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Greg Zipadelli offered to crew chief for Tony Stewart

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11:21 AM ET 01.12 | Tony Stewart and Greg Zipadelli won 33 races and two NASCAR championships together over a successful decade together. They split after the 2008 season when Stewart left to become co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, and Stewart begins this season with his third different crew chief since Zipadelli. It's certainly evidence Stewart has struggled to find the same chemistry he had with Zipadelli all those years. So why not just reunite with Zipadelli? Zipadelli told The Associated Press on Friday it crossed his mind, and he even he offered last year to return to the pit box this season with Stewart. The three-time Cup champion wouldn't entertain the idea.

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NASCAR's Kyle Larson preparing for rookie campaign

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06:13 PM ET 12.20 | NASCAR phenom Kyle Larson is preparing for a rookie Sprint Cup campaign in 2014, where he will have the opportunity to show the world why he is being considered the sport's next superstar. Many have said that Larson can be the next Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart, and the 21-year-old up-and-comer is ready to prove himself on the track and show that he can live up to the hype. While Larson is trying his best to ignore the hype that is surrounding him, he is excited for the opportunity to show what he can do. Larson will be replacing the Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi, who signed the youngster to a developmental deal back in 2012. It will be interesting to see how Larson does out on the track with the step up in competition, but you can be sure that many will be watching as he fights to become the Rookie of the Year.

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Bobby Labonte unsure about his future

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11:30 AM ET 11.10 | Former champion Bobby Labonte doesn't know where or if he'll race next season, but as he prepares for his final Sprint Cup race of the season Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, he says he still wants to drive. Labonte will not compete for JTG Daugherty next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway, making Sunday his final race of the season. AJ Allmendinger, who will take over the ride next season, will drive the car at Homestead. Labonte would like to remain in Cup but finds the idea of racing in the Camping World Truck Series intriguing. "That would be something I probably wouldn't have thought of three or four years ago," said the 49-year-old Labonte, who is finishing his 22nd year in Cup.

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Kevin Harvick feuding with Ty Dillon

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11:31 AM ET 10.27 | Kevin Harvick unloaded on the Sprint Cup team he is leaving after a wreck with team owner Richard Childress' grandson, Ty Dillon, during Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race. Harvick, who was driving for another team in the Kroger 200, and Dillon were racing for second when their trucks collided and knocked both from contention. Harvick, who is leaving Richard Childress Racing after 13 seasons in Sprint Cup to join Stewart-Haas Racing, implied that nepotism and lineage were factors in his decision. Ty Dillon has raced in the Camping World Truck series the past two seasons and is moving into Nationwide next year to supplant his older brother, Austin, who is expected to move into Sprint Cup and effectively take over the ride being vacated by Harvick.

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Brad Keselowski says doctors don't understand NASCAR

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06:42 PM ET 10.26 | Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski did not mince words when he was asked about the new concussion policy NASCAR would be implementing next year. Although he didn't completely reject the idea of concussion testing and claimed he'd try to keep on open mind about the topic, Keselowski did say he felt uncomfortable about the idea of doctors having the power to prevent a driver from racing.

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