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    Motorsports: NASCAR changes up qualifying to F1-style [w/video]
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    In an effort to make racing more entertaining for fans (both live and on television), NASCAR has overhauled the way cars will qualify for races in 2014. With the exception of the Daytona 500, NASCAR races have previously used single-car qualifying to set the race-day field, but starting this ...

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    Motorsports: NASCAR team owner working to launch Formula One team
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    An American team seeks to enter Formula One, take two. It's been four years since USF1 played the jilt to Bernie's circus, no-showing at the beginning of the 2010 season. Now NASCAR team owner Gene Haas, of Stewart-Haas Racing, has "responded to the FIA's 'call for expression of interest'" in ...

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    Motorsports: Earnhardt's No. 3 returns to NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2014 [w/poll]
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    It's been almost 13 years since Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was killed during the 2001 Daytona 500, but the famed No. 3 will be making its return to the sport at that very track next month with NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie Austin Dillon behind the wheel. We first heard reports of this back in August, but ...

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    Video: Danica Patrick not a big fan of Jay Mohr's humor at NASCAR banquet
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    Friday was the night of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series annual Champion's Awards banquet, and the host, comedian Jay Mohr, cracked off some jokes about Danica Patrick that visibly rubbed her (and her fellow NASCAR-driver boyfriend, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.) the wrong way. We're not going to judge ...

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    Motorsports: NASCAR buys Iowa Speedway
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    Back in 2005, former Winston Cup champion Rusty Wallace helped design a racetrack out in the corn fields of Iowa. A tri-oval short-track with a road course on premises, Iowa Speedway has gone on to host stock cars, Indy cars and Grand-Am sportscars, but in the years since it's opening, it has ...

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    Motorsports: Need for Speed Mustang to set the pace at Homestead [w/video]
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    For the past 12 years running, Ford has sponsored NASCAR's season-finale racing spectacular. That not only means that Dearborn gets to call the event the Ford Championship Weekend, but also gets to bring the pace car. This year's season closer is set to take place this weekend at Homestead-Miami ...

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    Motorsports: Travis Pastrana announces plans to quit NASCAR
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    Extreme sports star Travis Pastrana is throwing in the towel on his NASCAR career, announcing that he'll not be taking part in the 2014 Nationwide Series. Pastrana, 30, ran his first NASCAR event in 2011, the Toyota All-Star Showdown, and made his Nationwide Series debut in April 2012. "It's ...

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    Report: NASCAR driver Bayne will continue to race after multiple sclerosis diagnosis
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    A diagnosis of any degenerative autoimmune disease can be devastating, but after recently learning he had developed multiple sclerosis, NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne is shrugging it off and says he'll continue to race full time for Roush Fenway Racing in the Nationwide Series this year. Doctors and ...

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    Video: Japanese commentators make NASCAR more exciting than ever [UPDATE]
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    When it comes to NASCAR racing, fans can always count on superspeedway tracks to provide exciting racing and spectacular crashes, but adding in some Japanese voiceover commentary is a great way to crank up the intensity a little more. One such commentator gives an entertainingly overzealous ...

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    Motorsports: Kurt Busch to shake and bake (again) in Ricky Bobby car at Talladega
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    Kurt Busch will channel Ricky Bobby for another NASCAR race, this time driving a Wonder-sponsored Chevrolet SS, in this weekend's Camping World RV Sales 500 at the Talladega Motor Speedway. Unlike past tie-ins, though, there's actually an element of sponsorship here (the "Me" car was done when ...

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    Auctions: Andretti, Earnhardt Sr. and Hunt racers head 'Legends' auction
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    RK Motors will be holding an auction in Charlotte, NC from October 31 to November 3, that is sure to get fans of both historic production and racecars really excited. The production metal on offer is wildly impressive, including a pair of Hemi 'Cudas (one of which is an ultra-rare convertible), ...

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    Report: Bristol Motor Speedway to host world's largest college football game? [w/video]
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    NASCAR and college football are equally huge in the South, but both worlds will converge in 2016 when the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech are scheduled to play in the infield of the Bristol Motor Speedway. According to ESPN, the game will likely be played on September 10, 2016, and it ...

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    Official: Danica Patrick will host American Country Awards [w/video]
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    NASCAR and IndyCar superstar Danica Patrick will step out of her role as a racecar driver and back into the role of television presenter for the second time this year. No, not for a GoDaddy commercial, Patrick will co-host the American Country Awards show. She'll be sharing the stage at Mandalay ...

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    Video: 17-year-old NASCAR prodigy Kwasniewski chronicled in new reality series
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    On the outside, life as a top-shelf racecar driver seems ideal. Driving fast for a living, getting paid boatloads of money for wins and sponsorship deals, traveling around the country – if not the world – all seems to have the making of a dream life. What many of us on the outside ...

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    Followup: NASCAR driver's girlfriend fined, banned for Papis slap [w/video]
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    According to Fox News, NASCAR has handed down an indefinite ban from all series events and a $2,500 fine to Kelly Heaphy, girlfriend of Camping World Truck Series driver Mike Skeen. Heaphy open-hand slapped her boyfriend's rival, Max Papis, after Sunday's race. The incident, which we reported on ...

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    Video: NASCAR driver's girlfriend slaps fellow racer after on-track incident
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    More than a few NASCAR fans will own up to the fact that the on-track altercations are a big draw for the series; rubbin', son, is racin' and all of that. But it's still an event out of the ordinary weekend when that kind of aggression turns into shenanigans outside of the racecars. And it's more ...

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    Motorsports: New NASCAR tire tech to debut in Atlanta this weekend
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    Aside from the antics of the Busch brothers and Tony Stewart's uncensored comments, some of the biggest controversies in NASCAR are directed at the tires used on the cars. Goodyear can't do anything about Kurt, Kyle or Tony, but it is looking improve the quality of its rubber by introducing a new ...

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    Report: Jeff Gordon merch bus goes up in flames [w/video]
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    A bus belonging to NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon caught fire on the side of the I-85 freeway in Georgia Wednesday afternoon as it was headed to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Avocare 500 this weekend, the West Jackson Fire Department reports. There were no injuries, and Gordon was not onboard what ...

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    Video: The story of NASCAR's Richie Parker asks you to leave your excuses at the door
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    This is Richie Parker. He's a number of things: car enthusiast, engineer, employee, son. He's a normal guy for his age, working a job in a field he loves. Oh, he also happens to have no arms. After watching this video from ESPN, we can't help but think that Richie might describe himself in just ...

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    Motorsports: Dale Earnhardt's legendary No. 3 headed back to NASCAR?
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    They don't typically retire numbers in motor racing the way they do in other sports. Certainly not in series like F1 where numbers are assigned based on how the team did in the previous season. But even in American oval-track racing, it's a bit of a rarity. CART retired Greg Moore's number 99 after ...

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