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Brian Vickers had plenty of questions last year when he suddenly found himself in the hospital, where doctors discovered blood clots in his leg and near his lungs, and then a hole in his heart. After taking two-thirds of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season to resolve those health issues, Vickers had to answer another big question. Yes, he wanted to race again - and for more reasons than the elusive championship. ``If I came back, it couldn't just be about that,'' Vickers said. ``It had to be about something more. I came back because I just love racing.'' By Stephen Hawkins.
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LONG BEACH, Calif. - Mike Conway hadn't won in 23 career IndyCar races and hadn't raced since a horrific crash at the Indianapolis 500 last May - not exactly the credentials that send owners racing to sign a driver. Michael Andretti never hesitated and Conway rewarded his faith quickly, winning at Long Beach over the weekend in just his third race with the new team. By John Marshall.
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SHANGHAI - Red Bull gambled on its tire strategy at the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix and lost, opening the door for McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton to take a thrilling race that opened up the early fight for the championship. Red Bull went for a two-pitstop strategy and defending champion Sebastian Vettel was left a sitting duck as he tried to nurse worn tires in the closing stages of the race. By Auto Racing Writer Chris Lines.
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