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9hTony Fabrizio

Behar trying to make Sprint Cup dream a reality

A member of the 2015 NASCAR Next class, Nicole Behar, 17, has two top-5s in eight starts in the K&N West series. Her goal is to make it to Sprint Cup in the next five years.

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12hBob Pockrass

Franchising? Licensing? NASCAR, owners talking

NASCAR has renewed discussions on ways that teams, which essentially are independent contractors for the sport, can have more long-term value.

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ESPYS Vote: Best Driver

Lewis Hamilton dominated F1. IndyCar's Will Power and NASCAR's Kevin Harvick were consistent. Juan Pablo Montoya would not be denied at the Indy 500. And no one had quicker reflexes than NHRA's Erica Enders-Stevens. Who deserves the ESPY for best driver? Vote now!

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NASCAR chair seeks removal of Confederate flag

Calling the Confederate flag an "insensitive symbol" that he finds offensive, NASCAR chairman Brian France said the sport will be aggressive in disassociating the symbol from its events.

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5dMarty Smith

Smith: Fatherhood latest step in Kahne's growth

Call him Big Daddy Kahne: Kasey Kahne is going to be a father, and he welcomes the news as time and experience have helped him grow as a person and a competitor, Marty Smith writes.

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4dBob Pockrass

Bruton Smith shares SMI voting power with sons

Bruton Smith, who in February stepped down as chief executive officer of track operator Speedway Motorsports Inc., has increased the voting power of his three sons in the company.

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6dBob Pockrass

NASCAR won't ban fans' flying Confederate flag

NASCAR, a sport with deep Southeastern roots, issued a statement Tuesday supporting the movement to take down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds.

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6dBob Pockrass

JGR pit-crew member suspended indefinitely

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Joe Gibbs Racing development pit-crew member Ernest Pierce for violation of its substance-abuse policy.

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Jones takes Chicagoland for 2nd win of weekend

Erik Jones took the lead from Ryan Blaney with 11 laps remaining and held on to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series AttiCat 300 on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.

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