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Kickin’ the Tires: Ward Family Seeks Jackpot Justice in Wrongful Death Case

2015 Watkins Glen CUP Tony Stewart car CIA

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Let’s just get the facts out there before anyone gets confused. On August 9, 2014, a guy racing under the influence of marijuana at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York got in a wreck battling for position against one of the best drivers in the world. The result brought about a tragic turn when the …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Eric McClure – “The Accident at Talladega Changed Me”

2014 Chicago NNS Eric McClure and team CIA

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Describing Eric McClure as a family man, a man of experience or a man of faith will only brush the surface of what truly defines the 36-year-old Virginia native. Above all, he prefers to be called blessed. Growing up in a racing family, McClure has early memories of witnessing his favorite driver Richard Petty edge Cale Yarborough …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

Jeff Gordon leads a pack of cars in the 2014 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen, NY

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Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff? Leave your …

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Off the Wall With: Ward Burton

Ward Burton coaches son Jeb Burton at Martinsille Speedway

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Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the race car. This week, former Sprint Cup driver and current Sprint Cup dad Ward Burton stops by. What’s …

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Kevin Ward Jr.’s Family Files Suit Against Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart First Press Conference at Stewart Haas Racing 2014 Yvonne Leonard

(Photo: Yvonne Leonard, Frontstretch)

Another year at Watkins Glen brings yet another trial in the life of Tony Stewart. On Friday it was announced that the family of Kevin Ward Jr. has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Stewart over the death of Ward in a sprint car race last summer in Canandaigua, New York. Stewart, who was competing in …

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Friday Faceoff: Safety in the Pits, Silly Season Dominoes & Truckin’ Trouble

2015 Pocono CWTS Brad Keselowski crash damage CIA

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Sunday’s race at Pocono included a nasty crash where Kasey Kahne spun off turn 3 and slid into the pits, hitting the wall so hard metal braces were bent and the concrete cracked. Jeb Burton had almost an identical crash on Saturday during practice. Can anything be done to prevent this type of crash or …

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NASCAR 101: Where Did All the Ringers Go?

2014 Watkins Glen CUP AJ Allmendinger trophy CIA

Will AJ Allmendinger be a legitimate threat in the Chase?

There was a point in time in NASCAR’s not-so-distant past when the road-course races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series were quite the ambiguous affair – and not just because they’re among the few races in which the drivers actually have to turn right at a high speed. Then, the entry lists were dotted with …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: NASCAR Making Baby Steps

Joey Logano comes to pit road during the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series continues a bit of a northern swing this week with a trip to Watkins Glen, a track that has quietly put on quite a show in recent years. And the sport enters the race on a bit of an upswing after a couple of small, but significant shifts within the …

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4 Burning Questions in Watkins Glen: Can Tony Stewart Find Redemption?

2015 Sonoma CUP Tony Stewart car CIA

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Right-hand turns are on tap for this Sunday as the traveling circus that is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads north to Watkins Glen International. The world-famous 11-turn road course has been a lightning rod of drama for the series over the past half-decade, and as such, there is a higher-than-normal buzz for the race …

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Tech Talk: Bono Manion on Setting Up for Those Pesky Right Turns

Kevin Bono Manion Martinsville 2015 Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Pocono was a rough weekend for Kevin “Bono” Manion and the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports team driven by Sam Hornish Jr., but the veteran crew chief is hoping to put the disappointment behind his team and have a better run this coming weekend – after all, it’s a car that has won in the past …

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