

    Yesterday

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him. He doesn't know if he'll face criminal charges for his car striking and killing another driver. He's yet to claim a spot in the Chase...

  • Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

    Yesterday

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — There is pressure that comes with being part of the powerful Hendrick Motorsports team with NASCAR superstars Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. For Kasey Kahne, the pressure grew as he feared he would be the only driver on the team left out of the Chase for...

  • Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage. His night was done. Not the way he wanted to come back to racing. In his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and...

  • Blaney's pass in final turn wins Truck Series race

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Ryan Blaney edged German Quiroga by 0.049 seconds to win the Truck Series race on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The win Sunday was Blaney's first of the season, but third of his career. Blaney and Quiroga drag-raced off the last corner to the...

  • Atlanta headed for new late-winter NASCAR slot

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Motor Speedway's slot in NASCAR's schedule is going from Labor Day weekend to late winter. The move, however, does not leave AMS President Ed Clark cold. The track's final Labor Day weekend Sprint Cup race is Sunday night. Next year, Atlanta racing shifts to the...

  • Gordon says Stewart could run strong in Atlanta

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart was cheered in practice Saturday. Jeff Gordon and other drivers wouldn't be surprised if Stewart hears bigger cheers Sunday night. Kevin Harvick will be on the pole, but Stewart, who will start 12th, will be in the spotlight in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race...

  • Kevin Harvick dominates to win Atlanta Nationwide

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Crew chief Ernie Cope was worried when Kevin Harvick's practice laps didn't go as well as expected Friday. So Cope sought reassurance from his driver. "I asked, 'Are we all right?'" Cope said. "He said, 'We're going to smash them tomorrow night.'" Kevin Harvick indeed was...

  • Stewart returns to racing but questions remain

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart was back in his comfort zone, behind the wheel of a race car. He's still got a shot at another Sprint Cup championship. Yet plenty of questions remain. Will he face criminal charges for running over a fellow driver at a sprint-car race in upstate New York?...

  • Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — 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 the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."...



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