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Pastrana leaving NASCAR after season finale

Pastrana leaving NASCAR after season finale

November 11th, 2013 7:19 pm by Associated Press

Citing a lack of sponsorship, a desire to spend time with his family and frustration over his struggles in the sport, Travis Pastrana said Monday he’s leaving NASCAR after this weekend’s season finale Nationwide Series race at Homestead.

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BMS revs up for Speedway in Lights

BMS revs up for Speedway in Lights

November 11th, 2013 5:49 pm by Staff Report

Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway will be transformed into a four-plus mile winter wonderland Nov. 15 as Ford Speedway in Lights powered by TVA kicks off its 17th season, featuring a new Battle at Bristol Fan Zone and light display.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Phoenix Chase Race

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Phoenix Chase Race

November 11th, 2013 5:48 pm by Dave Ongie

By the time the checkered flag waves in Homestead next Sunday, Matt Kenseth’s best season ever won’t be enough. Jimmie Johnson will almost certainly celebrate his sixth Cup championship.

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Harvick wins at Phoenix International Raceway; Johnson widens points lead

Harvick wins at Phoenix International Raceway; Johnson widens points lead

November 10th, 2013 8:00 pm by JENNA FRYER,AP Auto Racing Writer

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Jimmie Johnson seized control of the championship battle following a disastrous performance by Matt Kenseth on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Kyle Busch picks up 12th Nationwide Series victory

Kyle Busch picks up 12th Nationwide Series victory

November 9th, 2013 8:52 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Busch picked up his 12th win of the season Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway, leading a race-high 169 laps.

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Burton plans on staying in driver's seat

Burton plans on staying in driver's seat

November 8th, 2013 6:45 pm by JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer

Jeff Burton will become the sixth driver to make 1,000 NASCAR national series starts when he competes this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. He plans to add to his total next season, but isn’t saying where.

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Record 16th title couldn't be more important for 64-year-old Force

Record 16th title couldn't be more important for 64-year-old Force

November 8th, 2013 6:00 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

As he lined up for the final round at Las Vegas two weeks ago, John Force refused to look over at his competitor. Force had a shot to wrap up a record 16th Funny Car title and couldn't let the emotions of racing his daughter affect the outcome.

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Gordon-Bowyer relationship forever damaged

Gordon-Bowyer relationship forever damaged

November 6th, 2013 9:14 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

When NASCAR drivers gathered in Las Vegas last year to celebrate the end of the season, Jeff Gordon thought Clint Bowyer's rage toward him might have eased in the two weeks following an on-track spin and an off-track melee. He was wrong.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Texas Chase Race

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Texas Chase Race

November 4th, 2013 3:55 pm by Dave Ongie

So I learned two lessons this past week. The first? Don’t write something bad about Richard Childress unless you're girded for wrath. The second? Jimmie Johnson might be the best race car driver in NASCAR history.

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Jimmie Johnson blows away the field at TMS

Jimmie Johnson blows away the field at TMS

November 4th, 2013 9:27 am by By Carlos Mendez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (MCT)

The five-time Sprint Cup champion flattened the field Sunday at the AAA Texas 500, blowing past Matt Kenseth and everybody else to take a seven-point lead into the final two races of the season.

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