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  • Rossi chased a career in Europe but is still very American

    When Alexander Rossi pulled into victory lane following his upset win in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, he had no idea what he was supposed to do during the traditional celebration. The first rookie Indy champion since Helio Castroneves in 2001 - and the first American-born rookie to…

    The Associated Press
  • Truex seeking bigger things after Charlotte romp

    Martin Truex Jr. believes big things are ahead, even bigger than his record run at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex ruled the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night, leading 588 of 600 miles to set a Sprint Cup record. Truex thinks his single-car, west of the Mississippi program has the potential to win…

    The Associated Press
  • Buoyant IndyCar geared up for challenge ahead

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Super-charged by the success of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar sped into a new era on Sunday but the road ahead is an uncertain one for both the series and the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing". Watched by a sun-kissed sell-out crowd of…

    Reuters
  • Martin Truex Jr. dominates NASCAR race in Charlotte

    Martin Truex Jr. didn't avoid ladders or black cats, never worried about cracking mirrors or stepping on cracks. Especially when things have gone as wrong as they had for Truex and his single-car Furniture Row team the past year. Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin,…

    The Associated Press
  • Jimmie Johnson: Martin Truex Jr. 'was just playing with us'

    Jimmie Johnson knows what it's like to have a dominant car at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex shattered a NASCAR record for miles led in a race with 588. Truex also set a record for most laps led at the Coca-Cola 600.

    The Associated Press
  • The Latest: Day of firsts for Hamilton, Rossi and Truex

    At the Monaco Grand Prix, defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton picked up his first win of the season - and first win in the past eight races overall, dating to last year. Then came the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, where top names like Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan and Helio…

    The Associated Press
  • Greenwood proud to add voice to Charlotte, NASCAR salute

    Lee Greenwood's patriotic anthem was almost lost to bad timing. Greenwood was at Charlotte Motor Speedway to sing his anthem, ''God Bless The USA'' before the start of the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night. ''It wasn't necessarily on the shelf,'' Greenwood said.

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Sunday, May 29

    May 29 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Sunday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contact us.general-news@thomsonreuters.com - - - - AUTO RACING Indy 500 INDIANAPOLIS - The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be in front of the first sellout crowd in the…

    Reuters
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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,…

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • 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…

    Reuters