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2 hrs ago | Daily Camera

Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's 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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13 hrs ago | Paddock Talk

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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18 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Sideline chatter

Knight will be putting a full-court press on college basketball fans this season, thanks to an expanded role as an ESPN analyst. A sky diver descends with an American Flag during the pre-race ceremonies before the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, June 8, 2012.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Roadracing World

a MotoAmerica Partner Chuck Aksland Talks About How Their New Race...

MotoAmerica/KRAVE Group Partner Chuck Aksland talking to a member of the Celtic Racing/HVMC Suzuki team Friday at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Photo by David Swarts, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. On September 3 it was announced that the American Motorcyclist Association , based in Pickerington, Ohio, had re-acquired the rights to professional motorcycle road racing in America from Daytona Motorsports Group and as the U.S. affiliate of the FIM would sanction a new professional road racing series promoted and managed by a new group called MotoAmerica.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Jeff Gordon covets elusive fifth championship as Chase opens

Once unstoppable on the race track, Jeff Gordon has now gone 13 years without a championship. Now, at 43 years old, he feels he's got one of the best championship shots of his career.

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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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National Speed Sport News

Hafertepe Conquers Texas Dirt

FT. WORTH, Texas - Mother Nature tried, but a little rain wasn't enough to stop the opening night of the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track National Championship as Sam Hafertepe Jr. picked up his fourth Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour A-Feature win of the season and sixth overall with the national arm of the American Sprint Car Series. Along with the $3,000 winner's purse, Sam also took home Port-a-Cool Cyclone 3000, a Charlie 1 Horse Hat, and a custom painted commemorative Helmet.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Allison Melangton.

The woman who led the charge for Indianapolis to gets its first Super Bowl is moving on to auto racing. Allison Melangton, president of Indiana Sports Corp, will become the senior vice president of events for Hulman Motorsports, working with IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Examiner.com

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is kicked off in Phoenix

A pace car for Quicken Loans Race for the Heroes 500 welcomed the Phoenix media to a Breakfast with Champions on September 10, 2014. Are you ready for some NASCAR? Had it with the miserable DBack season? Hopeful, but always anxious, about the Cardinals? Never know what the Suns are going to do? One sport that always seems to deliver great satisfaction to its fans is motorsports.

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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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Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland: Austin Dillon NASCAR Truck Race Preview

Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race: 15 of 22 - September 12th, 2014 Driver: Austin Dillon Truck: No.20 Rheem/Young Supply Company Chevrolet Silverado Owner's Point Standings: 14th Track: Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet, Illinois Event: Lucas Oil 225 Distance: 150 Laps / 225 Miles NASCAR Camping World Truck Series On Track Activity at Chicago begins on Thursday with back to back practice sessions, first practice 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. followed by final practice from 2:30p.m. - 4 p.m. On Friday, competition will resume with the sta rt of Knockout Qualifying at 2:15p.m. The Lucas Oil 225, the 15th event for the NCWTS in 2014, will take the green flag at 7:30p.m. on Friday, September 12th.

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CNN

Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward Jr. investigation concludes

Driver Tony Stewart looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on Friday, August 8, in Watkins Glen, New York. Stewart is a three-time champion in NASCAR's top division and also won a sprint car championship in 1995.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Southtown Star

Auto Racing: NASCAR's 2014 Chase for the Cup starts...

SEPTEMBER 06: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, takes part in pre-race ceremonies with his daughter Grace for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 6, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. ORG XMIT: 464040743 To hear Matt Kenseth tell it, if you never have bought a ticket to watch the NASCAR Cup cars run at Chicagoland Speedway, Sunday's MyAFibStory.com 400 would be a great time to give it a try.

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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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MLive.com

Victims of 9-11 terrorist attacks remembered at Spirit of America...

Before the attacks, he had an attitude of giving, and that hasn't wavered since. On Thursday, Dardzinski took part in the Spirit of America blood drive at Michigan International Speedway, as he has every year the track has hosted the event.

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KARE-TV Minneapolis

Is this Dale Jr.'s best chance at NASCAR championship

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has known he'd be in the Chase for the Sprint Cup since the checkered flag waved at the Daytona 500. Is this Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s best shot at a Cup title? Dale Earnhardt Jr. has known he'd be in the Chase for the Sprint Cup since the checkered flag waved at the Daytona 500.

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Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland: Chip Ganassi Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview

Race: MyAfibStory.com 400 - 267 laps/400.5 miles - #MyAfibStory400 Track: Chicagoland Speedway @ChicagolndSpdwy Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 McDonald's Chevrolet SS, No.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Weekend racing: Devil's Showdown invades New Jersey

The eyes of the motorsports world will be on Joliet, Illinois, home to Chicagoland Speedway, for Race 1 of the Sprint Cup Chase playoffs. If the race winner is among the 16 in the Chase, that driver will get an automatic ticket to the next round of elimination competition.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

New Battle at Bristol Countdown Clock Builds Anticipation for College Football's Largest Game

History will be made as sports fans witness a border battle, decades in the making, between Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 10, 2016.

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The Washington Post

Vitale breaks down NASCAR's version of Sweet 16

ESPN college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale has picked Jimmie Johnson to cut down the nets - or at least hoist the Sprint Cup trophy and have his seventh shining moment as NASCAR's champion. Vitale was in Boston on Wednesday to inject a dose of March Madness into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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