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NASCAR champion Tony Stewart contends he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking toward his Sprint Car until seconds before the 20-year-old was struck and fatally injured during an on-track accident in Upstate New York last summer.
Stewart’s response to the wrongful death lawsuit brought earlier this month by Ward’s parents was filed Friday by attorney […]

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Formula One Drivers Have Texas, Title, Bianchi On Their Minds
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As Formula One’s globetrotting tour prepares for its lone visit to the United States, Lewis Hamilton’s march to a second World Driving Championship continues to be tempered by Jules Bianchi’s fight for life.
Hamilton’s victory in Sunday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix extended his lead over Mercedes AMG teammate Nico Rosberg to 17 points en route […]

Wed, 10/15/14 – 8:16 | One Comment
Bye-Bye Time For Sprint Cup’s Biggest Stars?
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Writer
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AVONDALE, Az. – As warm as the temperatures were Tuesday during a 90-plus degree test session at Phoenix International Raceway, it likely paled miserably to the heat Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are under.
For them, with their NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship lives on the line entering Sunday’s […]

Wed, 10/15/14 – 6:28 | Comments Off on Bye-Bye Time For Sprint Cup’s Biggest Stars?
NASCAR Penalizes Keselowski, Stewart
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NASCAR has assessed behavioral penalties to drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post-race incidents on Oct. 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Keselowski has been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship events through Nov. 12 for violating:
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Tue, 10/14/14 – 17:34 | Comments Off on NASCAR Penalizes Keselowski, Stewart
Flat Spot On: Them Boys Get To Fightin’
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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When you race against one of Roger Penske’s teams, you know you’re always in for a fight, almost invariably on the track. But during the Charlotte round of the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format, it was Penske’s lead driver who instigated a post-race ruckus.
As a team […]

Mon, 10/13/14 – 7:06 | One Comment
Harvick Wins Charlotte; Top Stars’ Championship Hopes In Trouble
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick, who has led a lot of laps and a lot of races in 2014 but has had trouble closing the deal of late, won the Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
It was the third victory of the season for Harvick, but the first […]

Sun, 10/12/14 – 6:03 | One Comment
Post-Charlotte Brawl Has Drivers Wary Of ‘Dega
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Ever since the season began Talladega has been the Chase race dreaded the most by the competitors and after the post-race fights at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500 winner Kevin Harvick would prefer to simply watch next week’s event.
“It’ll be one hell of a race […]

Sun, 10/12/14 – 5:43 | One Comment
Restarts Give Elliott Fits At CMS
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CONCORD, N.C. – After 18 straight weeks of racing, NASCAR’s Nationwide Series teams now have a two-week break before the final three events, but standings leader Chase Elliott doesn’t plan on taking a vacation.
“I’m going to try to find as many short-track races to run as I can,” said Elliott, who possesses a 42-point […]

Sat, 10/11/14 – 6:27 | Comments Off on Restarts Give Elliott Fits At CMS
Keselowski Wins NNS Race At Charlotte
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Brad Keselowski came on strong at the end to win the Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina NASCAR Nationwide Series race Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Keselowski outlasted a charge by Kyle Busch in the closing laps to get his third Nationwide Series win at Charlotte.
“Winning a Nationwide […]

Sat, 10/11/14 – 6:17 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins NNS Race At Charlotte
Earnhardt Jr. Hits 40, But Only In ‘Literal’ Years
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned 40 years old on Friday.
Like most drivers, the actual celebration of his birthday occurred earlier in the week because on Friday he was at Charlotte Motor Speedway preparing for Saturday’s Bank of America 500. His family and friends had a surprise party for […]

Sat, 10/11/14 – 6:05 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Hits 40, But Only In ‘Literal’ Years
Kyle Busch Wins Pole; Looking Contender-Like At Charlotte
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a lap at 197.300 mph (27.357 seconds) on Friday and in doing so, looked and sounded very much like a driver capable of winning a championship.
Busch’s lap nipped Jeff Gordon (197.217 mph), who […]

Fri, 10/10/14 – 6:58 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Pole; Looking Contender-Like At Charlotte