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  • All engines go on motorsports' biggest day

    One of the busiest days in motorsports has arrived. Nico Rosberg has won the past three races in Monaco and has a 39-point lead in the drivers' standings. Rosberg and defending champion Lewis Hamilton are racing for the first time since they crashed into each other on lap one of the Spanish Grand…

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  • Hamlin outduels Larson, Logano to win Charlotte Xfinity race

    It looked for a moment as if Kyle Larson would get his revenge on Joey Logano for beating him out last weekend to win the Sprint Cup All-Star race. Hamlin passed Larson and Logano in overtime to win the Xfinity Series race Saturday on a hot and slick racetrack at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson…

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  • Logano looks to continue CMS dominance at Coca-Cola 600

    Joey Logano has shown he has a pretty good feel for the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Logano looks to complete a ''Joey sweep'' at CMS at the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night after winning last October's 400-mile playoff race and the Sprint Cup All-Star race here last weekend. Logano is eighth…

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  • Pippa Mann lone woman left for 100th Indianapolis 500

    Four years ago, Pippa Mann was answering questions in Gasoline Alley about the record-tying four female drivers in the Indianapolis 500, and how it represented another step toward women one day winning at the Brickyard. The British driver will make her fifth start in the 100th edition of the…

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  • Improving Larson looks for first Cup win at Coca-Cola 600

    Kyle Larson believes he's on the verge of kicking in the door and getting his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win. Larson finished second two weeks ago at Dover, then had a chance to win the All-Star exhibition race at Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend before losing control of his car and hitting the…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday, May 27

    May 27 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contact us.general-news@thomsonreuters.com - - - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL Baylor promotes defensive coordinator Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett was named interim coach of the Bears…

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  • IndyCar drivers find comfort in having strong safety team

    Dario Franchitti doesn't remember the crash that ended his career three years ago in Houston. ''Trammell is that you?'' Franchitti said, referring to IndyCar safety consultant Dr. Terry Trammell. Having the Holmatro Safety Team behind them should be a comforting thought for all 33 drivers…

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  • Martin Truex Jr. wins pole for Charlotte's NASCAR race

    Martin Truex Jr. put himself in good position for another strong showing at the Coca-Cola 600, a race he thought he should have won last year. Truex turned a lap of 192.328 to grab the pole away from Joey Logano on his final lap of qualifying Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Logano,…

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  • Penske the standard of excellence at Indy after 50 years

    It was 1951 when Jay Penske scored a pair of tickets to the Indianapolis 500. Roger Penske, already a car lover, was instantly hooked. ''We drove here from Cleveland and got here late and were supposed to go to someone's home for lunch,'' Penske recalled.

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  • NASCAR tweaks rules to lower downforce at 2 more tracks

    NASCAR will make more aerodynamic changes to promote improved competition at upcoming races at Michigan and Kentucky. The changes to the rear spoiler, front splitter and rear deck fin will help NASCAR continue to reduce downforce and sideforce as it attempts to put the handling of the cars back in…

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  • Trailblazing female drivers still show way to Indy

    Two female trailblazers of the Indianapolis 500 are not alarmed by the dwindling number of women drivers at the famed Brickyard, saying the talent and opportunity are still there. Britain's Pippa Mann is the lone woman competing in Sunday's 100th running of the Indy 500, down from a record four in…

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  • Indy 500 has a big place in F1 history

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Very few Formula One fans, even from the older generations, can name the first U.S. driver to score points, win a round of the world championship and lead the standings. Parsons, his name now eclipsed by Formula One world champions Phil Hill (1961) and Mario…

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  • Motor racing-Trailblazing female drivers still show way to Indy

    By Larry Fine May 26 (Reuters) - Two female trailblazers of the Indianapolis 500 are not alarmed by the dwindling number of women drivers at the famed Brickyard, saying the talent and opportunity are still there. Britain's Pippa Mann is the lone woman competing in Sunday's 100th running of the…

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  • Motor racing-Indy 500 has a big place in F1 history

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO, May 26 (Reuters) - Very few Formula One fans, even from the older generations, can name the first U.S. driver to score points, win a round of the world championship and lead the standings. Parsons, his name now eclipsed by Formula One world champions Phil Hill (1961) and…

    Reuters
  • Wednesday's Sports in Brief

    The New England Patriots joined the latest ''Deflategate'' appeal to support Tom Brady, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. In an eight-page friend of the court brief filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court…

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  • Parsons, Martin, Hendrick selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

    To Benny Parsons, auto racing was everything. From driving to announcing, he was an icon in the sport and became one of the most beloved figures in the NASCAR community. Parsons, who died in 2007 at age 65, was rewarded for his accomplishments and impact on the sport when he was selected into the…

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  • The Greatest Spectacle in Racing remains an American icon

    The Indianapolis 500 has outlasted two world wars, the decline of the automobile industry, a bitter split in open-wheel racing and more death than anyone cares to recall. Through it all, though, this iconic event in America's heartland has endured. ''I know football fans and everyone says the…

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  • Parnelli's Indy 500 relevance knows no limits

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - As the oldest living winner of the Indianapolis 500, Parnelli Jones will occupy a special place of honor on Sunday when "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" celebrates its centennial. Over a spine-tingling century of high-octane triumphs and tragedies at…

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  • Motor racing-Parnelli's Indy 500 relevance knows no limits

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS, May 25 (Reuters) - As the oldest living winner of the Indianapolis 500, Parnelli Jones will occupy a special place of honour on Sunday when "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" celebrates its centennial. Over a spine-tingling century of high-octane triumphs and…

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