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Teams, fans navigating new format

September 30th, 2014 9:48 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Three races down and they've hit the reset button. Many people have asked about NASCAR's new championship format so hopefully this will make things as simple as possible.

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Harvick tops Dover field with seventh pole of year

Harvick tops Dover field with seventh pole of year

September 26th, 2014 10:55 pm by AP

NASCAR's revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format is set for its first elimination race, when four of 16 drivers will be out of the title picture by Sunday night. Win and advance - and they'll all have to zip by Kevin Harvick to have a chance

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Tony Stewart unsure if he'll race sprint cars again

Tony Stewart unsure if he'll race sprint cars again

September 26th, 2014 2:14 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

"If I had the option to go right now to a race, I wouldn't" - race car driver Tony Stewart.

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Update: Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

Update: Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

September 24th, 2014 3:15 pm by JENNA FRYER and CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said the victim, Kevin Ward Jr., was under the influence of marijuana the night of the accident "enough to impair judgment."

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Champions crowned at local tracks

Champions crowned at local tracks

September 23rd, 2014 9:22 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Kres VanDyke captured both Kingsport Speedway and Tennessee State NASCAR All-American Series championships with his win at Kingsport Speedway last Friday night.

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NASCAR testing ban set for next year includes Daytona

NASCAR testing ban set for next year includes Daytona

September 23rd, 2014 9:15 pm by AP

NASCAR announced a new rules package Tuesday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions.

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Logano wins second race in the Chase

Logano wins second race in the Chase

September 21st, 2014 10:37 pm by AP

For Logano, the track about 75 miles outside of Boston was his version of Daytona.

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Harvick dismisses wins as key to Cup title

Harvick dismisses wins as key to Cup title

September 20th, 2014 8:30 pm by AP

Winning races earn a driver an automatic berth into the next round, but piling up points can get a driver to NASCAR's Chase Finale at Homestead even without a win.

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Keselowski wins pole at New Hampshire

Keselowski wins pole at New Hampshire

September 19th, 2014 9:51 pm by AP

Brad Keselowski will start the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship the way he ended the first one - out front.

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Elliott looks like man to beat in Nationwide

Elliott looks like man to beat in Nationwide

September 16th, 2014 9:19 pm by Jeff Birchfield

While the major focus is on NASCAR's "Chase for the Sprint Cup," a teenager appears to be the man to beat in the Nationwide Series.

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Grand jury to decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in driver's death

Grand jury to decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in driver's death

September 16th, 2014 2:54 pm by Associated Press

Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a sprint car event in upstate New York on Aug. 9.

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