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  1. Report: Australian-owned team, driver and sponsor to debut in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015

    Oct 1, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

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    While Marcos Ambrose is returning to his native Australia after this season, a new Australian-owned team is set to make its debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next season, complete with an Australian-born driver and Aussie primary sponsor.

  2. Bill Elliott makes awesome $4.2 million real estate deal

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Bill Elliott figured real estate would be a good investment many years ago, and did that belief ever pay off for the soon-to-be NASCAR Hall of Famer.

  3. Will Michael Waltrip survive Round 4 elimination on Dancing With The Stars?

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

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    He’s reached the fourth round of Dancing With The Stars, but will NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip and partner Emma Slater make it to the fifth round?

  4. Jeff Gordon is now just 3 top-10 finishes from tying Mark Martin for second on all-time list

    Oct 1, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Jeff Gordon is now just three top-10 finishes away from tying Mark Martin for second most top-10s in a career. And in an ironic twist, Gordon is still seeking his first pole at this Sunday’s race venue, Kansas Motor Speedway.

  5. Veteran crew chief Mike Ford named to run NNS team effort for John Wes Townley

    Oct 1, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

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    Veteran NASCAR crew chief Mike Ford has joined Athenian Motorsports, the Nationwide Series team announced Wednesday.

  6. Courtney Force wins 2nd straight, 4th of season to lead winners in NHRA Midwest Nationals

    Sep 28, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT

    Proud father John Force (left) and daughter Courtney,  Sunday's Funny Car winner at St. Louis. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    Funny Car driver Courtney Force is on a roll, winning her second straight race and fourth of the season in Sunday’s finals of the NHRA Midwest Nationals in suburban St. Louis. Other winners: Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).

  7. Keselowski: First 3 Chase races are history, nothing matters more than next 3 races

    Sep 28, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    All of Brad Keselowski’s hard work in the first three races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup – including a win in the opening race at Chicagoland and a runner-up showing in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway – is now all for naught.

  8. Dale Jr. knows performance has to improve, or there may not be a 3rd round in Chase for him

    Sep 28, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of 12 drivers to advance to the next phase – the Contender Round – of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. But finishing 17th in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway simply didn’t cut it for Junior – and he was the first to admit it.

  9. If it wasn’t for bad luck, Kevin Harvick would have no luck at all

    Sep 28, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    If there was a championship for tough luck, Kevin Harvick would win it hands down. After dominating, pole-sitter Harvick once again had victory snatched from his grasp in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

  10. Eliminated from the Chase: Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, Biffle and Almirola

    Sep 28, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT

    A.J. Allmendinger, along with Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola, were eliminated from advancing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Sunday at Dover International Speedway. (Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

    While 12 other drivers will advance to the next phase – the Contender round – of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, four drivers unfortunately fell short in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway: A.J. Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola.

  11. Open letter from Kevin Ward Jr.’s aunt questions Tony Stewart, evidence of marijuana in nephew’s system

    Sep 28, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

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    In an open letter written to USA Today, Kevin Ward Jr.’s aunt, Wendi Ward, questions why Tony Stewart never reached out to her family, as well as why it was revealed that her nephew had marijuana in his system at the time of the tragedy.

  12. Harvick overcomes front end issue, back in front at halfway mark of Sprint Cup race in Dover

    Sep 28, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT

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    Kevin Harvick is in the lead at the halfway point of Sunday’s AAA 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway. Brad Keselowski is in second place, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon.

  13. Will Power set to go ‘flying’ in V8 Supercar vs. jet race

    Sep 27, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Reigning IndyCar world champ Will Power returns to his native Australia to race a V8 Supercar on Sunday. But Australia’s first-ever IndyCar champ won’t be racing another car, he’ll be trying to beat an airplane!

  14. Formula One legend Niki Lauda blasts new Formula E series: ‘Worst thing I have seen for a long time’

    Sep 27, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

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    When German magazine Auto Motor und Sport recently asked former Formula One champion Niki Lauda his thoughts about the new Formula E Series, Lauda typically didn’t hold back.

  15. Hey, Dale Jr., how about a BBQ tweet-up — or maybe a meat-and-greet?

    Sep 27, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    You’ve heard of Twitter tweet-ups, right? Given how he’s fallen in love with Twitter this year, maybe the next big thing will be a Dale Earnhardt Jr. barbecue tweet-up or maybe a BBQ meat-and-greet (pun intended).

  16. New book to chronicle “life and times” of NASCAR founder “Big Bill” France Sr.

    Sep 27, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Even though he passed away more than 20 years ago, NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. will always remain the sport’s “Big Bill.” A new book, set to be released in February, chronicles France’s life.

  17. Efforts underway to stave off foreclosure of Rockingham Speedway

    Sep 27, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

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    According to reports, attempts are underway to keep Rockingham Speedway out of foreclosure, with the possibility of putting the track and adjacent properties on the auction block.

  18. Lee Petty, Harry Gant to be inducted into NC Motorsports Hall of Fame’s Walk of Fame

    Sep 26, 2014, 6:12 PM EDT

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    NASCAR Hall of Famer Lee Petty and fellow racing great Harry Grant will be inducted into the North Carolina Motorsports Hall of Fame’s Walk of Fame on Oct. 8, the Mooresville, N.C.-based Hall announced.

  19. Vegas oddsmaker: Keselowski new favorite to win Chase, Gordon and Harvick have second-best odds

    Sep 26, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    We’re just two races into the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but original favorite Jeff Gordon is not the favorite any longer. At least that’s what one of the biggest Las Vegas oddsmakers in the business says.

  20. WATCH LIVE: NASCAR America at 5 pm ET — All Dover, including quals, bubble drivers, track nuances, big wrecks

    Sep 26, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    On Friday’s edition of NASCAR America, we give you a complete picture of what to expect in Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway, with keen focus on drivers who are on the bubble of being eliminated from the Chase once the checkered flag falls.

  21. Tony Stewart: ‘It’s going to be a long time before you see me in a sprint car again, if ever’

    Sep 26, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    After a tragic accident less than two months ago, as well as suffering a broken leg in a wreck a year earlier, Tony Stewart may never compete in a sprint car race again, according to an interview he had this week with The Associated Press.

  22. NHRA legend John Force looks to set Ford all-time wins record this weekend

    Sep 25, 2014, 8:17 PM EDT

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    Even though they are parting ways at the end of this season, NHRA drag racing legend John Force wants to give Ford a heck of a “thanks for the memories” present. Force, 65, is tied with retired NHRA Pro Stock legend Bob Glidden with 78 victories each while behind the wheel of their respective Fords.

  23. New partner will allow Robby Gordon to further grow Stadium Super Truck series

    Sep 25, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

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    Just like its trucks do on race courses, Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Truck series is growing by leaps and bounds. And to grow and expand the series even more, Gordon has taken on a well-known sports and entertainment marketing firm as a partial investor.

  24. NASCAR America video: Testing NASCAR race car aerodynamics

    Sep 25, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

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    NASCAR America: Marty Snider tours the Aero Dyn wind tunnel where several NASCAR teams go to test how aerodynamic their cars are. Gary Eaker, owner of Aero Dyn Technologies, explains how the wind tunnel works.

  25. Veteran NASCAR mechanic, car chief and crew member Gordon Gibbs remembered

    Sep 25, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Multi-talented and veteran mechanic, car chief and pit crew member Gordon Ernest Gibbs is being remembered for his long and successful career in NASCAR. Gibbs, 56, passed away Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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