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Tony Stewart’s Retirement is Reality… But It’s Not All Bad

2014 Texas II CUP Tony Stewart hilarious CIA

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Wednesday afternoon brought the announcement many expected would happen a lot sooner than it did. Tony Stewart confirmed the news every major media outlet had been reporting since last weekend: he’s retiring from full-time Sprint Cup competition at the end of the 2016 season. Is anyone really surprised? Sure, it’s disappointing to see yet another …

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Will Jimmie Johnson Return to Form?

2015 Darlington CUP Jimmie Johnson car CIA

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I think I have said this every year and will probably continue to say this ever year thereafter, but I am always amazed at how fast the season goes. The Daytona 500 simultaneously feels like years ago and days ago. I remember the race clearly and recall already thinking about the Chase and how different …

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NASCAR’s Need to Play It Safer

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During practice for May’s Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, James Hinchcliffe was involved in a vicious accident. Losing liters of blood, Hinchcliffe was saved only by the stellar Halmatro Safety Crew that the Verizon IndyCar Series employs. Three months later, in NASCAR’s annual return to the same track, NASCAR Xfinity Series Blake Koch was …

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Austin Dillon Crash Aftermath a True Display of NASCAR Camaraderie

2015 Daytona II CUP Austin Dillon crash out of car CIA

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We’re going to cut to the chase right here. The ride that Austin Dillon took into the catchfence early Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway was one of the scariest-looking crashes I’ve seen in over 25 years of either watching or being involved with the sport. There were few, if any people at the track …

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Hope for Michael Waltrip Racing

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It’s been a difficult couple years for Michael Waltrip Racing. At the end of the Sept. 7 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway in 2013, the team seemed to be in the best position in its then-seven-year existence. Clint Bowyer was incredibly consistent, making the Chase for the second-straight year and appearing to be …

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Martin Truex Jr.’s Popular Victory at Pocono Key to Championship Run

Martin Truex, Jr. in Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway after winning the Axalta 400

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Finally. It has been a while, almost two years in fact since Martin Truex Jr. won a race. In between that last one, at Sonoma in June 2013 and Sunday’s trip to Victory Lane at Pocono life has been filled with tough moments – both for he and his family. After being forced out of …

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Martin Truex Jr. On Top of NASCAR Stats – Except the One that Counts

2015 Dover I CUP Martin Truex Jr CIA

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Last weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway was the 13th of the 2015 season, marking the official halfway point to the start of Chase for the Championship. There have been nine different winners so far in the first 13 races, including now four-time victor Jimmie Johnson, who scored the win at …

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Jimmie Johnson’s Legacy Not On His Mind As He Approaches Historic Mark

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Success for Jimmie Johnson is what keeps him going. It makes his humble, happy and proud. What it does not do is provide him much time to think about his legacy in NASCAR. The six-time Sprint Cup Series champion is chasing his seventh title and is looking as strong as ever. His latest triumph at …

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Jeff Gordon Showing Heart of a Champion in Final Season

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(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Back in January, when Jeff Gordon announced that 2015 would be his last year competing full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he expressed high hopes for the season that was about to begin. “I’m going to pour everything I have into this season and look forward to the challenge of competing for one …

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Kurt Busch: Why NASCAR Needed to Stand Behind the Suspension

Busch Driscoll

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Thursday morning, Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn declined to bring criminal charges against Kurt Busch in the case involving ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, citing “the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient to meet the burden of establishing beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Busch committed a crime during the Sept. 26 incident.” The …

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