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Will Power wins IndyCar series title behind Kanaan

Will Power wins IndyCar series title behind Kanaan

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Will Power won his first IndyCar Series championship Saturday night, finishing ninth in the final race and claiming the season title after a career filled with agonizing misses.

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Gordon says Stewart could run strong in Atlanta

Gordon says Stewart could run strong in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart was cheered in practice Saturday.

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IndyCar driver Aleshin healing after Fontana crash

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin has been upgraded to stable condition after undergoing a procedure for a chest injury from his horrific crash during a practice session.

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Gordon says Stewart could run strong in Atlanta

Gordon says Stewart could run strong in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. | Jeff Gordon is expecting Tony Stewart to be a contender in his return to the track.

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Stewart returns to racing but questions remain

Stewart returns to racing but questions remain

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart was back in his comfort zone, behind the wheel of a race car.

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Aleshin hospitalized after Fontana IndyCar crash

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.

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Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of…

August 29, 2014 7:55 pm

Power faces final obstacles in IndyCar title race

Power faces final obstacles in IndyCar title race

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Will Power will start the final race in his IndyCar championship chase from the next-to-last spot on the grid. Way up front on the pole is Helio Castroneves, Power's teammate and the driver with the most realistic chanc…

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Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th

Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has won the pole for the NASCARs Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

HAMPTON, Ga. | Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow …

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Mercedes disciplines Rosberg over Spa collision

Mercedes disciplines Rosberg over Spa collision

Nico Rosberg was disciplined by Mercedes on Friday after accepting responsibility for a collision with teammate Lewis Hamilton at last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix that deepened the rift between the two rivals for the drivers' title.

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RACING NOTEBOOOK: Lomax looking for more success this season

RACING NOTEBOOOK: Lomax looking for more success this season

It has been a long, but successful, racing season for Lake Village’s Jamie Lomax.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

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Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

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Kenseth likes title chances despite lack of wins

Kenseth likes title chances despite lack of wins

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth was a five-time winner this time last year and an established championship threat. He doesn't feel any less confident about his title chances this season even though he has not visited Victory Lane.

August 27, 2014 2:53 pm

NASCAR's Kenseth behind anti-bullying kids' book

NASCAR's Kenseth behind anti-bullying kids' book

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth, championship-winning race car driver, can now add a children's book to his resume.

August 26, 2014 5:32 pm

Power shakes off quake but can't close out title

Power shakes off quake but can't close out title

It was just past 3 a.m. when Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, California. The IndyCar Series points leader was in the middle of his first earthquake and wasn't certain he was going to make it out alive.

August 25, 2014 5:08 pm

Resurgent Red Bull showing signs of improvement

Resurgent Red Bull showing signs of improvement

SPA, Belgium (AP) — As Mercedes tries to get to grips with the latest dispute between its two bickering drivers in their tussle for the Formula One title, Red Bull is quietly enjoying an encouraging return to form.

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Derek Losh wins at Plymouth

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Derek Losh wins at Plymouth

PLYMOUTH | Rain washed out Saturday’s scheduled Season Championship stock car racing program at the Plymouth Speedway.

August 24, 2014 8:30 pm

Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power 10th

Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power 10th

SONOMA, Calif. | Will Power thought the world was ending when an earthquake shook him out of bed. A few hours later at Sonoma Raceway, the sleep-deprived driver plummeted from the pole to 20th place before fighting back for a finish that actu…

August 24, 2014 8:30 pm

Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power 10th

Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power 10th

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Will Power thought the world was ending when an earthquake shook him out of bed. A few hours later at Sonoma Raceway, the sleep-deprived driver plummeted from the pole to 20th place before fighting back for a finish that…

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Gloves off as Hamilton-Rosberg feud intensifies

Gloves off as Hamilton-Rosberg feud intensifies

SPA, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg extended his championship lead and deepened his rift with Lewis Hamilton. The gloves are now well and truly off between the Mercedes rivals in their bitter fight for the Formula One title.

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Keselowski: Don't count out Gibbs guys just yet

Keselowski: Don't count out Gibbs guys just yet

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski is part brash racer, and part pragmatist.

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Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Joey Logano is looking more and more like a Sprint Cup title contender.

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Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. | Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 10:26 pm

Power, Castroneves chase IndyCar title in Sonoma

Power, Castroneves chase IndyCar title in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Just two races stand between Will Power and his first IndyCar series championship. After a big victory in last week's race, he starts on the pole Sunday on a track he has utterly dominated for the past four years.

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Will Power wins another IndyCar pole in Sonoma

Will Power wins another IndyCar pole in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Will Power won the IndyCar pole at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, putting the overall points leader in prime position for his championship chase.

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Spun by Harvick, Hamlin fires safety device at him

Spun by Harvick, Hamlin fires safety device at him

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin got spun out and wrecked while racing as the leader by Kevin Harvick at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Hamlin later fired his HANS device at Harvick's car as it passed under caution.

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Latvala extends lead in Rally of Germany

Latvala extends lead in Rally of Germany

TRIER, Germany (AP) — Jari-Matti Latvala extended his lead on the second day of the Rally of Germany on Saturday, while Volkswagen teammate Sebastien Ogier crashed heavily and caused a stage to be cancelled.

August 23, 2014 1:05 pm

Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian GP

Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian GP

SPA, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday.

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Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.

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Chevrolet wins IndyCar manufacturers championship

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Chevrolet has clinched its third straight IndyCar manufacturers championship with two races left in the series' season.

August 22, 2014 5:54 pm

Chase outsiders not leaving anything to chance

Chase outsiders not leaving anything to chance

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — It's the kind of jumble that can make even the most seasoned driver nervous.

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Verstappen focused on exams as well as F1 history

Verstappen focused on exams as well as F1 history

SPA, Belgium (AP) — Max Verstappen will find himself in a unique position next year: fitting school exams around his debut as the youngest ever Formula One driver.

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Ryan Truex cleared to race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Truex is back behind the wheel of his Toyota for BK Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.

August 22, 2014 11:42 am

Hamilton bids to beat Rosberg to pole in Spa

Hamilton bids to beat Rosberg to pole in Spa

SPA, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton finished more than half a second faster than Nico Rosberg in the second practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, boosting his hopes of stopping his Mercedes rival from clinching a fourth straigh…

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Chilton reinstated for Marussia at Belgian GP

SPA, Belgium (AP) — British driver Max Chilton has been reinstated to drive for Marussia at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, just a day after he was replaced by American Alexander Rossi.

August 22, 2014 4:41 am

Verstappen's age a talking point at Belgian GP

Verstappen's age a talking point at Belgian GP

SPA, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg resume their title bids at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, with 11 points separating the Mercedes teammates and Hamilton leading 5-4 in race wins. Among the sport's talking points is th…

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All eyes on Hamilton and Rosberg at Belgian GP

All eyes on Hamilton and Rosberg at Belgian GP

SPA, Belgium (AP) — All eyes will be on Mercedes at the Belgian Grand Prix as the increasingly tense rivalry between championship leader Nico Rosberg and teammate Lewis Hamilton resumes following a summer break.

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Brad Keselowski gets 1st NASCAR Truck Series win

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski earned his first NASCAR Truck Series win on Thursday.

August 21, 2014 11:18 am

Rossi to race for Marussia team at Belgian GP

SPA, Belgium (AP) — American driver Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Max Chilton during his contractual problems.

August 21, 2014 10:35 am

Gordon has thirst for fun at Delaware brewery

MILTON, Del. | Jeff Gordon may as well have been any average sports fan, sliding up to the bar and ordering a beer.

August 20, 2014 7:54 pm

Gordon has thirst for fun at Delaware brewery

Gordon has thirst for fun at Delaware brewery

MILTON, Del. (AP) — Jeff Gordon may as well have been any average sports fan, sliding up to the bar and ordering a beer.

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Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death

Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

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5 things to know before the Belgian Grand Prix

PARIS (AP) — The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continues at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, as the Formula One championship resumes following a summer break with Rosberg leading his Mercedes teammate by jus…

August 20, 2014 8:31 am

Gibbs hires Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez

Gibbs hires Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Carl Edwards scrolled across a stage at Joe Gibbs Racing and jokingly yelled, 'Surprise!'

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Joe Gibbs: Tony Stewart is "a racer's racer"

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is waiting for Tony Stewart to emerge from seclusion to reach out to his former driver.

August 19, 2014 12:40 pm

Toro Rosso signs Dutch teenager as new F1 driver

LONDON (AP) — Max Verstappen is set to become the youngest ever driver in Formula One after Toro Rosso announced that the 16-year-old Dutchman will join the team next season.

August 18, 2014 5:16 pm

Column: Grief gives no timetable on Stewart return

Column: Grief gives no timetable on Stewart return

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.

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Ernie Cope to crew chief Chase Elliott in 2015

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ernie Cope will crew chief Chase Elliott next season at JR Motorsports.

August 18, 2014 2:06 pm
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