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Vickers back to racing after heart surgery

Vickers back to racing after heart surgery

March 6th, 2015 7:47 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NASCAR driver Brian Vickers, who had surgery Dec. 13 to repair a hole in his heart, missed the first two races of the season during his recovery but is back behind the wheel at Las Vegas.

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Carl Edwards looks to follow Matt Kenseth's winning ways at Joe Gibbs Racing

Carl Edwards looks to follow Matt Kenseth's winning ways at Joe Gibbs Racing

March 6th, 2015 9:22 am by By Jim Utter, The Charlotte Observer (TNS)

"Matt has been huge in my transition. He put together some meetings early on and some things I needed to be very aware of and really helped me a lot," said Carl Edwards, who has finished 23rd and 12th in his first two races with JGR.

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Prosecutors: No criminal charge for Busch

Prosecutors: No criminal charge for Busch

March 5th, 2015 5:30 pm by RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.

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Joe Gibbs Racing picks 3 drivers for Busch's Xfinity car

Joe Gibbs Racing picks 3 drivers for Busch's Xfinity car

March 4th, 2015 9:22 am by Associated Press

Joe Gibbs Racing has planned for at least 14 Xfinity Series races that Kyle Busch will miss as he continues to recover from a broken right leg and broken left foot. JGR has already hired David Ragan to drive Busch's car in the Sprint Cup Series.

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NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500

NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500

March 3rd, 2015 9:42 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome.

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Volunteer Speedway postpones season-opening race

Volunteer Speedway postpones season-opening race

March 2nd, 2015 8:57 pm by Staff Report

The Homecoming at the Gap event originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday has been postponed due to the recent winter weather.

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Third-generation Allison to begin his stock car career at Kingsport Speedway

Third-generation Allison to begin his stock car career at Kingsport Speedway - VIDEO

March 2nd, 2015 7:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

Robbie Allison will get his first experience in full-body stock cars in 2015, and he'll be leaning heavily on the advice of his racing coach and grandfather - 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Allison.

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Kurt Busch to follow guidelines toward NASCAR reinstatement

Kurt Busch to follow guidelines toward NASCAR reinstatement

March 2nd, 2015 7:19 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Kurt Busch, indefinitely suspended by NASCAR on Feb. 20, has agreed to follow NASCAR's recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement.

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Johnson shows he's still the man to beat with Atlanta win

Johnson shows he's still the man to beat with Atlanta win

March 2nd, 2015 9:37 am by PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer

After starting near the back of the field because he didn't get a chance to qualify, Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps remaining to win Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He beat Kevin Harvick by nearly two seconds.

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Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

March 1st, 2015 6:58 pm by PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer

HAMPTON, Ga. - Likely locking up a run at his record-tying seventh championship before it even turns to spring, Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday.

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