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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on August 10, 2014 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

NASCAR Adds New Rule On Exiting Cars After Crashes

NASCAR has added a new rule telling drivers to not approach the track or moving vehicles after accidents. The rule comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

08/15/2014

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Tony Stewart To Skip 2nd NASCAR Race Since Dirt-Track Death

Stewart also sat out Sunday at Watkins Glen, a day after he struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car event in Canandaigua, New York.

08/15/2014

Pallbearers help roll the casket of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. at South Lewis Senior High School on August 14, 2014 in Turin, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

‘Small-Town Boy’ Kevin Ward Jr. Remembered Fondly At Emotional Funeral

Kevin Ward Jr. was remembered as a “small-town boy” who loved his sport during Thursday’s funeral for the 20-year-old dirt-track racer whose car was hit by one driven by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.

08/14/2014

Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero speaks to reporters on August 12, 2014 in Canandaigua, New York. The investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr., of Lewis County N.Y., is ongoing. (Photo by Guy Solimano/Getty Images)

Kevin Ward’s Father Says There Was ‘No Reason’ For Fatal Crash

“Apparently, Tony Stewart was the only one driving out there who didn’t see him,” Kevin Ward Sr. said.

08/13/2014

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Legal Expert: Tony Stewart Could Face Criminal Charge In Ward Death

“The question over whether someone was reckless is a factual one, and one a prosecutor might let a jury decide,” according to criminal law professor Corey Rayburn Yung.

08/13/2014

Flowers lay next to the front entrance of the Canandaigua Motorsports Park on August 10, 2014. Tony Stewart hit and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt track race the day prior after Ward Jr. had exited his car.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Kevin Ward Jr.’s Aunt Lashes Out At Tony Stewart; Funeral Thursday

Family and friends will say their final goodbyes this week to the race-car driver who was fatally struck by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.

08/12/2014

Flowers lay next to the front entrance of the Canandaigua Motorsports Park on August 10, 2014 in upstate New York. Tony Stewart hit and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt-track race the previous night after Ward had exited his car. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Autopsy: Massive Blunt Trauma Caused Kevin Ward Jr.’s Death

Authorities questioned Tony Stewart on Saturday night again Sunday. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said Monday there were no plans “at this time” to talk to him again.

08/12/2014

Flowers lay next to the front entrance of the Canandaigua Motorsports Park on August 10, 2014 in upstate New York. Tony Stewart hit and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt-track race the previous night after Ward had exited his car. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Tacopina On WFAN: Tony Stewart Not Culpable For Dirt-Track Tragedy

“(Kevin Ward Jr.) put himself in harm’s way,” well-known criminal defense attorney Joe Tacopina said Monday. “Unfortunately, it’s his fault that he’s dead. I’ll say it.”

08/11/2014

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More Questions Than Answers After Tony Stewart Fatally Hits Driver

Investigators were looking into everything from the dim lighting on a portion of the track to how muddy it was, as well as if Kevin Ward’s dark firesuit played a role in his death.

08/11/2014

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart (credit: Getty Images)

Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Driver On Upstate NY Track

Tony Stewart will not race Sunday following the death of a sprint car driver who was struck and killed by Stewart at an upstate New York dirt track.

08/10/2014

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15 Hottest NASCAR Wives And Girlfriends

ESPN/ABC is coming under fire this week after using a split screen during the nail-biting end of the Indy 500 showing Helio Castroneves’ galpal instead of the race. He, um, ultimately lost by the way. So that got us thinking which NASCAR Drivers have WAGs who are split screen worthy?

05/29/2014

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Richard Petty Says NASCAR’s Danica Patrick Would Be Afterthought If Not For Gender

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBSNewYork/AP) — NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty says Danica Patrick can only win a Sprint Cup Series race “if everybody else stayed home.” The seven-time champion made the comment during a […]

02/11/2014

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Five Sporting Events Worth Traveling For

Some of the best American sporting events worth traveling for are the Daytona 500, the Masters Tournament, the Super Bowl the U.S. Open and the World Series.

12/31/2013

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Sports Verdict: Should NASCAR Drivers Be Considered True Athletes?

In the wake of Jimmie Johnson securing his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Donovan McNabb expressed his belief that NASCAR drivers are not true athletes. Is he out of line, or is this type of racing in no way a sport?

11/21/2013

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NASCAR Preview: Don’t Give Jimmie Johnson The Title Just Yet

Before anyone engraves Johnson’s name on the Sprint Cup, a little history lesson is needed. While it has been proven that Johnson can win titles, he has also shown that he can lose them.

11/15/2013

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