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  • Racing tragedy could keep drivers from charging onto track

    Clint Elkins, co-owner of Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., said he has seen it happen hundreds of times: An angry driver exits his wrecked race car and storms onto the track to confront the offending driver, even as cars circle the track under...
  • Sheriff: Tony Stewart investigation will continue at least two more weeks

    The investigation into Saturday night's crash in which NASCAR star Tony Stewart hit and killed a sprint car driver standing on the track is expected to continue at least another two weeks or more. Investigators continue to seek witnesses, gather evidence...
  • Mike Brudenell: Focus remains on Stewart at Michigan International Speedway

    It would have been about the blistering speeds or Jimmie Johnson looking for the sweep. Even favorite NASCAR son Dale Earnhardt Jr. headed to the Irish Hills leading the Sprint Cup series standings isn't the story now, and that's unbelievable and, in...
  • Tony Stewart cancels plans to race at Indiana dirt track

    In a statement issued Monday, Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway officials confirmed NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has pulled out of a scheduled race at the .375-mile dirt track planned for Saturday night. Stewart sat out Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins...
  • Kevin Ward Jr. was a tough driver who 'wasn't afraid to go fast'

    Kevin Ward Jr.'s young life was consumed by racing. Ward, 20, who was killed Saturday night when the sprint car of NASCAR star Tony Stewart struck him on a dirt track in upstate New York, was one of the top young drivers on the Empire Super Sprint...
  • Tom Sorensen: The only certainty from the Stewart accident is that life was lost

    I watched the video as many times as I felt I had to, which is to say I watched the video too many times. The sprint car driven by Tony Stewart and the sprint car driven by Kevin Ward Jr. became entangled Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in...
  • Jeff Gordon wins fifth Brickyard 400

    Jeff Gordon wins fifth Brickyard 400
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Looking like vintage form, Jeff Gordon grabbed the lead on the final restart 16 laps from the end and held on to win Sunday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was a record fifth Brickyard win for Gordon, his second...
  • Fatal incident further clouds Tony Stewart's bid for NASCAR's Chase

    Fatal incident further clouds Tony Stewart's bid for NASCAR's Chase
    The incident in which Tony Stewart's car struck and killed another driver further clouds Stewart's ability to qualify for this year's NASCAR title playoff. Stewart's car struck the driver, 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr., who was on foot on the track and...
  • Kevin Ward Jr. dies after being struck by Tony Stewart's car in race

    A day ago, few outside of Canandaigua, N.Y., knew or had ever heard of Kevin Ward Jr. Today, that’s not the case. Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, Ward was struck by a sprint car driven by NASCAR veteran Tony Stewart. Ward was...
  • Tony Stewart: A temperamental NASCAR driver many fans love

    Tony Stewart: A temperamental NASCAR driver many fans love
    Tony Stewart is perhaps the most temperamental driver in NASCAR, a trait's that caused him to be involved in numerous run-ins with others during his career yet also has made him endearing to a legion of NASCAR fans. On Saturday night, Stewart struck...
  • Stewart's status for Sunday's NASCAR race still uncertain

    It's still unclear if Tony Stewart will compete in Sunday's NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway. "Tony hasn't made a decision and there is no timetable," Stewart spokesman Mike Arning said Wednesday in a text message to the Observer....