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NASCAR Champ Tony Stewart Strikes and Kills Driver in Sprint Car Race

NASCAR Champ Tony Stewart Strikes and Kills Driver in Sprint Car Race

Originally posted 08/10/2014 11:05AM

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.

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Filed Under: NASCAR, Around the Web
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VIDEO: Big Crash at Daytona Takes Out Top Nascar Drivers

Big Crash at Daytona Takes Out Top Nascar Drivers

Originally posted 07/06/2014 03:00PM

There were some unhappy drivers when an accident on the Daytona International Speedway took out a bunch of cars 20 laps into the Coke Zero 400 on Sunday.

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This Man Has More NASCAR-Themed Cereal Boxes Than Anyone Else on the Planet

UpdatePosted 06/07/2014 09:00AM

This Man Has More NASCAR-Themed Cereal Boxes Than Anyone Else on the Planet

Originally posted 06/06/2014 11:30AM



Some men collect stamps. Other men collect baseball cards. Randy Ricci collects cereal boxes.

But not just any cereal boxes. Specifically, cereal boxes with NASCAR cars and drivers on them.

Now, the 60-year-old racing fan has set a Guinness World Record for the largest collection of NASCAR cereal boxes

"Yeah, [people] might think it's a little bit weird, but it's just him," Ricci's son Chris told Guavo Media. "That's what he's always done."

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Reba McEntire: How I Became a Racing Mom

Reba McEntire: How I Became a Racing Mom

Originally posted 05/21/2014 03:00PM

Reba McEntire has spent much of the last 40 years on tour, but these days she's just as often hitting a different kind of road: the racetrack. Her son Shelby Blackstock is a rising star in the racing world who'll be competing on the Andretti Autosport team in the Pro Mazda Championship in Indianapolis on Saturday.

“He is having a ball and I go see him whenever I can,” the singer recently told a crowd of several hundred Nashville-area middle and high school students in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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NASCAR's Trevor Bayne Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Trevor Bayne Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Originally posted 11/12/2013 12:50PM

NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne said Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis and does not expect it to impact his racing career.

Bayne, who in 2011 became the youngest winner in Daytona 500 history, will still compete as scheduled at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series finales. Bayne's younger sister, Sarah, also has multiple sclerosis.

"There are currently no symptoms and I'm committed to continuing to take the best care of my body as possible," Bayne said in a statement. "As for now, I want to close out the season strong this weekend at Homestead and then shift my focus on getting ready to compete for the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Championship in 2014."

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Filed Under: NASCAR, Health
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PHOTO: Meet Jimmie Johnson's Newborn Daughter

PHOTO: Meet Jimmie Johnson's Newborn Daughter

Originally posted 09/06/2013 10:00AM

Wife Chandra gave birth to Lydia Norriss at 2:02 a.m. on Friday, his rep announces

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NASCAR Driver Max Papis Slapped in Face by Female at Race

NASCAR Driver Max Papis Slapped in Face by Female at Race

Originally posted 09/02/2013 09:15AM

Racecar driver Max Papis claims that his jaw was dislocated when a woman he didn’t know slapped his face after Sunday's NASCAR Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park race in Bowmanville, Ontario.

"This crazy lady comes shouting at me, and I had no idea, didn't even understand her, she just started shouting," Papis told ESPN.com.

"And all the sudden, she took a full hand – and she slapped me so hard. I'm not kidding. My jaw got dislocated and my left ear is still ringing, big time."

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NASCAR Driver Jason Leffler Killed in Sprint Car Accident

NASCAR Driver Jason Leffler Killed in Sprint Car Accident

Originally posted 06/13/2013 07:30AM

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.

Leffler, 37, a two-time winner on the NASCAR Nationwide Series who had the nickname "LefTurn" above the driver's side window on his race cars, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said.

"NASCAR extends its thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to the family of Jason Leffler who passed away earlier this evening," NASCAR said in a statement. "For more than a decade, Jason was a fierce competitor in our sport and he will be missed."

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Former NASCAR Driver Dick Trickle Dies of Apparent Suicide

Former NASCAR Driver Dick Trickle Dies of Apparent Suicide

Originally posted 05/17/2013 08:20AM

Dick Trickle, whose larger-than-life personality and penchant for fun won him legions of fans despite a lack of success beyond the nation's small tracks, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. He was 71.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said authorities received a call believed to be from Trickle, who said "there would be a dead body and it would be his." Authorities tried to call the number back, but no one answered.

Trickle's body was found near his pickup truck at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, N.C., about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte. Sheriff's Lieutenant Tim Johnson said foul play was not suspected.

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