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  • Busch trades Double for single attempt at Indy

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kurt Busch is slacking at Indy. He's only entered in one race, scheduled to drive just 400 miles, and has no reason for a mad dash to the helicopter to catch a ride to another track. He is like any other driver trying to win the Brickyard 400, blending in around the garage...

  • Petty believes NASCAR should be helping teams

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Petty said Friday the Race Team Alliance was necessary because NASCAR hasn't done enough to help the owners slash costs. The RTA was announced earlier this month as an alliance of nine of NASCAR's top teams. Rob Kauffman, co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing and chair...

  • Ambrose dodges questions about future in NASCAR

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcos Ambrose on Friday declined to discuss a report that he's considering returning to Australia to run the V8 Supercar Series for Roger Penske. The report this week in the Brisbane Courier-Mail was fueled at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when Richard Petty said it was up to...

  • Pucker up! NASCAR returns to Brickyard

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss. His impromptu smooch with the bricks in 1996 has blossomed into a tradition for drivers of all series when they win at the famed Brickyard. It's time to pucker up again: NASCAR runs its 21st Sprint Cup...

  • Darrell Wallace Jr. wins Mudsummer Classic

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Mudsummer Classic on Wednesday night on the dirt at Eldora Speedway for his second Camping World Truck Series victory of the year. Wallace took the lead from Kyle Larson on the final restart on the half-mile oval and held on for his third career...

  • Troops entertain Junior, Rahal

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track. They saw the real thing Wednesday visiting Indiana National Guard troops at Camp Atterbury. They got an up-close look at some of the weapons and explosives used and...

  • Dillon looks for strong NASCAR Nationwide finish

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    GRIMES, Iowa (AP) — Chase Elliott's brilliant start in the NASCAR Nationwide series has overshadowed the steady if unspectacular debut of fellow rookie Ty Dillon. Dillon believes he's finally ready to push Elliott in the standings. Dillon scored his first top-five finish in 18 races last...

  • Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. He missed the final 15 weeks of the...

  • RTA could close disconnect between teams, NASCAR

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying. NASCAR refused to allow the use of cooling boxes, so teams had jerry-rigged a system that created a...

  • Ruffalo brings energy message to NASCAR crowd

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Mark Ruffalo had a big smile on his face as he signed ticket stubs and posed for pictures at Chicagoland Speedway. A steady stream of fans approached the actor from all angles, but he made it look as if it was a small party with a bunch of old friends. Ruffalo felt right at...

  • Elliott holds off Bayne for Nationwide win

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Chase Elliott is proving to be a quick study. A few questions for his teammates and a couple practice laps, and he was ready to roll in his first race at Chicagoland Speedway. Elliott held off Trevor Bayne to earn his third Nationwide Series win of the season Saturday night,...

  • Stewart back racing sprint cars after wreck

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Tony Stewart was back in a sprint car on Friday night, winning a race in the same series he raced in when he broke two bones in his right leg. It was unknown if this is Stewart's first sprint car race this season because he didn't announce when he'd compete. Stewart is available because the...



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