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  • NASCAR penalizes 3 teams for infractions at Coca-Cola 600

    NASCAR penalized three teams Wednesday for infractions at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Matt McCall, crew chief for Jamie McMurray, was placed on probation through Dec. 31 for a P2 penalty because the right rear quarter panel wheel opening had been modified after qualifying inspection for the…

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  • Will Power poised to make 100th start for Team Penske

    Will Power heads to Detroit this weekend poised to make his 100th start for Team Penske. The milestone race will occur Sunday at Belle Isle, which hosts an IndyCar doubleheader this weekend. It will actually be the 145th career start for Power, who began his career in 2005 with Walker/Team…

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  • NASCAR: Biffle thinks Roush Fenway turning corner

    Greg Biffle is not celebrating yet. Biffle had a strong two weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway, capped by a second place in the Coca-Cola 600 - his best on-track showing this season. The Sprint Cup finish was just Biffle's second top 10 of the year (he was 10th in the Daytona 500) and only the…

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  • Monday's Sports In Brief

    The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, Santa Clara…

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  • Montoya earns $2.4 million for Indy 500 win

    Juan Pablo Montoya was all smiles at the victory banquet Monday night where he celebrated his second Indy 500 win in three tries. Also, tribute was paid to team owner Roger Penske for winning a 16th race at Indy. The check amounts were announced at the annual victory dinner Monday at the…

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  • Montoya gives IndyCar the Indianapolis 500 it needed

    Extra! Extra! Juan Pablo Montoya still had to pay $2 to read all about it. On a gray and blustery Monday morning, the Colombian spent more than two hours on the Yard of Bricks taking the customary Indianapolis 500 winner photos. With a seven-figure payout looming for winning Indy, Montoya could…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Monday, May 25

    May 25 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Monday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Peterson not planning to budge in Vikings' standoff Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson plans to skip this week's organized team…

  • Weekend Sports In Brief

    LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead. The Cavs needed every single…

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  • Carl Edwards races to first victory for new JGR team

    Carl Edwards was as much relieved as he was excited to win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After all, joining Joe Gibbs Racing means big expectations that he hadn't met this season before the Coca-Cola 600. Edwards outlasted Greg Biffle to win NASCAR's longest race, getting his 24th career victory,…

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  • Colombia revels in Indy 500 result, Chevrolet rules the day

    Juan Pablo Montoya roared back from some early damage sustained under caution to win his second Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, while fellow Colombian driver Gabby Chaves overcame some issues of his own late in the race to finish 16th in his debut. ''I remember being 6 years old,'' Chaves said. ''I…

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  • Pace driver Jeff Gordon says he will never race in Indy 500

    The closest Jeff Gordon will ever come to leading the Indy 500 will be in the pace car. Despite retiring from NASCAR at the end of this season, the four-time Sprint Cup champion said that ''The Greatest Spectacle in Racing'' will remain for him a dream, one he fulfilled in part by winning the…

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  • Marcus Smith: Dad happier than expected with Hall selection

    Bruton Smith said reaching the NASCAR Hall of Fame was worth the wait. ''Well, we spent a year and half, two years waiting,'' the 88-year-old Smith said Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. ''But it finally happened.'' Smith, founder and head of Speedway Motorsports Inc., said he had kind of given…

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  • IndyCar - Montoya outduels Power to win Indy 500

    - Colombia's Juan Pablo Montoya won his second Indianapolis 500 title, rallying from 30th to outduel Australia's Will Power and New Zealand's Scott Dixon over the tension-packed final laps. Montoya won the race in 2000, then spent six years in Formula One and nine years in the US stock-car NASCAR…

  • Indy 500 brings Montoya's career full circle

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - A nomadic motor racing career went full circle when Juan Pablo Montoya returned to Victory Lane at the Brickyard on Sunday, 15 well-traveled years after the Colombian won his first Indianapolis 500. Much has changed since a brash 24-year-old arrived at…

  • Motor racing-Indy 500 brings Montoya's career full circle

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS, May 24 (Reuters) - A nomadic motor racing career went full circle when Juan Pablo Montoya returned to Victory Lane at the Brickyard on Sunday, 15 well-travelled years after the Colombian won his first Indianapolis 500. Much has changed since a brash 24-year-old…

  • Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

    His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR that had turned one of the baddest drivers on the planet into a…

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  • Widow of "American Sniper" subject honored at NASCAR race

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- The wife of ''American Sniper'' subject Chris Kyle was honored with the Stonewall Jackson Award at Charlotte Motor Speedway before the Coca-Cola 600.

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  • Motor racing-Stirring charge gives Montoya second Indy 500

    * Montoya back in Victory Lane after 15 years * Power failure over closing laps * Crash sets up final laps shootout (Adds quotes, detail) By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS, May 24 (Reuters) - Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya came from the back of the pack and outran his team mate over the closing laps…