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FONTANA, Calif. (AP) When NASCAR decided not to fine Austin Dillon for running Cole Custer into a wall last week in Phoenix, other drivers were left wondering how the sport decides who gets fined and who gets away with rambunctious behavior. ''Give me my money back,'' Danica Patrick said Friday...
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Jimmie Johnson will start from the back Sunday when he defends his Fontana title after a spin during practice wrecked his primary car. And if anybody can rally from 37th position to the checkered flag, Johnson thinks he has a good shot on his home track. Johnson elected...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Kevin Harvick considered the list of young drivers often suggested as NASCAR's next big stars and replacements for departed veterans Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He suggested that only one prospect could truly hook a new generation of fans. ''NASCAR needs Chase Elliott...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won the second stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Harvick went all the way up against the wall to pass Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kurt Busch near...
Joe Gibbs Racing was premature to announce that Mark Martin would replace Denny Hamlin while he recovers from a compression fracture in his lower back. Martin, who drives a part-time Sprint Cup schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing, will drive only at Martinsville on April 7 in JGR's No. 11 Sprint...
Danica Patrick will make her second appearance in the Nationwide Series this season on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. The Sprint Cup rookie will drive for Turner Scott Motorsports, which also fielded her ride in the opener at Daytona International Speedway. Patrick has only one start at Talladega, finishing 13th in...
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR rookie Daniel Suarez has a new crew chief. Joe Gibbs Racing said crew chief Dave Rogers is out indefinitely on personal leave. Scott Graves will now call the shots for the No. 19 Toyota in the Cup series. Graves had served as the crew chief for JGR's...
An Orlando, Fla.-based law firm has been hired to represent three of those injured in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Attorney Matt Morgan of Morgan & Morgan announced the hiring on Twitter Monday night. The tweet read: "BREAKING: My firm has been retained by three individuals who were...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Extreme heat is a concern again as NASCAR closes out its annual weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Rain could become a factor, too. There are scattered thunderstorms in the forecast for the NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday afternoon. Paul Menard is set to start from the pole, and...
A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson. Patrick made history up front at the Daytona 500 Sunday, only to see Johnson make a late push ahead of her and reclaim his spot at the top of his sport. It was the second Daytona 500...
DALLAS (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he has felt great all this season after missing the final 18 races a year ago because of the lingering effects of a concussion. Earnhardt said Thursday that he wouldn't be driving the No. 88 car if he didn't feel like he was 100...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. once again is the highest paid driver in NASCAR, according to Forbes. But NASCAR's most popular driver, according to the magazine's estimates, saw his total earnings drop from $28.2 million the year before to $25.9 million this year. The $25.9 million is based on a $12.9 million...

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