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Matt Kenseth has done quite a bit in his career - 31 Sprint Cup Series wins, a championship, two Daytona 500s. But he and his wife Katie are taking on a whole new challenge, outside of raising three young girls. The Kenseth's have partnered with Matt's sponsor Dollar General and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to produce a book about bullying.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

Flag to Flag: The Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway pretty much lived up to the hype. The only thing the race really lacked was the whole "Chase Bubble Drivers Really Hanging It Out And Wrecking Guys" element that swelled to a boil as the week's storylines flowed.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

Leading up to the Labor Day race weekend, Atlanta Motor Speedway hosted two events Tuesday. The first saw Georgia Governor Nathan Deal address attendees of the Speedway Children's Charities' "Governor's Lunch" at the Hampton, Georgia track. The event benefited Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Gov. Deal spoke of his time as a juvenile court judge and the tough decisions he had to make about the welfare of children. Then AMS President and General Manager Ed Clark took the stage to proclaim the day and the event the official start of "Race Month" for the forthcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 on August 31st. Lunchgoers then got the opportunity to take their cars on a slow lap around AMS' 1.5-mile surface.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

Jimmie Johnson was in Atlanta Wednesday to promote Atlanta Motor Speedway's Labor Day Weekend Oral-B USA 500. He made appearances on CNN and met with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, who proclaimed Sunday, August 31st (race day) "Atlanta Motor Speedway Day" in Georgia. Johnson then laid down some laps on a racing simulator at Dantana's in CNN Center, before heading across the street to the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

Flag to Flag: The strong and the weak are really taking form in the second half of the 2014 season - just guess which side Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on. The No. 88 Michael Baker International Chevy wasn't the car to beat most of Sunday's GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway, but when crunch time arrived it was in the right place to pounce.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull