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2 hrs ago | LongmontFYI

Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

Keselowski used a three-wide pass of Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday to win the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

~NASCAR Chase 09.14.14

SEPTEMBER 14: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, leads Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. JONATHAN DANIEL - Getty Images The Fresno Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.

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7 hrs ago | USA Today

Chicagoland establishing identity as Chase starts

Chicagoland establishing identity as Chase kicks off Track trying to make footprint in crowded sports landscape about 50 miles south of Chicago Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s2eIr5 Matt Kenseth won the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway in 2013. This is the fourth year the 1.5-mile track has kicked off the 10-race title run.

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11 hrs ago | Motorsport.com

Happy Hour wasn't for Dale Jr. but he remains optimistic

But with assistance from his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, the driver of the No. 88 Chevy expects to be in the game on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.

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16 hrs ago | USA Today

Kasey Kahne brings new mental approach to NASCAR's Chase

Kasey Kahne, who struggled through one of his most difficult seasons until winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway and making the Chase for the Sprint Cup, said he's changed his mental approach this year. Kasey Kahne brings new mental approach to NASCAR's Chase Kasey Kahne, who struggled through one of his most difficult seasons until winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway and making the Chase for the Sprint Cup, said he's changed his mental approach this year.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Motorsport.com

Brandon Wicknick takes the victory in Formula Drift Pro 2

Formula DRIFT PRO 2 continued the season at Texas Motor Speedway with the third of four rounds of competition. Brandon Wicknick in the Driftmotion D-Spare Nissan 2JZ S13 takes the victory.

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Star-Telegram.com

Fatal motorcycle crashes on the rise in North Texas

Brian Johnson, 27 of Quinlan, and Tiffany Chu, 25, of Richardson were killed when their motorcycle slammed into a guardrail in the 3000 block of Interstate 635 at 2:13 a.m.. Jose Tarin, 23, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving hit a vehicle in the 11000 block of northbound Interstate 35W at 12:50 a.m. Josh Cain, 21, of Bedford, was killed when he hit an SUV on Pipeline Road about 10 p.m..

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Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Gordon covets elusive 5th title as Chase begins

Jeff Gordon hopped off a plane, his typical polished self, ready for a full day of appearances to promote NASCAR's championship race. Then he glanced down at his black polo and saw for the first time the thick, white streaks of deodorant that had soiled his shirt.

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The Washington Post

Edwards, Keselowski fastest in final practice

Title contender Carl Edwards is the fastest driver in the final practice for the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Edwards turned a lap at 186.413 mph on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Jeff Gordon covets elusive fifth championship as Chase opens

Once unstoppable on the race track, Jeff Gordon has now gone 13 years without a championship. Now, at 43 years old, he feels he's got one of the best championship shots of his career.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Ambrose leaving NASCAR to return to Australia

Ambrose, from Tasmania, came to the U.S. in 2006 in pursuit of a NASCAR career. As he climbed the ladder from the Truck Series into Nationwide and finally the elite Sprint Cup Series, he always said he'd one day return to Australia so his children could attend school in their native country.

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WTVG-TV Toledo

Ambrose leaving NASCAR to return to Australia

Marcos Ambrose will leave NASCAR at the end of the season and return to his native Australia. The decision was both personal and based on performance, he said Saturday.

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MobyGames

New Game: NASCAR Arcade

NASCAR Arcade is a stock car racing game and the first NASCAR game to be made for the arcades. It's officially licensed through Electronic Arts and is based on the 1999 Winston Cup series.

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National Speed Sport News

Chicago Truck Race Pushed To Saturday

Persistent rain showers Friday evening have forced NASCAR to postpone the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225. The race will be run Saturday evening following the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race earlier in the day.

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Washington Times

Hamlin gets crew chief back for start of Chase

Denny Hamlin got his crew chief back for the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, and he is hopeful Darian Grubb spent his six weeks away building fast race cars. Grubb was suspended by NASCAR after Hamlin's third-place finish at Indianapolis when NASCAR found issues with several covers in the rear firewall of his driver compartment during post-race inspection.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Southtown Star

The 'King' Richard Petty surprises Army veteran with new car

Veteran Army Spc. Ray Goss and his family were told to stop by the New Lenox Jewel Osco store Friday morning to pick up free tickets to the races at Chicagoland Speedway this weekend.

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Inside Bay Area

NASCAR enters playoff era with March Madness-type format

In 2004, NASCAR went to the Chase format to determine the Sprint Cup champion, a gimmicky change aimed at giving the racing community a playoff-type feel similar to other professional sports. A bigger field was needed, in NASCAR's mind, so it expanded to 12 drivers in 2007 and made a couple of minor changes to the points system.

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KFVS12

Golf instructor charged with child molestation, soliciting hit man

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player.

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St. Petersburg Times

NASCAR's Aric Almirola chases opportunity in family tradition

Not just the ones the Tampa native made - all the hot dogs and grilled cheese sandwiches he had to eat after dropping out of college to race a car for a living. But the ones his family made long before he won at Daytona and became one of only 16 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, which begins Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Bangor Daily News

LePage, Theriault unveil Maine-branded NASCAR ride

Austin Theriault, NASCAR driver and Fort Kent native, will drive this car promoting the state of Maine and several of its private companies in a nationally televised race on Sept. 20. Buy Photo NASCAR driver Austin Theriault, a Fort Kent native, prepares to speak on Friday morning in Portland during a news conference to unveil a Maine-branded car he'll drive in a nationally televised race on Sept.

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