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2 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

N-J Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Keselowski in driver's seat

BRAD KESELOWSKI Can coast for two weeks, but probably won't JEFF GORDON Nothing lost, nothing gained KEVIN HARVICK Will win at New Hampshire JOEY LOGANO Penske's "other" driver this week JUNIOR EARNHARDT Redskins' romp helped his mood JIMMIE JOHNSON Might want to keep that "Go" switch in view KYLE BUSCH Good time to regain his Cup footing KURT BUSCH Unlike his Cubs, he's a September factor MATT KENSETH 0-for-35 RYAN NEWMAN 0-for-43

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7 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Roger Penske starting team in V8 Supercars Championship in Australia

Birmingham businessman Roger Penske is going racing Down Under -- and with Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose, who announced at Chicagoland Speedway during the weekend that he would be leaving "The King" after the end of the 2014 NASCAR season.

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11 hrs ago | Digital Game Developer

WRIT Media Enters NASCAR's Top Series in US & Europe

The sponsorship will encompass seven select NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Whelan Euro Series races ending in a major announcement from WRIT in Homestead Miami during championship weekend. "Through our partnership with RWR and team, we will drive brand awareness across North America and Europe to gain broad exposure to millions of racing fans through NASCAR's spectator experience, national TV distribution, and the social media campaigns surrounding the racing events leading up to and through championship weekend.

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15 hrs ago | Autoblog

Marcos Ambrose leaving NASCAR for return to Australia

Some racing series attract drivers from around the world, but by and large, NASCAR isn't one of them. Marco Ambrose is one of the few exceptions, but now, after more than six years competing for the Sprint Cup, he's calling it quits.

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19 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

Keselowski locks up spot in Sprint Cup's Round 2

14, 2014. . Brad Keselowski looks at the trophy as he celebrates with his crew in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept.

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21 hrs ago | 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

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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The Wichita Eagle

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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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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USA Today

NASCAR at Chicago: Start time, lineup, TV/radio

It's race day at Chicagoland Speedway, and it's also the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the first of 10 races in NASCAR's version of the playoffs. NASCAR at Chicago: Start time, lineup, TV/radio schedule, more It's race day at Chicagoland Speedway, and it's also the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the first of 10 races in NASCAR's version of the playoffs.

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BleacherReport

NASCAR at Chicago 2014: Race Schedule, Live Stream Info and Drivers to Watch

's exciting postseason format begins Sunday in Chicago, as race one of 10 in the Chase for the Sprint Cup takes place with the As the Chase begins, it's tough to decide who exactly is in the driver's seat, with more than a couple of standouts emerging throughout the season. Brad made a late surge to take the points lead, but Jeff Gordon , Dale Earnhardt Jr. and more are lurking in contention.

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The Daily Record

Edwards, Keselowski fastest in final practice

Title contender Carl Edwards was the fastest driver in the final practice for the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Brad Keselowski, who struggled to find speed on the opening day of practice, was second-fastest at 186.335.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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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Daily Herald

Ambrose leaving NASCAR to return to Australia

Ambrose, from Tasmania, came to the U.S. in 2006 in pursuit of a NASCAR career. As he climbed the ladder from the Truck Series into Nationwide and finally the elite Sprint Cup Series, he always said he'd one day return to Australia so his children could attend school in their native country.

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Naples Daily News

Gordon covets elusive 5th titlea

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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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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St. Petersburg Times

NASCAR's Aric Almirola chases opportunity in family tradition

Not just the ones the Tampa native made - all the hot dogs and grilled cheese sandwiches he had to eat after dropping out of college to race a car for a living. But the ones his family made long before he won at Daytona and became one of only 16 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, which begins Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.

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MSNBC

Judge: Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in shooting of girlfriend

It remains to be seen how Giancarlo Stanton's injury will impact him going forward, but the reality is all batters have fear of being hit by a pitch. Brett Hundley and UCLA figure to have their hands full with Texas, but our pundit likes the Bruins in a close one.

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Washington Times

Hamlin gets crew chief back for start of Chase

Denny Hamlin got his crew chief back for the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, and he is hopeful Darian Grubb spent his six weeks away building fast race cars. Grubb was suspended by NASCAR after Hamlin's third-place finish at Indianapolis when NASCAR found issues with several covers in the rear firewall of his driver compartment during post-race inspection.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

FOX Carolina

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson facing arrest in child injury indictment

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The attorney for Adrian Peterson says the Minnesota Vikings star running back has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse. By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The attorney for Adrian Peterson says the Minnesota Vikings star running back has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse.

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