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Jimmie Johnson, center, celebrates with his crew members after winning the NASCAR Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 10, 2019 - 8:04 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's youngest daughter prays every night for Daddy to win a race. When Johnson scuffled through the worst season of his career, he felt the strain of not reaching victory lane. "It was putting some pressure on me," Johnson said. Johnson called the invocation "...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Country music singer Jake Owen performs at the 2018 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Owen will perform a pre-race concert ahead of the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)
January 30, 2019 - 12:47 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Country music singer Jake Owen will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500. Owen will take the stage ahead of the 61st running of the "Great American Race" at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17. A native Floridian, Owen featured Daytona Beach in his 2013 hit...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2012, file photo, Glen Wood, right, shows off his induction ring as his brother, Leonard Wood, left, looks on during the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. Glen Wood, patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team and the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, has died after a long illness, in Stuart, Virginia. He was 93. "It’s with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of team founder and family patriarch Glen Wood this morning," The Wood Brothers posted on social media Friday morning, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 18, 2019 - 11:56 am
Glen Wood, the courtly and innovative patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, died Friday. He was 93. Wood Brothers announced the death of its team founder on social media, saying he died in Stuart, Virginia, after a long...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, Kurt Busch waits in his car before NASCAR Cup Series auto racing practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. NASCAR's driver carousel will spin long after the season finale. Former Cup champions Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)
November 17, 2018 - 12:02 am
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's driver carousel will spin long after the season finale. Former Cup champions Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles. Busch, the...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2009 file photo, Mari Hulman George, chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, gives the command to start engines at the start the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Hulman George, chairman of the board emeritus of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died early Saturday, Nov. 3, 3018. She was 83. Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Hulman George’s death early Saturday in a statement and said her family was by her side.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 03, 2018 - 6:48 am
Mari Hulman George, the "quiet pioneer" of auto racing who ordered drivers to start their engines and was instrumental in the expansion of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died Saturday. She was 83. Hulman George, the speedway's chairman of the board emeritus, died in Indianapolis with her family at...
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Aric Almirola celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the 1000Bulbs.com 500 NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 14, 2018 - 4:23 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. It also snapped a 149-race losing streak for Almirola and atoned for his oh-so-close...
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Ryan Blaney, center, stands in the garage area before practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 06, 2018 - 10:25 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Ryan Blaney kept the party rolling from his first win this season long enough to stimulate business at his favorite bar. He soaked in the celebration from his checkered flag on the roval at Charlotte. Now he hopes to stamp himself a contender in the next round of NASCAR's...
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
September 10, 2018 - 2:47 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Keselowski snatched victory from Denny Hamlin in the final laps of the Brickyard 400 on Monday to give Roger Penske a sweep this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Will Power won the Indianapolis 500 in May for Team Penske's 17th victory in that event. Despite all the...
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer (14) leads a pack of cars through the first turn during the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
September 10, 2018 - 1:16 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's two races at Indianapolis on Monday (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Matt Kenseth of Roush Fenway Racing has won the second stage of the Brickyard 400. Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports was second and Erik Jones of Joe Gibbs Racing was third. Kevin Harvick...
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