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Martin Truex Jr., girlfriend in fight of their lives

Martin Truex Jr., girlfriend in fight of their livesThe pre-race kiss, a staple of the last moments between a race car driver and significant other before the green flag drops, was especially poignant in the bright Talladega Superspeedway sunshine this month for driver Martin Truex Jr. and his long-time girlfriend,...
  • NASCAR
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson could see writing on the wall in Chase elimination

Jimmie Johnson could see writing on the wall in Chase eliminationThere was a good reason Johnson was in a good mood despite being eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup with four races remaining in the season.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month ago
NASCAR

Danica Patrick went to bat for boyfriend at Talladega

Danica Patrick went to bat for boyfriend at TalladegaMissing last week's Sprint Cup race was rough on Ricky Stenhouse Jr. It might have been harder on his girlfriend.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month ago
NASCAR

Earnhardt helps UPMC raise concussion awareness

Earnhardt helps UPMC raise concussion awarenessDale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month ago
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Rockingham Speedway to be sold

Rockingham Speedway to be soldIf you have a couple million dollars and want to own a piece of NASCAR history, wait a few months.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Michael Waltrip's unusual double duty

Michael Waltrip's unusual double dutyMichael Waltrip was walking through Los Angeles International Airport recently when an elderly woman stopped in her tracks and pointed.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson: Win or go home

Jimmie Johnson: Win or go homeThe pattern has become all too familiar for those who often futilely chase Jimmie Johnson. Johnson and his No. 48 team, led by robotic crew chief Chad Knaus, show up at a race track, dominate practice, qualify in the top 10 and win the race or vigorously compete for...
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Motorsports

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'Going to Talladega to try to win'

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'Going to Talladega to try to win'Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'Going to Talladega to try to win'
  • Motorsports
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
NASCAR

NASCAR fines Keselowski, Stewart, puts them on probation

NASCAR fines Keselowski, Stewart, puts them on probationNASCAR issued modest penalties for Saturday night's fracas after the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, issuing fines to Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Keseloski, NASCAR drivers react to the fight

Keseloski, NASCAR drivers react to the fightWith just one race remaining until four drivers are eliminated from the Chase, tensions were running high Saturday night in Charlotte.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Busch lands in hot water before Charlotte race

Busch lands in hot water before Charlotte raceThe water was hot — the sort of water Kurt Busch often visits.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
NASCAR

Kevin Harvick wins at Charlotte, advances in Chase

Kevin Harvick wins at Charlotte, advances in ChaseKevin Harvick pulled away from Jeff Gordon on the final restart in a green-white-checkered finish after Brian Vickers' crash with seven laps remaining brought out the race's final caution.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
NASCAR

Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski fight after Charlotte race

Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski fight after Charlotte raceThe tension and frustration of NASCAR's playoffs spilled over into post-race contact on the track.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson smacks wall in final Charlotte practice

Jimmie Johnson smacks wall in final Charlotte practiceIf practice counts much – and there's some debate in those circles -- the rich got richer in Friday's practice rounds for Saturday
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
NASCAR

Goodyear warns teams about speeds at Charlotte

Goodyear warns teams about speeds at CharlotteGoodyear has warned teams that increased speeds at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put a heavy emphasis on the right front tires in Saturday night's race
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
NASCAR

NASCAR's biggest names in trouble, need Charlotte win

NASCAR's biggest names in trouble, need Charlotte winThis probably wasn't what NASCAR had in mind when it created an elimination-style playoff format.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
NASCAR

How Dale Jr.'s girlfriend helped him celebrate his 40th

How Dale Jr.'s girlfriend helped him celebrate his 40thDale Earnhardt Jr. turned 40 on Friday, and he's wise enough in his old age to realize a surprise might have been in store this week.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Gluck: Kyle Busch no 'villain' to cancer patients he helps

Gluck: Kyle Busch no 'villain' to cancer patients he helpsKyle Busch will be booed twice this weekend by the masses at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Siri doesn't know NASCAR

Siri doesn't know NASCARTechnology can often be our best friend. If you're an iPhone user, Siri is a household name by now, but recently NBC Charlotte found out she doesn't know very much about one of Charlotte's most recognized businesses: NASCAR.
  • NASCAR
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Motorsports

Tony Stewart: 'I don't know if it'll be normal again'

Tony Stewart: 'I don't know if it'll be normal again'Tony Stewart: 'I don't know if it'll be normal again'
  • Motorsports
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Motorsports

Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race

Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination raceGordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race
  • Motorsports
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
NASCAR

Open letter from Kevin Ward Jr.'s aunt, Wendi Ward

Open letter from Kevin Ward Jr.'s aunt, Wendi WardThe following is an open letter to the public from Wendi Ward, the aunt of Kevin Ward Jr. and sister of Kevin Ward. It was read over the phone to USA TODAY Sports.
  • NASCAR
  • 2 months ago
NASCAR

Tony Stewart says he may not return to sprint cars

Tony Stewart says he may not return to sprint carsFor Tony Stewart, there was no greater joy than escaping his everyday life and climbing behind the wheel of a sprint car. He loves the feel, the way they drive, the purity he finds at all the tiny dirt tracks across the country.
  • NASCAR
  • 2 months ago
Motorsports

Tony Stewart says crash was '100 percent' accident

Tony Stewart says crash was '100 percent' accidentTony Stewart says crash was '100 percent' accident
  • Motorsports
  • 2 months ago
NASCAR

Tony Stewart lawyer: Accident reconstruction key

Tony Stewart lawyer: Accident reconstruction keyOn Wednesday morning, a prominent accident reconstruction expert from a Chicago suburb laid out for an Ontario County (N.Y.) grand jury what he determined had preceded the death of Kevin Ward Jr.
  • NASCAR
  • 2 months ago
NASCAR

Tony Stewart not charged in death of Kevin Ward Jr.

Tony Stewart not charged in death of Kevin Ward Jr.The Ontario County District Attorney's office took the evidence in Stewart's case to a grand jury, which found there was no basis for criminal charges, D.A. Michael Tantillo announced Wednesday.
  • NASCAR
  • 2 months ago
NASCAR

Grand jury done hearing case vs Tony Stewart

Grand jury done hearing case vs Tony StewartGrand jury done hearing case vs Tony Stewart
  • NASCAR
  • 2 months ago