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  • Jeff Gordon to join Fox as full-time analyst in 2016

    Jeff Gordon will join Fox as a full-time analyst in 2016, teaming with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the three-man booth. Gordon is retiring at the end of this season and signed a multi-year contract with Fox. The four-time NASCAR champion is in 23rd full-time year in the Sprint Cup Series.

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  • Kenseth wins pole for NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

    Matt Kenseth is hoping history repeats itself Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600. Kenseth won his second Sprint Cup pole of the season Thursday night for NASCAR's longest race. ''You can run over a rivet on the first lap and end up 43rd.'' Joey Logano will start alongside Kenseth on the front row.

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  • New dad Kyle Busch ready for racing

    Kyle Busch says infant son Brexton can be anything he wants, even a race car driver. Busch's wife, Samantha, gave birth to the 7-pound, 10-ounce boy Monday and the Sprint Cup driver says the family is doing well. Asked Thursday if he wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, Busch joked he'd…

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  • Tony George's push for softer walls likely saved Hinchcliffe

    When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. One of auto racing's most important safety developments, its origins began at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Tony George. George watched replays of Hinchcliffe's…

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  • Johnson 'shocked' NASCAR questioned side skirt issue

    Jimmie Johnson said Thursday he was ''shocked'' to learn NASCAR was looking into whether his No. 48 team illegally altered the car's side skirts during last weekend's All-Star race. NASCAR competition officials reviewed the tape and determined Johnson's crew did not make an unapproved adjustment…

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  • Kevin Harvick on top heading to NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

    Kevin Harvick is right where he usually is when the Coca-Cola 600 rolls around on the schedule: On top and seeking even more success. The defending Sprint Cup champion leads the points race heading into NASCAR's longest event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Harvick said early…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Thursday, May 21

    May 21 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Agent: Raiders QB Carr won't need surgery Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr could be throwing by the end of organized team…

  • Smith, Labonte head up NASCAR Hall of Fame class

    Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte topped the newest group of five headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. NASCAR drivers Curtis Turner and Bobby Isaac and modified series champion Jerry Cook completed the hall's seventh class Wednesday. …

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  • Baby on board: NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski a father

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski is a first-time father, welcoming a daughter this week.

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  • Tuesday's Sports In Brief

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game. Kraft said Tuesday at the owners meetings that he was putting the league before his…

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  • Oh, baby: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is now a father

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Baby on board.

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  • Weekend Sports In Brief

    BALTIMORE (AP) -- American Pharoah won the Preakness by seven lengths in driving rain Saturday, keeping alive his Triple Crown bid.

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  • Denny Hamlin benefits from clean air to win $1 million race

    Denny Hamlin intently watched the qualifying event for NASCAR's annual All-Star race and noticed, as has been the case in recent years, the driver out front in the waning laps was almost certainly guaranteed the win. As Greg Biffle led all 20 laps of the Sprint Showdown to earn a spot in the…

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  • Buescher rallies to win NASCAR Xfinity race in Iowa

    Chris Buescher needed someone to screw up. Two drivers involved in a scary incident Saturday teamed up for another crash that gave Buescher the break he was looking for. Buescher pulled away on a restart in a green-white-checkered finish Sunday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Iowa…

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  • Hamlin gives Joe Gibbs first victory in NASCAR All-Star race

    Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory in NASCAR's Sprint All-Star race by using clean air to hold off Kevin Harvick at Charlotte Motor Speedway. ''It's been a long time coming,'' said Joe Gibbs, who got his first All-Star victory in 24 races. ''That was prime-time right there.''…

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  • Kyle Busch finishes 6th in NASCAR return

    Kyle Busch finished sixth Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race in his first event since breaking his right leg and left foot in a crash nearly three months ago. After getting penalized for speeding on pit road and later having to pit to fix a loose wheel, Busch worked his way back…

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  • Penske wants Ryan Blaney in full-time Cup ride for 2016

    Roger Penske wants Ryan Blaney to run a full NASCAR Sprint Cup season in 2016 with the Wood Brothers. Blaney, a Team Penske development driver, has been farmed out to the Wood Brothers for about 18 Cup races this year. Blaney has made four starts so far this season and finished a career-best…

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