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The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.
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NASCAR could go up for sale, according to a Reuters report.  The report says that the France family, which owns the majority of NASCAR, is working with investment bank Goldman Sachs to explore options.

NASCAR Owner Brian France (left) speaks with former NASCAR President Mike Helton.
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The majority owners of NASCAR are exploring the possibility of selling their  stake, according to a Reuters report.  Sources familiar with the matter told the outlet the France family is working with investment bank Goldman Sachs to identify a potential deal. 

Martin Truex Jr. is this year’s NASCAR Monster Energy Series champion.  It’s the first time the 37-year-old Truex has won the championship. He won Sunday’s final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, his 8th win of the year. Sunday’s race was the last for the retiring Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR drivers Corey LaJoie (left) and Joey Logano battled in the final of the Little 600 Tuesday night.
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It’s Race Week in Charlotte - between last weekend's NASCAR All-Star Race and this Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers had the night off Tuesday  - so what were they doing? Racing, of course, at a go-kart track in Mooresville. 

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about his decision to retire at the season's end, with team owner Rick Hendrick.
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NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he'll retire when the season ends this November. The sport's most popular driver says a concussion that sidelined him for the second half of last season gave him a new perspective. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring at the end of this season. The 42-year-old driver has won 26 times on NASCAR's top circuit.
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NASCAR's most popular driver will hang up his helmet at the end of this season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Tuesday announced plans to retire after 18 seasons in the sport.

Mexican Driver Makes Leap To NASCAR’s Top Circuit

Feb 20, 2017
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NASCAR's efforts to increase diversity are starting to pay dividends behind the wheel. Last year, Daniel Suarez became the first foreign-born driver to win a national title in what's essentially a NASCAR minor league. This year, the 25-year-old from Mexico will race full-time in the sport's top circuit. He's a graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, and he's one reason the sport is becoming more popular among Latinos.

The NASCAR industry is focused on Charlotte this week. The Charlotte Motor Speedway is hosting the 35th annual NASCAR Media Tour, which is essentially the sport's preseason media blitz.

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Driver Jimmie Johnson cemented his place in NASCAR history Sunday night by winning his seventh championship. But NASCAR's playoffs struggled with TV ratings this year.

Jimmie Johnson sealed off his competitors on the final lap and raced his way into the record books.

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An aggressive and controversial NASCAR driver will hit the gas one last time at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night. Tony Stewart has won three championships, become co-owner of a race team and paid numerous fines over his 18 seasons. His style has certainly created some enemies, but it's also why his fans love him and other drivers respect him.

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