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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Harrison Burton opened SpeedWeeks at Daytona International Speedway with a victory in the ARCA Series season opener. Burton turned 18 in October to meet the age requirement to race on the biggest and fastest NASCAR-sanctioned tracks. Venturini Motorsports signed him to a five-race ARCA deal, with Saturday’s opening event first on
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CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR announced Monday that it will disqualify race-winning cars that break the rules this season, confronting its longtime culture of cheating with a stringent new penalty system. “If you are illegal, you don’t win the race,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s chief racing development officer. “We cannot allow inspection and penalties to continue
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeff Gordon‘s immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted Friday during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction ceremony befitting a driver who changed the trajectory of an entire sport. Gordon was the top vote-getter in the 10th class of the Hall of Fame, which included the late drivers Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki,
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR has banned all drivers and team members from betting on its races as part of new gambling guidelines established in this season’s rulebook. NASCAR employees are prohibited from disclosing confidential information and from requesting insider information that could potentially help “their own gain or for the gain of others.” They
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