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Stewart: Ward’s death ‘will definitely affect my life forever’

Posted On August 29, 2014

Hampton, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Nearly three weeks after he struck and killed driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race at a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart spoke publicly for the first time, expressing his sorrow. During a press conference on Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the site of this weekend's…

Gordon set to make his 750th career Cup start at Atlanta

Posted On August 29, 2014

Hampton, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Gordon will celebrate a career milestone this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway -- his 750th consecutive and overall start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Gordon made his series debut in the Hooters 500 at Atlanta on Nov. 15, 1992. He started 21st and finished 31st after crashing late in…

Stewart set to return to racing at Atlanta

Posted On August 28, 2014

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - After missing the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, Tony Stewart is expected to return to competition this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart-Haas Racing made the announcement of Stewart's return on Thursday. A press conference involving Stewart and SHR executive vice president Brett Frood has been scheduled for Friday…

NASCAR releases 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule

Posted On August 26, 2014

Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date is one of many changes NASCAR has made to its 2015 schedule for the Sprint Cup Series.NASCAR officially released next year's schedule for its premier series on Tuesday. Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and the spring races at Phoenix…

The Inside Line: It’s crunch time for making the Chase

Posted On August 25, 2014

(SportsNetwork.com) - With just two races to go before the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins, several drivers are really feeling the pressure to win a race in order to secure a spot in the playoffs. Right now, each of the 12 drivers who have won a race this year have clinched a spot…