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FILE - This is a May 22, 2014, file photo showing Kurt Busch waiting by his car before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Coca-Cola 600 auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Police in Delaware say they are investigating a domestic assault allegation made against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch. The Dover Police Department said in a statement Friday, Nov. 7, 2014,  that the allegations were brought to the department on Wednesday. His ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, said the allegations involved an incident inside his motorhome at a race. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

NASCAR waits to act on Busch after assault claim

- Associated Press

NASCAR chairman Brian France said Friday no disciplinary action will be taken against driver Kurt Busch while police in Delaware investigate a claim of domestic assault made by his former girlfriend.

Brad Keselowski, right, is punched during a fight after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.  The crews of Jeff Gordon and Keselowski fought after the race. (AP Photo/Matthew Bishop)

Brad Keselowski not respected by most NASCAR drivers, Hamlin says

- Associated Press

“I think the challenge a lot of drivers probably have right now with Brad is there’s no remorse,” Denny Hamlin said. “He has the right to feel the way that he feels — but when there’s no accountability … they’re going to be upset with you.”

Pit crew members for drivers Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski fight on pit row after the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.  Keselowski made contact with Gordon's on a restart that knocked Gordon out of of the race.  (AP Photo/Randy Holt)

Jimmie Johnson wins after feisty finish in Fort Worth

- Associated Press

While Johnson celebrated his fourth victory at Texas, an irate Jeff Gordon got out of his car and confronted Brad Keselowski, who appeared to be spitting blood after there were punches thrown.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Out of Chase, Dale Jr. still wins race at Martinsville

- Associated Press

Jeff Gordon was second, giving Hendrick Motorsports a 1-2 finish on the 10-year anniversary weekend of the fatal plane crash that killed owner Rick Hendrick’s son and nine others aboard.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano celebrates his victory in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Joey Logano wins at Kansas for 5th Sprint Cup victory of season

- Associated Press

Logano’s win advanced him into the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, which begins after stops at Charlotte and Talladega. Four drivers will be cut from the 12-driver field after Talladega.

Jeff Gordon drives during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Jeff Gordon wins at Dover to secure advancement in Chse

- Associated Press

Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola were eliminated from championship contention. Four more drivers will be eliminated in the next three-race segment that starts next week at Kansas Speedway.

In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart looks out from his garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. A grand jury decided against charging Stewart in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. on a dirt track last month in upstate New York. Stewart took three weeks off from racing after the crash. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bergstrom, File)

Tony Stewart unsure if he’ll race sprint cars again

- Associated Press

For Tony Stewart, there was no greater joy than escaping his everyday life and climbing behind the wheel of a sprint car. He loves the feel, the way they drive, the purity he finds at all the tiny dirt tracks across the country.

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NASCAR auto racing driver Tony Stewart reads a statement during a news conference at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Tony Stewart: Ward's death will affect me forever

Associated Press

Speaking quietly and his voice trembling, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago.

The casket of race car driver Kevin Ward Jr., is carried through mourners outside South Lewis Central School after a funeral on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Turin, N.Y. Ward died after being struck by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart's car during a race last weekend at a dirt track in western New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars after crashes

- Associated Press

NASCAR added a rule Friday ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. The announcement comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York.

In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photograph, Tony Stewart stands in the garage area after a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen N.Y.  Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr., 20, a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday night. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Tony Stewart pulls out of NASCAR Sprint Cup Michigan race

Associated Press

Jeff Burton will drive Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet in Michigan. Stewart also sat out Sunday at Watkins Glen, a day after he struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car event in Canandaigua, New York.

FILE - In this July 5, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart walks down the runway during driver introductions before a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Racing sprint cars is Stewart's passion. But now his hobby, racing on tiny little tracks in nondescript towns outside of a busy NASCAR schedule, is again being called into question. The three-time NASCAR champion struck and killed a 20-year-old racer who had climbed from his car Saturday, Aug. 9, to confront Stewart on a New York dirt track following a crash caused by contact between the two cars. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Tony Stewart still could face charges in fatal accident, experts say

- Associated Press

The NASCAR star could be charged with second-degree manslaughter under New York law if prosecutors believe he "recklessly caused the death of another person," with negligent homicide another possibility, according to criminal law professor Corey Rayburn Yung of the Kansas University School of Law.

** FILE ** This June 28, 2014, photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. at the Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Canada. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)

Tony Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

- Associated Press

The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.

**FILE** This July 5, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., in the vicotry lane with his car at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)

Kevin Ward Jr. built reputation as fearless race-car driver

- Associated Press

"I don't want Kevin Ward to be remembered as a victim in a Tony Stewart accident," said fellow driver Cory Sparks. "He definitely had a future in this sport. He was a very aggressive driver. He was one hell of wheel man."

AJ Allmendinger (47) takes the checkered flag to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Watkins Glen N.Y. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

AJ Allmendinger wins at somber Watkins Glen

- Associated Press

Three-time Cup champion Tony Stewart pulled out of the race 12 hours after he struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car during a race in nearby Canandaigua, New York.