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  • IMSA enjoying strong and steady start to sports car season

    The way Scott Atherton views it, things couldn't be much better for IMSA right now. The CEO of the sports car series is enjoying stability in the first year of a long-term entitlement partner in WeatherTech, which is aggressive in its promotion of IMSA. The series has 41 full entrants this year,…

    The Associated Press
  • Stewart focuses on 'fun' after NASCAR fine, policy change

    Tony Stewart kept his thoughts to himself after NASCAR beefed up the penalties for using fewer than five lug nuts on each wheel during a race. Carl Edwards and Chase Elliott both backed the move. ''I listened to Brian France speak about it, and if the intention is to make safer for the drivers…

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR suspends crew chief for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 1 race

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The crew chief for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been suspended for Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway for a technical violation found last weekend.

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR adds penalties for teams that ignore lug nuts

    NASCAR has added mandatory fines and other penalties for teams caught without five lug nuts on each wheel. The move announced Monday comes less than a week after three-time series champion Tony Stewart urged NASCAR to take action. NASCAR can only check for every lug nut before and after a race,…

    The Associated Press
  • Column: Not even bump-and-run generates good vibes in NASCAR

    It's what Carl Edwards did to teammate Kyle Busch at Richmond International Raceway in what NASCAR says was the first last-lap pass for a win in track history. It was dramatic, controversial and likely set the stage for tense team meetings this week at Joe Gibbs Racing. Was it enough, though, to…

    The Associated Press
  • Daytona's Chitwood promoted to ISC's chief operating officer

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- After overseeing a widely acclaimed $400 million upgrade of Daytona International Speedway, track President Joie Chitwood III is getting promoted.

    The Associated Press
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  • Edwards passes Kyle Busch on last lap to win at Richmond

    Carl Edwards had been grinding for 30 laps, doing everything he could to catch Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in a two-way breakaway from the pack at Richmond International Raceway. Instead, Edwards focused on the reason they are racing: to win. ''I wish it was anybody but my teammate that…

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 3:30 PM EST on Sunday, April 24

    (Refiles to change date, contact detail) April 24 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 3:30 PMET on Sunday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contactus.general-news@thomsonreuters.com - - - - MLB Dodgers' Maeda continues stellar work DENVER -- After launching his Los Angeles Dodgers…

    Reuters
    Fri, Apr 29
    10:10 PM EDT
    San Diego at LA Dodgers
    Preview Game
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:15 PM EST on Sunday, April 24

    April 24 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:15 PMET on Sunday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - MLB Eye on Babe, A-Rod feeling pressure, age NEW YORK - Stalking the immortal Babe and trying to outrunage in the same stride, Alex Rodriguez is still trying to…

    Reuters
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:30 PM ET on Saturday, April 23 (RPT)

    Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. All times ET: - - - - For any U.S. coverage questions, please contact budget@sportsxchange.com. - - - - NBA Warriors' Curry has no pain, expected in Game 4 Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry is expected to play in Game 4 against the…

    Reuters
  • Earnhardt wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated all day and regained the lead on a late restart to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, earning his 24th career victory in the series and first in more than six years. Earnhardt said Unilever, the maker of Hellmann's…

    The Associated Press
  • Drivers excited for daytime racing at Richmond

    Denny Hamlin has gotten accustomed to having Sundays off when NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series comes to Richmond International Raceway, where the premier series has traditionally raced under the lights on Saturday night. The track moved its spring race for this year to Sunday afternoon, hoping that…

    The Associated Press
  • Stewart's stormy return garners support of fellow drivers

    Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart returned to the track on Friday for the first time this season, and several drivers said they support his right to raise questions about safety concerns. NASCAR fined Stewart $35,000 on Thursday for comments he made criticizing the series for not policing…

    The Associated Press
  • Driver Council agrees to pay Tony Stewart $35,000 fine

    Tony Stewart's peers will pay the $35,000 fine NASCAR levied against the three-time champion for criticizing the series about a potential safety hazard during races. The nine-member driver council said in a statement released by Denny Hamlin it agreed to equally pay the fine. Stewart is a member…

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  • Harvick wins pole on rainy day at Richmond

    Rain washed out qualifying at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, giving Kevin Harvick the pole position Sunday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race based on being the fastest in an abbreviated morning practice session. Harvick won the pole with a speed of 129.069 mph, edging Joey Logano…

    The Associated Press
  • Column: NASCAR stumbles again, looks more and more clueless

    NASCAR has been on quite a roll - from blacks-were-so-happy-during-segregation revisionist Phil Robertson delivering a political endorsement posing as prayer before a Texas race, to Tony Stewart being fined $35,000 for having the gall to question whether the governing body cared about the…

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday, April 22

    April 22 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contact us.general-news@thomsonreuters.com - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Top 50 non-FBS prospects in 2016 draft Carson Wentz might ring a bell and former Ohio State five-star…

    Reuters
  • Thursday's Sports In Brief

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout.

    The Associated Press
    Fri, Apr 29
    7:05 PM EDT
    Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
    Preview Game
  • Tony Stewart cleared to race, will be in car at Richmond

    Tony Stewart has been cleared to return to racing and will be back in his car Friday at Richmond International Raceway. The three-time NASCAR champion missed the first eight races of the season with a fractured vertebra suffered in a January all-terrain vehicle accident. The injury occurred one…

    The Associated Press