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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. | 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 dirt track.
INDIANAPOLIS | Richard Petty said Friday the newly formed Race Team Alliance was necessary because NASCAR hasn't done enough to help team owners slash costs.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | There was a moment late in the Daytona 500 when Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a moment to catch his breath. It was clearly his race to lose and the tension ran thick through Junior Nation, all the way into his car.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona.
SCHERERVILLE | Rookie of the year last season and possible champion in the making, Paul Shafer Jr., is hitting it on all cylinders at Illiana Motor Speedway.
SCHERERVILLE | Different race car, same results – Eddie Hoffman winning at Illiana Motor Speedway.
DARLINGTON, S.C. | Jeff Gordon is proud he has reached 700 straight Sprint Cup starts. He's even prouder he has accomplished the feat while still near the top of the sport.
The 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Race will be honored with a new postage stamp released by the U.S. Postal Service in 2011.
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