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Stewart Ends Sprint Car Battle For Ohio

Tony Stewart has purchased both the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions and the Renegade Sprints, unifying both sprint car sanctioning bodies into one unified sprint car tour. (Mike Campbell Photo)

The battle for the state of Ohio is over. Eldora Speedway owner and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart put an end to the dispute between the All Star Circuit of Champions and the Renegade Sprints, which threatened to fragment winged sprint car racing in the region, by purchasing both organizations.

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

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The 53rd annual Rolex 24 is now in the rear view mirror as racers and fans look ahead to Speedweeks in Florida. Who will be atop the SPEED SPORT Power Rankings as we enter the month of February?

Evernham Looks Back On Gordon’s Career

Ray Evernham (right) led Jeff Gordon to three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships during his time with Hendrick Motorsports. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)

Ray Evernham can still recall the first time he met the wiry kid from Pittsboro, Ind., who looked like he was 14 years old even after he’d already turned 19.

PHOTOS: Jeff Gordon Through The Years

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With Jeff Gordon announcing 2015 would be his final full-time season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, SPEED SPORT decided to take a look back at his lengthy racing career. From sprints cars to NASCAR, Jeff Gordon has done it all.

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After one crazy week of racing in Tulsa, Okla., Rico Abreu was the king of the mountain as he captured the 2015 running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Did that victory catapult him up the SPEED SPORT Power Rankings?

VLRA Set To Honor Curtis Turner

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One of the six awards being given at Victory Lane Racing Ass’n Awards Banquet on Feb. 17 is the Pioneer In Racing Award, and there is no one who fits the “Pioneer” role more than Curtis “Pops” Turner.

Lorenzen’s Brief But Fantastic Career

Fred Lorenzen will join the NASCAR Hall of Fame later this month. (NASCAR Photo)

Fred Lorenzen’s NASCAR career was brief, just 158 premier series starts over slightly more than a decade.

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While the weather is still chilly in most areas of the country, the racing action has already begun to heat up. Here’s a look at this week’s edition of SPEED SPORT Power Rankings.

Awesome Bill Had Humble Beginnings

Bill Elliott at Daytona Int'l Speedway in 1978 driving for his father George Elliott. (NASCAR Photo)

When Bill Elliott climbed into his Ford on a late-winter afternoon in 1976, little did fans at North Carolina Motor Speedway know they were witnessing the birth of a NASCAR Hall of Fame career.

Chili Bowl 1997: Snakebitten Boat Finally Wins

THE BOWL: Billy Boat (15) chases Don Lehmann during the recent Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. Boat went on to win. (Tom Davey Photo)

Snakebitten several years at the Chili Bowl Nationals, Billy Boat was not to be denied in 1997 as he blasted by Danny Lasoski on lap 44 to take the $6,000 triumph.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

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