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  1. Prosecutors refer Tony Stewart case to grand jury

    Auto racing

    A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

  2. Brad Keselowski captures NASCAR Chase opener

    Auto racing

    JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Championship.

    Brad Keselowski earns his series-high fifth Sprint Cup victory of the season at Chicagoland Speedway and, more crucially, clinched a spot in the next phase of the Chase for the Championship.
  3. NHRA eliminations rained out; will be run next week

    Auto racing

    CONCORD, N.C. — Rain washed out most of the final eliminations Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals, forcing a postponement until next weekend during qualifying rounds for the Texas NHRA FallNationals.

  4. Sprint Cup scouting report: Chicagoland Speedway

    Auto racing
  5. Kevin Harvick takes Nationwide victory at Chicagoland

    Auto racing

    JOLIET, Ill. — Kevin Harvick earned his fourth Nationwide series victory of the season on Saturday driving for JR Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway.

  6. Darian Grubb, Denny Hamlin's crew chief, back from suspension

    Auto racing

    JOLIET, Ill. — Darian Grubb was a welcome addition to the track Friday for Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin.

  7. NASCAR's Aric Almirola chases opportunity in family tradition

    Auto racing

    Every now and then, Aric Almirola thinks about the sacrifices that took him to NASCAR's top series.

    Tampa’s Aric Almirola gets a Chase for the Championship spot this year for the first time in his NASCAR Sprint Cup career.
  8. Tony Stewart investigation done; findings next week

    Auto racing

    Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York last month.

  9. Up next races on major auto racing circuits

    Auto racing

    Sprint Cup

    What: 400

    When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (FS1, 11 a.m. and FS2, 2 p.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 2 p.m.); Joliet, Ill.

  10. Joe Gibbs Racing needs turnaround heading into NASCAR's Chase

    Auto racing

    RICHMOND, Va. — Joe Gibbs Racing got all three of its cars into NASCAR's playoffs, but if something doesn't turn around quickly, the organization won't have a shot in the 10-race Chase for the Championship.

    Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing earned his lone Sprint Cup victory this season in March and heads into the Chase with six consecutive finishes outside the top 10, including four of 36th or worse.