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AJ Allemendinger breaks through at Watkins Glen

...Allmendinger's life changed two years ago in the hours before the July race at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR officials had just kicked him out of the track, suspending Allmendinger indefinitely for failing a random drug test.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-10/aj-allemendinger-breaks-th
Race Team Alliance could end disconnect between NASCAR, teams

...organization to hash out a solution. The teams were almost unanimously in favor of using the cooling boxes, but NASCAR officials on that conference call in March wouldn't budge. They were OK with using fans, but smaller teams were against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-21/race-team-alliance-could-e
Jimmie Johnson claims second race in a row

...salvaged what we could."More pieces of the track flew up and cracked a window on the pedestrian crossover bridge.NASCAR officials and safety crews went to work on the potholes and applied a quick-drying concrete mix. Cup races were infamously...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-06-01/jimmie-johnson-claims-seco
Brad Keselowski to start on pole for Phoenix race after inaugural go-round of qualifying

...there was a bit of concern about drivers intentionally blocking each other to prevent fast lap times, something NASCAR officials planned to keep an eye on.Instead, the action on the track was sparse for long stretches, with some drivers racing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-02-28/brad-keselowski-start-pole
Stewart, Patrick have engine issues at Daytona practice

...might not be as public with his opinions these days, he acknowledged several "back channels" have opened up with NASCAR officials over the past six to eight months."That fits my personal and professional agenda," he said. "And out of respect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-02-15/stewart-patrick-have-engin
'Winner-take-all' finale fuels up 'Game 7' dreams for NASCAR brass

...format is only being considered ? because it's not unlike NASCAR to float ideas to gauge reaction.For example, NASCAR officials met in October with drivers to discuss an overhaul to qualifying procedures. Among the "potential" changes discussed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-01-18/winner-take-all-finale-fue
Darrell Wallace Jr. becomes first black driver to win NASCAR race since 1963

...Harvick drives for car owner Richard Childress in the Sprint Cup Series and Dillon is Childress' grandson. The two collided on the track and they carried their argument to pit road where the teams had to be separated by NASCAR officials.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-10-26/darrell-wallace-jr-becomes
Denny Hamlin stuck in middle of a balancing act

...March 26.The battle between the need to know and privacy isn't new in NASCAR.In 1987, Dale Earnhardt went to NASCAR officials with concerns about Tim Richmond's behavior at Michigan International Speedway. He said Richmond seemed distracted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-04-02/denny-hamlin-stuck-middle-
Jimmie Johnson recalls tragedy, triumphs at Martinsville

...police officers standing around our cars, and I'm like 'What in the world has happened?' Normally there are NASCAR officials, not police officers."I walk through that from time to time. I hope to never ever go through anything like that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-03-29/jimmie-johnson-recalls-tra
NASCAR ratings plummet despite success of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

In recent years, NASCAR officials have offered a variety of reasons for declining television ratings, ranging from competition from the NFL, an overall decline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-03-19/nascar-ratings-plummet-des