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3 hrs ago | NASCAR Winston Cup Scene

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Below is a look at the 16 Challengers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire going into the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 21. ESPN's coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET.

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7 hrs ago | The Indianapolis Star

Curt Cavin: John Paul Jr., an incredible man, racer

Curt Cavin: John Paul Jr., an incredible man, racer Two-time 24 Hours of Daytona champion started seven Indianapolis 500s Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1s3gXul Answer: There certainly has been a lot of feedback on it, and I pass a lot of it on to John. He's an incredible man with a backstory almost impossible to believe: Punished for standing behind his father as a teenager.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland: Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Recap

Race Highlights: a Richard Childress Racing teammates Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard finished 15th, 16th and 21st, respectively. a Newman ranks 13th in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, while Dillon ranks 20th and Menard ranks 21st.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Short stay at NASCAR's party for AJ and Almirola

AJ Allmendinger makes a pit stop during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Auto Racing Daily

The Finish Order: The Nationwide Series at Chicagoland

It's very easy to assume that Kevin Harvick loves having fun in the Nationwide Series while driving that #5 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Harvick scored his fourth series win of the season in that car, as well as his 44th career series win, by winning the Jimmy Johns Freaky Fast 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway.

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Paddock Talk

Down 2 Laps, Truex Jr. Charges to 14th-Place Finish

Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing took advantage of a break late in the race as the single car team dashed from two laps down to a 14th-place finish in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. "The finish wasn't what we wanted, but we made something good out of it," said Truex.

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Motorsport.com

Almirola 'heartbroken' over untimely blown engine

When Aric Almirola climbed out of his No. 43 Ford Fusion during the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet Sunday, it was probably obvious what he was about to say.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland: Johnny Sauter NASCAR Truck Race Recap

Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records Toyota Tundra, didn't have the night he envisioned in the rain-delayed Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway.

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2014 Chicagoland: Tayler Malsam NASCAR Truck Race Recap

After scoring his career-best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish just weeks ago at Michigan International Speedway, Tayler Malsam had high hopes as he returned to the No. 32 Redbox Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

14, 2014. . Jeff Gordon drives past Marcos Ambrose and Jamie McMurray during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

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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Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland: Dylan Kwasniewski NASCAR Nationwide Race Recap

The NASCAR Nationwide Series made its second and final stop of the 2014 season at Chicagoland Speedway for the Jimmy Johns Freaky Fast 300. Dylan Kwasniewski and the No.

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2014 Chicagoland: Kyle Busch NASCAR Truck Race Recap

With Chase for the Sprint Cup Media Day going on at the same time as NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice on Thursday afternoon, Erik Jones was called upon to practice the Dollar General Tundra for Kyle Busch. Busch was prepared to qualify the No.

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Los Angeles Times

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is enjoying prime time in his NASCAR career

Dale Jr. says he wasn't having a good time before, but has 'had the best time driving race cars this year "I feel physically and mentally 10 years younger than that," Earnhardt said as he prepared for Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup opening race at Chicagoland Speedway. "I still enjoy what I do and had the best time driving race cars this year," he said.

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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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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Herald

Kyle Busch wins Trucks Series race at Joliet

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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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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The Miami Herald

Edwards, Keselowski fastest in final practice

Title contender Carl Edwards is the fastest driver in the final practice for the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Edwards turned a lap at 186.413 mph on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Sporting News

Do Gibbs, Roush drivers really have a chance? They insist they do

Joe Gibbs Racing and Roush Fenway Racing. Two proud organizations that expect to compete for the Sprint Cup title every year.

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2014 Chicagoland: NASCAR Nationwide Practice One Results - Gaughan, Chevrolet Fastest

By PaddockTalk.com Staff Writers The NASCAR Nationwide series has completed practice session one at Chicagoland Speedway in preparation for 14th Annual Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 Powered by Coca-Cola. Leading the way was Brendan Gaughan and his No.

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