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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.

Tuxedos optional for this awards shindig

The second annual NASCAR Champion's Week hoedown in Las Vegas ends tonight at Wynn Las Vegas with a black-tie affair that essentially excludes regular Joe and Josephine Fan. The celebration was never called a hoedown when it was in the swanky haunts...

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...

Baby daughter kept Johnson's motor running

It came down to the final laps of the final race this year before Jimmie Johnson was able to claim his unprecedented fifth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. The crew chiefs for runner-up Denny Hamlin and third-place Chase finisher Kevin...