In the NASCAR hierarchy and chain of command, the Camping World Truck Series that made its annual stop at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night is considered Double A in scope, style and substance. It’s sort of like the Texas League in baseball.
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Since 1999, Allegiant Air owner Maurice Gallagher Jr. has grown the Las Vegas-based airline from virtually nothing to $1 billion in revenue.
After the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who was killed when Tony Stewart’s car struck him as Ward walked on an upstate New York dirt track on Aug. 9, Stewart may never get back in a sprint car.
Green Valley High School graduate and Las Vegas resident Jamie Little leaves ESPN after 16 years to cover NASCAR for Fox Sports.
Prosecutors announced Wednesday that a grand jury had decided against bringing criminal charges against three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.
NASCAR After the Lap will be Dec. 4 at the Palms Casino Hotel. All 16 drivers who are competing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup will take part in the event.
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The Ontario County District Attorney’s office completed its investigation of the fatal accident at a New York state sprint car track involving NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart and will take the case to a grand jury to decide whether he will face charges.
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Only 16 drivers can win the title as the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Sunday in Chicago, including Las Vegas drivers Kurt and Kyle Busch. The experts don’t give them a chance, but the best teams don’t always win in a playoff format like NASCAR instituted this season.
Speaking quietly and his voice trembling, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago.
Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint car event in upstate New York.
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Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he’s skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
Kyle Busch finished fifth in Saturday’s NASCAR Truck Series race in Michigan. It was his 500th NASCAR start in a Toyota.
NASCAR added a rule Friday ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. The announcement comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York.
Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
Kevin Ward Jr.’s friends, family and fellow racing enthusiasts overflowed a high school auditorium Thursday to grieve and share stories about the 20-year-old dirt-track racer who was struck and killed by a car driven by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.
Funeral services for dirt-track racer Kevin Ward Jr. were held Thursday, and the ESPN NASCAR Twitter account is taking some heat for a couple of tweets.
Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn’t mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.
The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.’s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.
Danica Patrick crashed in final Sprint Cup practice Friday at Watkins Glen International but walked away, was treated at the infield care center, and released.
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