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    • 3:11 PM, Aug. 19, 2014

    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 racing. Roush, 72, desperately wanted one of his drivers to win the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup race at MIS, but it didn't happen.

    • 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 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers are separated by just 123 points.

    • 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 in 2001, also the last year he won a race at Michigan International Speedway when he dominated the race from the pole, leading 143 of 200 laps.

    • 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 Michigan International Speedway Saturday afternoon.

    • 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 gunning for his first victory but was running out of fuel.

    • 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, according to Stewart-Haas Racing team officials.

    • 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 qualifying for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400.

    • 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 competed with Keselowski's intentions, just as it is likely to provide some distraction for other drivers and racing teams this weekend.

    • 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 ...

    • 1:04 AM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    Thursday's motors roundup: Nine teams join Alliance

    The top nine teams had for the first time formed a single entity to collaborate on initiatives that could help them cut costs and communicate with one voice to ...

    • 7:45 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
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    Kevin Ward Jr.'s father: 'No reason' for deadly crash by Tony Stewart

    Kevin Ward Sr. told the Syracuse Post-Standard that 'Tony Stewart was the best damn driver by far on the track that night. Why he had to go up as high as he ...

    • 9:40 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
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    Tony Stewart still uncertain whether he'll race at Michigan International Speedway

    While the Sprint Cup cars will be on the fast two-mile speedway at noon Friday for the first practice in preparation for qualifying later in the afternoon, ...

    • 7:08 PM, Aug. 12, 2014
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    Brad Keselowski: Let 'dust settle' before dissecting Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward Jr. incident

    When asked, as he inevitably would be, about Tony Stewart's incident in a dirt track race over the weekend, in which 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. was ...

    • 9:42 PM, Aug. 11, 2014
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    Questions surround fiery Tony Stewart and death of Kevin Ward Jr.

    It might have happened first sometime in the early 1950s, perhaps somewhere like the beach at Daytona or the Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway.

    • 4:38 PM, Aug. 11, 2014
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    Tony Stewart hasn't decided if he'll race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway

    On Saturday night, Stewart was racing at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York when there was a confrontation with Kevin Ward Jr., who exited his ...

    • 2:28 AM, Aug. 12, 2014
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    Kevin Ward Jr. was racing toward big time

    Ward began racing go-karts in 1998 at age 4. In 2010, he moved on to sprint cars and was Empire Super Sprint racing rookie of the year in 2012. The 20-year-old ...

    • 4:21 PM, Aug. 11, 2014
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    Tony Stewart crash inquiry focuses on lighting, track

    The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit ...

    • 2:24 AM, Aug. 11, 2014
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    As probe begins, Tony Stewart steps away from the track

    On Sunday, Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said that investigators also don't have any evidence at this point in the investigation to support criminal ...

    • 7:02 PM, Aug. 10, 2014
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    Kevin Ward Jr.'s family asks for 'time to grieve' following Tony Stewart incident

    Kevin Ward Jr.'s family says it 'appreciates all the prayer and support' but that members 'would like time to grieve' a day after Ward was killed on a ...

    • 10:42 PM, Aug. 10, 2014
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    Sunday's motors roundup: AJ Allmendinger maneuvers to first victory

    Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a somber Sunday, outdueling Marcos Ambrose in the final two laps at Watkins Glen International.

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