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Earnhardt losing crew chief to broadcast booth after this season

Earnhardt losing crew chief to broadcast booth after this season

January 10th, 2014 4:02 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is admittedly scared by the daunting task of replacing crew chief Steve Letarte, who was formally introduced Friday as a member of NBC Sports Group's broadcast booth for its NASCAR coverage beginning in 2015.

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Stewart vows to do job 100 percent upon return

Stewart vows to do job 100 percent upon return

January 10th, 2014 7:24 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

The three-time NASCAR champion has only been in a race car once, for a seat fitting, since breaking his right leg Aug. 5 in a sprint car accident.

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Mayfield convicted on drug, stolen goods charges

Mayfield convicted on drug, stolen goods charges

January 7th, 2014 3:35 pm by Associated Press

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was convicted on charges of possession of stolen goods and drug paraphernalia Monday in Catawba County Court.

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Kingsport Speedway under new management

Kingsport Speedway under new management

January 6th, 2014 8:12 pm by Staff Report

Former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Robert Pressley has moved on from his role as track promoter following a successful three-year stint.

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Chase Elliott to run for Nationwide title with JRM, NAPA

Chase Elliott to run for Nationwide title with JRM, NAPA

January 6th, 2014 12:52 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Budding star Chase Elliott has landed a full-time NASCAR ride for 2014 with JR Motorsports, with surprise sponsorship from NAPA Auto Parts.

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Supporters gather outside hospital on Schumacher's 45th birthday

Supporters gather outside hospital on Schumacher's 45th birthday

January 3rd, 2014 6:34 pm by DEBORAH GOUFFRAN, Associated Press

Michael Schumacher’s friends and family took turns by his hospital bed Friday as fans rallied outside the hospital to support the critically injured Formula One great on his 45th birthday.

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Small improvement for Schumacher after second surgery

Small improvement for Schumacher after second surgery

December 31st, 2013 9:30 am by Associated Press

Michael Schumacher underwent a second surgery after a brain scan showed small, “surprising” signs of improvement, but grim doctors said Tuesday they could offer no insight into the prognosis for the Formula 1 champion.

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F1’s Schumacher in medically induced coma

F1’s Schumacher in medically induced coma

December 30th, 2013 7:27 pm by GRAHAM DUNBAR, Associated Press

Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher’s head injuries Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps.

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Update: Former F1 champ Schumacher in critical condition after skiing accident

Update: Former F1 champ Schumacher in critical condition after skiing accident

December 29th, 2013 2:26 pm by Associated Press

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday, doctors said.

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Franchitti planning to keep his hands on racing

Franchitti planning to keep his hands on racing

December 19th, 2013 1:54 pm by MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

More than after a month announcing his retirement, the four-time IndyCar Series champion finally felt well enough to take questions at Ganassi's race shop in Indianapolis.

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