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12 min ago | The Charlotte Observer

Aric Almirola keeping his head up after blown engine

That's how he felt after getting out of his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford in the garage late in Sunday's MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway after spending a majority of the race running among the top 10. Shortly after teams completed a round of green-flag pit stops, a puff of smoke could be seen coming from Almirola's car.

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4 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Larson once dressed like his heroes; now races 'em

Kyle Larson autographs for fans as he arrives at the tent for driver/crew chiefs meeting before NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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4 hrs ago | ABC News

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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17 hrs ago | The Age

Former champion Marcos Ambrose set to return to V8 Supercars next year

Former champion Marcos Ambrose is set to return to V8 Supercars next year to lead an assault by legendary American team owner Roger Penske. Ambrose is expected to be announced on Tuesday as the driver of Penske's new V8 entry, which will be run in an alliance with Dick Johnson Racing.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sporting News

Does NASCAR need great Chase, will drivers deliver drama in new system?

NASCAR appeared to make a bold move when it introduced the Chase for the Sprint Cup back in 2004. It changed the method of winning the championship from a 36-race schedule to a 10-race mini-season among the best performers.

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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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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Tony Stewart pit crew jumps to Kevin Harvick's car

Harvick got a pit crew upgrade on Tuesday for NASCAR's Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet when Stewart-Haas Racing announced it has swapped Harvick's crew for Stewart's. Harvick is participating in the Chase for the Sprint Cup while Stewart is not.

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NewsOK.com

Johnson has new cooling system for start of Chase

Defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is confident he won't have any issues with hydration or cramping as he heads into the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Jimmie Johnson waits for his interview during the NASCAR Sprint Cup media day in Chicago, Thursday, Sept.

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Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland (Qualifying): NASCAR Sprint Cup LIVE Streaming, Timing, Weather & TV Schedule

By PaddockTalk.com Staff Writers The NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying sessions for the MyAFibStory.com 400 will be be held today at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Practice will begin at 1PM ET and run until 2:30 PM.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland: Jeffrey Earnhardt NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview

An early-race crash cost Jeffrey Earnhardt a good finish in last week's race at Richmond International Raceway. He hopes to bounce back in Saturday's Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

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The Charlotte Observer

Penske positions for IndyCar, NASCAR title sweep

Penske's IndyCar Series driver Will Power captured his first series championship on Aug. 30 in Fontana, Calif., after coming up just short in 2010, 2011 and 2012. It's the 13th IndyCar championship for Penske, whose most recent championship came in 2006 with Sam Hornish Jr., who now competes part time in NASCAR.

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WLNS-TV Lansing

People Line Up For "Spirit Of America" Blood Drive

Starting at 6:00 this morning people started gathering at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn for the "Spirit of America Blood Drive." 6 News reporter Mariah Harrison has more on why donors say it's the least they could do to give back.

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Hemmings Auto Blogs

More speed comes to the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance

It's hardly surprising that the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance has enjoyed brisk growth. A big part of the reason is that the two-weekend event incorporates a running exhibition of historic racing cars as part of its draw.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

National Speed Sport News

Kenseth Kicks Off 'Speeding To Read'

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth is accustomed to loud, appreciative fans every time he visits Texas Motor Speedway - just not in September. Kenseth helped transform a tranquil and idle Wednesday into a thunderous Chase send-off with more than 3,000 local elementary students on hand for the official 2014-15 kickoff of Texas Motor Speedway's "Speeding To Read" program.

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Alabama Live

NASCAR Driver Joey Logano Visits Children's of Alabama

Logano laughs with J. T. Shelton his dad Jared Shelton and sister Jayden Shelton as they decorate wooden race cars. NASCAR driver Joey Logano spent some time with patients at Children's of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama Wednesday September 10, 2014 to promote the upcoming race at Talladega Superspeedway in October.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Paddock Talk

2014 Chicagoland: Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview

Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at Chicagoland Speedway ... Richard Childress is tied for second place for number of car owner victories at Chicagoland Speedway with Kevin Harvick's back-to-back wins in 2001 and 2002. In 41 starts at the 1.5-mile suburban Chicago tri-oval, Richard Childress Racing teams have a combined nine top-five, 18 top-10 finishes and one pole award, Jeff Burton in 2006.

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Motorsport.com

Chase teams testing at Homestead today - Chase drivers not allowed

NASCAR Sprint Cup teams are testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway today. Six Sprint Cup organizations will take part in the Goodyear test, but their drivers are not invited.

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Dallas Morning News

Photos: Planes roar and soar in Red Bull Air Race at Texas Motor Speedway

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Patch.com

New Owners Bring Fresh Ideas, Community Spirit and a NASCAR Driver to Badda Bing's

In the competitive restaurant business, it takes hard work and a customer-focused attitude to keep customers coming in the door. Dave and Mike Ferrentino, the new owners of Badda Bing's Italian Beef and Sausage restaurant, have been rolling up their sleeves for the past few months to reinvigorate this establishment serving the New Lenox community.

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ESPN

Moment of the Race: Fence climber gets bird's-eye view

A week after a squirrel sighting at Atlanta Motor Speedway almost brought out the caution flag, NASCAR officials were forced to wave the yellow Saturday night at Richmond after a shirtless man climbed the catch fence in Turn 4 and parked himself there as cars zipped by below. Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick were asked about the fence climber following the Federated Auto Parts 400, which prompted this exchange: Hamlin: Yeah, I saw that.

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