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Brian Vickers Expected to Replace Tony Stewart in Daytona 500

2015 Las Vegas CUP Brian Vickers credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Brian Vickers has emerged as the lead candidate to replace Tony Stewart in the season-opening Daytona 500 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next weekend. According to a report from the Associated Press, Vickers will fill in for the injured Stewart in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14, granted he is medically cleared to compete by NASCAR, …

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NASCAR 2016 Preview: The Price You Pay

2015 Daytona II CUP Denny Hamlin Jeff Gordon Paul Menard racing CIA

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With the Christmas revelry over with and the new year dutifully noted on checks to the home heating oil folks the winter doldrums have set in for those of us in subgenus Gearheadus Maximus. The usual offseason salves are playing their course. The Detroit Auto show was pretty much a bust other than one shapely …

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2016 NASCAR Media Week: A Look Back at What Went Down

It was quite a week for the drivers, teams and media of NASCAR. For three days, they all gathered together inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., for the annual NASCAR Media Tour. Once the curtain fell on Thursday, the 2016 NASCAR season quickly appeared more clear as many announcements were made on …

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Faceoff: Who’s the Best In NASCAR?

2015 Martinsville I CUP Tony Stewart Brad Keselowski racing credit Amy Henderson

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Heading into 2016, which team can fans expect to have a breakout year? Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: HScott Motorsports. Don’t expect the team to find Victory Lane, but in its third season, and with the Hendrick Motorsports affiliation and Clint Bowyer joining the team, HSM could be set to shock a few people and perhaps …

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NASCAR Announces Eligible Drivers for Sprint Unlimited

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On Monday, NASCAR announced the eligibility criteria for this year’s Sprint Unlimited, scheduled for Feb. 13.  While winning a pole during the previous season will get you into the race, it’s not the only way into the 75-lap show.  Regardless of circumstances, 25 cars will start the 187.5-mile race. The first criteria to qualify for …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Tony Stewart

2015 Loudon I CUP Tony Stewart CIA

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For the first time since the 2012 season, Tony Stewart was able to complete the entire race schedule. In fact, apart from his retirement announcement in late September, it was a quiet year for the 44-year-old. Perhaps too quiet. For the driver who last visited victory lane at Dover in early 2013, Stewart’s statistics for the …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Personnel Changes for 2016

2015 Dover II CUP Tony Stewart Danica Patrick CIA

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At Championship Media Day in Florida, Tony Stewart hinted at changes for Stewart-Haas Racing. On Monday, the team made those changes public. The No. 4 team for Kevin Harvick and the No. 41 team for Kurt Busch will remain unchanged.  However, the Nos. 10 and 14 will see new leadership. Michael Bugarewicz has been named the …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Do You Wanna Build A Snowdale?

Dale Earnhardt Jr Bank of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

#Cannonball pic.twitter.com/mHn78ZgAiX — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 23, 2015 Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his group of buddies had some fun during a pool party. Earnhardt later posted this slow-motion video of himself diving into a pool. Numerous journalists and fans expressed their thoughts on his form and technique. .@KyleBusch and his new friend. ?#RowdyNation …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 NASCAR Season Finale Edition

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Photo credit: CIA Stock Photography

The NASCAR season had its usual ups and downs, and a lot of sideways moments too, but the biggest up came in the last race just as it is designed to do with the championship four going for the title. So, while I like to say that life is all about the journey, for most …

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Changes Afoot at Stewart-Haas Racing?

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During Thursday’s Championship Media Day at the Diplomat Hotel & Spa in Hollywood, Fla., Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner/driver Tony Stewart was asked about his team and what they are planning on doing to right the ship, and though he did not offer any specifics, it is safe to assume that Stewart wants his team to be back …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Phoenix

Tony Stewart Bank of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls into Phoenix International Raceway for 312 laps around the relatively flat mile-long track in the desert. When you think of Phoenix in the last few years you have to think of one driver, Kevin Harvick, who has won the last four races here. This race, unlike last year, is …

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