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Michael Waltrip paid dearly in rise to success as team owner

beta.usatoday.com — As Michael Waltrip left his new Sprint Cup headquarters in North Carolina and headed to his first NASCAR race as a team owner, his office's first photocopier was being delivered through the front door. On that 30-minute ride to the airport for the 2007 season opener, Waltrip couldn't stop worrying.

Column: Chase Elliott named as Jeff Gordon’s successor at perfect time

motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com — The 2014 Xfinity Series champion is announced as Jeff Gordon's successor a day before his father, Bill Elliott, is inducted in the Hall of Fame.

Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon as No. 24 driver next season

motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com — The 2014 Xfinity Series champion will make his Sprint Cup debut in March before moving full time to NASCAR's premier series in 2016.

NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson recovering from a mild stroke

motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com — A family release issued Wednesday through NASCAR's communications department said Pearson suffered the stroke Dec. 9 "but is doing great and well on the road to recovery."

Darrell Wallace Jr.’s hunt for sponsor led to LeBron James’ agent

motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com — Roush Fenway Racing president Steve Newmark said the team set up a meeting for Wallace with Maverick Carter, the agent who oversees much of James' business empire.

Jeb Burton scrambling for a NASCAR ride again because of sponsorship

NASCAR, Race Team Alliance keeping mum on their discussions

motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com — RTA chairman Rob Kauffman deflected several questions Tuesday about the organization, which represents virtually every team in NASCAR's premier series.

NASCAR considers using its 2016 rules at 2015 Sprint All-Star Race

motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com — NASCAR heavily is considering using the May 16 showcase as a trial run of the rules package for the 2016 season and has begun informing Sprint Cup teams of the possibility.

NASCAR expecting Sprint will remain title sponsor through end of 2016

NASCAR Media Tour begins; Danica Patrick seeks to take out aggression

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Jan 31, 2015

On @NBCSports via @dustinlong: How did Wendell Scott's journey to the #nascar Hall of Fame end with a kiss? A column. bit.ly/1vloB5i

Jan 31, 2015

On @NBCSports: MUST-SEE VIDEO. If you haven't watched, Rex White's induction into the @nascarhall was a hoot: bit.ly/1CVzyf7 #nascar

Jan 30, 2015

Frank Scott on those who attended for Wendell Scott: "They wanted to be here for this moment. They loved my mother and father." #nascar

Jan 30, 2015

Contingent of more than 100 came from Virginia, New York, Florida, Indiana and elsewhere for Wendell Scott's @nascarhall induction. #nascar

Jan 30, 2015

RT @tomjensen100: "Death threats, he was poisoned. He went through all kinds of things." - Franklin Scott on his late father, Wendell. @NASCARHall

Jan 30, 2015

Chris Lorenzen and Amanda Gardstrom could tell their father enjoyed @nascarhall weekend as they saw him sparkle with a broad smile. #nascar

Jan 30, 2015

They weren't sure if their father would remember people during @nascarhall trip, but Amanda & Chris Lorenzen said it went very well. #nascar

Jan 30, 2015

Fred Lorenzen has battled dementia for a few years, and his children Amanda and Chris have found racing memories lift his spirits. #nascar

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