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19-year-old Blaney wins Kentucky Nationwide race

19-year-old Blaney wins Kentucky Nationwide race

September 21st, 2013 11:19 pm by GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer

Rookie Ryan Blaney earned his first Nationwide Series victory and another win for Penske Racing’s No. 22 Ford.

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Despite hype, NASCAR's heralded Air Titan just sitting on the shelf

Despite hype, NASCAR's heralded Air Titan just sitting on the shelf

September 21st, 2013 1:48 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

The Air Titan was hailed as NASCAR's next big innovation, a revolutionary device to improve track drying as well as the fan experience. Instead, the Air Titan has been start-and-parked.

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Newman leads host of Chasers with New Hampshire pole

Newman leads host of Chasers with New Hampshire pole

September 20th, 2013 5:50 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Ryan Newman turned a track record lap of 136.497 mph to win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and headline a top 12 loaded with Chase drivers for Sunday’s race.

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Waltrip tries to keep Truex after Richmond scandal

Waltrip tries to keep Truex after Richmond scandal

September 20th, 2013 11:43 am by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Michael Waltrip is willing to let driver Martin Truex Jr. leave for another team if Michael Waltrip Racing is unable to find sponsorship for the No. 56 car in 2014.

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NAPA dropping Waltrip after Richmond scandal

NAPA dropping Waltrip after Richmond scandal

September 19th, 2013 12:39 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NAPA Auto Parts said Thursday it will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the year, the latest fallout from the team's attempt to manipulate a race.

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Nationwide shifting NASCAR sponsorship to Cup

Nationwide shifting NASCAR sponsorship to Cup

September 18th, 2013 12:27 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Nationwide will end its seven-year run as entitlement sponsor of NASCAR's second-largest series at the end of the 2014 season and refocus its motorsports spending to other areas of the industry.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Chicago Chase Race

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Chicago Chase Race

September 16th, 2013 3:49 pm by Dave Ongie

In terms of reinforcing the sport’s integrity, almost every move NASCAR made last week was the wrong one. It’s almost hard to tell which decision made by Brian France and his inner circle did the most damage to the sport’s credibility.

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Montoya to drive Team Penske IndyCar

Montoya to drive Team Penske IndyCar

September 16th, 2013 11:57 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Juan Pablo Montoya is leaving NASCAR for a return to IndyCar, where he'll drive for Chip Ganassi rival Roger Penske.

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Matt Kenseth wins opening Chase race at Chicago

Matt Kenseth wins opening Chase race at Chicago

September 16th, 2013 12:47 am by Associated Press

JOLIET, Ill. — Matt Kenseth restored order to a chaotic week for NASCAR with a steely victory over teammate Kyle Busch in the opening race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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Hendrick: ‘They had to do what they did'

Hendrick: ‘They had to do what they did'

September 15th, 2013 7:19 pm by JIM LITKE, AP Sports Writer

Rick Hendrick said he’d never seen the NASCAR brass reverse an important ruling during his 30-plus years in the sport. But NASCAR’s most successful team owner found plenty to like in the move.

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