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Tony Stewart case to be presented to grand jury

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal Upon my review of all of the information contained in the entire investigation, I have made the determination that it would be appropriate to submit the evidence to a grand jury, for their determination as to what action should be taken in this matter. Accordingly, the evidence developed in the investigation [...]

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Marcos Ambrose leaving NASCAR for return to Australia [UPDATE]

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Australia Some racing series attract drivers from around the world, but by and large, NASCAR isn’t one of them. Marco Ambrose is one of the few exceptions, but now, after more than six years competing for the Sprint Cup, he’s calling it quits. The multitalented Australian driver came to America after [...]

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Some NASCAR racers, fans ‘on the fence’ about Tony Stewart’s Chase waiver [w/poll]

Filed under: Motorsports, Racing Tony Stewart made his return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup over the weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. However, the race probably wasn’t as triumphant as he had hoped. Stewart started in a strong 12th place but eventually had to retire midway through the event. It gives him just one last [...]

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Tony Stewart to race again, reacts to fatal Ward Jr. accident [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Celebrities, Racing Two weeks since fatally hitting driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race in New York, Tony Stewart is returning to the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the upcoming race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The three-time series champion had missed the last three races following the tragedy. Stewart also [...]

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Tony Stewart could face criminal charges in Kevin Ward Jr case [w/poll]

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal, Celebrities The tragic case of Tony Stewart striking and killing Kevin Ward, Jr. in a sprint car race earlier this week has been dividing opinions, with some screaming for Stewart’s head and others saying that Ward brought it upon himself. But while local law enforcement did not initially arrest Stewart or [...]

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Tony Stewart hits, kills Sprint Car driver Anthony Ward Jr after altercation [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Celebrities, Racing Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, hit and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. after an on-track altercation sent the 20-year-old Ward into the wall, leaving him out of the race. According to witnesses and video recorded from the stands, Ward exited his car, throwing his hands up [...]

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Tony Stewart hits, kills Sprint Car driver Kevin Ward Jr after altercation [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Celebrities, Racing Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, hit and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. after an on-track altercation sent the 20-year-old Ward into the wall, leaving him out of the race. According to witnesses and video recorded from the stands, Ward exited his car, throwing his hands up [...]

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National Guard ends controversial NASCAR, IndyCar sponsorships

Filed under: Motorsports, Marketing/Advertising, Military, Racing The US National Guard has spent $44 million on sponsorships in NASCAR and IndyCar this year, a particularly troubling figure in a time when every military expenditure is given careful scrutiny. That’s prompted some members of Congress to question the usefulness of the motorsports partnerships. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a [...]

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GM starts work on dedicated Performance and Racing center in Pontiac

Filed under: Motorsports, Plants/Manufacturing, GM, Racing The rumble of racing engines is coming to the campus of the General Motors Powertrain Engineering headquarters in Pontiac, MI, in the near future. The automaker is moving its motorsport operations to the new Performance and Racing Center there in mid-2015. The Performance and Racing Center will be responsible [...]

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