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Earnhardt Jr. Decides Speeding Full-Time Is His Thing

Gets pulled over in Texas on the way to the racetrack

(Newser) - Some people just can't leave work at the office. Take Dale Earnhardt Jr., for instance, who was pulled over for speeding Sunday on his way to the Texas Motor Speedway, the Charlotte Observer reports. His girlfriend, Amy Reimann, was in the car with him— Sporting News says he was... More »

After Fire, Rain, Matt Kenseth Wins Daytona 500

It was a crazy night involving lots of Tide laundry detergent

(Newser) - Well, NASCAR certainly knows how to make a prime-time impression. Rain, fire, and Tide laundry detergent all factored into a Daytona 500 that will go down as the most bizarre in NASCAR history. And oh, yeah, Matt Kenseth picked up his second Daytona 500 title. The first Daytona 500 to... More »

NASCAR Gets Jolt of Girl Power

Danica Patrick to race for team with Kelley Earnhardt as owner

(Newser) - Female racing phenom Danica Patrick confirmed today that she's going to race in NASCAR events next year. Patrick will make the jump to stock cars while maintaining her presence on the IndyCar circuit, where she is a certified star. But the best part of this new deal is that she's... More »

Dale Jr.'s Struggle to Grow Up

His father cast a long shadow for racing star

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t talk much about his father’s death. “I don't want people to know about that,” he says. "It's not their business to hear it.” But he opened up to Marty Smith for an in-depth profile in ESPN the Magazine. Junior spent... More »

Bowyer Wins Wild Richmond Race

Leaking tire costs Hamlin win

(Newser) - Denny Hamlin appeared headed toward an easy victory. Then, Dale Earnhardt Jr. seemed poised to snap his two-year losing streak. In the end, surprise winner Clint Bowyer celebrated in Victory Lane, stealing a victory last night at Richmond International Raceway that ended in wild fashion. Hamlin ran away with the... More »

Gamble Nets Johnson 1st Win of '08

No. 48 Chevrolet stays on track while everyone else pits down stretch

(Newser) - Jimmie Johnson gave Hendrick Motorsports its first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, winning a fuel gamble last night at Phoenix International Speedway. As leader after leader dove for the pits to take on gas in the waning laps, Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet stayed on track and the two-time... More »

Edwards Wins Vegas, but...

2nd straight victory pending inquiry into car irregularity

(Newser) - Carl Edwards rallied from a penalty to win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, his second win in three races after last week in Fontana. But Edwards' defeat of Dale Earnhardt Jr. may come with penalties: NASCAR inspectors are investigating a missing oil tank lid in Edwards' Ford, the Los Angeles ... More »

Earnhardt Takes Qualifier, Poised for Daytona

Can make history by adding 500 win to Shootout and qualifying wins

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. continued his newfound success with Hendrick Motorsports yesterday, winning the first qualifying race for Sunday's Daytona 500. Coupled with his win in last Saturday's Shootout, Earnhardt must now be considered the favorite at the 500, and is on the cusp of a sweep no driver has yet... More »

Johnson Grabs Daytona 500 Pole

Michael Waltrip, looking to rebound from tough '07, starts up front as well

(Newser) - Jimmie Johnson's quest for a third straight Sprint Cup points title will begin from the pole position at next week's Super Bowl of NASCAR, after he finished first in yesterday's qualifier for the Daytona 500. Michael Waltrip, whose Toyota team was caught cheating during the qualifying session last year, will... More »

Jr. Hangs With Team in Daytona

Earnhardt Jr. eager to get new NASCAR season rolling

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is itching to get racing. The newest member of Hendrick Motorsports made an unusal visit a week before his scheduled test date for next month’s Daytona 500, just to schmooze with new team members, reports the Virginian-Pilot. "It's painful watching other cars go around the... More »

Busch Wins in Michigan

After 2 days of rain delays, racer grabs checkered flag

(Newser) - Racer Kurt Busch took the checkered flag at the 3M Performance 400 in Michigan yesterday after rain delays bumped the race from its usual Sunday spot. The afternoon had no shortage of oddities, starting with a half-hour fog delay and ending with a two-lap overtime sprint due to Greg Biffle's... More »

This Bud—and No. 8—Is Not for Earnhardt

Contract with new team strips racer of number with 'tremendous history'

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose Budweiser ride has long been iconic among NASCAR fans, will have to surrender the number 8 under the terms of a new team contract. The racer, who's leaving his father's Dale Earnhardt, Inc., to replace Kyle Busch at Hendrick Motorsports, will also strip the Budweiser paint-job... More »

'Spin Doctor' Stewart Wins Watkins Glen

No. 20 grabs third checkered flag of the season

(Newser) - Tony Stewart took his third checkered flag of the Nextel Cup season yesterday at Watkins Glen, recovering from an early spinout to finish 2.46 seconds ahead of teammate Denny Hamlin. Stewart, who battled Jeff Gordon for the lead all afternoon, took the top spot on the penultimate lap, when... More »

Busch Nails a Win at Pocono

Big win puts Busch in 12th and final spot of standings with 5 races to go before Chase begins

(Newser) - Kurt Busch picked up a much-needed first place finish at Pocono on Sunday, his first win since March 26, 2006.  Busch dominated the race, leading for all but 25 laps.  The win moved him into the 12th and final spot in the Chase for the Nextel Cup rankings... More »

Stewart Lays a Win at Brickyard

Montoya places, Gordon Shows at Allstate 400 in Tony's backyard

(Newser) - Tony Stewart took the Allstate 400 in his home state of Indiana yesterday, two weeks after he snapped a winless streak at the USG Sheetrock 400. The Home Depot driver battled for the lead all afternoon, finally grabbing the checkered flag by a 2.98-second margin over Juan Pablo Montoya. More »

Stewart Wins at Chicagoland

No. 20 snaps his 2007 dry spell at USG Sheetrock 400

(Newser) - Tony Stewart grabbed his first checkered flag of the 2007 Nextel Cup season yesterday at the Chicagoland racetrack, after neck-and-neck competitor Jimmy Johnson crashed during the final laps.. Though the Home Depot team driver has 12 top-10s in '07, this season's start represented his longest winless streak since 1999. More »

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