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  • Column: NASCAR blew it on Indy rules package

    Run, NASCAR, don't walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected. The high-drag aerodynamic package was supposed to improve passing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    The Associated Press
  • Weekend Sports In Brief

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

    The Associated Press
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  • Busch stays cool under pressure to get elusive Indy victory

    NASCAR's hottest driver kept his cool on Sunday. Kyle Busch outdueled Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick on each of the last three restarts, fended off a last-lap challenge from Logano and finally overcame Indianapolis' searing humidity to win his first Brickyard 400 after running four more laps than…

    The Associated Press
  • Busch grabs elusive Indy victory as comeback continues

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- There was no celebratory burnout - Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks - just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Sunday, July 26

    July 26 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ETon Sunday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Steelers hoping Brady plays in season opener Many Pittsburgh Steelers players are hoping New England Patriotsquarterback Tom Brady wins his…

  • Busch uses late pass to capture Indy's Xfinity race

    Kyle Busch spent the last 10 laps desperately chasing Ryan Blaney. As Blaney attempted to pass a slower car in the back straightaway Saturday on the final laps, Blaney's car wiggled, Busch ducked inside, raced past and held on to win the Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis for the second time in…

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  • Carl Edwards takes Brickyard 400 pole, with Tony Stewart 4th

    Carl Edwards will be on the pole for the Brickyard 400, where passing could be at a premium Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The three-time NASCAR champion had to get off the gas in the final turn and wound up fourth. ''Tony had me nervous,'' said Edwards, who put his Toyota on the pole for…

    The Associated Press
  • Travis Braden wins in ARCA Racing Series debut

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) -- Travis Braden won the ARCA Racing Series on Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway in his series debut, pulling away from fellow newcomer William Byron.

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  • NASCAR drivers adjusting to new rules package at Brickyard

    A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five hours of practice Friday, there was little indication the changes will produce better racing. NASCAR, in its effort to improve the on-track…

    The Associated Press
  • Without new deal, Johnson committed to winning for Hendrick

    Jimmie Johnson wants to kneel down and kiss the Indy bricks for a fifth time. Unfortunately for the rest of the field, there's no sign that NASCAR's most successful team is on the verge of a breakup. Lowe's is the primary sponsor on Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet and has long partnered with team…

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  • Penske hoping for elusive Cup win at Brickyard

    For Roger Penske, this weekend offers something of a rarity - a chance to accomplish something he's never done before. Penske has never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Brickyard, in stark contrast to his 16 Indy 500 victories. ''We've been close - been second a number of times - but never was…

    The Associated Press
  • Gordon honored at boyhood home before final Brickyard 400

    Jeff Gordon felt right at home Thursday back in small-town Indiana. Here, a short drive from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Gordon honed his racing skills before he was old enough to obtain a driver's license. ''This is very cool,'' Gordon said after participating in the short parade and brief…

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  • NASCAR, Indy honoring Marine vet Jeff Kyle at Brickyard

    Jeff Kyle raced up to 150 mph during a recent charity drive at Texas Motor Speedway, a welcome relief for the former Marine. The brother of famed ''American Sniper'' Chris Kyle will be honored this weekend at the NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race at the Brickyard is officially…

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Thursday, July 23

    July 23 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Keating, 248-605-1131 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NFLPA's Brady offer ignored Efforts by NFL Players Association to strike deal with league to reduce or eliminate four-game suspension of…

  • Christopher Bell wins Mud Summer Classic at Eldora

    ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) -- Christopher Bell won the Mud Summer Classic on Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway in his third career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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  • Race Team Alliance considered a success after 1st year

    From cost-cutting to fantasy gambling, the RTA has, however, made strides in the sport. One year after the RTA was launched to much hype and curiosity, the group is riding along without much fanfare. ''There's been a good level of communication, good collaboration among NASCAR, all the tracks,…

    The Associated Press
  • Heavy rains and sprint car race give Eldora tight turnaround

    As the sun came up over Eldora Speedway, track general manager Roger Slack carefully debated a contract with the head of the World Racing Group. Heavy rains had wreaked havoc on the schedule for the 32nd running of the Kings Royal, and the prestigious sprint car race didn't end until 4:30 a.m.…

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