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NASCAR says Tony Stewart still eligible to make Chase title playoff
NASCAR says Tony Stewart still eligible to make Chase title playoff

Tony Stewart can still qualify for NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff despite missing three races after a fatal incident involving a fellow driver, NASCAR President Mike Helton said Friday. Drivers in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series are required to either qualify or race in all 26 of the series' regular-season races to make the 10-race Chase, but NASCAR can grant a waiver to the requirement. After evaluating "a very unique set of circumstances" surrounding Stewart, "we've come to the conclusion that Tony would be eligible to participate in the Chase if he were to earn a spot," Helton said. There are two races left in the regular season: Sunday...

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