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Salem-News.com (Aug-17-2014 15:50)

NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Wins at Michigan

Kevin Harvick placed second, 1.413 seconds behind Gordon.

(BROOKLYN, Mich. ) - Jeff Gordon NASCAR Jeff Gordon passed Joey Logano on a restart with 17 laps to go and held off the field to win the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

Gordon has 91 career wins on the premier circuit, which ranks first among active drivers and third all-time.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2014 07:25)

Jeff Gordon on Pole in Michigan; Sets New Track Record

Joey Logano will start second, followed by Carl Edwards, Brian Vickers, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

(BROOKLYN, Mich. ) - Jeff Gordon With a lighting fast new track record at Michigan International Speedway, Jeff Gordon earned his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole of the season Friday afternoon after turning a lap of 34.857 seconds at 206.558 miles per hour, ahead of Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 (1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN).

Gordon crushed fellow Chevrolet driver Kevin Harvick's track record by three tenths of a second at the two-mile oval set just two months ago. Gordon's qualifying lap was the seventh-fastest pole-winning speed in Sprint Cup history.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2014 07:14)

NASCAR: Drivers Must Stay in Cars after on Track Incidents

The new rule puts into the books something that had "been informal, just an understanding," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president of competition and racing development. after on track incidents

(BROOKLYN, Mich. ) - Tony Stewart NASCAR on Friday said it would forbid drivers from getting out of their cars during caution periods following an on-track fatality last weekend when three-time champion Tony Stewart struck another driver.

The most widely followed motorsports organization in the United States said the new rule would require drivers involved in accidents to remain in their car unless it was unsafe to do so due to fire or smoke.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-14-2014 15:21)

NASCAR: Tony Stewart Will Not Race at Michigan

Earlier this week, Stewart canceled plans to race at Plymouth Speedway (in Indiana) this weekend.

(BROOKLYN, Michigan) - Tony Stewart Tony Stewart will not drive this weekend in the Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway. Instead, Jeff Burton will drive the No. 14 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing at the 2-mile track.

According to a team release, the driver change only pertains to the Michigan race. Stewart's plans for the upcoming Sprint Cup Series schedule have yet to be determined.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-10-2014 05:40)

UPDATE: Tony Stewart Out of Sunday`s Race after Hitting, Killing Other Driver

Greg Zipadelli has announced that Tony Stewart will not race today. Regan Smith will run the #14 car today at Watkins Glen.

(CANANDAIGUA, N.Y.) - Kevin Ward Jr Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow driver with his sprint car late Saturday night during a dirt-track race at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, the Ontario County Sheriff's Department announced early Sunday morning.

In the sprint-car incident, Sheriff Philip Povero confirmed the driver, whom Povero would not identify, was dead on arrival to an area hospital Saturday night and that Stewart was the driver who struck him.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2014 17:30)

NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gets Season Sweep at Pocono

Almost from the outset, Sunday’s 400-miler was a battle of pit strategies regarding fuel strategy and tires.

(LONG POND, Pa.) - Dale Earnhardt Jr Dale Earnhardt Jr. realized that it took a bit of luck for him to win at Pocono Raceway in June.

Benefitting from impeccable pit strategy, Earnhardt led the final 14 laps and a car with the performance to hold off Kevin Harvick on a restart with three laps to go to ring up his third victory of the 2014 season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2014 15:21)

NASCAR: Rookie Kyle Larson Wins Pocono Pole

Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, and Jeff Gordon round out the top five.

(LONG POND, Pa. ) - Kyle Larson NASCAR Kyle Larson won the Coors Light Pole Award on Friday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, turning a record-setting lap of 183.438 mph in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying.

Larson became the first NASCAR Drive for Diversity product to claim a pole position in NASCAR's premier series.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-27-2014 18:52)

NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Scores Record Win #5 at Indy

Twenty years removed from his victory in the inaugural Brickyard 400, Gordon finished 2.325 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch who with teammates Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth finished 2-3-4.

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Jeff Gordon Indianapolis Motor Speedway As he crossed the yard of bricks, and the significance of his fifth victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway hit him like a ton of bricks, Jeff Gordon reveled in the moment that propelled him to victory in the Crown Royal presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard.

"God, I finally had the restart of my life," Gordon shouted into his radio mic, recalling the move just 15 minutes earlier that launched him past Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne on Lap 144 of 160 in Sunday's marquee NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-27-2014 08:50)

NASCAR: Carl Edwards Out at Roush Fenway Racing in 2015

Edwards, 34, has competed in Sprint Cup for Roush Fenway since 2004. He has 23 wins and has finished fourth or higher in points four times.

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Carl Edwards Carl Edwards will not be a part of the Roush Fenway Racing driver lineup for 2015, according to team officials.

That roster will consist of veteran Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., both of whom currently compete in Sprint Cup for RFR, as well as 2014 Nationwide Series regular Trevor Bayne.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-26-2014 18:35)

NASCAR: Dillion Fights Off Busch to Win Indy Nationwide Race

Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, and Joey Logano rounded out the top five.

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Ty Dillon Ty Dillon held off a charging Kyle Busch in the closing laps of the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but he had to win the first NASCAR Nationwide Series race of his career with a fuel cell approaching empty.

Dillon grabbed the lead from Busch, the pole winner, moments after a restart on Lap 77 of 100.

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