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One year after devastating wreck, Tony Stewart returns to sprint car, wins

Whatever Tony Stewart's made of, it's way different from you and me. Almost a year to the day after a sprint car wreck crunched his right leg like a stomped pencil, Stewart climbed back into one of those open-wheeled crashes-waiting-to-happen and raced. Naturally, he won. Show More Summary

Fellow drivers have sent messages of support to Michael Schumacher

Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher remains in a Swiss clinic, still in critical condition from a ski injury that left him in a coma for six months. But his family has released updated information on his condition, as well as the letters...Show More Summary

Here it is, the worst NASCAR sponsorship ad campaign ever

Look, we get it: sponsorship money is tough to come by these days in NASCAR. Sponsors hold all the cards, and teams and drivers have to hop to, behave, and generally boil themselves down into dull vanilla automatons in order to keep that sweet, sweet cash rolling in. But this... Show More Summary

One year after devastating wreck, Tony Stewart returns to sprint car, wins

Whatever Tony Stewart's made of, it's way different from you and me. A year almost to the day after a sprint car wreck that crunched his right leg like a stomped pencil, Stewart climbed back into one of those open-wheeled crashes-waiting-to-happen and raced. Naturally, he won. Show More Summary

NASCAR introduces new paint scheme for Chase drivers

NASCAR is very proud of its new 16-driver Chase format, and has rolled out a new paint scheme so that you can be proud too. With the new paint scheme, detailed above, drivers in the Chase will get a series of yellow enhancements to the splitter, the windshield nametag, and the roof number. Show More Summary

Keselowski rolls to Loudon win as Logano falls victim to Morgan Shepherd

Brad Keselowski won his third race of the season at Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301 in Loudon, but the big story will likely be what befell his teammate earlier in the race. Five decades and 10 laps separated Joey Logano and Morgan...Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski cuts hand on champagne bottle in victory lane

The next time Brad Keselowski visits victory lane, he's probably going to be wary of the champagne bottles. While celebrating his win in Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky, Keselowski cut his right hand on a champagne bottle. Show More Summary

Tire troubles meant early exits for Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson

When Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson exited their cars Saturday night, they were not on pit road or in the garage after the race. The cars were against the Kentucky Speedway wall. Both drivers suffered tire failures early in the race and retired. Hamlin was first. Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski starts first and finishes first at Kentucky for second win of 2014

There was no disputing who had the best car on Saturday night at Kentucky. It was Brad Keselowski and his No. 2 car. After starting first, Keselowski was at the front of the field the entire evening, retaking the lead from Kyle Busch...Show More Summary

It's a Penske front row sweep at Kentucky: Keselowski starts first, Logano second

Two weeks ago at Michigan, Brad Keselowski said the Hendrick-powered cars were "probably a full season ahead of everyone." Well, on Friday at Kentucky during qualifying for Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race, Keselowski and Team...Show More Summary

Clint Bowyer is chasing a win, but knows that points matter too

Finding the right balance of weighting wins and points in the Sprint Cup Series has been hard at times. While ultimately, wins do matter when it comes to Chase qualification, points are pretty important too. Through 15 races, 10 drivers have a race win. Show More Summary

One of Brad Keselowski's truck crew members hitched a ride at Kentucky

Brad Keselowski's truck needed an adjustment during a pit stop in Thursday night's Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky. And the adjustment ended up giving one of his crew members an unexpected ride. The track bar wrench got stuck...Show More Summary

Happy Hour: Kyle Busch, road courses, rain, dancing and more

Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy. A little non-NASCAR for a second. Show More Summary

NASCAR World Cup 2014 Week 2: The JGR cars are in trouble

Matt Kenseth, you're Spain. Denny Hamlin, you could be England. Kyle Busch you could be Italy. Like the European soccer teams above, the Joe Gibbs Racing trio is are in World Cup trouble. Kenseth is already out, while Hamlin and Busch are longshots to make it in. It hasn't been a pretty stretch for JGR. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson went to the White House on Wednesday

Jimmie Johnson got to celebrate his sixth Sprint Cup Series championship at the White House on Wednesday. He was honored by President Barack Obama in a quick six-minute ceremony. In his remarks, Obama, a noted Chicago sports fan, called Johnson the "Michael Jordan of NASCAR" and joked that he should give the driver of the No. Show More Summary

The No. 77 is 'retooling,' which means there are only 42 Cup cars entered at Kentucky

The No. 77 car owned by Randy Humphrey and driven by Dave Blaney has made four Sprint Cup Series starts this season. Its highest finish is 33rd in those four starts. No, the No. 77 has not been a barnburner in the Cup Series. This week, Humphrey told NASCAR.com that the team was "retooling" and hoped to be back at Indianapolis. Show More Summary

NASCAR World Cup 2014 Week 2: Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin are toast

Matt Kenseth, you're Spain. Denny Hamlin, you're England. Like the two European soccer teams listed above, the two Joe Gibbs Racing drivers above are already out of the World Cup before the third group game. And their teammate Kyle Busch needs a win and some help to make it to the knockout rounds himself. It hasn't been a pretty stretch for JGR. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: How much does Carl Edwards vault up the standings?

Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com. 1. Show More Summary

Matt Kenseth crashed hard into the tires at Sonoma after contact from Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Matt Kenseth hit the tire barrier so hard in the esses at Sonoma that the front bumper got ripped off his car. Shortly after a restart, Kenseth was battling for position with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the two made contact in turn four.Show More Summary

Two-stop strategy works out for a win for Carl Edwards at Sonoma

Tire wear was a big factor at Sonoma on Sunday. But ultimately, track position proved to be more vital. Carl Edwards worked his way to the front of the field in the second half of the race thanks to a two-stop pit strategy and held off...Show More Summary

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