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1 hr ago | Motorsport.com

Stop thief

JOLIET, Ill.-One week it's a fan on the fence, the next week tires are stolen in the garage. On Saturday night tires were lifted from the No.

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5 hrs ago | Motorsport.com

Visit Florida Racing heads to COTA with Texas-sized ambitions

After a short break in action, Visit Florida Racing is ready for the final two races of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype, beginning with the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas this weekend.

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6 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Strong Performances from Top Favorites Show That Chase Is Still Wide Open

But with 12 of the 16 Chase drivers finishing in the top 15 positions Sunday, and with just 29 points separating those 12 drivers, the Chase for the Sprint Cup is still a wide-open affair. - or anyone else who might overtake him - close in the points.

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10 hrs ago | National Speed Sport News

Speed Sport Top Performers

The final push towards championships in several major auto racing series around the country began last weekend, with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leading the charge at Chicagoland Speedway.

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15 hrs ago | National Speed Sport News

Future Stars Wrap Griffis Memorial Test

Two days of testing for all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy concluded Sunday during the fourth annual Chris Griffis Memorial Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. A total of 25 drivers participated in the outing which serves as an audition platform for both teams and drivers looking ahead to 2015 campaigns.

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19 hrs 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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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Historic Ponce Inlet motorsports restaurant reopens

After being closed for repairs for two months, one of the most iconic locations in Volusia County motorsports history is set to reopen today. In July, an early morning kitchen fire shut down Racing's North Turn Beach Bar & Grille at 4511 S. Atlantic Ave. The restaurant will be ready to welcome customers through its doors again at 11 a.m. The restaurant sits where cars used to turn from what is now State Road A1A onto the beach and head north on the sand to complete a 4.1-mile loop before the stock car race now known as the Daytona 500 was moved to Daytona International Speedway in 1959.

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Sporting News

Long shot Aric Almirola big loser among Chase drivers

Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers for the most part didn't do much to cost themselves a shot at the title in the Chase opener Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Although the one driver hoping to maybe upset the conventional wisdom of who could advance ended up having the worst day.

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Washington Times

Larson once dressed like his heroes; now races 'em

When he was a kid with grand plans to become a NASCAR driver someday, Kyle Larson dressed up as Jeff Gordon when his family went to watch the races at Sonoma. In the last few laps of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener, Larson found himself racing the real-life version nose to nose down the stretch at Chicagoland Speedway.

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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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Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland: Red Horse Racing NASCAR Truck Race Recap

Following a weekend off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams returned to action at Chicagoland Speedway. The Red Horse Racing teams posting top-10 practice speeds in the final practice session on Thursday, Sept.

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The Miami Herald

Kyle Busch wins Trucks Series race

Kyle Busch bounced back from a disappointing finish in the Nationwide Series to get the win in the Trucks Series race in a Saturday doubleheader at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch came from the rear of the field twice to win in his own Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.

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Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland II: Watch NASCAR Nationwide LIVE Streaming, Timing, Weather & TV Schedule

By PaddockTalk.com Staff Writers The 2014 NASCAR Nationwide season continues today in the 14th Annual Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 Powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Qualifying coverage today will start airing at noon ET on FS2 until 1:30 PM.

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Motorsport.com

It's showtime for Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez received rave reviews from his Joe Gibbs Racing crew during his dress rehearsal for the 2015 Nationwide Series season at Chicagoland Speedway. "You're here to learn today," Suarez' crew reminded him over the radio on Saturday.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Motorsport.com

Racing for a cause

A faulty sparkplug slowed the No. 88 Chevy's progress for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Motorsport.com

Brandon Wicknick takes the victory in Formula Drift Pro 2

Formula DRIFT PRO 2 continued the season at Texas Motor Speedway with the third of four rounds of competition. Brandon Wicknick in the Driftmotion D-Spare Nissan 2JZ S13 takes the victory.

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The Charlotte Observer

Is Chase a 2-horse race?

Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson, who won his sixth Sprint Cup title last season, sits in his car in the garage during practice Saturday. JOLIET, Ill.

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Examiner.com

Brian Scott takes Nationwide pole at Chicagoland

With qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup series being cancelled because of rain on Friday, the Nationwide Series was the only series able to actually hold qualifying, doing so on Saturday in preparation for Saturday afternoon's Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. In the third and final round of that qualifying session, Nationwide regular Brian Scott posted a lap of 29.767 seconds/181.409 mph to claim the pole, his third pole of the 2014 season.

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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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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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