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Field set for 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup

Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Following Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, which was won by Matt Kenseth, the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field was set. With Aric Almirola and Kasey Kahne staying out, that meant the final Chase berths went to Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer. The 16 drivers will take to the track at Chicagoland Speedway, New Hamshire Motor Speedway and Dover International ...

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Tony Stewart: ‘As a result of Ward Jr.’s actions, Ward, Jr. was killed’

Tony Stewart

Three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart claims he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. until just before his sprint car struck the 20-year-old driver, and says Ward tried to make contact with Stewart’s car in the accident that resulted in his death. Stewart’s attorney, Brian Gwitt, filed the driver’s response Friday to the wrongful death lawsuit brought by Ward’s parents. “Stewart did not ...

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2015 NASCAR Chase Grid standings after Bristol

Joey Logano

Jimmie Johnson’s four NASCAR victories with 11 top five and 16 top ten finishes keeps him in the top spot for the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Johnson is followed by Kyle Busch and Saturday night’s winner at Bristol, Joey Logano. Logano, the Daytona 500 winner, also won on the Watkins Glen road course earlier this month. He is ...

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Joey Logano wins his first road course race in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Joey Logano

Joey Logano claimed his first road course victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Watkins Glen International. Picking up his second victory of the season and the 10th of his career, Logano crossed the finish line 5.273 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch. Kevin Harvick coasted over the stripe to secure third. Matt Kenseth came home fourth, and Kurt Busch recovered from a pit road penalty to finish fifth. Logano ...

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Ward family sues Tony Stewart for wrongful death

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Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is being sued by the parents of Kevin Ward Jr., a race car driver killed last year during a caution period at a dirt-track race in upstate New York, the plaintiffs’ lawyers announced Friday. Ward Jr. was killed August 9 after he got out of his wrecked sprint car and went to confront Stewart during ...

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Kyle Busch wins third straight race: ‘I’ve found my happy place’

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Busch took the checkered flag Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway war for his third consecutive victory. “I just think that maybe I’ve found my happy place. “Happy Gilmore (a movie character) – he found his happy place and he just dominated at the end, so maybe I’ve found that, too. Nothing better than being in Victory Lane. Nothing better ...

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Kyle Busch claims third win of 2015 after 11-race injury absence

Kyle Busch

After an 11-race injury absence, Kyle Busch has now won three races in eight starts, including Sunday’s 5-Hour ENERGY 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Busch won the race under yellow when Alex Bowman’s accident in Turn 2 on the final lap caused the race’s seventh caution. “I knew I’d been running it hard and I’d been trying to catch (Matt) Kenseth ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Danica Patrick ‘flew off the handle’

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t impressed with the way Danica Patrick handled last Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway. Earnhardt bumped Patrick, sending her No. 88 Chevrolet into the wall and ruined her race on Lap 207 of 267. Upset about getting wrecked, Patrick drove into the back of Earnhardt’s car on pit road moments later. “She flew off the ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Danica Patrick: ‘I didn’t have any brakes’

Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn’t have a way to slow down – he had breaking trouble all night – so he ran into the back of Danica Patrick with 61 laps to go. Patrick was angry with Earnhardt after the incident.  She cursed at him on the team radio and ran into the back of him as both cars came to pit road. “I mean, what ...

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Austin Dillon talks about horrific Daytona catch-fence wreck

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Your browser does not support iframes. As cars crossed the finish line early Monday morning in the Coke Zero 400, a huge wreck sent Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet airborne and tore down part of the catch fence, injuring several fans at Daytona International Speedway. “It was very vicious,” Dillon said. “It’s a swishing around in there and the belts are ...

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