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  1. P5 penalty for No. 31 upheld; Lambert responds
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    P5 penalty for No. 31 upheld; Lambert responds

  2. Out Front with Miss Coors Light: Food City 500
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    Out Front with Miss Coors Light: Food City 500

  3. Bubba talks short-track racing at Bristol
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    Bubba talks short-track racing at Bristol

  4. From the Vault: Gordon wins in Thunder Valley
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    From the Vault: Gordon wins in Thunder Valley

  5. Johnson: 'I want to be more competitive here'
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    Johnson: 'I want to be more competitive here'

  6. Michael Annett: From the rink to the race track
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    Michael Annett: From the rink to the race track

  7. Junior and others 'pulling for Steve'
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    Junior and others 'pulling for Steve'

  8. From The Road: Our House is your house
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    From The Road: Our House is your house

  9. Bowyer discusses Busch's medical waiver
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    Bowyer discusses Busch's medical waiver

  10. Preview Show: Bristol
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    Preview Show: Bristol

  • RCR takes Newman penalties to final appeals officer

    Richard Childress Racing appealed NASCAR's penalties against Ryan Newman's team to the highest level on Friday, and crew chief Luke Lambert was eligible to return to work at Bristol Motor Speedway. RCR made the move a day after losing its bid to overturn penalties levied against Newman's team for…

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  • Matt Kenseth wins pole at Bristol Motor Speedway

    Matt Kenseth will try for his first win since 2013 when he starts from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth led a strong showing from Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday when he turned a lap at 128.632 mph to grab the top starting spot. Kenseth is winless in 51 races since New Hampshire in…

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  • RCR begins to move past penalties with interim crew chief

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Richard Childress Racing had the foresight to send an interim crew chief to a test session this week with Ryan Newman - a move that may pay dividends this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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  • Ross Kenseth to make NASCAR debut with help from his dad

    Ross Kenseth will make his national series debut at Chicagoland Speedway, where he will drive for the same team, same sponsor and with the same car number used by his championship-winning father at NASCAR's highest level. Kenseth will run the Xfinity Series race June 20 in Joe Gibbs Racing's No.…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Friday, April 17

    April 17 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Keating, 647-624-4094 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Browns QB Manziel apologizes in statement Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, apologizing to the…

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  • Appeals panel rules RCR intentionally altered Newman's tires

    A NASCAR appeals panel upheld a penalty against Richard Childress Racing for intentionally manipulating the tires on a car driven by Ryan Newman at Fontana. The three-panel National Motorsports Appeals Panel reduced the amount of points deducted from car owner Richard Childress and Newman from 75…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 3:20 PM EST on Thursday April 16

    April 16 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 3:20 PM ET on Thursday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Keating, 647-624-4094 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Vikings' Peterson reinstated by the league Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was suspended by the National Football…

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  • Jeff Gordon to drive Penn State car at Pocono NASCAR race

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon will drive a blue and white Penn State car for a June race at Pennsylvania's Pocono Raceway.

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  • Appeals panel reduces penalty against Circle Sport Racing

    An appeals panel has reduced the penalty levied against Circle Sport Racing car owner Joe Falk and crew chief Slugger Labbe. The three-person National Motorsports Appeals Panel reduced Falk's penalty from a loss of 25 points to 10, and Labbe's original $50,000 fine was cut to $20,000. The team,…

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  • Only shove by Harvick this time at Texas comes on the track

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- The only shove by Kevin Harvick in Texas this time came on the track.

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  • Rain washes out IndyCar qualifying at GP of Louisiana

    Juan Pablo Montoya got some extra mileage out of his season-opening IndyCar series victory, thanks to a rain out of qualifying Saturday in the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. The 39-year-old Colombian spun off the wet NOLA Motorsports Park track during the first group of qualifying…

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  • Teenager Jones takes Xfinity race over Sprint Cup stars

    Erik Jones wore a cap and gown so he could pick up his high school diploma on a stage at Texas Motor Speedway a year ago. Holding his first Xfinity Series trophy in Victory Lane, the 18-year-old's racing suit was just fine this time. Jones outran Sprint Cup stars Brad Keselowski and Dale…

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  • Logano dream of racing Gordon for win reality at Texas

    Joey Logano had dreams as a kid of racing Jeff Gordon to the checkered flag. ''It's still cool, you're racing against your childhood hero, and last year at Texas to be able to pass him for the win like that. Gordon exited pit road first after the ensuing stop, but Logano recovered during NASCAR's…

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  • Kurt Busch edges teammate Kevin Harvick for Texas pole

    Kurt Busch is on the pole for the second time in four races since his reinstatement from a suspension for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend. Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick is right there again as well. Busch took the top qualifying spot for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Texas…

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  • PBC can boost boxing by getting fighters into ring more

    Undefeated boxer Peter Quillin hasn't fought in nearly a year going into Saturday's prime-time bout at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. ''Could you imagine Jeff Gordon running one NASCAR race a year?'' marveled Jon Miller, the president of programming for NBC Sports, which televises this weekend's…

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Friday, April 10

    April 10 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - GOLF The Masters (to April 12) Spieth stretches Masters lead AUGUSTA, Ga. - Young American Jordan Spieth stretches his overnight lead to an eye-popping six strokes…

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  • Thursday's Sports In Brief

    Jordan Spieth was already the hottest player on the PGA Tour. Australia's Jason Day also made quite a push, ripping off five straight birdies to get to 6 under before a bogey at the 17th ended his hopes of catching Spieth. Playing the Masters for the first time since 2011, Charley Hoffman went…

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  • IndyCar forcing manufacturers to strengthen body components

    IndyCar officials are requiring engine manufacturers Honda and Chevrolet to make structural upgrades before this weekend's Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. ''When you have those bits, I don't think those bolts are going to hold on,'' Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves said while gazing at one of…

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