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IndyCar's Ed Carpenter: Vilifying Tony Stewart isn't fair

IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter offers a word of caution to those who are jumping to conclusions about Tony Stewart's actions in the horrifying incident that took the life of young sprint car racer Kevin Ward Jr. last week.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:01 pm

Is this race taking forever or what? My husband is calling it the "24 Hours of Atlanta."
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Keselowski Clinches Top Chase Seed With Win

NASCAR's new win-and-in format had the potential to give one driver a shot at a dramatic last-grasp berth into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

There were 17 drivers who could have raced their way into the Chase by winning Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, but Brad Keselowski would have nothing to do with a storybook ending.


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Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:42 am

Now Harvick will have something else to complain about.

Harvick, Stewart to swap pit crews for Chase

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PJMIII wrote:Now Harvick will have something else to complain about.

Harvick, Stewart to swap pit crews for Chase

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I guess calling your team out on national television every week doesn't make them better. Who'd have thought? The "win as a team, lose as a team" adage applies until it doesn't.

Go Kenseth :D
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Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:43 pm

Qualifying was rained out for the first race of the Chase.

Where the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Chicago:
[listed by driver points position]

1) #2-Brad Keselowski, 25th
2) #24-Jeff Gordon, 8th
3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 13th
4) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 7th
5) #22-Joey Logano, 28th
6) #4-Kevin Harvick, 12th
7) #99-Carl Edwards, 3rd
8) #18-Kyle Busch, 1st
9) #11-Denny Hamlin, 24th
10) #41-Kurt Busch, 14th
11) #5-Kasey Kahne, 19th
12) #43-Aric Almirola, 23rd
13) #47-A.J. Allmendinger, 17th
14) #20-Matt Kenseth, 5th
15) #16-Greg Biffle, 20th
16) #31-Ryan Newman, 2nd
(9-12-2014)

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Kyle Busch on pole for Chase opener

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Brad Keselowski wins Chase opener

With a daring drive through the middle, Brad Keselowski showed how badly he wants to win another championship.

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. The victory automatically advances Keselowski into the second round of the 10-race Chase, which will eliminate four drivers every third race under NASCAR's new format.


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Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:36 am

Tony Stewart to keep on racing

Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart doesn't see himself getting behind the wheel of a sprint car again but on Monday said he will continue his racing career.

"I've had drivers that I've raced with every week and drivers that I haven't raced with for months that have said, 'Don't let this keep you from doing what you love,'" Stewart said during a news conference Monday. "This is what I've done all my life. This is what I've done for 36 years. I wouldn't change anything about it.


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Tempers Flare At Charlotte - Fines for Keselowski, Stewart

NASCAR fined Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 on Tuesday for their roles in the fracas at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend.

Both drivers also were placed on probation, with NASCAR saying the penalties "are about maintaining a safe environment following the race." Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin were not penalized for their roles in the skirmishes after Saturday night's race.


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Keselowski Advances with Win

Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down -- not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:17 pm

Danica: Not all rosy with Logano

Things may not be as rosy between Danica Patrick and Joey Logano as Logano believes.


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Jeff Gordon wins pole for finale

Jeff Gordon did his best to shake off the disappointment over his elimination from the championship field by winning the pole for Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Brian Vickers has heart surgery

NASCAR driver Brian Vickers underwent surgery to repair a hole in his heart for a second time, and the recovery period will cause him to miss the start of the 2015 season.

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Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:20 pm

I'm sad Jeff Gordon is retiring after this year. It's hard to imagine NASCAR without him. The end of an era for sure.
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ChampionCurlin wrote:I'm sad Jeff Gordon is retiring after this year. It's hard to imagine NASCAR without him. The end of an era for sure.
He's still going to race. He's just not going to race full-time. He's always been one of my favorites.
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PJMIII wrote:
ChampionCurlin wrote:I'm sad Jeff Gordon is retiring after this year. It's hard to imagine NASCAR without him. The end of an era for sure.
He's still going to race. He's just not going to race full-time.
He said he MAY race here and there. So he may not. He said it was likely Homestead will be his last Cup race. I'm assuming Chase Elliot will take over full-time in 2016 so unless one of the 4 Hendrick drivers is out sick, there is no room for him to come back. There is a 4-car limit per team so Hendrick could not field a 5th for him, and I don't see him driving for anyone else.
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ChampionCurlin wrote:
PJMIII wrote:
ChampionCurlin wrote:I'm sad Jeff Gordon is retiring after this year. It's hard to imagine NASCAR without him. The end of an era for sure.
He's still going to race. He's just not going to race full-time.
He said he MAY race here and there. So he may not. He said it was likely Homestead will be his last Cup race. I'm assuming Chase Elliot will take over full-time in 2016 so unless one of the 4 Hendrick drivers is out sick, there is no room for him to come back. There is a 4-car limit per team so Hendrick could not field a 5th for him, and I don't see him driving for anyone else.


Right you are.

Jeff Gordon says Homestead probably his Cup finale

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Jeff Gordon wins Daytona 500 pole

The qualifying session for NASCAR's biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as "a complete embarrassment" and called a "cute show" by Clint Bowyer.

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Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:33 am

NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch

NASCAR has suspended 2004 Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch in the wake of a Delaware court's ruling on a domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend.

The decision comes on the eve of NASCAR's version of the Super Bowl, the Daytona 500 scheduled for Sunday.


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Kyle Busch breaks leg, foot in crash - will not race In Daytona 500

Kyle Busch will miss the Daytona 500 after suffering a broken right leg and left foot following a hard crash into an interior concrete wall during an Xfinity Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

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