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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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  • Indy 500 champions call safety measures greatest innovation

    Imagine climbing into your sedan in the driveway and not putting on a seatbelt, then trying to back out onto a busy street without the benefit of a rear-view mirror. Seat belts and rear-view mirrors, two developments that are taken for granted these days, trace their roots to the earliest days of…

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  • Column: Hornish doesn't regret how career quietly faded

    It's easy to forget that Hornish was one of the greatest American open-wheel drivers of his generation after his failed move to NASCAR. There was a seven-year period where Hornish was a contender every week in IndyCar. Hornish is building a wagon that resembles a Volkswagen bus for his son, and a…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Monday, May 23

    May 23 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Monday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contact us.general-news@thomsonreuters.com - - - - NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Eastern Conference finals: Game 4, Cavaliers at Raptors TORONTO - Toronto surprised the Cavaliers with…

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  • Despite confusion, NASCAR got a memorable All-Star Race

    Say this about NASCAR's confusing and chaotic Sprint All-Star Race: At least it was entertaining. The latest running of NASCAR's annual showcase was lambasted by drivers and fans for its new format, yet it still produced one of the most memorable all-star races in a very long time.

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  • Crafton beats Busch, wins 2nd straight Trucks Series race

    Now that he has won back-to-back Trucks Series races for the first time in his career, Matt Crafton is hoping for more. Crafton beat Kyle Busch by a convincing margin at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, setting him up for a huge season. ''It feels very good,'' Crafton said.

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  • Joey Logano beats Larson in unusual All-Star race

    Joey Logano snatched the lead away from Kyle Larson with two laps remaining Saturday night to win the $1 million exhibition event. Although he didn't win, Larson was the star of the day. ''Larson is a hard racer.

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  • Larson edges out Elliott to earn spot in All-Star race

    Kyle Larson knew he wasn't winning the fan vote to get into the Sprint All-Star race. Larson, who received some criticism for racing clean and not doing enough to beat Matt Kenseth on the final lap at Dover, was extremely aggressive coming down the stretch. ''I'm sure Chase is upset with me and…

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  • Rain washes out all track activity Friday for All-Star race

    Rain washed out all track activity Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which will now try to cram it's All-Star weekend into one day. The steady showers forced NASCAR to call off the scheduled Sprint Showdown, a race that will send five drivers not already qualified for the All-Star race, into the…

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  • Harvick told Kahne he wasn't after his job at Hendrick

    As rumors swirled that Kevin Harvick planned to leave Stewart-Haas Racing, he took Kasey Kahne aside and promised him he wasn't after his job. Harvick said Friday that SHR held a two-year option on him that the team always planned to exercise. It finally put to rest rumors that Harvick planned to…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday, May 20

    May 20 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contact us.general-news@thomsonreuters.com - - - - NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Magic land Vogel Frank Vogel won far more than he lost in Indiana, and the Orlando Magic considered…

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  • Car racing's SAFER Barrier to be used in 24 Hours of Le Mans

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The SAFER Barrier used to protect race car drivers is set for its European debut.

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday, May 19

    May 19 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contact us.general-news@thomsonreuters.com - - - - NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Eastern Conference Finals: Game 2, Cavaliers vs. Raptors CLEVELAND - Undefeated in the playoffs, the…

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  • Kevin Harvick signs extension to stay with Stewart-Haas

    Stewart-Haas Racing has signed Kevin Harvick to a long-term contract extension, ending speculation that the 2014 Sprint Cup champion wanted to leave. The team announced the signing on Thursday, two days after Harvick sniped on social media about the gossip suggesting he was planning to exit the…

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  • NASCAR punishes Kahne for post-race inspection failure

    NASCAR has fined the crew chief for driver Kasey Kahne as a part of a slew of penalties levied against the Hendrick Motorsports team for failing post-race inspection. Crew chief Keith Rodden was fined $25,000, Kahne was docked 15 points in the standings, and the No. 5 team lost 15 points in the…

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