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

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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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Road King Jeff Gordon Paces Final 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Practice

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The second Sprint Cup practice for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 went to Jeff Gordon. Gordon, with nine NASCAR Sprint Cup victories between Watkins Glen and Sonoma, put down a fast lap of 127.333 mph to lead the final road course practice session of his career. Kyle Larson (127.049), Greg Biffle (126.987), Kyle Busch (126.837) and Joey …

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

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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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Surprising Faces Top 1st Cheez-It 355 Practice at the Glen

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A number of surprising faces found themselves in the top 10 following the first round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Watkins Glen International Friday. Clint Bowyer (127.067 mph) topped the charts after the opening 80-minute practice session, while defending race winner AJ Allmendinger (126.901) was second. Jimmie Johnson (126.139), Sam Hornish Jr. (126.095) and …

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NASCAR 101: Where Did All the Ringers Go?

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

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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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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers and Teams Who Need to Win in 2015

Tony Stewart on track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy looks at a group of drivers and teams who need …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono Edition

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I’m not ready to say that Indy got its Sprint Cup swagger back just yet, but at least Sunday’s race at the famed 2.5-mile oval was a step in the right direction. Certainly, the different rules package had to help there again. But meanwhile, it doesn’t matter what the rules package is, or what the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Knows How To Explain NASCAR

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Welcome back, race fans. This past weekend saw the Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series travel to Indianapolis to race on the infamous 2.5-mile oval. Rule changes and heat were the name of the game. Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 On Sunday, the Sprint Cup Series returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the …

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The Big 6: Questions After the 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

The NASCAR trophy ready for the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Starting in the back of the pack is tough at …

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