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  • 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,…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Motor racing-Trailblazing female drivers still show way to Indy

    By Larry Fine May 26 (Reuters) - 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…

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  • Motor racing-Indy 500 has a big place in F1 history

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO, May 26 (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…

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  • Wednesday's Sports in Brief

    The New England Patriots joined the latest ''Deflategate'' appeal to support Tom Brady, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. In an eight-page friend of the court brief filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court…

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  • Parsons, Martin, Hendrick selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

    To Benny Parsons, auto racing was everything. From driving to announcing, he was an icon in the sport and became one of the most beloved figures in the NASCAR community. Parsons, who died in 2007 at age 65, was rewarded for his accomplishments and impact on the sport when he was selected into the…

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  • The Greatest Spectacle in Racing remains an American icon

    The Indianapolis 500 has outlasted two world wars, the decline of the automobile industry, a bitter split in open-wheel racing and more death than anyone cares to recall. Through it all, though, this iconic event in America's heartland has endured. ''I know football fans and everyone says the…

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  • Parnelli's Indy 500 relevance knows no limits

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - As the oldest living winner of the Indianapolis 500, Parnelli Jones will occupy a special place of honor on Sunday when "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" celebrates its centennial. Over a spine-tingling century of high-octane triumphs and tragedies at…

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  • Motor racing-Parnelli's Indy 500 relevance knows no limits

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS, May 25 (Reuters) - As the oldest living winner of the Indianapolis 500, Parnelli Jones will occupy a special place of honour on Sunday when "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" celebrates its centennial. Over a spine-tingling century of high-octane triumphs and…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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 us.general-news@thomsonreuters.com - - - - NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Eastern Conference finals: Game 4, Cavaliers at Raptors TORONTO - Toronto surprised the Cavaliers with…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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