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  1. NASCAR’s Brian France on RTA’s formation: “We didn’t think it was necessary”

    Jul 21, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

    Brian France

    In a satellite radio interview, France shared his thoughts on the consortium of NASCAR’s most powerful teams.

  2. Hamlin best among NASCAR trio in American Century Champ. golf tourney (PHOTOS)

    Jul 21, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Pocono 400 - Practice

    One last bit of fun for Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Michael Waltrip before the Sprint Cup Series returns to action at Indianapolis.

  3. Denny Hamlin, other celebrity golfers read mean tweets (VIDEO)

    Jul 19, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT

    AAA 400 - Practice

    The NASCAR star and other athletes/celebrities react to what the Twittersphere thinks of them during this weekend’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.

  4. NASCAR: Brett Moffitt in for Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

    Jul 18, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT

    FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks - Practice

    Michael Waltrip Racing test driver will make third Sprint Cup start of 2014 in No. 66 Toyota.

  5. Not a good sign: Lawyers getting involved between NASCAR, new Race Team Alliance

    Jul 17, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT


    Not even two weeks into the existence of the Race Team Alliance, the first salvo of what potentially could become an eventual antagonistic relationship with NASCAR has been fired, and it boils down to what oftentimes is one of the nastiest words in professional sports: Lawyers.

  6. Jeff Gordon talks RTA, minimum speeds, and inaugural Brickyard 400 win

    Jul 14, 2014, 12:43 PM EDT

    Geico 400 - Practice

    Four-time Cup champ and current points leader says Race Team Alliance’s formation will benefit the sport in the long term.

  7. NASCAR track owner Bruton Smith not a fan of Race Team Alliance

    Jul 11, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gen-6 Testing

    The brash leader of Speedway Motorsports Inc. doesn’t hold back on his feelings about the RTA’s formation.

  8. Vickers seeks NHMS defense, but calls out testing levels

    Jul 11, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks - Practice

    Brian Vickers comes into New Hampshire this weekend seeking a win repeat, but calls out current testing levels in NASCAR.

  9. NASCAR: New Hampshire a special place for Brian Vickers

    Jul 8, 2014, 3:44 PM EDT

    FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks - Practice

    Last year at Loudon, Brian Vickers effectively sealed his full-time return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with a surprise win. Can he win again at the Magic Mile this weekend?

  10. NASCAR AMERICA: Monday Round-Up (VIDEO)

    Jul 7, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

    NASCAR America

    Breaking down Aric Almirola’s win at Daytona; Rob Kauffman discusses the new Race Team Alliance; Nate Ryan relays RTA reaction from the Sprint Cup garage.

  11. WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA recaps Daytona at 5 p.m. ET

    Jul 7, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

    NASCAR America

    Coming up today: Highlights from Sunday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona; the formation of the Race Team Alliance; the best moments of NASCAR radio legend Barney Hall’s career.

  12. Rob Kauffman: Race Team Alliance seeks to be collaborative with NASCAR

    Jul 7, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    Advocare 500 - Practice

    Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner elaborates further on the newly-formed Alliance’s goals in interview with USA Today and NBCSN’s Nate Ryan.

  13. Nine multi-car Sprint Cup squads form Race Team Alliance

    Jul 7, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski

    In release, RTA says it exists to “create an open forum for the teams to explore areas of common interest and to work collaboratively on initiatives to help preserve, promote, and grow the sport of stock car racing.”

  14. Things seem to go better with Coke for Vickers in 2014

    Jul 6, 2014, 6:19 PM EDT

    (Photo: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

    It may just be a coincidence, but for some reason it appears that Coca-Cola products seem to have brought out some of the best in Brian Vickers this season.

  15. Aric Almirola earns first career Sprint Cup win in rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

    Jul 6, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

    (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    With persistent rain falling for the third time in Sunday’s Coke Zero 400 — due to rain also postponing the originally scheduled race on Saturday — NASCAR officials called the Coke Zero 400 after 112 of the scheduled 160 laps at Daytona International Speedway and declared Aric Almirola and the legendary No. 43 Ford of Richard Petty Motorsports the winner.

  16. Kurt Busch is leader halfway at Daytona, more rain on horizon

    Jul 6, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    (Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

    At 80 laps, Kurt Busch is the halfway leader of Sunday’s scheduled 160-lap Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

  17. Coke Zero 400: Tony Stewart, Dale Jr. involved in 16-car crash at Lap 21 (VIDEO)

    Jul 6, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

    Tony Stewart

    Major wreck thins out Coke Zero 400 field and involves multiple contenders.

  18. NASCAR: Former Truck Series champ Mike Skinner sets Goodwood record (VIDEO)

    Jul 4, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    NASCAR Sprint Showdown - Qualifying

    Driving one of his old No. 5 Toyota Tundras, Skinner blitzes Goodwood’s Hillclimb course in a record 50.75 seconds to win the Early Rally Cars division.

  19. Could most powerful muscle cars ever made lead Dodge back to NASCAR?

    Jul 3, 2014, 11:50 PM EDT

    (Image courtesy Dodge and

    With Dodge’s announcement of the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hemi Hellcat — the most powerful muscle car in history — as well as the likelihood of sticking the same potent powerplant in its sister car, the Charger, might Dodge’s next step possibly be a return to NASCAR?

  20. (Updated) Second Sprint Cup practice in Daytona cancelled due to rain; McMurray, Larson fastest in first practice

    Jul 3, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

    Kyle Larson's car is pushed back to the garage just before a rainstorm hits Daytona International Speedway, cancelling the second of Thursday's practice sessions. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Jamie McMurray and rookie Kyle Larson were the fastest in the first of two practices Thursday at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400.

  21. NASCAR: Bobby, Terry Labonte and Michael Waltrip back at Daytona this weekend

    Jul 2, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT

    Toyota/Save Mart 350 - Practice

    The trio of veterans come back to the Cup field this weekend.


    Jul 1, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    NASCAR America

    Coming up today: “Scan All 43″ for Kentucky; interview with Matt Kenseth; Jeff Burton on New Hampshire testing.

  23. Everything you need to know for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

    Jun 30, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

    Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola

    All the notes and numbers to keep in mind as NASCAR renews its 4th of July weekend tradition.

  24. Kyle Larson sets pace in first Kentucky Sprint Cup practice

    Jun 27, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

    Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts - Practice

    Larson’s 183.549 mph lap is good enough for top honors in the first of two Sprint Cup practices today.

  25. Pole-sitter McMurray leads halfway in Sprint Cup race at Sonoma

    Jun 22, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

    AJ Allmendinger dominated much of the first half of Sunday's race at Sonoma, but pole-sitter Jamie McMurray was scored the leader at halfway. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Pole-sitter Jamie McMurray is the leader at halfway of Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

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