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Roush still challenging NASCAR, going to bat for team

BROOKLYN, Mich. — They say a cat has nine lives.<p>Well, Jack Roush, known in NASCAR circles as the Cat in the Hat, makes the average kitty's existence look mundane.<p>Roush, one of racing's elder statesmen, has packed more living into his 71 years than the NASCAR garage as a whole.<p>The veteran Northville …

Report: Kurt Busch Has Been Offered a Contract with Stewart-Haas Racing

According to Kenny Bruce of NASCAR.com, Kurt Busch has formally been offered a contract to drive for Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.<p>The news came out just hours after Busch scored a third-place finish in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at the Michigan International Speedway.<p>When asked about the report, …

Stewart out for the year; Martin, Dillon to split ride

Tony Stewart will miss the final 13 races of the Sprint Cup season with a broken right leg, but the three-time champion received a sliver of good news Monday.<p>His first choice for a replacement will drive his No. 14 Chevrolet for 12 of the final 13 races this season.<p>Starting with Saturday night's …

Race results, schedule, standings, news, drivers

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Mark Martin close to deal with SHR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mark Martin was three laps short on fuel of winning what likely was his last race in the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota on …

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Kurt Busch may be fourth car for SHR | FOX Sports

When Tony Stewart made the announcement last month that Ryan Newman would not be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014, he added, “We are not …

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Pure Michigan 400 2013 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis

In another exciting race toward the Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship, it was Joey Logano and the No. 22 car that took the checkered flag and won the 2013 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.<p>The win helps the Penske team get closer to ensuring a spot in the championship …

Mark Martin Officially Replaces Injured Tony Stewart

Veteran NASCAR driver Mark Martin will take over the cockpit inside Tony Stewart's No. 14 Sprint Cup Series car. <i>The Charlotte Observer</i>'s Jim Utter first reported the news:<p>BREAKING NEWS: Mark Martin will take over Tony Stewart's No. 14 beginning next week at Bristol http://t.co/mjC6p7Tox4— Jim Utter …

Biggest Winners and Losers From NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan

Got speed?<p>Michigan International Speedway certainly does. Since being repaved prior to the 2012 season, the two-mile race track has become one of the fastest on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit with average lap speeds routinely exceeding 210 miles per hour during qualifying and more than 200 …

Pure Michigan 400 2013: What Crucial Win Means for Joey Logano's Chase Hopes

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Joey Logano's win in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway falls into two categories: game-changing and potentially season-changing.<p>And if he goes on to win the Sprint Cup championship 13 weeks from now, Logano's first win for Penske Racing and the third …

Mark Martin doesn’t get miracle at Michigan as he runs out of fuel

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Mark Martin had nothing to lose Sunday so he just ran as hard as he could and hoped for a miracle.<p>But there would be no miracle as …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. not surprised by tire failure, wreck at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a bit of a warning before his right front tire blew out Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.<p>He …

AJ Allmendinger's road to redemption again leads to victory lane

LEXINGTON, Ohio — AJ Allmendinger won for the second time this year in a NASCAR Nationwide Series road-course race when he took the checkered flag …

Mark Martin expected to replace injured Tony Stewart

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Mark Martin is expected to replace the injured Tony Stewart beginning next week at Bristol Motor Speedway, multiple sources …

Pole-sitter Logano turns attention to charity, shopping

The Penske Racing driver still has an outside shot to make the Chase if he can capitalize on his starting position on Sunday<p>JACKSON, Mich. — The skin care aisle at a Meijer store was about the last place you'd expect to see a NASCAR driver just two hours after winning the pole position, but there …

Dillon has shaky start, solid finish in Stewart's car

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Imagine a teenager being handed the keys to Uncle Joe's Buick and wrecking it on the way to the Burger Barn.<p>On a much bigger scale, this was the scenario Austin Dillon faced Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. As the substitute …

Two NASCAR cars damaged in I-84 fire

BAKER CITY, OR (KPTV) -<p>Two NASCAR racing cars were damaged by fire Friday when a trailer tire overheated and caught fire along Interstate 84 near …

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Danica says Stewart 'off the meds and back to life'

Stewart-Haas Racing driver says she's been communicating with Stewart via text messages.<p>BROOKLYN, Mich. – What's the best sign that injured Tony Stewart is on the rebound? He's asking questions – and they're not about his broken right leg.<p>"I've heard he's kind of getting back in the game, you …

How Jimmie Johnson's Lack of a Rival Hurts His Place in NASCAR History

Rivalries are at the heart of sports. Yankees vs. Red Sox. Alabama vs. Auburn. Celtics vs. Lakers.<p>Some of the greatest moments in sports history were born from bitter rivalries. It's the same in baseball, football and basketball as it is in NASCAR.<p>Richard Petty had David Pearson. Cale Yarborough …

How NASCAR landed a staggering TV deal despite ratings decline

As NASCAR staged its annual Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway July 28, it left many fans with a sinking feeling as they saw thousands of …

Mark Martin a possibility to drive Tony Stewart’s car

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Mark Martin likes to drive fast racecars, and Tony Stewart’s No. 14 car certainly would be on that list.<p>Whether Martin could drive …

SPEED Is Dead, Fox Sports 1 Is Alive, And Here's The Sad Transition

Nearly 18 years of motorsports tradition ended this morning, when at 6:00 Eastern Time Fox pulled the plug on SPEED in the United States and started …

Gluck: Kurt Busch shows drive to win away from track

Every NASCAR driver wants to win, but it can be argued no one hates losing more than Kurt Busch.<p>To Busch, losing is like swallowing a piece of chewing gum — it takes an awfully long time to digest. He has tried to improve how he deals with adversity — particularly with the news media on bad days at …