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Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.
Five days after a grand jury in Ontario County, New York exonerated him of any wrongdoing in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. during an accident in the Aug. 9 sprint car race, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart said he plans to move forward in his Sprint Cup Series racing career.
Team Penske announced on Monday that Simon Pagenaud will drive a new fourth car for the racing organization in the IndyCar Series, beginning with the 2015 season.
Jeff Gordon has won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and is part of a 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.
Kevin Harvick turned a lap at 162.933 mph to win the pole Friday at Dover International Speedway, leading the field for the third Chase race.
Kevin Harvick continued his success in knockout-style qualifying in the Sprint Cup Series this season by winning the pole for Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway -- the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
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Matt Crafton currently holds a seven-point lead over second-place and ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter. Crafton finished third and Sauter fourth in last weekend's race at New Hampshire.
Busch is driving the No. 54 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Logano is behind the wheel of Team Penske's No. 22 Ford. Right now, Penske's No. 22 team holds a 37-point lead over Gibbs' No. 54 team in the Nationwide owners' championship standings. Six races remain.
Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have already clinched a spot in the Contender Round, which includes the races at Kansas (Oct. 5), Charlotte (Oct. 11) and Talladega (Oct. 19). Keselowski won the Sept. 14 Chase-opener at Chicagoland, and his teammate, Logano, scored the victory last Sunday at New Hampshire.
Joey Logano has already advanced to the next round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs and on Thursday signed a contract extension to remain with Team Penske.
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will not face charges for his role in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. during an accident in the Aug. 9 sprint car race at a dirt track in Upstate New York.
A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.
NASCAR announced on Tuesday major changes to the rules package for Sprint Cup Series teams in 2015, including a ban on private team testing and reduction of horsepower.
David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Plimpton & Hills Ford, comments on racing at Dover International Speedway.
Cole Exum of Valdosta, grabbed the lead from pole sitter Russell Brown (also of Valdosta), then held off the hard charging Brown to capture the Georgia-Alabama Poole's Service Center of Helena, Ga. Sportsman Showdown at Cochran Motor Speedway Saturday, September 20.
What a year its been for Team Penske in NASCAR and the IndyCar Series.
Brad Keselowski's winning momentum in the Sprint Cup Series continued on Friday, as he claimed the pole for the Sylvania 300 with a new track qualifying record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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Last Saturday, Crafton's second-place finish coupled with a 14th-place run for Johnny Sauter at Chicagoland allowed Crafton to take a five-point lead over his ThorSport Racing teammate. Sauter held a seven-point advantage prior to Chicagoland.
After Kentucky, Nationwide will join Sprint Cup at Dover, Kansas and Charlotte and then take two weeks off before it rejoins Cup at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead.
It's the first time in his Sprint Cup career that he has scored back-to-back victories.
The Ontario County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday that a grand jury will determine if charges should be filed against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart for his involvement in a fatal accident during the Aug. 9 sprint car race at a dirt track in Upstate New York.
After winning the regular season finale at Richmond and then the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Chicagoland, Brad Keselowski is proving he's the championship favorite.
Brad Keselowski has won the opening race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, a victory that automatically advances him into the second round.
Richard Petty Motorsports revealed on Saturday that Marcos Ambrose will not return as driver of the No. 9 Ford for the team in the Sprint Cup Series in 2015.
Persistent rain at Chicagoland Speedway forced the postponement of Friday night's Lucas Oil 225 Camping World Truck Series race.
Persistent rain during the late afternoon and into the early evening forced NASCAR to cancel Friday's qualifying for the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- the MyAFibStory.com 400 -- at Chicagoland Speedway.
The series is running at Chicagoland on Saturday, and Elliott is hoping to score a season-sweep here. When Elliott competed in the Nationwide race at this track for the first time, he led a total of 85 laps en route to his win. He also took the points lead from his JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith.
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The "new" Chase begins on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. This year, NASCAR revised its playoff format for the Sprint Cup Series, expanding the field of drivers from 12 to 16 and including a series of elimination rounds to decide the championship. The number of drivers in contention for the title will decrease every three Chase races.
Truck teams practiced at Chicagoland on Thursday. Blaney posted the fastest lap in the opening session at 175.234 mph. Sauter was quickest in the second and final session at 176.540 mph.
This year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will likely be more intense and pressure-filled than ever for those drivers competing in it, thanks to NASCAR's new playoff format for its premier series.
Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it is swapping the pit crews for Kevin Harvick's No. 4 team and Tony Stewart's No. 14 team, beginning with this weekend's race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Brad Keselowski claimed his fourth pole in the Sprint Cup Series this season after winning Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of one of the biggest scandals to rock NASCAR. Michael Waltrip Racing received the most severe penalties in the sport's history for attempting to manipulate the outcome of the fall 2013 race at Richmond, in an effort to get Martin Truex Jr., who drove for the team at the time, into the Chase.
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Nationwide will be the primary sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr. starting next season under an expanded agreement with Hendrick Motorsports.
Last weekend, Harvick put on a dominating performance in the Nationwide race at Atlanta by leading 159 of 195 laps. He claimed his third victory in the series this season.
NASCAR and Comcast have reached a 10- year agreement for the cable television company to sponsor the auto racing circuit's second-tier series.
David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 CSX "Play It Safe" Ford, comments on racing at Richmond International Speedway.
Turner Scott Motorsports announced on Tuesday that it has ceased operations of its No. 30 team in the Camping World Truck Series.
It's now or never for a lot of drivers if they want to clinch a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
The series will run its 14th race of the season on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This will be the second time the series competes in Canada. One year ago, Chase Elliott won the inaugural truck race at this 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course. Wallace finished fourth.
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With 10 races to go, Elliott holds a 13-point advantage over second-place and JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith.
IndyCar Series rookie driver Mikhail Aleshin sustained injuries when he was involved in a serious multi-car accident during Friday night's final practice session at Auto Club Speedway.
Kevin Harvick grabbed the pole for Sunday night's Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, while his teammate and team co-owner, Tony Stewart, qualified 12th in his return to racing.
Kevin Harvick has won the pole for the NASCARs Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Helio Castroneves won the pole position and earned a bonus point, while his Team Penske teammate and championship leader, Will Power, qualified 21st for Saturday night's IndyCar Series season-ending race at Auto Club Speedway.