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  1. NASCAR driver Joey Logano looks to take championship step with teammate Brad KeselowskiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Charlotte Observer

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski , shown with Xfinity Series driver Ryan Blaney , laugh during the Team Penske presentation at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour on Wednesday. Logano and Keselowski experienced just about everything except a championship in 2014.

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  2. 2015 Nascar Q&a: Richard Petty Motorsports Media DayRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Paddock Talk

    Richard Petty Motorsports has a new driver this season as Sam Hornish Jr. replaces Marcos Ambrose while Aric Almirola looks to build on his best season that resulted in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory and a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Both drivers were part of a session this morning at the Charlotte Media Tour and discussed the 2015 season.

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  3. Outcome Of Final Race Is The Only Change Team Penske NeedsRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Paddock Talk

    By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CHARLOTTE, N.C.-While other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams have made substantive offseason changes to correct perceived performance flaws, the watchwords at Team Penske are "status quo." As the organization's drivers, crew chiefs and executives gathered on stage for a group photo on Wednesday at the Charlotte Convention Center during the Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Media Tour presented by Technocom, no one thought to ask "What's wrong with this picture?" Why? Because the obvious answer is "Absolutely nothing."

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  4. NASCAR media tour notebookRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | ESPN

    Roush Fenway Racing president Steve Newmark might have been using his notes from last year's NASCAR media tour when he kicked off the team's 2015 presentation Wednesday morning. "Although we put two Cup cars in the Chase last year and three cars in the top 10 of the Xfinity Series, we didn't perform to our expectations," Newmark said.

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  5. Teenage Greenfield race car driver sweeps three points championshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Greenfield

    Joe Bongiorno has been behind the wheel as a racer for six years, and during that time, he has become quite good at the sport. Bongiorno, 15 years old and a sophomore at Greenfield High School, competed last summer in dirt Legends cars, which are scaled-down versions of stock cars.

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  6. Chip Ganassi's winning formula breeds round-the-clock successRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Florida Times-Union

    Scott Dixon drives the Ford DP to Victory Lane on Sunday with co-drivers Kyle Larson, Tony Kanaan, Jamie McMurray and car owner Chip Ganassi. Team owners Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates sat in the corner Sunday afternoon as their team of Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan talked about winning the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

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  7. NASCAR Stars Whose Time to Retire Is Fast ApproachingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | BleacherReport

    When Gordon, 43, announced last week that he was stepping aside as a full-time driver in the Sprint Cup Series after the 2015 season, it was more than just about retirement. Rather, Gordon was the first salvo that was fired in what will likely be a barrage of driver retirements in the next five to 10 years.

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  8. Carl Edwards ready to be the best driver he can beRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Examiner.com

    Carl Edwards took a big leap of faith at the end of last season. The 35-year-old Columbia Missouri native decided to leave the only team he has raced for since coming into NASCAR in 2004, Roush-Fenway Racing.

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  9. Kirby Victorious At Fontana As Pacific Formula F1600 Opens 5th SeasonRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2015 | Paddock Talk

    The Pacific Formula F1600/F2000 Championship opened its twelfth season, fifth for the F1600 class, on the 2.88 mile infield road course at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California with Alex Kirby taking an impressive win in his Piper/Honda. The series is beginning with a non-points two-race weekend run with Cal Club as part of the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour.

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  10. Scott Dixon shines in masterful final drive in Rolex winRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Co-drivers Tony Kanaan, left, of Brazil, and Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, celebrate after winning the IMSA 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. . The winners of the IMSA 24 hour auto race, from left to right, Kyle Larson, Tony Kanaan, Jamie McMurray and Scott Dixon celebrate in Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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  11. NASCAR to leave championship format unchanged in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | WTLV

    NASCAR to leave championship format unchanged in 2015 NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France says is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans. Check out this story on firstcoastnews.com: Nov 16, 2014; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick hoists the Sprint Cup championship trophy after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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  12. Race Recap: Rolex 24 at Daytona was fast and feistyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Autoblog

    JANUARY 25: The #02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Target/Ford EcoBoost Riley driven by Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray takes the checkered flag, winning The Rolex 24 at Daytona at Daytona International Speedway on January 25, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JANUARY 25: The #02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Target/Ford EcoBoost Riley driven by Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray races during The Rolex 24 at Daytona at Daytona International Speedway on January 25, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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  13. Auto racing: Shank's car sits on pole for 24 Hours of DaytonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Mike Shank had a hunch going into this weekend's Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona that his Pataskala-based team was going to have a fast car. It was borne out yesterday.

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  14. Sage Karam's team to start third at 24 hours of DaytonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Morning Call

    The team with which Nazareth's Sage Karam will compete in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona on Saturday-Sunday will start third after Thursday's qualifying session on the Daytona International Speedway road course. The Chip Ganassi Racing Teams No.

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  15. Daytona qualifying: Negri shocks garage by winning Rolex 24 poleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Oswaldo Negri Jr. shocked the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship by taking overall pole position for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Negri, driving the spanking new No.

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  16. The Worst Passwords of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | KRVN-AM Lexington

    New England Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he was "shocked" and had "no explanation" about the accusations the team used under-inflated b... -- U.S. European Command has raised security levels at U.S. military bases across Europe because of what an official says are concerns about the Paris shootings, ... MANHATTAN, KS Jan. 21, 2015 - If population continues to increase at its current pace, the world will tip the nine billion mark by 2050. That's up from seven billion now, a... LINCOLN--Home schooled and other students in Nebraska could be on public schools' sports teams if LB103 is passed.

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  17. Wood Brothers Racing Officially Recognized As Longest Active NASCAR TeamRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2015 | Paddock Talk

    Wood Brothers Racing has become something of a common face in NASCAR. Their consistent attendance year in and year out has possibly gone unnoticed to some, so one member of the family has set out to make sure the team's founding fathers get the recognition they finally deserve for their unwavering show of perseverance.

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  18. Rabe in for CTSCC race at Daytona and partial season campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Motorsport.com

    Professional road racer Jason Rabe will take on his first big challenge of 2015 on Friday, January 23 as he runs Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge event at Daytona International Speedway in the ST class. Rabe will pair with Ethan Low in the No.

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  19. NASCAR champ 'nursing hangover' after UFC fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | USA Today

    In some ways, NASCAR champ Kevin Harvick watches a UFC fight like the average fan. He sits in the stands - preferably the first row of seats above floor level for an unobstructed view - and drinks enough beer Harvick 'nursing hangover' after cheering UFC fighter In some ways, NASCAR champ Kevin Harvick watches a UFC fight like the average fan.

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  20. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Ranking the Top 10 Teams for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | BleacherReport

    The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is only a month away. As fans begin to get ready for what should be an exciting season, it is never too early to look at which teams are the teams to beat.

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