NASCAR Racing

Elliott nips Earnhardt, Jr. to win 2nd straight Daytona 500 pole

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. put his #88 Chevrolet on the front row for Sunday's Daytona 500 in his return to racing after missing the final 18 races of last season due to a concussion.Read more

Retired NASCAR star Tony Stewart returns to sprint cars

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Tony Stewart has returned to sprint car racing, though his first race back provided him more frustration than frivolity.Read more

NASCAR overhauls race and playoff format with new points system

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NASCAR is dramatically changing its format for the upcoming season, cutting every race into stages that reward points in hopes of making every lap matter and keeping fans interested.Read more


Carl Edwards expected to retire from NASCAR

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Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is retiring.Read more

AP Sources: Edwards walking away from final year with Gibbs

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is walking away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing less than two months after nearly winning his first Cup championship, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.Read more

AP Sources: Carl Edwards retiring from NASCAR

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is retiring from the sport less than two months after nearly winning his first Cup championship, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.Read more

AP Sources: Carl Edwards retiring from NASCAR

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is retiring. Joe Gibbs Racing has scheduled a pair of news conferences Wednesday in which Edwards is expected to announce he is giving up the sport immediately. The two people spoke to AP on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team and Edwards have not announced the move.Read more

Texas makeover: TMS will repave track, reduce banking

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Motor Speedway is going to completely repave its 1 1/2-mile track and reduce the high banking in the first and second turns. The project announced Friday comes after both NASCAR weekends and the IndyCar race at Texas last year were hampered by rain. TMS President Eddie Gossage said the old asphalt has become porous, almost like sponge, making it difficult to dry in a timely matter.Read more

Texas makeover: TMS will repave track, reduce banking

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Motor Speedway is going to completely repave its 1 1/2-mile track and reduce the high banking in the first and second turns. The project announced Friday comes after both NASCAR weekends and the IndyCar race at Texas last year were hampered by rain. TMS President Eddie Gossage said the old asphalt has become porous, almost like sponge, making it difficult to dry in a timely matter.Read more


Texas makeover: TMS will repave track, reduce banking

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Motor Speedway is going to completely repave its 1 1/2-mile track and reduce the high banking in the first and second turns. The project announced Friday comes after both NASCAR weekends and the IndyCar race at Texas last year were hampered by rain. TMS President Eddie Gossage said the old asphalt has become porous, almost like sponge, making it difficult to dry in a timely matter.Read more

NASCAR to be Monster Energy Cup Series starting next season

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's top series will be called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning next year. The change of name from the Sprint Cup Series comes with Monster Energy's new deal to be the title sponsor of NASCAR's top division.Read more