Automobile racing

FILE - In this July 30, 2015, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, left, smiles during NFL football training camp in Green Bay, Wis.; and in this May 23, 2015, file photo, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick waits by her car in Charlotte, N.C. Patrick, a noted Chicago Bears fan, confirmed Monday. Jan. 15, 2018, she is dating Rodgers. (AP Photo/ Morry Gash, left, and Chris Keane, right, File)
January 15, 2018 - 2:51 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick's heart is racing for Aaron Rodgers. Patrick, a Chicago Bears fan, confirmed Monday she is dating the Green Bay Packers quarterback. Rodgers split from actress Olivia Munn in 2017 after three years of dating. Patrick in late November ended a five-year...
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FILE - This Dec. 9, 1962 file photo shows Dan Gurney holding a trophy in Nassau, Bahamas. Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. His wife, Evi, announced his death in a statement distributed by All American Racers, Inc. (AP Photo)
January 14, 2018 - 7:56 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. His wife, Evi, announced his death in a statement distributed by All American Racers, Inc. "With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan...
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January 11, 2018 - 11:16 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Christopher Bell will have a chance to defend his Chili Bowl title after a dominating win in Thursday night's qualifying event. Bell won the Chili Bowl a year ago to start a breakthrough season in which he became one of NASCAR's next stars. He won five races and the championship...
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Chase Elliott participates in NASCAR tire tests at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Brad Loper/Star-Telegram via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 6:52 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chase Elliott took the new Chevrolet Camaro for its inaugural NASCAR Cup laps on Tuesday and Martin Truex Jr. climbed into his Toyota for the first time since becoming series champion. Soon-to-be clean-shaven Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola, both with new teams, ran laps at...
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CORRECTS TO ALONSO NOT ALONZO - Fernando Alonso, of Spain, co-driver of the United Autosports Ligier LMP2 answers questions at a news conference during testing for the IMSA 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 05, 2018 - 5:17 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fernando Alonso needed just three laps around Daytona International Speedway to recognize the magnitude of one of auto racing's iconic venues. The Formula One star is entered in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, one of the most prestigious sports car races in the world, as the...
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January 05, 2018 - 2:07 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Scott Pruett, one of the most prolific American sports car racers in history, will end his 50-year driving career following the Rolex 24 at Daytona this month. He has a record 60 wins in American sports car competition. His five Rolex 24 wins are tied for most with Hurley...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, team owner Richard Childress talks to members to the press during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C. Authorities say three men have been arrested for breaking into the home of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office said it learned from police in Winston-Salem that the guns used at the Childress home matched firearms that were reported stolen during a break-in on Dec. 15. The three men arrested for the break-in at the Childress home matched the description of the suspects in the gun theft. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
January 02, 2018 - 8:41 pm
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say three men have been arrested for breaking into the home of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office identified the three as 20-year-old Niquan Victorin and 18-year-old Chantz Kade Hines, both of Winston-Salem, and 18-year-old...
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FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, holds a photo of Bro's mother and her daughter, in Charlottesville, Va. Heyer was struck and killed by a car while protesting a white nationalist rally on Aug. 12. The city of Charlottesville is preparing to dedicate a downtown street in her honor. (AP Photo/Joshua Replogle, File)
December 19, 2017 - 7:08 pm
Charlottesville is set to honor a young woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally by dedicating part of the street where the attack occurred to her. The Virginia city is holding a ceremony Wednesday morning to designate "Honorary Heather Heyer Way." Among...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, Danica Patrick, right, talks with Ricky Stenhouse Jr, before qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have ended their nearly five-year relationship. A spokeswoman for Patrick confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, that the race car drivers "are no longer in a relationship." (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
December 18, 2017 - 3:18 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have split as a couple after nearly five years. A spokeswoman for Patrick confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the drivers are "no longer in a relationship." Patrick didn't attend the season-ending awards ceremony last month in...
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December 15, 2017 - 11:19 am
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will return to Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 season. Busch, the 2017 Daytona 500 champion, will start his fifth season with SHR with a new crew chief. Busch will be paired on the No. 41 Ford with Billy Scott, who takes over for Tony Gibson. Gibson will remain...
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