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  1. NASCAR upholds amended penalty for No. 31 team
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    NASCAR upholds amended penalty for No. 31 team

  2. Best in-car audio from the GEICO 500
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    Best in-car audio from the GEICO 500

  3. Dale Jr. ready to get more aggressive on track
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    Dale Jr. ready to get more aggressive on track

  4. Johnson: \x{2018}No way, shape, or form I let him win'
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    Johnson: \x{2018}No way, shape, or form I let him win'

  5. In-car: Dale Jr.'s final lap to win 'Dega
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    In-car: Dale Jr.'s final lap to win 'Dega

  6. O'Donnell pleased with Talladega qualifying
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    O'Donnell pleased with Talladega qualifying

  7. Weekend Top Five: Talladega
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    Weekend Top Five: Talladega

  8. 2015 NASCAR Next class announced
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    2015 NASCAR Next class announced

  9. O'Donnell on finishing GEICO 500 under green
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    O'Donnell on finishing GEICO 500 under green

  10. Evernham discusses No. 31 team penalty
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    Evernham discusses No. 31 team penalty

  • NASCAR star Clint Bowyer takes cuts with Kansas City Royals

    The first thing Ned Yost asked Clint Bowyer when the Royals manager called the NASCAR driver into his office Wednesday night was for some much-needed help with his lineup. Bowyer pointed out that Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick have been dominating on the 1 1/2-mile tracks lately, and Jeff Gordon…

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  • NASCAR appeals officer upholds penalties against RCR

    NASCAR's final appeals officer upheld penalties levied against Richard Childress Racing for intentionally manipulating Ryan Newman's tires in March. The decision of Final Appeals Officer Bryan Moss is final. He ruled Wednesday there was ''a preponderance of evidence'' that RCR manipulated the…

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  • Johnson denies he allowed Earnhardt to win Talladega

    Fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. have spent the last four years believing that Jimmie Johnson owed his teammate a favor for pushing Johnson to the win at Talladega Superspeedway in 2011. The notion grew out of the final 20-plus laps of the race, run mostly as a single-file parade with Earnhardt leading…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:20 PM EST on Wednesday, May 6

    May 6 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:20 PM ET on Wednesday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NFL says Pats probably deflated the balls in AFC title game The New England Patriots probably intentionally deflated the footballs to…

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  • F1 struggling to tap the female dollar

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - When Claire Williams was appointed vice-principal of the Williams Formula One team, she hoped her promotion and the presence of Susie Wolff as test driver might open the door to an untapped market. "So it can’t be that great because nobody has actually made it…

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  • Motor racing-F1 struggling to tap the female dollar

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) - When Claire Williams was appointed vice-principal of the Williams Formula One team, she hoped her promotion and the presence of Susie Wolff as test driver might open the door to an untapped market. "So it can't be that great because nobody has actually…

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  • Petty hires Kevin Manion to crew chief Sam Hornish Jr

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Richard Petty Motorsports has hired Kevin ''Bono'' Manion to crew chief Sam Hornish Jr. beginning this weekend at Kansas Speedway.

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  • Abreu headlines NASCAR's 2015 class of 'Next' stars

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Rico Abreu, the reigning USAC national champion and winner of this year's Chili Bowl, was among the 12 drivers named to NASCAR's latest ''Next'' class on Tuesday.

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  • Column: Earnhardt back in victory lane and happier than ever

    There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn't all glitz and glamour. He was a non-factor on the race track, barely even contended at Daytona and Talladega, the two places he was supposed to be unbeatable, and he is the first to admit his…

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  • Edwards and Kenseth question lack of caution at end of race

    Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth were both frustrated with the end of the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where NASCAR's decision not to throw a caution allowed drivers to speed past Edwards' spinning car. NASCAR didn't call a caution, which Edwards said allowed other drivers to…

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  • Earnhardt crew chief stays put on injured daughter's orders

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief, Greg Ives, couldn't get clearance to head home after his daughter broke her arm. It was fine with his driver, but 8-year-old Payton Ives would have none of that. She had surgery Saturday night to repair a broken arm, leaving the proud dad marveling at her…

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  • Jeff Gordon's costly mistake helps ruin weekend at Talladega

    Jeff Gordon's mistake on pit road helped sour a promising weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Hendrick Motorsports had the strongest cars in the field, and it was clear Gordon was a contender for the win. Because this is his retirement tour, Gordon had even hung out with friends on Talladega's…

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  • NASCAR briefly halts race after 15-car accident at Talladega

    NASCAR was forced to briefly stop Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway to clean up after a 15-car accident. The accident occurred 47 laps into the race when Paul Menard attempted to pass Trevor Bayne on the outside of a three-wide pack of cars. Kurt Busch was following closely on Bayne's…

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  • Ole Miss coach gets firsthand taste of Talladega speed

    Hugh Freeze knows a little something about speed and about NASCAR. The Mississippi football coach uses NASCAR terms to describe the various tempos of his no-huddle offense. Freeze drove the pace car for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, where pal Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Sunday, May 03

    May 3 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET onSunday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE TSX will move post-draft reports for all 32 teams, includingpick-by-pick analysis. Bucs, Chargers, Eagles, Falcons, Giants,Dolphins, Rams,…

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  • Jeff Gordon leads Hendrick in pole-winning run at Talladega

    In this farewell season for Jeff Gordon, he continues to seize every moment both on and off the track. Gordon won the 80th pole of his career Saturday with a blistering lap around Talladega Superspeedway, where he's a six-time race winner. The four-time NASCAR champion will start first Sunday and…

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  • Joey Logano uses big block on last lap to win Xfinity race

    Joey Logano picked up his third Xfinity Series win of the season by throwing a big block on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway. Logano led a race-high 40 laps Saturday but had to withstand an intense final race to the checkered flag. The Team Penske driver was the leader on a restart with…

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  • Friday Sports In Brief

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout. One day before Mayweather and Pacquiao finally meet in the richest event in boxing history, they took the stage in an MGM Grand…

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