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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, NASCAR auto racing driver Tony Stewart reads a statement during a news conference at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. An upstate New York grand jury has finished hearing testimony regarding Tony Stewart's role in the on-track death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward. The Ontario County District Attorney will announce the findings at 3 p.m. Eastern Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for. A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including accident reconstruction experts and drivers, and looked at photographs and video decided against bringing criminal charges against Stewart for the death of 20-year-old sprint … 0

NASCAR sets testing ban that includes Daytona 500

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR announced a new rules package yesterday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions. The only testing allowed next season will be sessions conducted by NASCAR or Goodyear. Any … 0

Team Penske in command of the Chase after two races

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down. The first message apparently fell on deaf ears, so Logano tried again the next day, tweeting … 0

A look at the race for the Chase with 3 races left

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Drivers who’ve qualified by winning, and drivers still on the bubble to make the 16-car Chase field with three races remaining. 3 wins: Jeff Gordon (816 points), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (813), Brad Keselowski (733), Jimmie Johnson (686) 2 wins: Joey Logano (714), Kevin Harvick (687), Carl Edwards (679) … 0

Motorsports notebook: It’s time for common sense to prevail in NASCAR

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The tragedy involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr. was less than a week old when NASCAR made the obvious move. No leaving the car during cautions, the auto racing body ruled Friday. If there’s smoke or a … 0

Gordon sets qualifying mark at Michigan

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Jeff Gordon broke the Michigan International Speedway qualifying record yesterday, taking the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race with a speed of 206.558 mph. Speeds at MIS have been climbing ever since the two-mile oval … 0

NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper – one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR’s most respected drivers. “I guess the one experience that comes to mind … 0

Column: Waiting to hear from Tony Stewart

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Plenty of people have weighed in on the tragic events last weekend at a short track in New York. A few were there. Many weren’t. But there’s only one person who really knows what happened: Tony Stewart. Until … 0

Stewart to sit out Sunday race in Michigan

Friday, August 15, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. Stewart … 0

NHMS offering free NASCAR tickets to Market Basket employees

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is offering free NASCAR tickets to Market Basket employees in the middle of a bitter dispute about company leadership. The speedway announced yesterday it is inviting workers to the Sept. 21 Sylvania 300 with the hopes of boosting morale. A limited number of … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tennis Serena Williams, Federer, Murray advance in Cincy MASON, Ohio – Top-seeded Serena Williams won an opening match that was as close as it gets, rallying in both tiebreakers to move on at the Western & Southern Open. … 0

Stewart found his roots on sprint tracks

Monday, August 11, 2014

When Jason Leffler was killed in a sprint car crash last summer, Tony Stewart passionately defended the grassroots racing of America. When he triggered a 15-car accident a month later at an upstate New York race track that … 0

Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen, stamps ticket to Chase

Sunday, August 10, 2014

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – AJ Allmendinger’s journey is almost complete. With a new contract, sponsor extensions and a solid one-car team at JTG Daugherty Racing, Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a … 0

Ambrose aiming to save season with win at The Glen

Saturday, August 9, 2014

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Eleven drivers have at least one Sprint Cup victory and are locked into the Chase for the championship. Marcos Ambrose wants to make it an even dozen. Next stop, the Cheez-It 355 tomorrow on … 0

Gordon retains Drive to End Hunger as primary sponsor

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will have Drive to End Hunger back on the hood of his No. 24 Chevrolet in 2015. Hendrick Motorsports announced yesterday that AARP and AARP Foundation’s nationwide campaign to address the problem of older adult hunger will return as a primary sponsor … 0