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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.

More NASCAR Headlines

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.

Sharon Rose Vaznis, Anchor

"We take our work seriously. But we don't take ourselves seriously ." That's how Sharon Rose Vaznis describes her role as part of the highly rated NEWS CENTER Morning Report team

7:47 AM, Sep 11, 2013

Oxford Casino 100 mile radius questioned

OXFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A question surrounding the distance to Hollywood Slots in Bangor could derail the Oxford Casino.

5:51 PM, Feb 17, 2011

Teen survives shark attack

ORMOND BEACH, Florida (WESH) - A 17-year-old bitten on the shoulder by a shark in Ormond Beach, Florida  is recovering after receiving 30 stitches.

3:17 PM, Sep 4, 2013

One of the world's largest fish spotted in Gulf of Maine

OFF VINALHAVEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Up to ten feet long, weighing as much as two tons... they're not your average tourist.

But then, the Ocean Sunfish is the world's largest bony fish.

9:04 AM, Aug 12, 2013

Portland, ME makes top 5 "most attractive" cities

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In a survey titled "America's Most Attractive People," Portland Maine has made the top 5.

6:31 PM, Dec 11, 2013

Cindy Williams, Anchor

Cindy Williams has been anchoring NEWS CENTER's evening newscasts since 1989.

10:41 AM, Aug 13, 2013

Driver in critical condition after head-on crash in Gorham

GORHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Two drivers were hospitalized after two cars collided on Bernard P. Rines Highway between Narragansett Street and South Street Thursday morning.

6:12 PM, Feb 13, 2014

Military Sexual Assault victims attend conference in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS CENTER) - Victims of sexual assault and harrassment in the military are gathering today for a groundbreaking conference in Washington D.C. 

5:43 PM, May 8, 2012

Funeral home puts bodies in favorite poses

ROCK HILL, South Carolina (WCNC) - Cecil Gilmore is a mortician who will pose your dead body as you were in life.

4:41 PM, Nov 15, 2011

Educators teaching lessons learned using technology to teach

AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Three years ago, the Auburn School District became the first in the nation to provide iPads in the classroom for each and every kindergarten student.

6:21 PM, Nov 13, 2013
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