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2 hrs ago | Hawk Eye

Making the right decision

A day after Dario Franchitti announced his retirement, another IndyCar driver said he was also getting out of his car.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Dario Franchitti, Indy Racing, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Mike Conway

6 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Weatherford man becomes NASCAR driver

It was his goal as a teenager; now 40, that dream is on the verge of reality for Weatherford businessman Ted Minor.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Chase Austin, Racing, Andy Belmont, Boris Jurkovic, John Graham

10 hrs ago | Rice Lake Online

Maple syrup firm sweet on NASCAR promotion

2 Nationwide car Dave Greschner Sports editor Anderson's Maple Syrup west of Cumberland has a sweet connection this season with NASCAR racing.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Chase Austin, Racing, Andy Belmont, Boris Jurkovic, John Graham

14 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Concord racer Payton Ryan prepares for Denny Hamlin's Short Track Showdown

Payton Ryan may be in his rookie late-model season, but already the Concord resident is preparing for one of the division's most prestigious events: Denny Hamlin's Short Track Showdown.

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18 hrs ago | Paddock Talk

After Action-Packed Weekend, NASCAR Takes A Cool Down Lap

Five hundred miles at Darlington Raceway. It's a challenging, exhausting endeavor - and on Saturday night, the Southern 500 needed overtime.

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23 hrs ago | Paddock Talk

BK Racing News: Truex Slowed By Early Race Accident, Rebounds To Finish Race At Darlington

Ryan Truex and the No. 83 Borla Exhaust Toyota Camry team finished 40th at Darlington Raceway on Saturday evening.

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Related Topix: Sports, Joe Fox, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Eric McClure, Racing, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Boris Jurkovic, Andy Belmont, John Graham

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Alabama Live

Monday NASCAR Checkered Flag: Kevin Harvick -- and four fresh tires -- wins at Darlington

Much proof of that came Saturday night when Kevin Harvick, with four fresh tires, erased a 15-car lead by Dale Earnhardt Jr. - with only two tires changed in a late pit stop - and passed him en route to the Bojangles 500 victory at Darlington.

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The Gaston Gazette

Byrnes bond: Fox NASCAR announcer and Abbey pitcher have survived cancer scare, look to the future

As a veteran television reporter, Fox Sports 1's Steve Byrnes is one of the best at keeping his emotions in check when he delivers good or bad news about the NASCAR events he covers.

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CNN

NASCAR owner Haas to field Formula One team

NASCAR team owner Gene Haas is out to prove that an American-based team can succeed in the Formula One racing series.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Josh Krug, Racing, Bryan Clauson, Andy Belmont, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Mike MacKenzie, Michael Valiante

Bradenton.com

Mike Conway victory validates Ed Carpenter Racing

Ed Carpenter's decision in November to race only on ovals and to turn his car over to a more skilled driver on road and street courses was largely overshadowed by Franchitti's sudden retirement because of injuries suffered in a crash a month earlier.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Racing, Ed Carpenter, Vision Racing, Mike Conway, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Dario Franchitti

The Jackson Sun

Local briefs: Ford Mustang caravan to pass through Hub City; Budget...

Cars from every decade met in Norman, Okla., on Sunday to join one of two Pony Drive caravans -- one headed to Charlotte Motor Speedway and the other to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, according to a news release.

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Paddock Talk

Eric Mcclure Posts Track-Best Finish At Darlington Raceway

Coming off a 24th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway, Eric McClure and the No.

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Sunherald.com

Harvick marks himself a contender with win

Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Mike Conway gets two big breaks to take IndyCar race

Ryan Hunter-Reay dominated the race but triggered a seven-car accident 24 laps from the finish.

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Examiner.com

2014 Southern 500 weekend: Kenseth, Busch in top 10 all weekend

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch finished the weekend at Darlington Raceway with two top 10 finishes each in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races.

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The Miami Herald

NASCAR's Kurt Busch says Haas serious about F1

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch said team owner Gene Haas is serious about making a strong entry into Formula One, a move that could expand the series' footprint in the U.S. "It's a matter of the fans getting behind it, supporting Gene and trying to give F1 another chance," he said.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, Bryan Clauson, Brad Baker, NASCAR, John Graham, Ian Henderson, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Michael Valiante

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Purdue wins Rube Goldberg with 100 steps to zip a zipper

Purdue University's Rube Goldberg Team won the national championship Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

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Examiner.com

Motorsports: Watkins Glen Racing Center features model car show, discussion

Joining in the festivities celebrating opening weekend at Watkins Glen International racetrack, the International Motor Racing Research Center in the village featured a model car show and panel discussion on Saturday, April 12. The model car show opened on Friday and continued through Sunday.

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CNN

Pruett and Rojas win IMSA race at Long Beach

It's the second consecutive win for the Chip Ganassi Racing team, which won the Twelve Hours of Sebring last month in a Ford EcoBoost Riley with Marino Franchitti in the lineup.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The State

Harvick survives shootout for 1st Darlington win

Harvick earned his first pole here Friday night and had the most dominant car. But he had to make it through a restart with 10 laps left and two tries at a green-white-checkered finish – NASCAR's version of extra innings.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR, John Graham, Nascar Drivers, Deac McCaskill, NASCAR Busch, Auggie Vidovich, Mike MacKenzie, Jack Roush

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