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Stewart to miss third straight race following deadly crash

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.Stewart's decision was announced Wednesday and Jeff Burton...

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Gordon ends drought at Michigan Speedway

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Brooklyn, Mich. - It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.One of those droughts is finally over. Can the...

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Buescher wins Nationwide race

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Lexington, Ohio - Chris Buescher took the lead on the 68th of 90 laps and stretched his fuel to hold off Regan Smith and Brian Scott and win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.The victory in...

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Johnson looking to shake off his rough stretch

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Brooklyn, Mich. - The finishes seem implausible, especially because they've come in succession - 42nd place at Daytona, 42nd at New Hampshire, a brief improvement to 14th at the Brickyard, followed by a dip to 39th at Pocono and 28th at...

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NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars after crashes

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 10:40 am

NASCAR added a rule Friday ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. The announcement comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York.

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Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Charlotte, N.C. - Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.Stewart...

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Ward Jr. laid to rest following deadly racing accident

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Kevin Ward Jr.'s friends, family and fellow racing enthusiasts overflowed a high school auditorium Thursday to grieve and share stories about the 20-year-old dirt-track racer who was struck and killed by a car driven by NASCAR champion Tony...

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Stewart loved racing on nation's small tracks

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Tony Stewart had kissed the bricks at Indy and could have jetted off to any vacation destination.Or he could have headed home for a night of rest during NASCAR's nine-month schedule.Instead, a little more than 24 hours after winning...

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Stewart could still be facing criminal charges

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, who...

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Ward Jr. just loved to drive

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 2:52 am

Port Leyden, N.Y. — Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.

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Probe: No sign of criminal intent in Stewart crash

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 6:35 am

The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.

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Allmendinger wins on a somber day at the Glen

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Watkins Glen, N.Y. - AJ Allmendinger's journey is almost complete.With a new contract, sponsor extensions and a solid one-car team at JTG Daugherty Racing, Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a somber...

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Stewart won't race at Watkins Glen after Saturday's fatal accident

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 12:37 pm

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track...

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Ambrose captures Nationwide race

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Watkins Glen, N.Y. - With The King atop the pit box at Watkins Glen International, Marcos Ambrose wasn't about to disappoint.The aggressive Australian dueled early with Kyle Busch to fall off the pace in the NASCAR Nationwide race,...

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Gordon's on the pole at the Glen

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Watkins Glen, New York - Jeff Gordon shouted "Oh, yeah boys! Yoo Hoo!" over his radio, then punched his right arm skyward when he emerged from his No. 24 Chevrolet as his resurgent season continues.Gordon turned a fast lap of...

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NASCAR the big winner with Jeff and Junior on top

 August 5, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Charlotte, N.C. - It was Jeff Gordon's championship to lose just a week ago after his record fifth win at the Brickyard. Then Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed a season sweep at Pocono and now he's the guy to beat.Jeff and Junior, two of...

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Earnhardt Jr. makes it a sweep at Pocono

 August 4, 2014; Updated: 3:17 am

Long Pond, Pa. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.

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At Pocono, rookie Larson wins his first career pole

 August 2, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Kyle Larson had one more celebration left during his birthday week, setting a track record of 183.438 mph to win his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.He broke the mark of 181.415 that Denny Hamlin set in...

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Gordon eyeing fifth title after big Brickyard win

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 3:43 am

Indianapolis — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

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Gordon drives to a record fifth victory at the Brickyard 400

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Indianapolis - With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday,...

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Harvick wins Brickyard 400 pole in record-setting fashion

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Indianapolis - Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400.Harvick turned a lap at 188.470 mph on Saturday to claim his...

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Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Loudon, N.H. - Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.Keselowski followed up Saturday's Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup...

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Healthy Vickers eyes another New Hampshire win

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Loudon, N.H. - Brian Vickers can already claim a victory this season without taking a checkered flag.Vickers has started all 18 Sprint Cup races, the kind of run that's a given for stars like Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon. For...

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Kyle Busch wins pole at New Hampshire

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Kyle Busch went from upside down to top of the field.Busch continued the season-long trend of track record qualifying speeds, turning a lap of 138.130 mph Friday to win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.It's the...

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NASCAR made right call to pull plug at Daytona

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 4:07 am

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona, and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.

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