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Hoby Smith. NASCAR fan.  (credit: Joel Thomas/CBS 11 News)

NASCAR Fans Race To The Race At Texas Motor Speedway

The NASCAR events at Texas Motor Speedway create tremendous traffic congestion as 180,000 fans flock to the races. But some have invested a lot of time winning the race to the race.

CBS 11–10/31/2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with champagne after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Earnhardt Wins At Martinsville Speedway

Dale Earnhardt Jr. desperately wanted to win at the historic short track, to bring one of those big clocks home to his house. In his 30th try, he finally got his clock.

10/27/2014

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Drag Racer Raymond Beadle Dead At 70

Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.

10/21/2014

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Keselowski Keeps Hope Alive At Talladega

Brad Keselowski packed a punch on the track, the only place that mattered after a controversial week.

10/20/2014

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, looks on prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Stewart Never Considered Retiring After Ward’s Death

Tony Stewart talked with reporters on Monday at his first news conference since a grand jury decided last week not to charge him in Kevin Ward Jr.’s death.

09/29/2014

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, looks on prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Stewart Says Crash Was “100 Percent” Accident

There were days when Tony Stewart couldn’t get out of bed. It was a chore to take a shower, to leave his room. The television was on, he would stare at it, and have no idea what he was watching.

09/26/2014

NHRA Top Fuel Champion Tony Schumacher speaks with NASCAR fans during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on March 24, 2010 in Concord, North Carolina. (credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)

Schumacher Wins Again At Texas Motorplex

Tony Schumacher raced to his second Top Fuel victory in two days at Texas Motorplex, taking the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday.

09/22/2014

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Logano Wins Race At New Hampshire

Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends.

09/22/2014

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, drives with damage to his car after crashing during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Hamlin Suffers Major Championship Blow

Denny Hamlin folded his arms in the New Hampshire garage, stared at the big screen and watched teammate Kyle Busch hit the wall. It just seemed like one bad continuous replay for Joe Gibbs Racing.

09/22/2014

Patrick Dempsey celebrates his podium finish in the IMSA Tudor Series GT race at Virginia International Raceway on August 24, 2014 in Alton, Virginia. (credit: Brian Cleary/Getty Images)

Dempsey Makes Name In Sports Car Racing

Patrick Dempsey and teammate Andrew Davis are coming off of their first podium finish in the GT sports car series after taking third in August at Virginia International Raceway.

09/18/2014

Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Kahne Holds Off Kenseth For Atlanta Win

Kasey Kahne earned his spot in the Chase by charging past Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

09/01/2014

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, looks on prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Stewart Back On Track, But Big Issues Remain

His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him.

09/01/2014

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