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    • 11:46 PM, Jul. 21, 2014

    Race Team Alliance is formed as voice for NASCAR teams

    There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.

    • 7:30 PM, Jul. 20, 2014
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    Mike Conway wins 2nd race of Toronto doubleheader; Sebastien Bourdais takes opener

    The series had planned to run one race Saturday and one on Sunday until rain washed out the first event. It instead began Sunday morning, roughly five hours before the start of the second race, and won by Sebastien Bourdais.

    • 11:52 PM, Jul. 19, 2014
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    Saturday's motor sports roundup: Chase Elliott holds off Trevor Bayne for Nationwide win

    Elliott had a strong car all day long for JR Motorsports, qualifying third and leading a race-high 85 laps. Bayne tried to chase him down on fresh tires in the final laps, but ran out of time.

    • 7:41 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
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    Friday's motors roundup: Scott Dixon seeks another sweep in Toronto

    The three-time IndyCar champion might be at the right track to prove it's still too early to count him out for a fourth title.

    • 7:10 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
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    NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick takes detour into UFC management

    Without a helmet or strapped in a seat, Harvick should have been far more comfortable with a beer in hand and a view from a suite. But nerves hit the NASCAR star much worse than they get him before any green flag drops.

    • 8:26 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    Hendrick, Penske face tight Sprint Cup title fight

    Hendrick Motorsports seems to have the edge, at least on paper, in the race with Team Penske for the top organization in NASCAR.

    • 8:54 PM, Jul. 13, 2014
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    Jimmy Shane, 28, is youngest Gold Cup winner since Chip Hanauer in 1982

    Jimmy Shane was the driver to beat all weekend on the Detroit River, topping the unlimited hydroplane field in qualifying, winning all four of his preliminary heats, then the Gold Cup final Sunday afternoon in the U6 Oberto.

    • 8:52 PM, Jul. 13, 2014
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    Gold Cup notebook: Cal Phipps third again with almost new boat

    The U1 boat of J. Michael Kelly, Phipps' Graham Trucking teammate, suffered gearbox problems heading into the final day of competition, so the crew took the gearbox from Phipps' boat to solve that problem, then built a new one for Phipps and tossed in a new propeller as well.

    • 10:53 PM, Jul. 13, 2014
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    Brad Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire victory

    Keselowski (Rochester Hills) followed up Saturday's Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire, dominating in the No. 2 Ford for his third victory of the season.

    • 2:33 PM, Jul. 13, 2014
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    Gold Cup final shaping up as Jimmy Shane vs. J. Michael Kelly showdown

    Jimmy Shane, 28, won all four of his preliminary heats in the U6 Oberto boat, including his second of the day Sunday afternoon by three-boat lengths over Cal Phipps.

    • 6:56 PM, Jul. 12, 2014
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    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 ...

    • 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. ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

  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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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.

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