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1 hr ago | Motorsport.com

Can COTA provide redemption for Alex Job Racing

Alex Job Racing may win the IMSA TUDOR United Sports Car Championship GTD class title, even though it's quite an uphill battle since the series mistook its GTD Porsche race car for another white Porsche GTLM racer at Sebring last March. During the waning stages of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, the white No.

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4 hrs ago | KFVS12

Tony Stewart racetrack death case headed to grand jury

By MAE ANDERSON The Associated Press Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent actions but the companies are... By MAE ANDERSON The Associated Press Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping... Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says he has talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks after a racially charged email prompted owner Bruce Levenson to announce he's selling the team.

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8 hrs ago | Vancouver Sun

Grand jury to decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in fatal crash

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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8 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Tony Stewart fatal dirt-track accident to be heard by grand jury

Tony Stewart is introduced before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. in this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo.

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12 hrs ago | Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland: Mason Mingus NASCAR Truck Race Recap

In his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway, Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Mason Mingus finished a respectable 16th in the postponed Lucas Oil 225. Mingus, a Win-Tron Racing development driver, entered the 15th race of the season with high hopes, especially since coming off a solid top-15 performance two weeks before across the border in Canada.

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16 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Weekend wrap-up: Rain halts NHRA Carolina Nationals

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series - While the NHRA Safety Safari cleaned up an accident that happened during the first round of Pro Stock eliminations , the rains came to zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina, causing the postponement of the remainder of the event until this weekend's AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex near Dallas. The remaining eliminations for Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will be completed during qualifying on Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th.

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20 hrs ago | Paddock Talk

Hankook Tire Driver Fredric Aasbo Brings Home A First Place Victory...

Hankook Tire driver Fredric Aasbo brought home a first place victory this past weekend at Formula Drift Round 6: Showdown at Texas Motor Speedway, his second victory of the season. Aasbo was accompanied on the podium by Hankook Tire driver Forrest Wang who rounded out the weekend's racing with a third place finish.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Motorsport.com

BK Racing scores top 30 with Cole Whitt at Chicagoland

Cole Whitt led his BK Racing teammates to the checkered flag as he brought home a 30th-place finish in the No. 26 Iowa City Capital Partners Toyota Camry at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on Sunday afternoon.

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The Tribune

Short stay at NASCAR's party for AJ and Almirola

AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola were the underdogs of the Chase, the two drivers nobody thought could win the Sprint Cup championship. They knew it, too, when they arrived in Chicago and for the first time in their careers were allowed behind NASCAR's velvet rope.

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Stanley Cup of Chowder

Monday Morning Warmup: Thoughts on E

The first Formula E race was held on Saturday in Beijing, and we learned quite a bit. Some thoughts in no particular order: If a little different from what we're used to.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Keselowski Off to Strong Start in Chase

Keselowski used a three-wide pass of Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday to win the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The victory automatically advances Keselowski into the second round of the 10-race Chase, which will eliminate four drivers every third race under NASCAR's new format.

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USA Today

Chicagoland establishing identity as Chase starts

Chicagoland establishing identity as Chase kicks off Track trying to make footprint in crowded sports landscape about 50 miles south of Chicago Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s2eIr5 Matt Kenseth won the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway in 2013. This is the fourth year the 1.5-mile track has kicked off the 10-race title run.

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Matt Kenseth spins his tires as Chase for the Sprint Cup kicks off

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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