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NASCAR victory parade to shut down Strip

A victory parade of the top 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock cars will shut down Las Vegas Boulevard for about 30 minutes this afternoon. At 3:15 p.m., drivers will make their way down the Strip, closing off the intersection of Spring Mountain Road...

Tony Stewart has made most of opportunity

Only 11 days ago, Tony Stewart won his third NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, racing from the back of the pack twice, passing 118 cars on the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami oval. It was 15 years ago that Stewart finished second by 0.086 seconds in the inaugural Indy Racing League event at Walt Disney World Speedway. But a star was born.

NASCAR champ a gamer

Before Jimmie Johnson turned 21, whenever he was in Vegas to race, he would go to hotel arcades to try to become a better driver by playing racing video games. "When the NASCAR games came out -- 'Daytona USA' -- I would just sit there and run that...