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10 min ago | North Country Now

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A SUNY Canton alumnus and current online manager built a car that tied for first place in a most-efficient vehicle competition recently at Watkins Glen.

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5 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Knockout qualifying is nothing like watching paint dry, says Fox Sports NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip

Darrell Waltrip won five races at Talladega Superspeedway in his career. The Fox Sports NASCAR analyst said he preferred racing there to its sister track at Daytona.

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9 hrs ago | Paddock Talk

Chasing A Legacy: Bill Elliott's Son Ready To Tackle Talladega

As a young elementary school kid in 2001-2003, Chase Elliott vaguely remembers the last few races where his dad Bill Elliott tasted victory.

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13 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Johnson not worried by slow start

In this July 6, 2013, file photo, driver Jimmie Johnson, far right, celebrates with his crew and car owner Rick Hendrick, left, after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Paddock Talk

Role Of Crew Chief At Talladega Pivotal In Team's Outcome

With all the excitement around NASCAR's competition changes for Talladega Superspeedway's Aaron's Dream Weekend, May 2-4, added pressure and a sense of urgency will now be felt like never before by the Crew Chief and team engineers who set up the cars and make the hard decisions at NASCAR's biggest and most challenging venue.

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SeacoastOnline

Local drivers steal show at Governor's Cup 150 in Lee

Lee USA Speedway took center stage last Sunday, as the stars of the American Canadian Tour made their way to the 3/8-mile track for the 13th annual Governor's Cup 150.

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Star-Telegram.com

World of Outlaws returns to birthplace

Friday will feature the "Salute to the King Tour" as Steve Kinser will be honored; Saturday, drivers from the Outlaws first race in 1978 such as Shane Carson, Steve Perry, Bobby Marshall, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell will be there for a reunion and autograph session at 4 p.m. Devil's Bowl Speedway was a staple on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car ... (more)

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Detroit News

Carl Edwards has fond memories of his first Mustang

Carl Edwards: 'The first neat car I had was a 1985 Mustang GT with T-tops and it was great.'

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Paddock Talk

Racing Seasons End And Begin Next Weekend For The Stuttgart Cup In The Mitty At Road Atlanta

The Stuttgart Cup will wrap up its Inaugural Winter Series championship and launch its 2014 racing season next weekend at The Classic Motorsports Magazine Mitty presented by Hagerty at Road Atlanta, April 24 - 27, where North America's only racing series for Porsche Cayman and Boxster competitors will race for the first time in an official ... (more)

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The Indianapolis Star

Saavedra won't remember Long Beach fondlySaavedra won't remember Long ...

Sebastian Saavedra, of Colombia, during practice for the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race Saturday, March 29, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Auto Channel

Goodyear Launches Fuel Strategy Sweepstakes for NASCAR Fans

April 17, 2014: A great fuel strategy can be key to a NASCAR victory. And with the launch of The Goodyear Fuel Strategy Sweepstakes, fans now have the chance to win too - with one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road, the Toyota Camry Hybrid, and Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires.

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AutoWeek

Will Kyle Busch ever reach his potential in the NASCAR Sprint Cup...

While doing some research on next Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, I stumbled upon an amazing stat: At the still-young age of 28 , the younger Busch brother has led more laps in his nine-plus year Sprint Cup career than former Cup champ Matt Kenseth , older brother and former Cup champ Kurt Busch , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , ... (more)

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Examiner.com

Historics: MINI to set pace at 2014 Watkins Glen U.S. Vintage Grand Prix

In a press release issued on Wednesday, April 16, Watkins Glen International announced that once again this year the MINI will serve as the official pace car of the Glenora Wine Cellars United States Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver.

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The Indianapolis Star

People's race car still in need of funds for Indy 500 runPeople's...

Jason Godby , and partner Travis Tetrault of the Cutters RT team, which is trying to raise one million dollars through collecting $100 apiece signatures, and hope to run the car in the upcoming Indianapolis 500, Monday, April 7, 2014.

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Paddock Talk

Hessert Leads The Way During ARCA Testing At Talladega Superspeedway

Eighteen drivers paced the biggest and baddest race track on the planet Wednesday during an open ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards practice session at Talladega Superspeedway in preparation for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200, a part of a spectacular triple header on Saturday, May 3. Veteran Tom Hessert led the way with a speed ... (more)

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San Bernardino County Sun

Racer at heart, John Ulrich brings Superbikes back to Southern California

At his core, John Ulrich is a racer, a motorcycle racer to be more specific. He's been zooming around on two wheels since 1973, won a few championships and has been a team owner for 34 years.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

NASCAR teams' quest for speed takes no vacation

Ralph Lauer Associated Press Joey Logano gets fuel and tires during a pit stop in a Sprint Cup Series race on April 7 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The Modesto Bee

Wallace showing improvement in Truck Series

In this Oct. 27, 2013, file photo, Darrell Wallace Jr., right, winner of Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck race, smiles as he listens to Wendell Scott Jr., left, during a news conference at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.

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Examiner.com

NASCAR drivers with most wins in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

The following is a list of NASCAR drivers with the most wins in the Toyota Owners 400, which is run annually at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.

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The Star Press

Do you enjoy camping? Racing? How about glamping?

Fresh flowers sit bedside. Delicate paper lanterns hang from the ceilings. The bed has a posh deep orange blanket and olive green accent pillows like you'd find at a fancy hotel.

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