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  • Darlington offers flag exchange: Confederate for American

    DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- Darlington Raceway will give out American flags to those who want to turn in a Confederate flag, continuing an initiative that began in Daytona soon after nine people were killed at a church in Charleston.

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  • Darlington's return: Lady in Black back on Labor Day

    Kyle Petty was never among the biggest fans of Darlington Raceway, once saying the big oval should be filled with water and turned into a stadium-sized bathtub. Petty never did well at Darlington - no wins and just five top-10 finishes in 51 career events - by he knows well the significance of its…

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  • NBC to celebrate NASCAR's history at Darlington Raceway

    The return of the Southern 500 to Labor Day weekend will be marked by a throwback celebration at Darlington Raceway that will include everything from the retro paint schemes on the track to the actual broadcast booth. The Southern 500 last ran on the holiday weekend in 2003. NBC has agreed to be…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Monday, Aug. 31

    Aug. 31 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Monday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - TENNIS U.S. Open, Flushing, New York Serena, Djokovic feature in U.S. Open's first day program NEW YORK - Top-seeded world No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena…

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  • Erik Jones wins Truck Series race in Canada

    The 19-year-old Jones beat Canadian road racer Alex Tagliani to the first turn off a restart with two laps left on the 2.459-mile road course and held off two-time defending series champion Matt Crafton by 1.665 seconds. Tagliani lost a gear and slipped to fifth. ''It was a blast,'' Jones said…

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  • Wisconsin driver Paul Menard wins at Road America

    Paul Menard has cherished wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Milwaukee Mile in his home state of Wisconsin. Menard got his wish Saturday, taking advantage of a lengthy late-race caution and then holding off Ryan Blaney to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the rural road course. …

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  • Moment of silence held for Justin Wilson

    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- A moment of silence has been observed in memory of Justin Wilson prior to the start of the NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America.

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  • Rhodes awarded pole after rain cancels Xfinity qualifying

    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- Qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America has been cancelled due to wet track conditions.

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  • Friday's Sports In Brief

    Vin Scully will be back for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, who revealed the news in the second inning of their game against the Chicago Cubs. Magic Johnson, a co-owner of the team, appeared on the Dodger Stadium video board to tell the crowd that Jimmy Kimmel had a…

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  • IndyCar drivers find comfort in getting back to work

    IndyCar drivers got back to work Friday, climbing into their cars as a distraction - albeit a temporary one - from their grief over Justin Wilson's death. Wilson died Monday of a head injury suffered a day earlier when he was stuck by debris from another car at Pocono Raceway. The loss of one of…

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  • Stewart claims he didn't see man on track before fatal crash

    NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn't have been outside his car, according to court papers filed Friday. Kevin Ward Jr.'s family filed a…

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  • Column: IndyCar is clearly too risky; time to shut it down

    Wilson's death from being struck on the top of the head by a piece of flying debris during a race last weekend at Pocono - it's time to shut down this ridiculously dangerous form of racing. The IndyCar series is already on its last legs, plagued by poor attendance and minuscule television ratings.

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  • Dillon can ask Gaughan for advice about Road America rain

    If it rains Saturday at Road America, Ty Dillon can draw on advice from teammate Brendan Gaughan about how to win on a wet track. It could be just the edge Dillon needs in chasing leader Chris Buescher atop the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings. The 45-lap, 182-mile race at Road America is…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Thursday, Aug. 27

    Aug. 27 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Redskins LB Galette to have season-ending surgery Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirms that linebacker Junior Galette is out for…

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  • See What?: Iconic schemes to run at Darlington

    The Southern 500 will have a familiar feel, and not just because the race has returned to Labor Day weekend. At the last Southern 500 in April 2014, Darlington Raceway executives announced a campaign to tap in the track's long history as NASCAR's first superspeedway. Track President Chip Wile…

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  • IndyCar heads to finale reeling from loss of Justin Wilson

    When Tony Kanaan arrived home following the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, his wife asked him why he continued to race in a series that has such high risk. Justin Wilson had been airlifted out of the track earlier that day after being hit in the head with a piece of debris from another car. …

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  • Stewart's lawyer moves wrongful death case to federal court

    WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a driver killed by NASCAR star Tony Stewart's car on a western New York dirt track has been moved from state to federal court.

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  • Factbox: Reaction to the death of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson

    (Reuters) - Reaction to the death of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson, who died on Monday after being struck in the head by debris during a race at Pocono Speedway in Pennsylvania on Sunday. - - Mark Miles, chief executive officer of Hulman & Co, the parent of IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway …

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  • Reaction to the death of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson

    Aug 24 (Reuters) - Reaction to the death of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson, who died on Monday after being struck in the head by debris during a race at Pocono Speedway in Pennsylvania on Sunday. - - Mark Miles, chief executive officer of Hulman & Co, the parent of IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor…

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