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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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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 - - - - NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Eastern Conference finals: Game 4, Cavaliers at Raptors TORONTO - Toronto surprised the Cavaliers with…

  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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 - - - - 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 - - - - NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Eastern Conference Finals: Game 2, Cavaliers vs. Raptors CLEVELAND - Undefeated in the playoffs, the…

  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • Panthers TE Olsen to drive pace car at NASCAR All-Star race

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen received his certification to the drive the pace car this Saturday night at the Sprint Cup All-Star race, although not without a little scare first.

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR champion Johnson gets animated for Nickelodeon

    From cars to cartoons, Jimmie Johnson's next dash at the track comes in animated form.

    The Associated Press
  • Andretti drivers sweep top 4 spots at 1st Indy 500 practice

    After Marco Andretti jumped atop the speed chart during Monday's first Indianapolis 500 practice, he tried to put the brakes on the expectations. The 29-year-old driver from one of the world's best-known and most cursed racing families turned a fast lap of 228.978 mph on the 2.5-mile oval, leading…

    The Associated Press
  • Column: Larson races clean at the expense of his 1st Cup win

    It might be hard to believe that the ending of a low-level race three years ago had such a profound effect on Kyle Larson that it might have cost him his first Sprint Cup victory. Larson was the next big thing when he arrived at Daytona International Speedway in 2013 for his first full season at…

    The Associated Press
  • Throwback cars giving 100th Indianapolis 500 retro look

    Indianapolis 500 fans might feel like they're traveling through a time warp this month. Scott Dixon's traditional red-and-white Target Chip Ganassi car has brought back the yellow lightning bolt. At Team Penske, Helio Castroneves is driving the ''yellow submarine'' while teammate Simon Pagenaud…

    The Associated Press
  • 76ers 1st NBA team to land jersey sponsorship with StubHub

    The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the NBA to put a sponsorship logo on player uniforms, striking a deal with StubHub for a spot on one of the hottest pieces of real estate available in sports. StubHub, a website that connects ticket buyers and sellers, will have its logo appear…

    The Associated Press