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Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

August 11th, 2014 8:24 am by JOHN WAWROW and DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writers

Kevin Ward Jr. was standing to the right of Stewart's familiar No. 14 car, which seemed to fishtail from the rear and hit him. Authorities questioned the 43-year-old Stewart once on Saturday night and went to Watkins Glen to talk to him again Sunday.

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Allmendinger outraces Ambrose to take win at Watkins Glen

Allmendinger outraces Ambrose to take win at Watkins Glen

August 10th, 2014 6:00 pm by JOHN KEKIS, AP Sports Writer

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — AJ Allmendinger beat Marcos Ambrose on a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a somber Sunday.

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Stewart on Ward death: 'There aren't words'

Stewart on Ward death: 'There aren't words'

August 10th, 2014 1:56 pm by Associated Press

In a statement released Sunday, Tony Stewart says "there aren't words" to describe his sadness over the accident that killed Kevin Ward Jr.

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Stewart pulls out of NASCAR race at Watkins Glen following fatal crash

Stewart pulls out of NASCAR race at Watkins Glen following fatal crash

August 10th, 2014 11:15 am by JOHN KEKIS and JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writers

The decision was an about-face for the organization, which had said when the track opened that Tony Stewart would be behind the wheel of his No. 14 Chevrolet when the green flag waved.

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NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on N.Y. track

NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on N.Y. track

August 10th, 2014 3:57 am by Associated Press

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York, authorities said early Sunday.

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Ambrose wins Nationwide race at Watkins Glen

Ambrose wins Nationwide race at Watkins Glen

August 9th, 2014 7:18 pm by JOHN KEKIS, AP Sports Writer

Marcus Ambrose held off a hard-charging Kyle Busch at the end Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen for the fourth time in his past four starts.

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Keselowski wins Nationwide pole at Watkins Glen

Keselowski wins Nationwide pole at Watkins Glen

August 9th, 2014 12:47 pm by Associated Press

Keselowski, the defending race winner, turned a fast lap of 124.194 mph in the No. 22 Ford in the second and final round of qualifying to edge teammate Joey Logano and give Roger Penske a front row sweep.

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AARP to return as Jeff Gordon sponsor

AARP to return as Jeff Gordon sponsor

August 8th, 2014 3:14 pm by Associated Press

It marks AARP's fifth year as a primary sponsor of the No. 24 team, unprecedented in NASCAR for a social cause.

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National Guard to pull out of NASCAR, IndyCar

National Guard to pull out of NASCAR, IndyCar

August 7th, 2014 12:22 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

The National Guard said Wednesday it will end its sponsorship of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and IndyCar's Graham Rahal, but it is not clear when that goes into effect.

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Local NASCAR pioneer Layman Utsman passes away at age 81

Local NASCAR pioneer Layman Utsman passes away at age 81

August 4th, 2014 12:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

Layman Utsman, who competed in the very first Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway, passed away Sunday at the age of 81.

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