Sprint car racing tragedy will have no winners

Sports are at their heart competition, with winners and losers. Unfortunately, that same competition has drifted into the debate over the Aug. 9 incident at Canandaigua (NY) Motorsports Park in which a sprint car driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart struck and killed driver Kevin Ward Jr., who was standing on the track while the race was under caution.

Jimmie Johnson, who has won six NASCAR Sprint Cup championships, surprised members of the Independence High School football team with a visit to the school during afternoon practice.

Denny Hamlin was clearly frustrated a week ago at Michigan, when some jockeying for position led to a confrontation with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the race.

Jeff Gordon may as well have been any average sports fan, sliding up to the bar and ordering a beer.

Joe Gibbs Racing officials announced Tuesday that they will add a fourth Sprint Cup Series car in 2015 with driver Carl Edwards and a significant investment from communications technology company Arris, a new sponsor to NASCAR.

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