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  • Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

    Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:25:32 GMT
    Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
  • Chase outsiders not leaving anything to chance

    Chase outsiders not leaving anything to chance

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:14:53 GMT
    It's the kind of jumble that can make even the most seasoned driver nervous.
    It's the kind of jumble that can make even the most seasoned driver nervous.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:14 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:14:13 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death

    Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:24:53 GMT
    Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
    Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
  • Power builds points lead after winning Milwaukee

    Power builds points lead after winning Milwaukee

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:53 AM EDT2014-08-18 07:53:30 GMT
    Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan finally caught up with Milwaukee Mile winner Will Power at the post-race celebration, lathering his head with cream puffs.
    Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan finally caught up with Milwaukee Mile winner Will Power at the post-race celebration, lathering his head with cream puffs.
  • Restart helps Gordon to victory at Michigan

    Restart helps Gordon to victory at Michigan

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-08-18 07:24:05 GMT
    Jeff Gordon's third Sprint Cup win of the season came down to one crucial restart.
    Jeff Gordon's third Sprint Cup win of the season came down to one crucial restart.
  • Pole-sitter Power wins at Milwaukee Mile

    Pole-sitter Power wins at Milwaukee Mile

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:02:16 GMT
    Pole-sitter Will Power fended off Juan Pablo Montoya to win Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile, giving a huge boost to Team Penske's chances for the IndyCar season title.
    With traffic ahead and teammate Juan Pablo Montoya closing in from behind, Will Power stepped on the accelerator.
  • Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

    Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-17 22:42:13 GMT
    Jeff Gordon raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his first win at Michigan International Speedway since 2001.
    It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.
  • Larson quickly exits car after it catches fire

    Larson quickly exits car after it catches fire

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-17 19:22:21 GMT
    With flames visible at the front and back of his car, Sprint Cup rookie Kyle Larson had to get out quickly after crashing into the wall near the midway point of Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway.
    With flames visible at the front and back of his car, Sprint Cup rookie Kyle Larson had to get out quickly after crashing into the wall near the midway point of Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway.
  • NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks

    NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks

    Saturday, August 16 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-08-16 04:12:52 GMT
    NASCAR has added a new rule telling drivers to not approach the track or moving vehicles after accidents. The rule comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race at a small New...
    Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers.
  • Column: Waiting to hear from Tony Stewart

    Column: Waiting to hear from Tony Stewart

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:52:51 GMT
    By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer Plenty of people have weighed in on the tragic events last weekend at a short track in New York.
    By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer Plenty of people have weighed in on the tragic events last weekend at a short track in New York.
  • SHR executive VP says Stewart grieving

    SHR executive VP says Stewart grieving

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:11:37 GMT
    The executive vice president of Stewart-Haas Racing says Tony Stewart is grieving - and it will be up to the star driver to decide when he's ready to get back in the car.
    Tony Stewart is skipping a second straight Sprint Cup race, and it is not clear when the NASCAR star might return after he struck and killed a driver at a dirt-track race in New York last weekend.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:10:43 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

    Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:30:35 GMT
    Tony Stewart says he will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
    Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
  • Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

    Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:06:47 GMT
    Kevin Ward Jr.'s father and fellow racers want him remembered as a talented and aggressive driver who had a bright future in the sport rather than as a victim in an accident involving NASCSAR champion Tony...
    They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a racing family and buried with racing flags in his casket.
  • Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

    Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:10:49 GMT
    By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill...
    By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward,...
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:07 AM EDT2014-08-12 07:07:47 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death

    Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:20:58 GMT
    The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.
    Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.
  • Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

    Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:59:13 GMT
    AJ Allmendinger beat Marcos Ambrose on a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a somber Sunday.
    AJ Allmendinger's journey is almost complete.
  • As probe begins, Stewart steps away from the track

    As probe begins, Stewart steps away from the track

    Sunday, August 10 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-08-10 21:49:22 GMT
    Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person at a New York dirt track where Tony Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race.
    The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.
  • Newman and McDowell crash hard at The Glen

    Newman and McDowell crash hard at The Glen

    Sunday, August 10 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-10 20:46:33 GMT
    Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell have crashed hard in the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International, causing a stoppage just past the midpoint of the 90-lap race.
    Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell crashed hard Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International, causing a stoppage just past the midpoint of the 90-lap race.
  • Stewart on Ward death: 'there aren't words'

    Stewart on Ward death: 'there aren't words'

    Sunday, August 10 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-10 17:56:47 GMT
    A spokesman for Tony Stewart calls the death of a fellow driver he struck and killed at an upstate New York dirt track a "tragic accident."
    Tony Stewart says "there aren't words" to describe his sadness over the collision that killed Kevin Ward Jr.
  • Team: Stewart won't race Sunday after fatal crash

    Team: Stewart won't race Sunday after fatal crash

    Sunday, August 10 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-10 14:39:14 GMT
    Tony Stewart will not race Sunday following the death of a sprint car driver who was struck and killed by Stewart at an upstate New York dirt track.
    Tony Stewart will not race Sunday following the death of a sprint car driver who was struck and killed by Stewart at an upstate New York dirt track.
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  • Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

    Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:36:23 GMT
    An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.
    An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.
  • VIDEO: Beluga whale teases kids at aquarium

    VIDEO: Beluga whale teases kids at aquarium

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:33:53 GMT
    Video of a beluga whale teasing children at a zoo has gone viral. You can see Juno snapping his jaws at three young children at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
    Video of a beluga whale teasing children at a zoo has gone viral. You can see Juno snapping his jaws at three young children at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
  • Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

    Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:52:12 GMT
    A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
    A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
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