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23hRyan McGee

State of Racing: Back to basics

Every idea in racing in recent years seems to have been prefaced with "This will be great for the sport." It wasn't in nearly every case, Ryan McGee writes, and now it's time to fix it.

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2dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Expect Tony Stewart to return

Tony Stewart broke a bone in his back in an ATV accident and he'll be sidelined from Sprint Cup to start the season. You can bet that if he can return, he will, writes Bob Pockrass.

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2dBob Pockrass

State of Racing: NASCAR

No offense to NASCAR chairman Brian France, but the sport is facing bigger issues than bad weather. Solving revenue imbalance, owner concerns and the racing itself is all on the table.

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2dLaurence Edmondson

State of Racing: Formula One

Satisfaction with the world's most popular motorsport -- Formula One -- is low these days. Look no further than a tangled web of politics for why reform will be hard, writes Laurence Edmondson.

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2dJohn Oreovicz

State of Racing: IndyCar

The IndyCar Series has its issues, but there is a lot to be optimistic about in the future. And with the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 coming in May, the time is now to get on a roll.

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2dJohn Oreovicz

State of Racing: The Rest

What is the state of racing? John Oreovicz lays out the first of five stories from ESPN on where things stand, starting with the series that aren't always at the top of Americans' minds.

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6dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: A good vibe

Maybe cool cars draw the stars -- and fans -- to the Rolex 24. Whatever it was, the race proved to be intriguing and the fans seemed happy.

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6dBob Pockrass

Race car ends up in traffic jam after wrong turn

Patrick Lindsey's race took a strange turn when he ended up on the access road in the infield amid fans driving in and out of the track at Daytona International Speedway.

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10dRyan McGee

McGee: Barney Hall was a unique gift

Legendary broadcaster Barney Hall, who died Tuesday at age 83, will be remembered for an old-school style that will never be -- and can't be -- duplicated.

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12dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: No guarantees?

As team owners and NASCAR continue to work toward an agreement that would guarantee income to most through a "charter" system, there are still many points to be resolved.

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10dBob Pockrass

Daytona finishes upgrading SAFER barriers

All the outside and inside walls of Daytona International Speedway, with the exception of pit lane, now have energy-absorbing barriers, a response to Kyle Busch's accident nearly a year ago.

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12dBob Pockrass

Ragan finds stability in pairing with BK Racing

David Ragan, who has two career Sprint Cup wins in 326 starts, will join BK Racing for the 2016 season. He finished 27th in the 2015 standings with one top-five finish.

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14dBob Pockrass

Bruton Smith's Hall of Fame speech memorable

Bruton Smith is not only one of the most powerful people in NASCAR, the track owner is also an engaging storyteller. He didn't disappoint at his Hall of Fame induction Saturday.

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15dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Tony Stewart ready for final Sprint Cup ride

Tony Stewart may be retiring from Sprint Cup at the end of this year but he's dedicated to making his last season a good one. Not to worry, though, he will race in something for years to come.

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14dBob Pockrass

Labonte, Smith among inductees to NASCAR Hall

Former drivers Terry Labonte, Jerry Cook, Curtis Turner and Bobby Isaac were joined by racetrack operator Bruton Smith as inductees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday.

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15dBob Pockrass

Stewart 'won't waste time' talking fan argument

"If anybody wants to know what happened, they should have been there to see for themselves," Tony Stewart said of his confrontation with a heckler during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

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16dBob Pockrass

R. Smith takes over Tommy Baldwin ride for '16

Regan Smith, who has one career win in 176 Sprint Cup starts, will drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2016. He has spent the past three seasons driving for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series.

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17dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Ford teams focus on improvement

Penske Racing carried the Ford banner in 2015, but it was a down year across the board. A tweak to the car and Roush Fenway's organizational changes leads the news from the Blue Oval Brigade.

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18dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Penske celebrating milestone

Roger Penske started racing in the '50s, but Team Penske as we know it started up 50 years ago. They are celebrating Wednesday night, and rightfully so as the benchmark for all-around excellence.

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18dRyan McGee

McGee: It's exciting!

The NASCAR media tour has a few things you can always count on. Bad weather, news and plenty of excitement. Tuesday's opening was no different ... sort of.

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18dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: What to look for from NASCAR media tour

The NASCAR media tour, running Tuesday through Thursday, is unlikely to contain many real surprises. But it is the unofficial start to getting back to work for the 2016 season.

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22dRyan McGee

McGee: Youth will be served

Jeff Gordon has retired. Tony Stewart is retiring. But don't fret, because new drivers have always stepped up to replace the legends, and 2016 will provide a good look at the new wave.

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18dBob Pockrass

Xfinity, Trucks to have Chase-like playoff format

The Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series will both feature an elimination-style playoff format similar to the one used in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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23dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Detroit show has racy cars, not many racing ones

Don't go to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit looking for race cars -- they are few and far between. But the show is still an exciting look at an industry on a hot streak.

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24dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Chase Elliott just one of many changes

While Chase Elliott replacing Jeff Gordon is the biggest change for 2016, there will be plenty of familiar faces in new places when the Sprint Cup Series hits the track next month.

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The Buzz: Danica Patrick's baby

While you were watching the Golden Globes, Danica Patrick and her fur baby were hanging with her sister, Brooke, and her adorable, you know, human baby.

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29dBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Richmond pulling more seats

With Richmond's announcement the track is removing its backstretch grandstands, the seat reduction campaign in NASCAR continues. It is is a sign of the times, but not all doom and gloom.

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32dBob Pockrass

Changes coming at Kentucky Speedway

Kentucky Speedway is about to get a facelift, with a new racing surface, more SAFER Barrier and key changes to Turns 1 and 2.

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