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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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    Motorsports: Ford debuts Fusion NASCAR racer that edges closer to stock [w/video]
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    The sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar, which will make its competition debut at the 2013 Daytona 500 this weekend, marks the closest thing to a "stock car" that the sport has seen in more than 20 years. No longer using just stickers to distinguish the different brands, the image above ...

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    Report: Chevy might've pulled out of NASCAR if it weren't for new Gen 6 car
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    We've been on the fence with NASCAR for some time now. On one hand, it's some of the closest racing anywhere in motorsports, with actual passing and door-handle-to-door-handle action as a matter of course. But on the other, it's become template racing – a personality-driven sport more about ...

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    Official: NASCAR Sprint Cup crowns winner as Dodge bows out of series [spoilers]
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    Dodge is leaving NASCAR on a high note. The automaker snagged the 2012 Sprint Cup series championship on Sunday when Penske and Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The championship win marks the fifth such title for Dodge and the ...

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    Motorsports: New Ontario racetrack green-lit, hopes to woo NASCAR
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    You may think that NASCAR is exclusively an American sport, but it has quite a following in Canada, too. How do we know that? Well, aside from knowing a few fans who count themselves among our neighbors to the north, it seems that a project has been green-lighted to build a NASCAR-minded speedway ...

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    Motorsports: NASCAR coverage going Spanish, including Daytona 500 live en Español
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    In order to combat declining attendance at races, NASCAR is looking to tap into a new demographic of fans by teaming up with Fox Deportes to attract more Latino race fans. Starting with the 2013 season, Fox Deportes will provide coverage for 15 Sprint Cup races including six live races as well as ...

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    Report: F1 may be coming to New York, but not NASCAR
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    NASCAR and New York may strike you as diametrically opposite pillars of modern America. But if Formula One can race in Texas, surely NASCAR can race in New York, right? F1 has recently announced two new races in the United States: the U.S. Grand Prix slated to race in Austin, Texas, for the ...

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    Report: Stock car racing comes to.... Antarctica?!
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    Argentina has apparently brought stock car racing to Antarctica for the very first time. The Asociacion Corredores Turismo Carretera recently teamed up with the Argentina Air Force and the interior ministry to bring one racer to the frozen continent. Hugo Mazzacane, vice president of the racing ...

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    Spoiler Alert: Daytona 500 winner makes history
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    If you're saving your 2011 Daytona 500 viewing experience for a later date, you'll want to go ahead and skip this post all together. Still with us? This year marked the 53rd running of the biggest race in NASCAR, and thanks to a completely re-paved track, the event saw a record 74 lead changes ...

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    Michael Waltrip Racing innovates, NASCAR style
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    Michael Waltrip Racing Shop Tour - Click above for high-res image gallery
    From most vantage points, the drivetrain in the NASCAR Car of Tomorrow seems to have its origins somewhere just after the discovery of fire. Under the hood is a pushrod V8 with 350 cubic inches of displacement, using the ...

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    NASCAR Hall of Fame opens in Charlotte
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    NASCAR Hall of Fame Opening Day – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Even though you hear less and less about it with each evolution of the Car of Tomorrow and huge new ad deal, much of NASCAR's current allure is tied to the romance of good ol' boys in (genuine) stock cars with big ...

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    Time: NASCAR struggles to get its groove back
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    Bristol Speedway is among the most well-known tracks in America, and an all-time favorite of NASCAR fans. In fact, the track sold out 55 straight times beginning in 1982. But that streak came to an end in March, and the NASCAR news only gets more depressing from there. According to Time, NASCAR ...

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    Kasey Kahne leaving Petty Motorsports, likely landing at Hendrick
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    Word has it the ever-voracious Hendrick Motorsports is about to sink its teeth into even more talent. Kasey Kahne just announced he won't be renewing his contract with Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of this year, meaning the guy probably has his eyes set on making his way to the same team ...

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    NASCAR turns right, headed to Road America in 2010
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    Some motorsports fans take issue with the fact that the vast majority of NASCAR tracks are little more than a series of left turns. This is for you, roundy-round jokers. The official sport of the South is mixing in some right turns and working the brakes a bit more in 2010 with a pair of road ...

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    Officially Official: Danica Patrick joining NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2010
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    Danica Patrick No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The "Will she, won't she" debate is over – Danica Patrick is headed for closed-wheel racing in 2010. Patrick will race a partial schedule in next year's National Nationwide series in the No. 7 ...

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    "Victimized" F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. reportedly headed to NASCAR truck series
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    Crashing in Formula One is taken pretty seriously. Especially if you did it on purpose. Which goes a long way towards explaining why the motorsport community is calling for the blood of Nelson Piquet Jr. The disgraced Renault driver was, in the end, the perpetrator of the so-called Crashgate ...

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    Circuit Logic: Pocono Raceway going solar powered?
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    The greening of motorsport continues with NASCAR, which has a program to plant 20 acres of trees at race tracks every year. Individual tracks are doing their own things as well, with Pocono Raceway the latest to go a step further: The New York Times reports that it is planting 25 acres of solar ...

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    Bucket List: McGriff, 81, reportedly becomes oldest driver to race NASCAR
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    Herschel McGriff has been racing since the fifties, winning four NASCAR Cup races in 1954, and doing a few stints at Le Mans as well. In 2002, McGriff set a record for being the most chronologically advanced driver to run in a NASCAR-sanctioned event. Last weekend, he broke his own record. Piloting ...

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    Off to the oval in the sky: NASCAR's Bill France passes
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    The man that moved NASCAR into the 21st century and into the lives of more fans than his father ever could have imagined, lost his eight-year battle with cancer yesterday at the age of 74. Bill France Jr. took the reigns from Bill Sr. in 1976, and in the ensuing three decades transformed the once ...

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    Schumacher offered open invitation to drive a NASCAR
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    It's easy to scoff at NASCAR as a sports car enthusiast and fan of other types of motorsports. Heck, even to a British TV presenter, NASCAR offers a lot to ridicule. But as a recently retired seven-time Formula 1 champion, Michael Schumacher seems uniquely qualified to critique this type of ...

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