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Las Vegas the first test for NASCAR's new rules package

3:06 PM, Mar 7, 2014

This weekend's Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be the first of 11 events contested on 1.5-mile racetracks this season.

This Week in Auto Racing March 7 - 9

2:43 PM, Mar 7, 2014

It's the third race of the season for both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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The Inside Line: Plenty of changes for the 2014 Sprint Cup season

6:30 PM, Feb 14, 2014

The 2014 Sprint Cup Series season has arrived and with it a host of competition changes that should make this a rather amazing year in NASCAR's top racing circuit.

Stewart ready for return at Daytona after leg injury

4:49 PM, Feb 13, 2014

Tony Stewart is eager to get back in the race car and has no plans for a relief driver this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

Patrick ignoring Petty's comments about not winning a race

1:48 PM, Feb 13, 2014

Danica Patrick is shrugging off comments that NASCAR legend Richard Petty recently made about her not having a chance to win a Sprint Cup Series race.

Sorenson lands ride with Tommy Baldwin Racing

4:16 PM, Feb 4, 2014

Reed Sorenson will drive the No. 36 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing full-time in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014, the team announced on Tuesday.

NASCAR revamps its penalty structure, appeals process

3:37 PM, Feb 4, 2014

NASCAR has made substantial enhancements to its penalty structure and appeals process, which goes into effect for the 2014 season.

NASCAR expands Chase field, includes elimination rounds

3:17 PM, Jan 30, 2014

NASCAR unveiled on Thursday sweeping changes to its Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format in 2014, expanding the field of drivers/teams from 12 to 16 and including a series of elimination rounds to determine its champion.

NASCAR alters qualifying format for its top three series

7:22 PM, Jan 22, 2014

NASCAR announced a radical change to its qualifying format for the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series on Wednesday, making it similar to knockout qualifying used for Formula One and IndyCar Series road/street course races.

Almirola, sponsor Smithfield extend contracts with RPM

4:05 PM, Jan 15, 2014

Driver Aric Almirola and sponsor Smithfield Foods have signed three-year contract extensions with Richard Petty Motorsports, the team announced on Wednesday.

Swan Racing adds investor for its two-car team in 2014

4:51 PM, Jan 13, 2014

Swan Racing announced on Monday that Iowa businessman Anthony Marlowe has joined its two-car Sprint Cup Series team as a minority owner.

Earnhardt Jr. supports Letarte's decision to depart team

4:56 PM, Jan 10, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. said it was a "huge shock" when he first learned of crew chief Steve Letarte's plans to depart his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team at the end of the 2014 season and join NBC Sports for its coverage of NASCAR next year.

Cornish native/crew chief Letarte to leave Hendrick for NBC in 2015

6:50 PM, Jan 9, 2014

Cornish, Maine, native and Crew chief Steve Letarte will leave Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team at the conclusion of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season and join NBC Sports for its coverage of NASCAR next year.

Stewart on track for return in February at Daytona

5:48 PM, Jan 9, 2014

Tony Stewart said he's ready to resume his driving duties next month at Daytona International Speedway after a leg injury sidelined him for the final 15 Sprint Cup Series races of the 2013 season.

Report: Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief Letarte to join NBC in 2015

3:21 PM, Jan 9, 2014

Crew chief Steve Letarte will leave Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team at the conclusion of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season and join NBC Sports for its coverage of NASCAR next year, according to multiple reports.

Buck replacing Darby as Sprint Cup Series director

1:45 PM, Jan 9, 2014

NASCAR announced on Thursday that Richard Buck is replacing John Darby as managing director of the Sprint Cup Series.

Dillon to drive the No. 3 for RCR in Sprint Cup next season

5:18 PM, Dec 11, 2013

The No. 3 car made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt is returning to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014.

The Inside Line: Strange but memorable season in Sprint Cup

6:09 PM, Dec 10, 2013

Perhaps the best word to describe the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is bizarre.

Stewart-Haas, Roush Fenway make changes to teams for 2014

6:32 PM, Nov 19, 2013

Both Stewart-Haas Racing and Roush Fenway Racing announced multiple personnel changes in their competition departments for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series seasons.

Johnson's sixth title in sight but not guaranteed

5:47 AM, Nov 15, 2013

Jimmie Johnson winning his sixth Sprint Cup Series championship is the main "tropic" of conversation this week at Homestead-Miami Speedway -- the site of the season-ending races for all three of NASCAR's national touring series.

This Week in Auto Racing Nov. 15 - 17

5:43 AM, Nov 15, 2013

The 2013 NASCAR season concludes this weekend, with the championships in all three of its national touring series to be decided at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Formula One is at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for the United States Grand Prix.

This Week in Auto Racing Nov. 8 - 10

3:34 AM, Nov 8, 2013

All three of NASCAR's national touring series are running at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, culminating with Sunday's ninth round in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

AG: Abigail Hernandez sent letter to her mother

CONCORD, NH (NEWS CENTER) -- Investigators released new information in the case of missing New Hampshire teenager Abigail Hernandez, including contact between her and her mother.

6:48 PM, Dec 6, 2013

Ice cream? How about a muddy Bean boot?

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) - An ice cream flavor created in honor of L.L. Bean's 100th anniversary is going on sale in retail stores.

12:12 PM, Aug 20, 2012

Police combat Somali gang concerns

LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A handful of assaults in Kennedy Park prompted police to reevaluate their relationship with members of the inner city community.

7:04 PM, Dec 29, 2009

Shark expert says Boothbay Harbor shark likely a great white

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)- Lots of people have seen the video of a shark off Boothbay Harbor, but was it a Great White shark?

5:13 PM, Aug 5, 2013

Officials say Benedict College student bled to death while giving birth in dorm

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (WIS) -- Authorities say a 19-year-old student who died on the campus of Benedict College bled to death after giving birth to a stillborn fetus inside her dorm room.

4:06 PM, Sep 6, 2013

What song was playing during Tom Cruise's underwear dance scene in "Risky Business"?

a. Heart of Rock & Roll    b. I Love Rock 'n' Roll    c. Old Time Rock and Roll    d. Rock 'n' Roll is Here to Stay

5:29 AM, Jul 3, 2013

4 runners in ultramarathon burned by wildfire

PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Four runners competing in a three-day, 62-mile ultramarathon sustained serious burns after being trapped in a gorge by a wildfire in Western Australia state's Kimberley tourist region.

6:42 AM, Sep 3, 2011

What is twerking?

(USA TODAY) -- Miley Cyrus may have helped get the word 'twerk' into the Oxford Dictionary with her rowdy MTV Music Video Awards performance, but twerking's been around for the last two decades.

6:10 PM, Aug 28, 2013

Bates College student found dead in Rome

ROME, Italy (NEWS CENTER) -- According to a Facebook page set up by family and friends, a Bates College football player studying abroad in Rome who went missing has been found dead.

9:49 PM, Feb 22, 2014
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