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NASCAR needs a spurt of new superstars to make racing fun

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon is mostly retired & Tony Stewart is almost out the door. Now Dale Earnhardt Jr. is sidelined for the rest of the year, exposing NASCAR's glaring need for new stars to captivate the audience.

The three huge names who have moved the needle for NASCAR the past two decades have a combined seven championships, 168 career Cup wins & five Daytona 500 victories. More important, they are the household names for NASCAR, the ones who move the needle & make people pay attention.

But Gordon called last year his last, only to be called back to the race car in late July when a concussion knocked Earnhardt out for the season. Stewart, meanwhile, has just 13 races left in his NASCAR driving career.

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NASCAR needs a spurt of new superstars to make racing fun

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon is mostly retired & Tony Stewart is almost out the door. Now Dale Earnhardt Jr. is sidelined for the rest of the year, exposing NASCAR's glaring need for new stars to captivate the audience.

The three huge names who have moved the needle for NASCAR the past two decades have a combined seven championships, 168 career Cup wins & five Daytona 500 victories. More important, they are the household names for NASCAR, the ones who move the needle & make people pay attention.

But Gordon called last year his last, only to be called back to the race car in late July when a concussion knocked Earnhardt out for the season. Stewart, meanwhile, has just 13 races left in his NASCAR driving career.

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NASCAR needs a spurt of new superstars to make racing fun

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon is mostly retired & Tony Stewart is almost out the door. Now Dale Earnhardt Jr. is sidelined for the rest of the year, exposing NASCAR's glaring need for new stars to captivate the audience.

The three huge names who have moved the needle for NASCAR the past two decades have a combined seven championships, 168 career Cup wins & five Daytona 500 victories. More important, they are the household names for NASCAR, the ones who move the needle & make people pay attention.

But Gordon called last year his last, only to be called back to the race car in late July when a concussion knocked Earnhardt out for the season. Stewart, meanwhile, has just 13 races left in his NASCAR driving career.

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NASCAR needs a spurt of new superstars to make racing fun

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon is mostly retired & Tony Stewart is almost out the door. Now Dale Earnhardt Jr. is sidelined for the rest of the year, exposing NASCAR's glaring need for new stars to captivate the audience.

The three huge names who have moved the needle for NASCAR the past two decades have a combined seven championships, 168 career Cup wins & five Daytona 500 victories. More important, they are the household names for NASCAR, the ones who move the needle & make people pay attention.

But Gordon called last year his last, only to be called back to the race car in late July when a concussion knocked Earnhardt out for the season. Stewart, meanwhile, has just 13 races left in his NASCAR driving career.

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NASCAR cancels qualifying as Hermine approaches

NASCAR cancels qualifying as Hermine approaches

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — NASCAR has postponed all track activity Friday & canceled qualifying for its Sprint Cup & Xfinity races at Darlington Raceway in anticipation of Hermine bringing inclement weather to the South Carolina track.

Hermine strengthened into a hurricane Thursday.

Both the Sprint Cup Series & the Xfinity Series had scheduled practices Friday & were supposed to qualify Saturday. However, in the revamped weekend schedule, both series will line up the field based on points in the standings.

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NASCAR cancels qualifying as Hermine approaches

NASCAR cancels qualifying as Hermine approaches

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — NASCAR has postponed all track activity Friday & canceled qualifying for its Sprint Cup & Xfinity races at Darlington Raceway in anticipation of Hermine bringing inclement weather to the South Carolina track.

Hermine strengthened into a hurricane Thursday.

Both the Sprint Cup Series & the Xfinity Series had scheduled practices Friday & were supposed to qualify Saturday. However, in the revamped weekend schedule, both series will line up the field based on points in the standings.

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Martin Truex Jr. signs 2-year extension with NASCAR team

DENVER (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has signed a two-year contract extension with Furniture Row Racing, keeping him with his NASCAR team through the 2018 season.

The Denver-based operation moreover announced Thursday that Bass Pro Shops & Tracker Boats will increase their primary sponsorship on the No. 78 Toyota from 12 to 16 races in 2017. The outdoorsman giants served as Truex's primary sponsors for his back-to-back Xfinity Series championships (2004-05) & the first three years of his Sprint Cup career (2006-08).

They were reunited this season.

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Martin Truex Jr. signs 2-year extension with NASCAR team

DENVER (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has signed a two-year contract extension with Furniture Row Racing, keeping him with his NASCAR team through the 2018 season.

The Denver-based operation moreover announced Thursday that Bass Pro Shops & Tracker Boats will increase their primary sponsorship on the No. 78 Toyota from 12 to 16 races in 2017. The outdoorsman giants served as Truex's primary sponsors for his back-to-back Xfinity Series championships (2004-05) & the first three years of his Sprint Cup career (2006-08).

They were reunited this season.

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Martin Truex Jr. signs 2-year extension with NASCAR team

DENVER (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has signed a two-year contract extension with Furniture Row Racing, keeping him with his NASCAR team through the 2018 season.

The Denver-based operation moreover announced Thursday that Bass Pro Shops & Tracker Boats will increase their primary sponsorship on the No. 78 Toyota from 12 to 16 races in 2017. The outdoorsman giants served as Truex's primary sponsors for his back-to-back Xfinity Series championships (2004-05) & the first three years of his Sprint Cup career (2006-08).

They were reunited this season.

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Rodney Childers suspended 1 race by NASCAR for loose lug nut

Rodney Childers suspended 1 race by NASCAR for loose lug nut

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has suspended the crew chief for Kevin Harvick for an improperly installed lug nut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Rodney Childers will not appeal the suspension or his $20,000 fine. He will miss Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway.

Childers is the fifth crew chief suspended over a lug nut rule instituted by NASCAR earlier this season. The rule was put in place because teams were not applying all five lug nuts properly in an effort to have faster pit stops.

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