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Kurt Busch will not face any charges for domestic abuse case

Kurt Busch

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not be charged by the Delaware Attorney General’s office for the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll at Dover International Speedway last September. “After a thorough consideration of all of the available information about the case, it is determined that the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient to meet the burden of establishing ...

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Jimmie Johnson cruises to victory at Atlanta

Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The No. 48 Chevrolet was the fastest car, cruising across the finish line a comfortable 1.803 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick.  Johnson led for 92 laps for his fourth time at Atlanta and for the 71st time in his ...

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NASCAR hopes new rule will decrease fighting on pit road

Nascar fight

NASCAR reminded teams of new rules for 2015 before Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After the race, all drivers will have to stop on pit road, rather than head directly back to the garage, as NASCAR collects the tapered spacer from each car. Each team may only send out two crew members onto pit road to aid ...

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Stolen NASCAR found by police in woods

Stolen NASCAR

Police have found Travis Kvapil’s Team Xtreme Sprint Cup car, which was stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday. Team XTREME announced on Twitter that the car was discovered early Saturday northwest of Atlanta in Gwinnett County, about 20 miles away from where it was taken. Official Teamxtreme44 @TravisKvapil @NASCAR car found by @Gwinnettcounty police officers Tonelli, Wolfson ...

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Team Xtreme withdraws from NASCAR race after car stolen

Nascar car stolen

Team Xtreme Racing has withdrawn the No. 44 Chevrolet from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after its only available vehicle was stolen from a Drury Inn parking lot in Murrow, reports USA Today Sports. Team owner John Cohen told USA Today Sports that the team will enter the event next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Travis Kvapil ...

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NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil: My Sprint Cup car was stolen

Travis Kvapil

Travis Kvapil tweeted Friday that his Sprint Cup Series race car for this weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was stolen. “Sometimes what happens when thieves see trailers, they might just assume there’s something in the trailer they can go off and sell,” Morrow Police Sgt. Larry Oglesby told USA TODAY Sports. “Sometimes when things like this occur, they will drop off ...

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Tony Stewart now 0-for-17 at Daytona 500

Tony Stewart Daytona

Tony Stewart’s Daytona 500 drought continues. Stewart slipped up the track and into the outside wall out of turn four on lap 42, damaging the car’s steering mechanism.  The cars of Matt Kenseth and Ryan Blaney were also significantly damaged in the five car wreck. Stewart eventually returned to the track – 64 laps down – and completed 72 laps before parking the No. 14 Chevrolet for ...

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Joey Logano wins Dayton 500

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Joey Logano won his first career Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The Team Penske driver led 31 laps and took the lead for good on Lap 191. The race went into overtime and ended under caution on Lap 203. NASCAR needed nearly seven minutes to clean the track. “I’m still in complete awe. I don’t know what to say,” ...

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Kyle Busch will miss Daytona 500

Kyle Busch

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch will miss Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500 after suffering a right leg injury during a hard crash into an interior concrete wall Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Busch had his right leg placed in an air cast before being transported to Halifax Health Medical Center. Busch was supposed to start fourth Sunday in the Daytona ...

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NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch Indefinitely

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday after a Delaware court ruled that Busch “committed an act of domestic violence” against former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll on Sept. 24, 2014. A Kent County (Del.) family court commissioner granted Driscoll’s request for a year-long protective order Monday. NASCAR statement: “Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of ...

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