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1 hr ago | Motorsport.com

Almirola took the upset victory at Daytona as the spots up for grabs in the Chase dwindle

With eight races remaining before the cut-off, who will fill the final five spots in the 2014 Chase lineup? Aric Almirola's Daytona win was the first this year by a driver who has never previously made the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Racing, Aric Almirola, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Andy Belmont, Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie Johnson, Brian Vickers, NASCAR Busch, Team Red Bull, Indy Racing, Austin Dillon

5 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Helton: Talladega races still have big impact

Mike Helton, president of NASCAR walks through the garages during a rain shower prior to the Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, July 5, 2014.

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7 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

IndyCar rookie Hawksworth back after Pocono crash

This is a May 17, 2014 file photo showing Jack Hawksworth, of England, posed for a photo after his qualification run on the first day of qualifications for Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.

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11 hrs ago | Motorsport.com

Two races, same weekend again for Scuderia Corsa

Los Angeles, California) - Just as it did two weekends ago, Scuderia Corsa will compete in two very different places this weekend.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, Dwayne Leik, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Racing, Andy Belmont, Boris Jurkovic, John Graham

15 hrs ago | Examiner.com

NASCAR odds for 2014 Camping World RV Sales 301, Jimmie Johnson favored

The following is a list of the odds for NASCAR drivers to win the 2014 Camping World RV Sales 301, which is taking place this Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: Sports, Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Jimmie Johnson, Racing, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose, NASCAR Busch, Johnny Davis, Jeff Gordon

19 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

NASCAR: 12 Questions with Ryan Newman

Our series of NASCAR driver interviews continues this week with Ryan Newman, who is currently eighth in the Sprint Cup Series standings in his first year with Richard Childress Racing.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, Ryan Newman, Stewart-Haas Racing, Nascar Drivers

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The News Journal

Earnhardt's race team now a powerEarnhardt's race team now a powerJRM ...

Earnhardt's race team now a power JRM credits turnaround to Hendrick alliance Check out this story on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1lVgHEc Just four years ago, JR Motorsports shuffled 10 drivers through its No.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR, Kevin Harvick, Richard Childress Racing, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Ray Evernham, Kasey Kahne, Fred Biagi, Regan Smith, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson

Northern Michigan News

Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment

Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 9

WHERE HE STANDS: Jeff Gordon remained in first place for the fifth consecutive week after Daytona and for 11 of the last 12 weeks.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports, Jeff Gordon, Nascar Drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick, NASCAR Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Johnny Davis

Sporting News

Who could follow Aric Almirola and produce NASCAR's next big upset?

Aric Almirola was the surprise winner Sunday at Daytona International Speedway and now it appears he will make the Chase for the Sprint Cup for the first time in his career.

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BleacherReport

Why Danica Patrick Still Moves the Needle in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Her fans see her as a groundbreaking pioneer, fighting hard to make her way in a man's world.

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Related Topix: Sports, Danica Patrick, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Andretti Autosport, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Racing, Indy Racing, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Andy Belmont, Jay Ryan Norris, NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Michael Valiante

AutoWeek

ESPNand#8217;s Jim Noble questions whether 72-year-old Morgan...

Morgan Shepherd, 72, is set to race in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race in New Hampshire.

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Boston.com

Rowley's Eddie MacDonald no stranger to NHMS

No stranger to New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where he has won three times in K&N Pro Series East races in 2008 and 2009, Eddie MacDonald says his familiarity with the 1.058-mile oval in Loudon, N.H., will help him feel at home when he makes NASCAR Sprint Cup debut in Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Eddie MacDonald, NASCAR Busch, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Andy Belmont, Niclas Jonsson, Matt McCall, John Graham, John Borneman III

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WCYB

NASCAR driver makes daring dive into shark tank

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brendan Gaughan visited the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga Tuesday, and compared swimming with sharks to racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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The State

NASCAR - Sprint Cup - Camping World RV Sales 301 Preview

Gilliland 1-4, Kenseth 5-16, Stewart 17-19, Ragan 20-24, Bowyer Gilliland 1-4, Kenseth 5-16, Stewart 17-19, Ragan 20-24, Bowyer 25, Mears 26, Ragan 27-28, Sorenson 29-32, Cassill 33-34, Gilliland 35, Cassill 36-38, McMurray 39-41, Annett 42-43, McMurray 44-51, Biffle 52-59, Ku.

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National Speed Sport News

Scott Preparing For Vermont Governor's Cup

The Lt. Governor of the State of Vermont, Phil Scott has won more races than any other driver in the history of the ACT late model division at Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl, dating back to 1992.

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Stock Car Spin

NASCAR Comedian Drivers

One thing for sure, NASCAR has its share of comedian drivers who enjoy pranking one another and others while having a good time kidding around during interviews.

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Boston.com

Edelman to drive pace car for N.H. NASCAR race

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman will drive the pace car for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the track announced Monday.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Mark Story: How secure is Kentucky Speedway's hold on its Sprint Cup date?

Brad Keselowski poses with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

KWTX

Texas Plans To Eliminate Poor-Selling Specialty Plates

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles plans to eliminate dozens of poor-selling specialty license plates, such as ones for Texas Motor Speedway and Dr Pepper.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jennifer Cobb, Jay Ryan Norris, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Michael Valiante, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Racing, Andy Belmont, Tom Mitchell, Bobby Dotter, Mike MacKenzie

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