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Candidates abound in NASCAR’s search for young star power

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The exodus in recent years of some of NASCAR's most popular drivers and a continuing decline in attendance and television...

Kenseth wins pole for Sunday at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. The 2003 series...

Dale Jr says retiring announcement took the pressure off

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is gone, not only about his future, but also his results. ''I certainly did feel...

NASCAR’s Jamie McMurray enjoying resurgence at age 40

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Jamie McMurray has become the ''other'' driver on Chip Ganassi Racing's two-car team. The 40-year-old veteran, in his 15th season on...

NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ?? Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78. Ard died in South Carolina. NASCAR called...

Keselowski pulls away and wins at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Virginia (AP) Brad Keselowski had sampled success at Martinsville Speedway, but had never put everything together to get to Victory Lane. He changed...

Column: Blaney’s strong start should earn him attention

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) It's time to pay attention to Ryan Blaney, the second-year NASCAR driver who is as close to a throwback as fans...

With Texas changes, 6-time winner not even a NASCAR favorite

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Jimmie Johnson has led more laps at Texas than any other NASCAR Cup Series driver, and won a record six...

Harvick earns 1st NASCAR Cup pole on fresh Texas track

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Kevin Harvick quickly got up to speed on the new pavement at Texas Motor Speedway, while some top drivers never...

Winless Johnson, Hamlin look for turnaround at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) NASCAR's top series has had five different winners in five races this season, and as the Monster Energy Cup Series...

Larson gets pole as qualifying washed out at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Things keep going right for Kyle Larson. Hours after saying he hoped qualifying for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race would...

Earnhardt says he has felt great all season after concussion

DALLAS (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he has felt great all this season after missing the final 18 races a year ago because of...

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NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) It's never easy to be the son of a legend, especially when he is a tough-as-nails hero and the most...

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