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  1. Kasey Kahne relieved to qualify for Chase

    Auto racing

    HAMPTON, Ga. — There is pressure that comes with being part of the powerful Hendrick Motorsports team with NASCAR superstars Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

  2. Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR but exits early

    Auto racing

    HAMPTON, Ga. — On Friday, NASCAR competitors welcomed Tony Stewart back to the track.

    On Sunday, it was the fans' turn.

    Tony Stewart gets ready for his first race since his car struck and killed a fellow driver in a dirt-track race Aug. 9.
  3. Rookie driver in stable condition after crash

    Auto racing

    FONTANA, Calif. — Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin has been upgraded to stable condition after undergoing a procedure for a chest injury from his horrific crash during a practice session for the MAVTV 500.

  4. Jeff Gordon expects Tony Stewart to be contender in tonight's NASCAR Sprint Cup race

    Auto racing

    HAMPTON, Ga. — Jeff Gordon expects Tony Stewart to be a contender in his return to the track.

    Tony Stewart gets a hug from his former crew chief Steve Addington during practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
  5. Kevin Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Tony Stewart is 12th

    Auto racing

    HAMPTON, Ga. — Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner's return to the track after the sprint car he was driving struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. Aug. 9.

  6. NASCAR's Tony Stewart should sit out season

    Auto racing

    Worst decision

    Driver Tony Stewart will be back behind the wheel tonight at the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Atlanta. It's his first time competing since the sprint car he was driving at a dirt track in upstate New York struck and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. on Aug. 9.

    Tony Stewart gets ready for practice for tonight’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Is sitting out three races enough after Stewart’s car struck and killed another driver on Aug. 9?
  7. Tony Stewart says Kevin Ward's death will affect him forever (w/ video)

    Auto racing

    HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart ended nearly three weeks of silence since his race car struck and killed a young driver at an upstate New York dirt track, voicing sympathy Friday for the family of Kevin Ward Jr. and suggesting a return to NASCAR competition this weekend would help him cope with lingering grief.

    Tony Stewart, left, spoke for first time Friday since he hit and killed driver Kevin Ward Jr. on Aug. 9.
  8. Up next races on major auto racing circuits

    Auto racing

    Sprint Cup

    What: Oral-B USA 500

    When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 2:30 p.m.), qualifying (FS1, 7 p.m.); Saturday, practice (FS2, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 8 p.m.); Hampton, Ga.

  9. Daytona's July race moving to Sunday with new schedule

    Auto racing

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR rolled out its 2015 Sprint Cup schedule Tuesday with a number of significant changes, including moving the summer race at Daytona from Saturday to Sunday night.

  10. Will Power able to shake off California earthquake

    Auto racing

    It was just past 3 a.m. when Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, Calif. The IndyCar points leader was in the middle of his first earthquake and wasn't certain he was going to make it out alive.