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    • 4:30 PM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Grand jury to decide if NASCAR's Tony Stewart will face charges over track death

    Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected by county sheriff's investigators.

    • 10:10 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Brad Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase for the Championship

    The win in the first race of the 10-race Chase automatically advances Rochester Hills' Keselowski, the top seed in the 16-driver field, into the second round. NASCAR this year has debuted an elimination format.

    • 11:32 PM, Sep. 13, 2014
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    Saturday's motors roundup: Jeff Gordon brings a rookie's enthusiasm to a veteran's hunt for title

    The height of his success was almost 20 years ago, when a young Gordon collected 40 wins in four seasons and won championships in 1995, 1997 and 1998. By the time he added his fourth championship, in 2001, Gordon could do no wrong.

    • 9:20 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Friday's motors roundup: Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicagoland

    It worked out perfectly for Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman and Carl Edwards, who all shot to the top of the speed chart in practice and were rewarded with the top three starting spots in Sunday's race when rain indeed washed out qualifying.

    • 5:30 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
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    Tony Stewart investigation complete; findings revealed next week

    Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York last month.

    • 9:46 PM, Sep. 10, 2014
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    Wednesday's motors roundup: Dick Vitale takes Jimmie Johnson to win Sprint Cup title

    Vitale was in Boston on Wednesday to inject a dose of March Madness into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The 10-race playoff kicks off this weekend at Chicagoland with 16 drivers in the field for the first time.

    • 1:11 AM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    Rochester Hills' Brad Keselowski clinches top Chase seed with victory

    Keselowski led all but 17 of the 400 laps Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, where the last race of the regular season never shaped up to be the thriller NASCAR hoped.

    • 11:04 PM, Sep. 5, 2014
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    Friday's motors roundup: Brad Keselowski wins pole at Richmond; fourth this year

    Keselowski (Rochester Hills) ran a lap at 126.618 mph to win the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday night and said he has set his sights on breaking a five-way tie for the series victory lead to gain an advantage in NASCAR's playoffs.

    • 12:18 AM, Sep. 4, 2014
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    Wednesday's motor sports roundup: Chase has just two spots to fill

    There are only two spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship up for grabs headed into NASCAR's regular-season finale at Richmond, where a first-time winner this season could snag a last-minute berth.

    • 9:44 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
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    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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

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