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    • 6:56 PM, Jul. 12, 2014

    J. Michael Kelly senses golden opportunity on Detroit River

    Kelly has a trio of third-place finishes all behind 10-time Gold Cup winner Dave Villwock and 12-time runner-up Steve David in 2007, 2010 and 2012 under his belt, but has his sights set on the top spot.

    • 9:38 PM, Jul. 12, 2014
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    Video: Jon Zimmerman goes airborne, Jimmy Shane dominates Gold Cup heats

    While heading into the first turn of the third lap, Zimmerman caught a series of rollers that sent him airborne and spun him 360 degrees before he landed right-side up.

    • 11:29 PM, Jul. 12, 2014
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    Saturday's motor sports roundup: Nationwide win caps perfect day for Brad Keselowski

    Brad Keselowski had a couple of impressive performances at New Hampshire. It's the victory celebration that again gave him fits.

    • 8:56 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
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    Jon Zimmerman is riding high for Sunday's Gold Cup on Detroit River

    Zimmerman, 49, feels he has his best chance of winning the Gold Cup this weekend on the Detroit River.

    • 9:29 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
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    Gold Cup notebook: Sterling Heights' Cal Phipps excited over Graham Trucking boat

    Phipps will have his best chance of hoisting motor sports' oldest trophy while competing in the U7 Graham Trucking boat.

    • 11:19 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
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    Gold Cup driver Jimmy Shane rockets into hydroplane racing

    Detroit Jimmy Shane feels fortunate, working with rocket scientists during the week and piloting a 200 mph unlimited hydroplane boat on the weekend.

    • 6:11 PM, Jul. 9, 2014
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    Wednesday's motor sports roundup: Revamped JR Motorsports gets in gear

    The overhaul began in 2012, mostly behind the scenes. There were hirings and firings Earnhardt had to let go his uncle and his cousin and JRM finally began to utilize its resources at Hendrick Motorsports. Tough decisions were made, but the result is that JRM is now a Nationwide Series powerhouse.

    • 10:09 PM, Jul. 7, 2014
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    Unheralded drivers ready to step to Gold Cup forefront

    For the first time in decades, the Gold Cup races on the Detroit River this weekend will be missing two legendary drivers Dave Villwock and Steve David. Still, even without Villwock and David, there still are plenty of talented drivers to watch.

    • 9:15 PM, Jul. 6, 2014
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    Sunday's motor sports roundup: Aric Almirola takes rain-shortened Daytona race

    Aric Almirola won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, putting Richard Petty's famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999.

    • 11:41 PM, Jul. 5, 2014
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    Coke Zero 400 at Daytona postponed until 11 a.m. Sunday due to rain

    It's the second race at Daytona this year delayed by rain. The season-opening Daytona 500 was stopped for more than six hours because of rain and ended under the lights.

    • 11:46 PM, Jul. 4, 2014
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    Friday's motors roundup: Kasey Kahne shakes Regan Smith for first Nationwide victory since '07

    Kahne weaved his way through traffic during a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish, but didn't appear to be in the mix for a shot at the win as Smith pulled away from the pack.

  1. Thursday's motor sports roundup: Talladega finish still eats at Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    The Daytona 500 winner went to Talladega thinking he'd win another restrictor-plate race, but instead finished 26th in a performance that still haunted him Thursday when he showed up at Daytona International Speedway.

    • 7:07 PM, Jul. 1, 2014
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    Brad Keselowski marches into Daytona with cocky confidence

    Keselowski, NASCAR's version of Bluto from Animal House, is the life of the party again along pit road and other prominent places.

    • 11:07 PM, Jun. 29, 2014
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    Rochester Hills' Brad Keselowski craves another NASCAR crown

    Already locked into the Chase with a Las Vegas victory and a solid string of top-fives, Keselowski delivered his most dominant run at Kentucky Speedway. He started from the pole and led 199 of 267 laps en route to his second win this season.

    • 12:02 AM, Jun. 29, 2014
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    Saturday's motors roundup: Rochester Hills' Brad Keselowski wins race, then cuts hand on champagne bottle

    The Penske Racing driver and 2012 race winner followed his record-breaking pole effort to lead 199 of 267 laps en route to his second victory of the season and ...

    • 6:05 PM, Jun. 25, 2014
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    Matt Kenseth, defending champ at Kentucky, senses urgency to get a win

    Coming off a seven-win season, Kenseth is winless and is fourth in the points standings, knowing he needs at least one victory to bolster his bid for a spot in ...

    • 12:11 AM, Jun. 24, 2014
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    Jeff Gordon is philosophical about his second place at Sonoma

    Gordon still faces persistent questions about retirement. Part of that is driven by age and the fact that the father of two young children has the luxury to ...

    • 10:45 PM, Jun. 22, 2014
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    Sunday's motors roundup: Carl Edwards holds off Jeff Gordon to win at Sonoma

    Edwards stopped the Hendrick juggernaut with a win Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, the first career victory for Edwards on a road course. The win came a week after ...

    • 8:53 PM, Jun. 21, 2014
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    Saturday's motors roundup: Brendan Gaughan wins wet Nationwide road race

    Gaughan noted that he made his fair share of mistakes along the way pretty much every driver did in challenging driving conditions and thanked his crew for ...

    • 8:07 PM, Jun. 20, 2014
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    Friday's motors roundup: Marcos Ambrose looking for first career Sonoma victory

    A win Sunday could earn the Australian his first berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and solidify his future at Richard Petty Motorsports.

    • 6:20 PM, Jun. 19, 2014
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    Brad Keselowski ready to hit the road and win at Sonoma

    Keselowski, from Rochester Hills, has never finished higher than 10th in four starts at Sonoma, but considering how consistent his team has been through the ...

    • 12:29 AM, Jun. 19, 2014
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    Hendrick on a roll with Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    After five straight Sprint Cup victories including three by defending champion Jimmie Johnson Hendrick now holds the top three spots in the points ...

    • 12:26 PM, Jun. 16, 2014
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    New deal keeps Gold Cup hydroplane race in Detroit for next 10 years

    The Detroit River Regatta Association, which organizes the event, and the American Power Boat Association, which is the sanctioning body for the series' races, ...

    • 7:42 AM, Jun. 16, 2014
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    Formula One great Michael Schumacher leaves French hospital, out of coma

    Formula One great Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left a French hospital where he had been receiving treatment since a skiing accident in ...

    • 8:35 PM, Jun. 15, 2014
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    Michigan driver Brad Keselowski comes up short on his home track

    Keselowski had to settle for third-place in the Quicken Loans 400 while driving his No. 2 Ford for Roger Penske. He finished second the past two races, to ...

    • 1:15 AM, Jun. 16, 2014
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    Six-time Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson finally ends MIS drought

    Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway always has eluded six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Until Sunday.

    • 12:15 PM, Jun. 15, 2014
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    Lions' Eric Ebron, grand marshal at MIS: 'My goals are set high'

    Lions rookie Eric Ebron was at Michigan International Speedway Sunday enjoying his first Sprint Cup race while also giving instructions to the drivers to start ...

    • 8:33 PM, Jun. 15, 2014
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    Chad Knaus' flawless strategy sets Jimmie Johnson on road to MIS victory

    Johnson is a six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion, but without Knaus, arguably the best in the business, where would he be?

    • 8:55 PM, Jun. 14, 2014
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    Jimmie Johnson running well at MIS, seeking first win at track

    Johnson, 38, has 68 career wins during his 13-year career with Hendrick Motorsports and is the defending series champion. He has won twice this season, ...

    • 8:54 PM, Jun. 14, 2014
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    Paul Menard takes Nationwide race at MIS

    Menard took advantage of Joey Logano's flat tire with four laps remaining and went on to win the Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250 Nationwide race Saturday afternoon ...

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