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If Tony Stewart runs in Indy 500 again, he won't be a 'sideshow' like Danica Patrick

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If Tony Stewart runs in another Indianapolis 500, he doesn't want to follow the path of Danica Patrick.

Patrick made more of a token appearance in IndyCar's signature event last May, crashing and finishing 30th in the final professional race of her career. Stewart doesn't want to do that.

"I don't want to do like Danica Patrick. I don't want ...Read more

Ryan Blaney survives 'Big One' to win crazy inaugural Charlotte Roval race

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CONCORD, N.C. -- It took a while, but boy did we ever get that Roval wreck-fest we were promised.

The inaugural Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was hailed as one of the more unpredictable, chaotic races in recent NASCAR Cup Series history, and for good reason.

The half-oval, half-road course track, with all its tight ...Read more

Kurt Busch wins pole for inaugural Roval race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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CONCORD, N.C. -- On an unpredictable course like the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway, track position is as valuable as ever.

That means Kurt Busch, who won the pole Friday night for Sunday's Bank of America ROVAL 400 race, has to be especially happy with his performance.

"It's pretty special. Any inaugural event is fun to go to," Busch said....Read more

For NASCAR drivers without a title shot, what's the motivation?

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It was the last lap of the last race of this NASCAR Cup Series regular season, the annual Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Michael McDowell was head-to-head with some ... unfamiliar competition.

Jimmie Johnson, he of the seven Cup Series championships and one of NASCAR's most legendary drivers, was bumping and grinding with ...Read more

NASCAR names Steve Phelps as new president; his predecessor is moving to new role

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While NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France remains on indefinite leave following his recent arrest for aggravated driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance, the industry announced other significant leadership changes Thursday morning.

NASCAR announced it has promoted chief operating officer Steve Phelps to the role of ...Read more

NASCAR driver Conor Daly loses sponsor because his dad used a racial slur decades ago

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NASCAR driver Conor Daly lost a major sponsor of his race team after his father, a retired Formula 1 driver, acknowledged using a racial slur in an interview in the early 1980s.

"The last 24hrs have been quite an unnecessarily difficult ride for my family," Conor Daly tweeted after Lilly Diabetes pulled its sponsorship. "There is A LOT I want ...Read more

Former NASCAR driver Greg Biffle's ex-wife awarded $250,000 for secret filming in bedroom

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The ex-wife of former NASCAR driver Greg Biffle will receive $250,000 after she was secretly filmed at the couple's mansion on Lake Norman in Mooresville, lawyers involved in Nicole Biffle's invasion of privacy trial said.

Nicole Biffle will receive half of the $500,000 awarded by a Mecklenburg County jury this week because ...Read more

NASCAR's Monster Energy Series speeds to end of regular season

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Two battles for the postseason are going on as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enters the final three races of the regular season.

There is the fight simply to qualify to become one of the 16 drivers eligible for the playoffs. Then there is the continuing season-long battle between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch to have the points lead when ...Read more

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne announces retirement from full-time racing

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There goes another one.

In recent seasons, NASCAR has dealt with the departure of numerous star drivers, everyone from Jeff Gordon to Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Thursday, another longtime favorite announced he would be joining them.

Kasey Kahne, who has competed full-time in the Cup Series since 2004, released a statement ...Read more

Tiger Woods gave golf a boost. Who can do that for NASCAR?

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Tiger Woods gave golf a much-needed boost with his run at the PGA Championship last week.

It helped put the sport back on the national stage.

NASCAR feels it had a similar moment when Chase Elliott finally won his first race earlier this month at Watkins Glen.

"That really was a big moment," said Kurt Busch, among a few drivers on hand for a ...Read more

Kevin Harvick wins at Michigan: Three takeaways

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Kevin Harvick won the Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday, his seventh win of the season, but there are other implications from the race as well. Here are the three biggest takeaways from Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway:

1. The Big 3 continue to one-up each other

It's been back and forth for Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch...Read more

Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren on NASCAR playoffs and more

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With the regular season winding down for NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup Series and the playoffs inching ever closer, The Kansas City Star caught up with Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren to discuss how the year has played out so far and the overall vibe heading into the postseason.

The Cup Series will visit Kansas Speedway ...Read more

Chase Elliott's biggest lesson after first NASCAR Cup win? Don't change a thing

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Ninety-nine tries later, Chase Elliott finally has that golden ticket: his first NASCAR Cup Series victory.

And with it comes a basket of gifts. The monkey off his back, for one. A guaranteed playoff berth. Forget the obvious ones, like money. Imagine how good it must have felt to hear that 'ole Dawsonville (Ga.) siren again.

But, as with any ...Read more

NASCAR chairman Brian France charged with DWI, possession of oxycodone

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NASCAR chairman Brian France has been charged in Sag Harbor, N.Y., with aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

France, 56, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night, Sag Harbor police said in a press release. He was held overnight and arraigned at 9:30 a.m. Monday, where he was released on his own ...Read more

Ex-wife says former NASCAR driver secretly recorded her in bedroom, shared with friends

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Former NASCAR Cup series driver Greg Biffle is defending himself in court this week over claims by his ex-wife that he secretly videotaped her and her mother in their bedrooms at the couple's $2.7 million mansion on Lake Norman in Mooresville, N.C.

Nicole Biffle and her mother say in their lawsuit that Greg Biffle "has shown images captured by ...Read more

Kyle Busch wins Truck Series race to tie all-time record of 51

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LONG POND, Pa. -- Kyle Busch just loves to race, and that means that it's not just drivers on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have to be on notice during a race weekend.

In addition to a full Monster Energy schedule, Busch will often race in the accompanying Xfinity and/or Camping World Truck Series event.

On Saturday for the Gander ...Read more