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Auto racing: Gordon hopes for happy 42nd birthday at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Jeff Gordon made his last win at Pocono a family affair.

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Guest Column: Pima County's NASCAR-track dreams are pie-in-the-sky fantasies

I thank Pima County for not pursuing plans to build a Formula One track somewhere in the outskirts of the Old Pueblo. However, instead they are considering the construction of a 3-mile NASCAR track. Before they inflate their dreams any more, let me provide some facts.

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Pima County tosses out plans for Formula 1

Pima County officials are still dreaming about a privately financed racetrack near the fairgrounds. But Formula One racing is no longer part of the fantasy.

July 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Pima sees Formula 1 racetrack in future

The world of Formula One racing could be coming to Tucson.

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Auto racing: Sprint Cup win gives Busch weekend sweep

FORT WORTH, Texas - Kyle Busch took advantage of a late caution to regain the lead and held on for the final 16 laps after the last restart Saturday night to win the Sprint Cup race at Texas, completing a NASCAR weekend sweep.

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Nationwide Series: Dollar General 200: Kyle Busch breaks dry spell; damaged car hinders Bowman

Nationwide Series: Dollar General 200: Kyle Busch breaks dry spell; damaged car hinders Bowman

Tucson's Alex Bowman drives his damaged No. 99 Toyota next to Mike Harmon during the Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Bowman was involved in a an early crash on the slick track.

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Nationwide Series: Dollar General 200: Kyle Busch breaks dry spell; damaged car hinders Bowman

Nationwide Series: Dollar General 200: Kyle Busch breaks dry spell; damaged car hinders Bowman

AVONDALE - Kyle Busch spun his wheels at the start/finish line for a few extra rotations, filling the track and grandstand with a fog of white smoke.

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Greg Hansen: Tucson driver goes Nationwide

Greg Hansen: Tucson driver goes Nationwide

On game day, the NFL employs 1,696 full-time football players, the NBA suits up 390 basketball players, major-league baseball has space for 750 ballplayers and the PGA Tour guarantees privileges to 125 golfers.

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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch to appear at Tucson restaurant today

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch to appear at Tucson restaurant today

Busch will sign autographs as part of the grand opening celebration at Hotrods Old Vail

November 08, 2012 10:56 am Photos

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Auto racing: Drivers pondering strategy for Chase

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Ride or race was the question NASCAR's title contenders are considering as they prepare for Talladega Superspeedway.

October 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Auto racing: Position strategy is half the battle in Talladega cup race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There's debate as to where a driver wants to be in the race to the Sprint Cup title.

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Hansen: Tucson car racer Kinerk, 72, dies

Four days after Tucson auto racer Alex Bowman made his NASCAR debut, Marty Kinerk died in a Tucson rest home.

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Sports shorts: Heisman is given to 'show dogs,' FSU's Fisher says

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday that the Heisman Trophy is a popularity contest, with the winner now usually the best player on which team voters feel is the best.

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Auto racing: Dillon capitalizes on foes' misfortunes

Auto racing: Dillon capitalizes on foes' misfortunes

Austin Dillon flashes the victory sign after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race in Sparta, Ky,

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Auto racing: Dillon capitalizes on foes' misfortunes

Auto racing: Dillon capitalizes on foes' misfortunes

SPARTA, Ky. - As Austin Dillon proved again at Kentucky Speedway, being good creates its own fate.

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Tucson's Bowman takes 17th in Nationwide debut

Tucson's Bowman takes 17th in Nationwide debut

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., celebrating his win, took a nine-point lead over Elliott Sadler in the Nationwide Series points standings.

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Tucson's Bowman takes 17th in NASCAR Nationwide debut

Tucson's Bowman takes 17th in NASCAR Nationwide debut

JOLIET, Ill. - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced to his fifth Nationwide Series victory of the year to take the season points lead, and Tucsonan Alex Bowman finished 17th in his NASCAR debut.

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Greg Hansen: Tucsonan Alex Bowman is living NASCAR dream at top speed

Greg Hansen: Tucsonan Alex Bowman is living NASCAR dream at top speed

Alex Bowman says "this weekend I'll be living a dream." But, c'mon, who dreams that they'll be racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at 19? Who dreams that they'll be driving against Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch a year after graduating from Ironwood Ridge High School?

September 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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