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2dJohn Oreovicz

Race of Champions is truly international

With the Race of Champions hitting Miami's Marlins Park this weekend, a true international flavor is represented by the likes of Kurt and Kyle Busch, Sebastian Vettel, Tony Kanaan and more.

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2dBob Pockrass

Nationwide goes all in with Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s return

Nationwide invested time and money in the return of Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Daytona without even knowing he would be returning. The fruits of that labor -- a video series -- debut Tuesday.

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5dBob Pockrass

Tony Stewart looking comfortable in 'retirement'

How is retirement from NASCAR going for Tony Stewart? He looks pretty comfortable on a tractor grooming a dirt track, and soon enough, he'll be racing at dirt tracks all over.

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10dBob Pockrass

Kyle Larson has uphill climb at Chili Bowl

Kyle Larson is doing what a lot of other drivers do during their "offseason." He's racing, and not just anywhere, but at this weekend's Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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12dRyan McGee

Carl Edwards steps away with reputation intact

Carl Edwards only let one moment make him emotional as he announced he is done being a full-time driver. It was an uncharacteristic break for him, and likely the last we'll ever see.

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13dBob Pockrass

Carl Edwards' retirement a mystery for now

Carl Edwards has always been cordial but guarded when it comes to his private life. Why is he going to announce his retirement Wednesday? We might never know.

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20dBob Pockrass

Johnny Sauter happy where he's at savoring Truck title

Johnny Sauter has driven in the Cup and Xfinity series, but the chance to compete and win is what drives him. The 2016 Camping World Truck Series champion is just fine where he's at.

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17dBob Pockrass

Texas to repave surface, install drainage system

Texas Motor Speedway will reduce the banking in its first two turns as part of a repaving project and install a new drainage system.

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34dBob Pockrass

How do drivers move on from losing title?

How do drivers cope with losing as they look forward to a new season? For Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth, they conclude that they did all they could, Bob Pockrass writes.

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40dJohn Oreovicz

PRI show is racing's winter oasis

It's a long winter without racing, but the PRI show last week in Indianapolis goes a long way toward keeping the industry excited.

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38dBob Pockrass

RPM downsizing to 1 car for 2017 Cup season

Richard Petty Motorsports will downsize from two Cup cars to one for 2017, making it the fourth organization to either cut its number of cars or close after the 2016 season.

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38dBob Pockrass

Ragan to return to Front Row Motorsports in 2017

David Ragan, who earned the first Cup victory for Front Row Motorsports when he won in 2013 at Talladega Superspeedway, will return to the organization in 2017.

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43dJohn Oreovicz

'The Grand Tour': Not 'Top Gear,' but top-notch

When Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May needed a new gig after their departure from "Top Gear," Amazon stepped in to pay for their brand of car mayhem. "The Grand Tour" is good fun.

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47dBob Pockrass

Huge gamble? New sponsor could be Monster benefit

The word "fun" was used a lot when NASCAR announced Monster Energy as the sponsor of its top series. But it's going to take more than fun to make this partnership work, writes Bob Pockrass.

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Mark Martin @markmartin

I wish racing could be like it was in the 80s and 90s but it can never go back. So what's wrong with trying to make it more exciting?