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Kurt Busch Agrees To Path To NASCAR Re-Instatement

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd March Sportsdomestic abuseKurt BuschNASCAR
- Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR's recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed an act of domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend and there was a "substantial likelihood" of him doing it again.Read More »

Jeff Gordon Will Retire At The End of The 2015 NASCAR Season

By Jim McCoy Thu 22nd January SportsJeff GordonNASCAR
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon says he will retire as a full-time driver after 2015 season The 43-year-old Gordon is coming off one of his best seasons in years. He won four times in 2014, including the Brickyard 400.Read More »

4-Foot-4 Driver, Chili Bowl Winner Abreu To Race In NASCAR

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th January SportsNASCARRico Abreu
USAC Midget champion Rico Abreu will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut in 2015 and race all 14 series events. Abreu, an open wheel standout, signed with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks. Abreu will continue to race open wheel events. The 22-year-old Californian driver is just 4-foot-4 and weighs less than 100 pounds.Read More »

Tony Stewart Won't Be Tried, Asks That Ward Be Remembered

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th September SportsNASCARTony Stewart
Tony Stewart called the death of Kevin Ward Jr. "the toughest and most emotional experience of my life," and asked that Ward's death not be overlooked after an upstate New York grand jury declined to charge the NASCAR champion. Ward was killed Aug. 9 when a sprint car driven by Stewart struck him during a dirt track race.Read More »

NASCAR Star Edwards To Join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th August SportsCarl EdwardsJoe Gibbs RacingNASCAR
Joe Gibbs Racing has hired Carl Edwards to drive a new fourth Sprint Cup car in 2015. The team also added Daniel Suarez, who will drive a full-time Nationwide Series entry for Gibbs and run a partial schedule in the Truck Series. Suarez becomes the first Mexican driver to race full-time in NASCAR's second tier series. The ARRIS Group will sponsor Edwards' No.Read More »

NASCAR To Race Under The Lights At Famed Darlington Track

By Jim McCoy Thu 10th April SportsDarlingtonNASCAR
- Matt Kenseth hopes to get his season going and lock up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Darlington Raceway. Kenseth came to the Southern 500 last May as one of Sprint Cup's hottest drivers, winning twice in his first season driving for Joe Gibbs Racing.Read More »

Daytona 500 Winner Joins The World of Social Media

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th February SportsDale Earnhardt Jr.NASCARtwitter
Dale Earnhardt Jr. joked he would join Twitter if he won the Daytona 500. After winning NASCAR's most prestigious race for the second time Sunday night, he followed through on his promise. NASCAR's most popular driver tweeted early Monday morning, "Tonight seemed like as good a night as any to join Twitter.Read More »

"Duck Dynasty" To Sponsor NASCAR Race

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th February SportsDuck DynastyNASCAR
The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas is going to the ducks this spring. Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday announced a multiyear title sponsorship agreement for its spring race with Duck Commander, the brand of best-selling duck calls and Robertson family-owned company featured on the A&E show "Duck Dynasty." The deal is for the spring race at the track.Read More »

Sports Minute: NASCAR Chase Changes, Vickers Cleared, Clippers Hot

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th January SportsBrian VickersLA ClippersNASCARNBA
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR has overhauled its championship format to create an elimination, winner-take-all system designed to reward "the most battle-tested" driver at the end of the season. The 16-driver Chase field will be cut by four after every three races in the championship series. The title goes to whoever finishes first among the four remaining drivers in the season finale.Read More »

Tony Stewart Ready To Return To Racing

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th January SportsNASCARTony Stewart
Tony Stewart says he'll be ready to race at full speed when the NASCAR season opens next month. The three-time NASCAR champion missed the final 15 races last season with a broken right leg. He won't be cleared to compete until Daytona International Speedway opens for preparations for the season-opening Daytona 500. His first day in the car will be Feb.Read More »

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