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  1. Broken back puts Stewart out of Daytona 500

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in a mishap on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday.

    Tony Stewart, who turns 45 in May, has not won a Sprint Cup race since 2013 and was 28th in the final standings last year.
  2. Scott Sharp's team takes 24 Hours of Daytona

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    DAYTONA BEACH — Scott Sharp celebrated a second win at the 24 Hours of Daytona on Sunday, 20 years after his first victory in a race that saw most of the top contenders fall out.

  3. Ganassi shifts aim again in sports cars

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    DAYTONA BEACH — Chip Ganassi was asked during a meeting last week who was driving for him in the 24 Hours at Daytona. The team owner grabbed a piece of paper and began to jot down the names.

  4. Scott Pruett aims for record at 24 Hours of Daytona

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    DAYTONA BEACH — Scott Pruett has a chance to stand alone atop the Daytona record books. To pull off the feat, he will have to win with an unfamiliar group.

  5. Jeff Gordon enjoys drive into the sunset upon retirement

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    HOMESTEAD — The accolades began pouring in for Jeff Gordon long before the green flag dropped.

  6. Kyle Busch wins NASCAR's Sprint Cup title

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    HOMESTEAD — As Kyle Busch celebrated the biggest victory of his life, he tried to reflect on the turbulent road that made him a NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion.

    Kyle Busch drives during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) FLHM130
  7. Chris Buescher clinches NASCAR Xfinity series title; Kyle Larson wins race

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    HOMESTEAD — Chris Buescher never made a big mistake, never got rattled and never even tried to contend for a win. He gladly settled for a title.

  8. Kenseth meets with Logano

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    HOMESTEAD — As Matt Kenseth weaved his way through a pack of autograph seekers, a man stood firmly in front of him and reached out to shake Kenseth's hand.

    Matt Kenseth, above, returning from his suspension after wrecking Joey Logano, meets with his rival.
  9. NASCAR Chase for the Championship finale preview

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    NASCAR's previous 35 races have narrowed the championship contenders down to four. The finalist who crosses the finish line first at today's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway earns the title of Sprint Cup series champion. • In the final race of his final season, Jeff Gordon is trying to drive …

  10. Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex clinch finale spots as Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-shortened Phoenix race

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    AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex advanced to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship finale after surviving a long Sunday that ended with a rain-shortened race at Phoenix International Raceway.

    A pit crew member for Clint Bowyer uses a leaf blower to dry the team's pit stall before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Avondale, Ariz. The start of the race was delayed. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)  AZRF210