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  1. Study: NASCAR drivers, CEOs share similar talents

    Aug 1, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    NASCAR drivers are known for trading paint, spinning out rivals and are seemingly always ready for a fight. And those are just some of the same elements that NASCAR drivers share with CEO’s of some of the best middle-market companies, according to a new story.

  2. JTG Daugherty creates new ‘rewards program’ for fans

    Aug 1, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Much like a frequent flier or frequent hotel guest program, JTG Daugherty has created the first ‘rewards program’ for fans to earn awards and prizes using engagement with the team and its sponsors through social media.

  3. Chip Ganassi to be honored for achievements in his racing career

    Aug 1, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

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    Multi-motorsports team owner Chip Ganassi will be honored August 7 in Corning, N.Y., for more than a quarter-century of contributions to the auto racing world.

  4. Austin Dillon goes from hot asphalt to cold steel on ice

    Aug 1, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Austin Dillon isn’t skating through his rookie season in Sprint Cup. Everything he achieves, he earns. But Dillon did try skating of a different kind and took to it like a natural.

  5. Poll: Would you like to see timed races in NASCAR?

    Aug 1, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

    Would you like to see the Daytona 500 become the 3.5 Hours of Daytona? Take our poll below on whether NASCAR should consider switching to timed races.

    Should NASCAR consider shifting to a format that features timed races instead of hundreds of miles or laps? Let’s get your take in our poll.

  6. Hysterical video: How the British envision NASCAR

    Jul 31, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Anthony Richardson bills himself as the Bad British Commentator, and it definitely shows through here with his malapropisms and complete lack of understanding of the sport and world of NASCAR.

  7. What might the 2015 Sprint Cup schedule look like?

    Jul 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    There may not be wholesale changes, based upon what NASCAR chairman Brian France said recently, but next year’s Sprint Cup schedule will look different. Based upon various sources and things we’ve heard and/or read, we’re going to chime in with our ideas and why we think that way.

  8. As many as 4 more drivers can clinch Chase spot at Pocono

    Jul 31, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    With six qualifying races left, a total of 10 more spots remain to be clinched to fill out the expanded 16-driver playoff field for this year’s 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup.

  9. Mark Martin returning to Roush Fenway Racing in unique role

    Jul 31, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

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    Legendary NASCAR driver Mark Martin is returning to Roush Fenway Racing. But don’t expect Martin, 55, to get back behind the wheel any time soon.

  10. Police seek large stolen Earnhardt memorabilia collection

    Jul 31, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

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    If you collect NASCAR memorabilia and someone approaches you in the coming days with a deal that seems too good to be true – especially if it involves merchandise related to either Dale Earnhardt Sr. or Dale Earnhardt Jr. – it probably is.

  11. Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio highlights extensive motorsports coverage this weekend on NBCSN, NBC

    Jul 31, 2014, 9:59 AM EDT

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    NBCSN will present live coverage of the IndyCar Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET, highlighting more than 30 hours of motorsports coverage across NBC and NBCSN this weekend.

  12. Report: Toyota closing in on new 2015 Camry for Sprint Cup

    Jul 31, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

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    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s the case for the new design of the Toyota Camry for the 2015 Sprint Cup season.

  13. Kyle Larson has solid outing in first Brickyard 400

    Jul 27, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS – Jeff Gordon gave himself an early 43rd birthday present with Sunday’s Brickyard 400 win. Kyle Larson also gave himself an early birthday present – his 22nd will be Thursday – with a solid seventh-place finish in his first Brickyard.

  14. Joe Gibbs Racing has great overall Brickyard run, but Denny Hamlin’s car could have issues

    Jul 27, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS – It wasn’t quite the 1-2-3 finish they might have hoped for, but it was almost just as good for Joe Gibbs Racing’s three drivers in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch finished second to winner Jeff Gordon, followed by Denny Hamlin in third and Matt Kenseth was fourth.

  15. Jeff Gordon wins record 5th Brickyard 400 in vintage fashion

    Jul 27, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS – It was an oldie but goodie performance as Jeff Gordon – seven days short of his 43rd birthday – rallied late to win Sunday’s 21st Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  16. Broken axle spoils Danica Patrick’s day, Brickyard win hopes

    Jul 27, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

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    A broken rear axle ended Danica Patrick’s day prematurely in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  17. Ty Dillon goes from ‘punk-ass kid’ to classy winner at Indy

    Jul 26, 2014, 8:53 PM EDT

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    Ty Dillon could easily have gotten back at Kevin Harvick in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis for last fall’s confrontation at Martinsville, but instead let his win do the talking for him.

  18. Ty Dillon earns emotional 1st Nationwide win at Indianapolis

    Jul 26, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS – It was just a regular Nationwide Series race, but it was at the most legendary venue in motorsports. In the end, Ty Dillon – grandson of Sprint Cup owner Richard Childress – earned without question the greatest victory of his young career, capturing the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  19. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: NASCAR driver and … love counselor?

    Jul 26, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have a future as an advice columnist if this whole NASCAR thing doesn’t work out for him.

  20. Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants Brickyard 400 win, but forget about him doing the ‘double’

    Jul 26, 2014, 4:54 PM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS – Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t care about Sunday’s chance to become one of the few drivers to win the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 in the same year. All Junior wants is to get that Brickyard 400 trophy for the first time in his career, something that has eluded him for nearly 15 years now.

  21. ‘Auntie Danica’ enjoys spoiling new niece: She even changes diapers!

    Jul 26, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS – Danica Patrick doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty with a race car, but diapers? Who knew?

  22. Kevin Harvick wins 4th pole of 2014, sets Brickyard 400 track record

    Jul 26, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Harvick set a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track speed record in a stock car on Saturday, earning the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.

  23. Danica Patrick: ‘If I’m in a position to win, I feel perfectly ready’

    Jul 26, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS – She readily admits the odds may be long, but Danica Patrick is not giving up on earning a win this season — and potentially making the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

  24. Perception of sparse Brickyard 400 crowd not necessarily reality

    Jul 26, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS – When Sunday’s 21st running of the Brickyard 400 is in the rearview mirror, we’re once again likely to hear significant griping about “did you see all the empty seats at Indy?”

  25. Kyle Busch sweeps past John Hunter Nemechek on final turn to win ARCA CRA late-model event

    Jul 26, 2014, 1:14 AM EDT

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    BROWNSBURG, Ind. – In an exciting finish that featured plenty of beating and banging, Kyle Busch waited until the final turn of the final lap to get by John Hunter Nemechek and win Friday night’s ARCA CRA Super Series Circle City 100 late-model event at Lucas Oil Raceway.