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NASCAR opens 2016 season without 2 of its biggest stars

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins....

NASCAR creates 'overtime line' in new rules finish

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Looking to end the frustration and confusion that comes when caution flags come out late in its races, NASCAR announced Thursday that it is shifting to an unlimited green-white-checkered finish protocol and establishing an "overtime line" to determine the winner....

APNewsBreak: Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press....

NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul to its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors....

Injured Tony Stewart to miss start of final NASCAR season

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday....