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    • 9:44 PM, Sep. 1, 2014

    Tony Stewart needs to shift focus from Chase to regaining routine

    He sat out three races after his sprint car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a New York dirt track on Aug. 9, and his return to competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway ended with a blown tire and a 41st-place finish.

    • 2:01 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
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    Sunday's motors roundup: Kasey Kahne wins Atlanta shootout; Tony Stewart wrecks

    Kahne charged past Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

    • 12:45 AM, Aug. 31, 2014
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    Tony Stewart finds plenty of support in his return to Sprint Cup

    Tony Stewart was cheered in practice Saturday. Jeff Gordon and other drivers wouldn't be surprised if Stewart hears bigger cheers Sunday night. Kevin Harvick will be on the pole, but Stewart, who will start 12th, will be in the spotlight in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    • 4:09 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
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    Emotional NASCAR star Tony Stewart says Kevin Ward Jr.'s death will affect him forever

    Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will 'affect my life forever' as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.

    • 6:44 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Roger Penske on verge of latest IndyCar title

    In the last 20 years, Penske has just one championship in the open-wheel chassis and monstrously powerful engines of 'Indy' racing. But with two of Penske's three drivers, Will Power and Helio Castroneves, standing first and second entering the last race, the IndyCar Series championship is fixed in his crosshairs.

    • 7:22 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    NASCAR returning to MIS in June and August next year

    NASCAR weekends at Michigan International Speedway in 2015 will be June 12-14 and Aug. 14-16.

    • 11:20 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Sunday's motors roundup: Scott Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win

    Power leads teammate Helio Castroneves by 51 points heading to the double-points finale at Fontana on Saturday. Castroneves struggled to an 18th-place finish at Sonoma.

    • 4:45 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Brad Keselowski: Don't count out Gibbs guys just yet

    Joey Logano's third victory of the season gave him five consecutive finishes in the top six, and gave Keselowski confirmation that Team Penske is as much a Sprint Cup championship contender as anyone.

    • 1:52 AM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Joey Logano edges Brad Keselowski at Bristol as Penske notches NASCAR weekend sweep

    Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    • 11:39 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Sprint Cup's race for Chase is getting tight

    Matt Kenseth stands fifth in the points standings and seems a lock to make in into NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when the 10-race playoffs begin in three weeks at Chicagoland Speedway.

    • 12:14 AM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Thursday's motors roundup: Brad Keselowski joins dad as winner in truck series

    Keselowski (Rochester Hills) passed defending champion Kyle Busch with 75 laps to go and held off Busch's teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

    • 3:11 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
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    Joe Gibbs Racing hires star driver Carl Edwards

    Carl Edwards scrolled across a stage at Joe Gibbs Racing and jokingly yelled, 'Surprise!' There was no surprise whatsoever about his formal introduction Tuesday as a fourth driver in the JGR Sprint Cup lineup.

    • 11:25 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
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    NASCAR tests ways at MIS to make racing better

    Seventeen hours after the last fans left the stands at Michigan International Speedway, and as a long promenade of overnight campers still snaked their ways home on U.S. 12, 10 drivers went flying around the awesomely fast track again, simulating race conditions and trying-out potential new 'packages' for the 2015 season.

    • 6:22 PM, Aug. 17, 2014
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    Jeff Gordon wins Pure Michigan 400, ends MIS drought

    It was Gordon's third win of the season, the 91st of his career and first at MIS since 2001. He started from the pole and won by 1.41 seconds over Kevin Harvick (Chevrolet), who also finished second in the June race at MIS.

    • 9:49 PM, Aug. 17, 2014
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    Roush-Fenway enduring frustrating season, but future looks bright

    Livonia businessman Jack Roush took a seat next to Greg Biffle's transporter prior to Sunday's race, talking about the season and the future of Roush-Fenway ...

    • 4:26 PM, Aug. 17, 2014
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    Sunday's Pure Michigan 400: Live tweets from MIS

    Follow the action from Michigan International Speedway with live tweets from our Detroit News team:

    • 11:57 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    Best drivers promise crowd-pleaser at Pure Michigan 400

    Brooklyn, Mich. Heading into the Pure Michigan 400 Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, the fourth race before the start of the Chase, the seven top ...

    • 7:16 PM, Aug. 16, 2014
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    Jeff Gordon again tops 200 mph in lead-up to Sunday's race at MIS

    Brooklyn Jeff Gordon has turned back the clock and is a legitimate contender for the Sprint Cup championship. He's a four-time Sprint Cup champion, his final one coming ...

    • 7:19 PM, Aug. 16, 2014
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    MIS victory gives Johnny Sauter Truck Series points lead

    Brooklyn Johnny Sauter took advantage of a late mistake by Darrell 'Bubba' Wallace Jr.'s team to win the 15th Annual Careers For Veterans 200 Truck Series race at ...

    • 1:01 PM, Aug. 16, 2014
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    Ryan Truex crashes in Sprint Cup practice at MIS

    Brooklyn Ryan Truex had an accident Saturday morning in Sprint Cup practice at Michigan International Speedway.

    • 11:32 PM, Aug. 16, 2014
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    Saturday's motors roundup: Chris Buescher hangs on for Nationwide win

    As the laps dwindled, Chris Buescher's anxiety rose. The 21-year-old rookie was leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course ...

    • 11:59 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    Team: It was Stewart who decided not to race at MIS

    NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is grieving, and it was his decision not to compete in this weekend's Sprint Cup series race at Michigan International Speedway, ...

    • 11:58 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    Jeff Gordon sets track record at MIS to capture Pure Michigan 400 pole

    Jeff Gordon set the track record at Michigan International Speedway on Friday afternoon, circling the 2-mile track with a lap of 205.885 mph in Round 2 of ...

    • 9:46 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
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    Tragedy overshadows big weekend of auto racing at MIS

    A significant event, the death of young driver Kevin Ward Jr. which will keep the three-time former champion racer Tony Stewart from driving Sunday ...

    • 11:58 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    NASCAR adds rule to increase on-track safety after Stewart crash

    On the heels of tragedy on a dirt track in upstate New York last weekend, NASCAR has added a rule to increase on-track safety.

    • 1:01 AM, Aug. 16, 2014
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    Stewart-Haas Racing going forward with Jeff Burton behind the wheel for now

    NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is grieving and decided to not compete in this weekend's Sprint Cup series race at Michigan International Speedway, according to ...

    • 11:58 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    Younger much younger generation invading Sprint Cup

    It seems the Sprint Cup series is getting younger and younger with rookie drivers like 22-year-old Kyle Larson in the field, and with the recent news that 20- ...

    • 8:53 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
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    Tony Stewart says he will not race Sunday in Pure Michigan 400 at MIS

    Stewart's car 'fishtailed' and struck 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. with the right rear wheel during a dirt-track race in upstate New York on Saturday. Ward died ...

    • 11:18 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
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    For embattled Tony Stewart, dirt-track racing is part of his core

    The 43-year-old Hoosier and three-time Sprint Cup series champion always has been a throwback racer with his old-school toughness and swagger and his need to ...

    • 4:02 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
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    Praise during funeral for 'small-town boy' hit by Tony Stewart's car

    Kevin Ward Jr. was remembered as a 'small-town boy' who loved his sport during Thursday's funeral for the 20-year-old dirt-track racer whose car was hit by one ...

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