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Steve Byrnes with Tony Stewart at Coca Cola 600 in 2009
Steve Byrnes with Tony Stewart at Coca Cola 600 in 2009 (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Legendary NASCAR Announcer-Analyst Steve Byrnes Dies After Battle with Cancer

Anyone with even a passing interest in NASCAR is mourning the loss of one of the really "good guys" in the world of sports.  What Craig Sager is to the NBA,  Byrnes was to NASCAR because of his wit, demeanor, likeability and quality.

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Kurt Busch suspension by NASCAR shows double standard
Kurt Busch suspension by NASCAR shows double standard (Getty Images)
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Kurt Busch Suspension Raises Questions of NASCAR Double-Standard

The events that occurred prior to the Daytona 500 offer serious credibility to the argument that NASCAR is one of the worst when is comes to leadership and decision making.

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NASCAR Brawl
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NASCAR Post-Race Brawl Is All Kinds of Nuts [VIDEO]

The AAA Texas 500 started out as a car race, but ended up more like a WWE match.

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Stewart will not face charges
Stewart will not face charges (Getty Images)
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Driver Struck by Tony Stewart Had Pot In System – Enough To “Impair Judgement”

According to a shocking report released Wednesday afternoon, Tony Stewart has been cleared of wrongdoing in the tragic death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. in part because the District Attorney's report says Ward was high on marijuana!

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Canandaigua Raceway New York -site of sprint car death
Canandaigua Raceway New York -site of sprint car death (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Irresponsible – Ignorant Sports Column Clouds Stewart Racing Tragedy

When you're a sports writer or journalist, you're supposed to know your field.  You're also not supposed to use your column as a personal vendetta against a certain sport.  But apparently George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel has decided to descend to irresponsible status.

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10 year anniversary of Tri City Raceway closing
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Ten Years Ago, Tri-City Raceway Shut Down – A Look Back (PICTURES)

Although a tiny handful of races were held here and there through 2005,  for all intents and purposes, 2003 was the last full season of stock car racing action at the fastest half-mile west of the Mississippi.   We take a brief look back with the help of a very dedicated man and a Facebook page. (All photos, unless otherwise noted, courtesy of Mitch Slagle).

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Austin Dillon will drive these cars in 2014 in Sprint Cup
(Richard Childress Racing Facebook Page)
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NASCAR Nation Divided! #3 Will Return to Sprint Cup in 2014 with Austin Dillon

It's got the racing world buzzing.   Many fans are up in arms.

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Clint Boyer spins car at Richmond September 7th 2013
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Is Boyer’s Deliberate Spin Scandal The Biggest in NASCAR History? Maybe…

The sports world is buzzing over the WWE-style slamdown NASCAR gave Michael Waltrip Racing over allegations Clint Boyer deliberately spun his car so a teammate could make the Chase Playoffs. 

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Fire damages stock cars headed to NASCAR Regional race
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I-84 Fire Singes NASCAR Team’s Weekend – Cars Damaged in Blaze [PHOTOS]

A competitor headed to a NASCAR regional touring series race in Monroe, WA saw their equipment damaged in a large truck fire.

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NASCAR Driver Jason Leffler Dies After Crash in Dirt Race

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died late Wednesday after an accident in a dirt car race at New Jersey's Bridgeport Speedway.

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