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  • Carl Edwards and Bob Osbourne - Chad Pennington, Getty Images

    It's hard to believe that the Carl Edwards we've seen throughout the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series campaign is the same Carl Edwards who nearly won the title last year, losing in a tie-breaker to [now] three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. Edwards has been mired in a terrible slump through the first half of the season and sits 11th in Sprint Cup points which, and if it were to stand would keep the Missouri driver out of the title's Chase for the Sprint Cup 10-round playoff series. He hasn't won since Las Vegas in 2011--a 52-race span--and just doesn't seem to have that killer...

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    NASCAR Drivers Talk About Allmendinger Drug Test

    The furor around AJ Allmendinger's failed random drug test, announced a week ago at Daytona International Speedway, continues to mount. Allmendinger's management team said he wants to submit his "B" sample for testing, after admitting it was a stimulant that caused the initial positive result. The...

  • Happy New Hampshire polesitter Kyle Busch - NASCAR photo
    Kyle Busch Takes New Hampshire NASCAR Sprint Cup Pole

    Kyle Busch hasn't had a lot of success at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series went to the new car, but unloaded "with a really, really good race car" and led pre-qualifying practice. Being the final driver to take timed laps on the one-mile oval because of his quick...

  • Kevin Harvick
    World Has Changed For NASCAR's Kevin Harvick Now That He's A Dad

    The wait was over July 8th for Kevin and DeLana Harvick when Keelan Paul Harvick was born after only two hours of hospital labor. The newborn, known in the womb as "Baby Otis" on Twitter and in public, weighed in at 6.8 lbs and a rather lengthy 19.5 inches. To celebrate, the rear of Harvick's...

  • Joey Logano wins Pocono 400, June 10, 2012
    Logano's Sliced Bread Not Stale After All

    Prior to the Pocono 400 Presented by #NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on June 10, there was talk that sliced bread had gone stale. Joey Logano, driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, came into the sport with the moniker of “Sliced Bread,” as in the best...

  • Tony Stewart confers with teammate Ryan Newman - NASCAR photo
    Tuesday Is "Fine" Day In NASCAR And INDYCAR

    Both NASCAR and INDYCAR announced penalties and fines after last weekend's races at Daytona International Speedway and on the streets of Toronto, Canada, respectively. NASCAR levied additional penalties to the No. 14 Home Depot Chevrolet, driven by Coke Zero 400 race winner Tony Stewart. The car...

  • Anne Proffit photo

    Danica Patrick returned to the scene of some of her best races on Tuesday and took laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway racetrack. The big difference between her most recent time here in 2011 and today was that she was in a No. 7 GoDaddy.com NASCAR Nationwide Serires Chevrolet, not an IZOD IndyCar Series single-seater--which allowed Patrick to take a passenger along for the ride. Not just any passenger, but iconic television personality Katie Couric took over the passenger's seat in this two-seater version of the GoDaddy.com/NASCAR Unites "An American Salute" Chevrolet...

  • The No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet driven by Ryan Newman - NASCAR photo
    U.S. Army Leaving NASCAR; Patrick's 10th Race At Kansas In October

    The U.S. Army has elected to truncate its affiliation with NASCAR after this season, leaving Stewart-Haas Racing's No. 39 Chevrolet Sprint Cup car and driver Ryan Newman looking for a new affiliation for primary sponsorship. While the Army has used this sponsorship activation to enhance its troop...

  • AJ Allmendinger - Anne Proffit photo
    Allmendinger Finally Responds To NASCAR Drug Suspension - Updated

    AJ Allmendinger has finally made a statement concerning his temporary suspension from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition for use of a prohibited substance. The California-born driver failed a random drug test on June 29 at Kentucky Speedway and NASCAR has not yet disclosed the substance that he...

  • No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge - NASCAR photo
    Hornish To Sub For Allmendinger At New Hampshire Sprint Cup Race

    The biggest story coming from NASCAR's Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race on Saturday evening wasn't the number of "big one" accidents, nor was it Tony Stewart's fourth win in the July Daytona International Speedway race, Dale Earnhardt's dissatisfaction with the rules or anything else that occurred on...

  • Stewart's car engulfed in confetti at Daytona International Speedway - NASCAR photo
    Stewart Wins Daytona NASCAR Race; Allmendinger Suspended

    Tony Stewart won a typically crazy Coke Zero 400 on the Daytona International Speedway high banks on Saturday night, as lap leader (and 2012 Daytona 500 winner) Matt Kenseth could only sit and watch from a third-place vantage point while fellow Chevy driver Jeff Burton pushed Stewart to the front...

  • Matt Kenseth - Anne Proffit photo
    NASCAR Points Leader Kenseth Leaving Roush Fenway Racing

    NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series silly season found a new gear today when Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth said he'd be leaving Roush Fenway Racing at the close of the 2012 season; the team intends to run three Sprint Cup and one Nationwide Series car in the 2013 campaign. Kenseth is driving the No. 17...

  • Bruton Smith at Kentucky Speedway

    After about a decade of trying, Kentucky Speedway in the small northern town of Sparta finally earned a date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule in 2011. The debut Sprint Cup event at the track was highly anticipated, as Kentucky Speedway was the first track in several years to break into the ranks of tracks at NASCAR's top level. But that race last summer ended up turning into somewhat of a disaster, as far as the fan experience was concerned. Thousands of cars sat at a standstill for miles on I-71, in line to get into the track for the historic event. After hours of sitting in traffic...

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr and Steve Letarte celebrate win - NASCAR photo
    Two Big Winless Streaks End In NASCAR, NHRA

    Over the past weekend, two well-known drivers ended their long waits to visit Victory Lane. The more prominent of this duo is Dale Earnhardt Jr, whose 143-race winless streak ended at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. Ironically, this is the same venue where Earnhardt Jr had his last...

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr tests at Michigan International Speedway - NASCAR photo
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Teams Test New Michigan Track Surface

    For the second week in a row, NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series has had pre-race practice at a recently repaved track. This week it's Michigan International Speedway that hosted the Cup teams as that surface has been redone and now can boast average speeds for the four top car/drivers in excess of...

  • Ford's F-150 FX4 NASCAR pace truck
    2013 Ford F-150 FX4 EcoBoost Announced As NASCAR Pace Truck

    If you think full-size pickups are just for tradesmen, ranchers and those needing to haul boats, trailers or race cars, think again. Proving that pickups can also haul something else, Ford has announced that the official pace truck of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Michigan International...

  • AJ Allmendinger photo from NASCAR
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Teams Complete Two-Day Pocono Test

    This weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be a fast one, if two days of testing on the 2.5-mile tri-oval's new pavement is any indication. Drivers had the opportunity to evaluate the repaving job on Wednesday and Thursday ahead of the start of practice later today. To Robin...

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    NASCAR Community Mourns Loss Of Cotton Owens

    Everett "Cotton" Owens lived to realize selection into the 2013 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame but succumbed at 88 at his home in Spartanburg, South Carolina the morning of June 7. One of the early NASCAR community's great multi-talented members, Owens was a successful driver, mechanic and team...

  • Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne battle in Prelude To The Dream

    It took six tries for NASCAR driver Kyle Busch to earn a win in Tony Stewart's Prelude to the Dream at Eldora speedway in Rossburg, Ohio after knocking on the door to victory lane a number of times in the all-star dirt Late Model race benefiting Feed the Children. “This is cool,” said Busch, who outlasted strong challenges from fellow Sprint Cup stars Kasey Kahne and Clint Bowyer before finishing 2.283 seconds over runner-up Tony Stewart, the track owner and race promoter. “This is what it’s all about when you go dirt racing. It’s a lot of fun. I can’t say...

  • Kurt Busch (No. 54) races wtih Ryan Truex at Dover - NASCAR photo
    Busch Suspended, Probation Extended After Dover Outburst

    Kurt Busch mouthed off again at Dover last weekend and NASCAR took note of his latest temper outburst by suspending the driver until June 13 and extending his probation until the end of the calendar year. The penalties handed down refer to his actions following the Nationwide Series race on...

  • 2013 Toyota Camry NASCAR Sprint Cup race car
    2013 Toyota Camry NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Car Debuts

    Toyota is the latest to unveil its challenger for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Based on the latest 2013 Toyota Camry, the race car’s introduction marks the culmination of an aggressive redesign to provide it with an updated and more familiar identity. As some readers may recall, NASCAR...

  • JR Hildebrand at the Indianapolis 500 - Anne Proffit photo
    Congress (Again) Ponders Military Sports Sponsorship Ban

    The United States Army and the National Guard, in the eyes of the Pentagon, are brands that requires ongoing promotion to raise public interest and awareness. One of the most cost-effective ways of doing this, in terms of media exposure and number of eyes-on, is via sponsorship of professional...

  • 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible
    2013 Shelby GT500, Next-Gen WRX, Lexus HS 250h Dead: Today's Car News

    Subaru unveiled the Advanced Tourer Concept at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show last December, and we all thought it was previewing the next-generation Legacy and Outback. Motor Trend now reports that the concept actually hints at the next-generation WRX. The front-end design of the new WRX will...

  • Screenshot from NASCAR The Game: Inside Line
    NASCAR The Game: Inside Line Coming This Fall

    A sequel to last year’s popular NASCAR video game NASCAR The Game 2011 is in the works and is due out in stores this fall. The new game will be called NASCAR The Game: Inside Line and it's once again being designed for multiple platforms including Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s...

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