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PJMIII
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Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:21 pm

Tony Stewart has broken back, will miss Daytona 500

Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR Sprint Cup season after undergoing back surgery Wednesday to repair a burst fracture of his L1 vertebra, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/na ... /79826290/

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Jeff Gordon with Tony Stewart on trip, calls accident 'freak thing'

Tony Stewart was having an “absolute blast” riding in the Glamis sand dunes before a “freak thing” occurred Sunday, Jeff Gordon told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.

Gordon was among a group of nine or 10 vehicles riding in the famed sand dunes with Stewart when the drivers realized the three-time NASCAR champion’s sand rail had become separated from the ride. Little did they know Stewart’s car had apparently nosed into the sand after riding over the lip of a dune, which left Stewart with a burst fracture of his L1 vertebra.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/na ... /79870882/

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Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:14 am

Brian Vickers to take Tony Stewart's place at Daytona

Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, a source with knowledge of the plans told ESPN's Bob Pockrass.

http://espn.go.com/racing/story/_/id/14 ... rt-daytona
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:01 pm

What a great finish.

2016 Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin wins in photo finish

In one of the greatest Daytona 500 finishes of all time, Denny Hamlin held off Martin Truex Jr. by less than a nose to win his first 500 – and the first for team owner Joe Gibbs in 23 years.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/na ... /80707774/
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:56 pm

I'm usually bored silly by car races but this was a great final few laps! Felt like a horse race coming down to the wire. :)
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:42 pm

Martin Truex - had him don't know why he went up top
No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
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Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:45 am

Kurt Busch takes Atlanta pole after Kyle Busch fails inspection

Kyle Busch's pole-winning car failed post-qualifying technical inspection Friday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, putting his brother Kurt Busch on the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/st ... inspection
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Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:53 pm

Insane Crazy wrote:I'm usually bored silly by car races but this was a great final few laps! Felt like a horse race coming down to the wire. :)
Being a Kenseth fan has been heartbreaking the past two weeks. Two lightning fast cars and two poor finishes. :( :( :(
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Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:54 pm

ChampionCurlin wrote:
Insane Crazy wrote:I'm usually bored silly by car races but this was a great final few laps! Felt like a horse race coming down to the wire. :)


Being a Kenseth fan has been heartbreaking the past two weeks. Two lightning fast cars and two poor finishes. :( :( :(
His 37th place finish Sunday didn't help at all.
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Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:39 pm

PJMIII wrote:
ChampionCurlin wrote:
Insane Crazy wrote:I'm usually bored silly by car races but this was a great final few laps! Felt like a horse race coming down to the wire. :)


Being a Kenseth fan has been heartbreaking the past two weeks. Two lightning fast cars and two poor finishes. :( :( :(
His 37th place finish Sunday didn't help at all.
He's a driver known for his car control yet he's the only one who lost it Sunday. It's like he's cursed.
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Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:32 am

Matt Kenseth finished 7th at Phoenix. Kevin Harvick looked great Sunday. Phoenix certainly is his track.
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PJMIII wrote:Matt Kenseth finished 7th at Phoenix. Kevin Harvick looked great Sunday. Phoenix certainly is his track.
7th with a 14th place car. I'll take it.

What Harvick has been able to do at PHX is just crazy.
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:41 am

Danica Patrick looking to rebound from early-season woes

Danica Patrick has had a fairly frustrating start to the 2016 season. Even her best finish of the year was disappointing considering what could have been.

After an accident ruined her Daytona 500, Patrick had another in the fifth race of the year at Auto Club Speedway in California, dropping her to 29th in the standings. She improved three spots with a season-best 16th Sunday at Martinsville in a race in which she flirted with a top-10 run with 100 laps remaining.


http://espn.go.com/espnw/sports/article ... oes-nascar
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Mon May 02, 2016 9:44 am

Brad Keselowski wins crashfest at Talladega

Brad Keselowski won a demolition derby at Talladega Superspeedway, where multiple wrecks caused two cars to go airborne and led to millions of dollars in damage to race teams.

http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/st ... -talladega
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Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:22 pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr. rooting for Jimmie Johnson to win 7th Cup title

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has two Hendrick Motorsports teammates in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but he admits he is pulling for one of the two.

Earnhardt, speaking on his weekly "The Dale Jr. Download" podcast, admitted he wants Jimmie Johnson to win the 2016 championship.


http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/cup/s ... -cup-title
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Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:30 pm

Jimmie Johnson needs to send a big gift basket to Joey Logano for wrecking Carl Edwards. No way Jimmie would have beaten Carl. :( :(
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ThreeMustangs wrote:Jimmie Johnson needs to send a big gift basket to Joey Logano for wrecking Carl Edwards. No way Jimmie would have beaten Carl. :( :(
I thought it was an exciting finish. How many championships do you think Johnson will end up with?
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