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1 hr ago | Motorsport.com

Hessert wins in wild ARCA finish at Salem

Tom Hessert won for the fifth time in his career Saturday and third time at Salem Speedway, but it's safe to say he has never won like this before. Hessert grabbed the lead from Mason Mitchell with 12 laps to go, then held on and beat Mitchell despite both cars bouncing off each other and the wall coming out of the final turn of the 200-lap event.

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5 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

Kyle Busch leads the field at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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10 hrs ago | Stock Car Spin

Brad Keselowski talks about shot at second Sprint Cup

Sep 12, 2014; Joliet, IL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski during practice for the MYAFIBSTORY.COM 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Brad Keselowski heads into the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup as the top seed with a series-leading four victories, resulting in a total of 12 bonus points with which to start the Chase that kicks off Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.

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14 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Fatal motorcycle crashes on the rise in North Texas

Brian Johnson, 27 of Quinlan, and Tiffany Chu, 25, of Richardson were killed when their motorcycle slammed into a guardrail in the 3000 block of Interstate 635 at 2:13 a.m.. Jose Tarin, 23, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving hit a vehicle in the 11000 block of northbound Interstate 35W at 12:50 a.m. Josh Cain, 21, of Bedford, was killed when he hit an SUV on Pipeline Road about 10 p.m..

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18 hrs ago | BleacherReport

NASCAR at Chicago 2014: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

After 26 races, the Chase for the Sprint Cup field has finally been decided, and NASCAR's version of the playoffs will begin Sunday afternoon. Of the 43 drivers qualified for Sunday's MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, 16 of them are in the running to win the Sprint Cup title.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

National Speed Sport News

Busch Storms To Sixth Truck Victory

Nothing was going to stop Kyle Busch during Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch came from the rear of the field not once, but twice in a dominating performance to score his sixth victory of the season in the Truck Series.

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Daily Herald

Gordon covets elusive 5th title as Chase begins

Jeff Gordon hopped off a plane, his typical polished self, ready for a full day of appearances to promote NASCAR's championship race. Then he glanced down at his black polo and saw for the first time the thick, white streaks of deodorant that had soiled his shirt.

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Los Angeles Times

Kevin Harvick wins Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway

Kevin Harvick earned his fourth Nationwide Series win of the season on Saturday with a victory for JR Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway. Harvick took the lead on a two-tire pit stop 39 laps from the finish when Kyle Busch took four tires.

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USA Today

Kasey Kahne brings new mental approach to NASCAR's Chase

Kasey Kahne, who struggled through one of his most difficult seasons until winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway and making the Chase for the Sprint Cup, said he's changed his mental approach this year. Kasey Kahne brings new mental approach to NASCAR's Chase Kasey Kahne, who struggled through one of his most difficult seasons until winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway and making the Chase for the Sprint Cup, said he's changed his mental approach this year.

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MobyGames

New Game: NASCAR Arcade

NASCAR Arcade is a stock car racing game and the first NASCAR game to be made for the arcades. It's officially licensed through Electronic Arts and is based on the 1999 Winston Cup series.

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The Indianapolis Star

Ex-IndyCar driver John Paul Jr. battling Huntington's while...

Ex-IndyCar driver John Paul Jr. battling Huntington's while raising awareness of disease His record of winning IndyCar races 15 years apart still stands Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1tIRulV John Paul Jr. raises his arms after winning the Indy Racing League's Lone Star 500 in Fort Worth Texas in 1998. It was his first win since he took the 1983 Michigan 500 in the rival CART series.

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Marin Independent Journal

NASCAR enters playoff era with March Madness-type format

In 2004, NASCAR went to the Chase format to determine the Sprint Cup champion, a gimmicky change aimed at giving the racing community a playoff-type feel similar to other professional sports. A bigger field was needed, in NASCAR's mind, so it expanded to 12 drivers in 2007 and made a couple of minor changes to the points system.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

ABC News

Kyle Busch Gets Pole for Chase Opener at Chicago

With rain in Friday's forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders. If qualifying was rained out, the field for Sunday's opening round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship would be set by practice speeds and teams had to decide if they wanted to focus on simply posting a fast lap to grab a strong starting position.

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CBS 3 Springfield

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson facing arrest in child injury indictment

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player.

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WTVG-TV Toledo

Toledo firefighter pleads - no contest' to drunk driving

A Toledo firefighter will have his license suspended for six months after pleading no contest to driving under the influence. Todd Steele was arrested last month after Toledo Police officers pulled him over for driving without headlights and weaving across the road.

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Examiner.com

Joe Gibbs Racing: 2014 MyAFibStory.com 400 weekend preview

The first race of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup is this Sunday's MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. The Camping World Truck Series will race on Friday night, while the Nationwide Series races on Saturday.

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Ashland Times-Gazette

Shafer to race in NASCAR's Lucas Oil 225

Local driver Todd Shafer is scheduled to compete tonight in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at the Chicagoland Speedway.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Newberry Observer

Now that the Chase field is set, it's time to rate the likely winners

The Chase field has been set. Shown are, back row from the left, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman, Miss Sprint Cup Madison Martin, Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Aric Almirola.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Johnson opens Chase seeking record-tying 7th title

Officials say a Utah elementary school teacher has been rushed to the hospital after a concealed firearm she was carrying accidently discharged in a school bathroom and shot her in the leg. A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said.

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94.3 WSC

Tony Stewart Could Learn Legal Fate Soon

The Ontario County Sheriff's Department's investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr. is complete and has been handed over to the Ontario County District Attorney. The OCSD has been investigating the death of Ward for approximately a month after he was struck and killed by Tony Stewart on August 9 in a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

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