Driver Jessi Combs dies in crash while trying to break her own land speed record

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Professional driver and TV personality Jessi Combs died in a crash Tuesday while trying to break her own land speed record, according to multiple reports. She was 36.

Combs' North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger teammate Terry Madden confirmed Wednesday on Instagram that "we lost her yesterday in a horrific accident" and said a "...Read more

Dale Earnhardt Jr. surprises with race announcement, details of plane crash injuries

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Surviving a fiery plane crash last week in east Tennessee hasn't made NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. wary of living life on the edge, proving he's a lot like his legendary racing dad.

Earnhardt posted a tweet late Wednesday addressing speculation he would bow out of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway next week in South ...Read more

Appreciating Dale Earnhardt Jr., a NASCAR treasure

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. opened his weekly podcast Monday by thanking his fans for the support they've shown since he and his family survived a plane crash last week in Tennessee.

As Earnhardt spoke, his 15-month-old daughter Isla could be heard chirping happily away in the background.

What a sweet sound that was.

News of the crash -- which ...Read more

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just realized a dream the day he survived a fiery plane crash

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NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just achieved a dream when he survived a fiery jet crash Thursday afternoon with his wife, 1-year-old daughter and two pilots.

Four hours before the Cessna burst into flames at an airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee, Earnhardt posted on Facebook that he finally found one particular artifact connected to the ...Read more

Federal investigation launched into fiery plane crash that injured Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Federal officials are investigating what prompted the fiery plane crash that sent retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to a hospital Thursday in east Tennessee.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced in a tweet it is sending two investigators to Elizabethton to look for possible causes of the "runway excursion accident involving...Read more

Dale Earnhardt Jr., family survive fiery plane crash in Tennessee, no injuries reported

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When their plane skidded off a runway and crashed in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife, Amy, and their 1-year-old daughter, Isla Rose, escaped the aircraft before flames engulfed the cabin, officials said.

"They were extremely lucky," Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier said at a news ...Read more

3-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart punches heckler in the face, video shows

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Tony Stewart, a former three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion driver, punched a heckler in the face as he signed autographs on "Tony Stewart Night" at a dirt track in Jackson, Minn., a video shows.

Stewart began signing autographs for fans Friday night after his sprint car blew an engine in the main event at Jackson Motorplex, ...Read more

NASCAR at Pocono: Denny Hamlin secures Gander RV 400 win

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LONG POND, Pa. -- Denny Hamlin's No. 11 car might have been running on fumes, but its driver was plenty fired up after navigating his way to victory on in the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Hamlin, whose win was the fifth of his career at Pocono, finished ahead of Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr. to complete a 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing....Read more

Skipping White House visit never an option for Roger Penske, IndyCar's Simon Pagenaud

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DETROIT -- Of all the honors Roger Penske has received in his more than half a century as motor sports' most famous team owner, they pale in comparison to what is coming next for the metro Detroit business leader.

President Donald Trump will award Penske with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the country.

Penske,...Read more