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Eric McClure remains hospitalized

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Jeff Green will drive in place of Eric McClure in Saturday's Nationwide Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.<p>McClure …

Johnson's team prepares for finale

CONCORD, N.C. -- It's Tuesday morning at Hendrick Motorsports and the sprawling campus just north of Charlotte is about to come alive. The sun is …

FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Finale Has Two Contenders and Maybe One Super Human

Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team with crew chief Chad Knaus may seem like they have super human qualities, but we all know they are just people—but great people, no doubt.<p>Those talented people take their No. 48 Chevrolet hauler full of super machines to …

Trevor Bayne has multiple sclerosis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Determined to learn exactly what caused his mystery illness in 2011, Trevor Bayne made repeated visits to the Mayo Clinic during …

Ranking the Best Season-Ending Races in Sprint Cup History

Over the course of NASCAR's long and storied history we have seen some of the most gripping points races come to a head in the season finale. Many men often come to the last race of the season with a shot at championship glory, but only one man can call himself, "champ."<p>Sometimes it isn't a matter …

Debate: NASCAR's burning questions

Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR this week:<p><b>Turn 1:</b> Mark Martin didn't use the "R" word, but it looks as if he's …

NASCAR's Trevor Bayne Explains Choice to Race After Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

Trevor Bayne has dealt with a number of health issues since shocking the racing world by winning the Daytona 500 in his second career start during the 2011 season. While medical specialists had been unable to nail down the reason behind them with 100 percent certainty for the last two years, the …

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NASCAR swings for the fences

NASCAR chairman Brian France finally unveiled on Thursday afternoon what had been reported, rumored and debated for nearly two weeks. In 2014, the …

Travis Kvapil gets 2 years' probation

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil received two years' probation and must perform 72 hours of community service as part of a deferred …

Have NASCAR's Attempts to Appeal to Younger Fans Done More Harm Than Good?

As NASCAR Chairman of the Board Brian France gives his annual State of the Sport address, the third generation leader of America’s premier racing series finds himself at the helm of a sport in the midst of change and searching for the answers to regaining the immense popularity it enjoyed just a …

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Jarrett made major NASCAR impact

The true testament of a man, as far as I can figure, is what folks say about him when he's still alive and not present in the conversation. Face time …

Carl Edwards not a fan of proposal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Most Sprint Cup Series drivers have been hesitant to offer comment or criticism about NASCAR's rumored plan to shake up the format …

Class of 2014: Greatness times five

Remembrances of the careers of the five 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees ...<p>Fireball Roberts<p>NASCAR's Hall is, of course, "of Fame." Emphasize the …

NASCAR: Live from Charlotte

NASCAR media tour: The fun continues<p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Less than 24 hours after a hotly contested Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International …

Richard Petty: Danica won't win

When it comes to Danica Patrick, the Petty family just can't seem to pass on the subject without causing a caution flag.<p>This time, however, it was …

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Could Ty Dillon Be the First Nationwide Rookie to Win the Championship?

Ty Dillon is a legitimate Nationwide title contender. There's no denying the fact.<p>He's got a lot of things going his way coming into the 2014 Nationwide season, but one key element is momentum. His momentum is left over from his recent two-year stint in the Camping World Truck Series (CWTS), where …

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10 Drivers Every New NASCAR Fan Must Learn About

If you're new to NASCAR this year, welcome to a world of speed, danger and a bit of soap opera.<p>NASCAR has more than six decades of history behind those great-looking race cars and drivers. The sport has seen thousands of men and women, each unique in their own special way, climb behind the wheel …

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NASCAR revamps penalty system

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR unveiled a revamped penalty system Tuesday that for the first time will define specific offenses with predetermined …

TBR signs Reed Sorenson

NASCAR veteran Reed Sorenson, who has been driving on the Nationwide Series for the last four seasons, will return to the Sprint Cup circuit this …

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Stewart back with 50 practice laps

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Tony Stewart is 20 pounds lighter and has a titanium rod in his surgically repaired right leg.<p>As far as he's concerned, those …

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Stewart: Leg is 65 percent healed

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The countdown clock for Tony Stewart's return to racing is no longer at months, weeks or even days.<p>The three-time NASCAR …