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Nationwide news from around the web: Jason Keller gets a ride

Driver Jason Keller announced Friday an agreement with TriStar Motorsports of Mooresville, N.C., to drive the team's No. 19 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season. TriStar team owner Mark Smith, who said "our intention is to run the whole season (schedule)," has been out of the ownership business since 1997, but before that his team featured drivers such as Bobby Hamilton and Loy Allen Jr., in the 1990s. Smith has focused on building engines in recent years, most notably ones used by Ron Hornaday Jr. en route to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title last season. (The Columbia State)

NASCAR is cutting by about 10 percent the race winnings it will award teams in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series this season, officials confirmed on Friday. The reduction is part of cost-cutting measures that will alleviate some of the financial burdens on tracks that have suffered during a tough economic environment that has forced them to cut ticket prices with declining attendance. (