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FILE - In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart, left, talks with Kevin Harvick before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Stewart is skipping a second straight Sprint Cup race, and it is not clear when the NASCAR star might return after he struck and killed a driver at a dirt-track race in New York last weekend. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward’s death

  CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 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 […]

08/20/2014

The casket of race car driver Kevin Ward Jr., is taken from a hearse before being carried into South Lewis Central School before a funeral on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Turin, N.Y. Ward died after being struck by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart's car during a race last weekend at a dirt track in western New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Praise for ‘small town boy’ hit by Stewart’s car

TURIN, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Ward Jr.’s family and friends praised the dirt-track racer as a “small-town boy” who loved his sport during the funeral for the 20-year-old driver who was killed by NASCAR champion […]

08/14/2014

This July 5, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., in the vicotry lane with his car at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)

Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death

PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (AP) – Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear. He’d sit up on his seat, floor […]

08/12/2014

A small memorial of flowers is seen at Canandaigua Motorsports Park Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Canandaigua, N.Y. On Saturday night, Tony Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr., 20, a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race at the track in upstate New York. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death

PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear. He’d sit up on his seat, floor […]

08/11/2014

This July 5, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., in the vicotry lane with his car at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)

Stewart crash inquiry focuses on lighting, track

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. In a sport […]

08/11/2014

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NASCAR celebrates 20th Cup race at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Traditionalists balked and some were downright outraged at the mere suggestion stock cars dare set their fenders on the sacred ground of Indianapolis. Stage a NASCAR race at the home of the […]

07/27/2013

Race car driver Jason Leffler (AP Photo)

Leffler dies after accident in dirt car event

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. (AP) — NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway. The 37-year-old Leffler, a two-time winner on the NASCAR […]

06/12/2013

Greg Ramfos' ROXO Bracelets

Greg Ramfos on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with an auto parts “nuts and bolts guy,” Greg Ramfos, who has become the kingpin of the new hot wristband that every kid wants.

03/13/2013

Danica Patrick

Patrick ready to move on after Daytona

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Danica Patrick had already built quite a following from her IndyCar days, with a big assist from all those television commercials and magazine layouts.

03/02/2013

Kyle Larson Nascar

Daytona ready for race, willing to relocate fans

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans feeling unsafe after the horrific crash at Daytona International Speedway can change seats for NASCAR’s biggest race.

02/24/2013

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