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Candidates abound in NASCAR's search for young star power

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The exodus in recent years of some of NASCAR's most popular drivers and a continuing decline in attendance and television viewership have cast a shadow over the series. It has also put a spotlight on the young guns needed to fill the celebrity void....

Kenseth wins pole for Sunday at Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway....

NASCAR stars are no longer driving into their 50s

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Just a generation ago, NASCAR drivers raced until they were embarrassing themselves, the money ran out or they simply couldn't make it to the track anymore. They could compete into their mid-50s, and make a really good living....

NASCAR has huge hole to fill after Earnhardt retires

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- There was a moment during the Bristol Motor Speedway race that captured the essence of Dale Earnhardt Jr....

The Latest: NASCAR CEO calls Earnhardt a proven leader

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s announcement that he will retire from racing at the end of the season (all times local):...