2018 Detroit Grand Prix: Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Dual II on Belle Isle

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DETROIT -- Ryan Hunter-Reay claimed the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Dual II title Sunday afternoon at Bell Isle. Hunter-Reay battled teammate Alexander Rossi all day before Rossi lost control on lap 64, giving Hunter-Reay the victory.

Indy 500 winner and Team Penske's Will Power was second, 11.3549 seconds behind Hunter-Reay. Ed Jones was ...Read more

Kevin Harvick's last-place finish at 600 makes wrong kind of history for him

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Kevin Harvick's hot streak came to a quick end Sunday.

Harvick crashed out of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after only 83 laps, ending two notable streaks that he's enjoyed.

First, it stopped his winning streak at three races, a string that included victories at Dover, Kansas and last week's NASCAR All-Star ...Read more

Will Power wins his first Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Australian Will Power won a late-race dash to capture his first Indianapolis 500 on Sunday on one of the hottest days in the history of the century-old race.

"I was wondering if I would ever win it," Power, 37, said after he took the race's traditional sip of milk in Victory Lane. "I just couldn't imagine winning a race in front...Read more

Patrick's hotly debated legacy

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Danica Patrick's race car is painted in a lustrous neon green one last time, a hue that ensures its "look at me" quality even when the car is a 230-mph blur.

The color is apropos of Patrick and her racing career, which she's ending Sunday with a final attempt to win the Indianapolis 500, the race that initially made her famous ...Read more

Daniel Suarez will be a part of history Sunday at Coca-Cola 600

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Daniel Suarez couldn't tell you exactly why Charlotte Motor Speedway has been so good to him. But he sure isn't complaining about it.

Suarez, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, got an invitation from Joe Gibbs to take over the No. 19 Toyota when Carl Edwards retired unexpectedly in 2017.

Four months later, Suarez was hitting the ...Read more

How 5 NASCAR drivers connected with military

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Bubba Wallace was amazed at the size of Fort Bragg.

"Massive," Wallace said in describing the 251-square-mile military base outside of Fayetteville during a visit earlier this month. "It felt like an hour's drive to get to our appearance on the other side of the (air) strip."

Wallace, the driver of Richard Petty Motorsports' ...Read more

He'd give right arm for Indy win

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INDIANAPOLIS -- A massive tattoo adorning most of Tony Kanaan's right arm depicts highlights of the driver's life, including his Indianapolis 500 win in 2013.

Kanaan hopes there's more ink in his future.

The Brazilian is attempting to win his second Indy 500 on Sunday at age 43, and he's driving a car prepared by the team owned by racing ...Read more

Austin Dillon's 'barn' has helped shape him

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Austin Dillon is trying to put his foot down as he stands at the front door of his house.

"Hey, don't bring that thing in here," says the 28-year-old NASCAR star, his voice tinged with irritation. Then, more forcefully: "No, don't!"

His best friend, Paul Swan, ignores Dillon's warning and hits the throttle on his scooter, ...Read more

Kyle Busch wins Coca-Cola 600 pole, Kevin Harvick to start at rear

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Kyle Busch will start on the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his third pole of the season, but the bigger story?

Kevin Harvick -- despite winning five of this season's first 12 races -- will start at the rear for Sunday's race.

Yes, you read that right. The rear.

So what happened? Harvick's car ...Read more

Who could win the Coca-Cola 600? Here are 3 favorites … and 3 sleeper picks, too

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Charlotte and NASCAR -- there's just something about that relationship, that connection over the years, that all comes flooding back whenever it's time for the Coca-Cola 600. The Earnhardt legacy, Humpy Wheeler's crazy promotions. Bruton Smith and Austin Dillon. They're all part of the same legacy at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... and especially ...Read more

Jeff Gordon headlines 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame class as highest vote-getter ever

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Time for five new Hall of Fame jackets.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced Wednesday its Class of 2019, headlined by four-time Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon. Gordon was not selected unanimously, though.

Seven-time champions Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt were also not inducted unanimously, nor was NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. Inductees ...Read more