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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 - 3:56 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four-time and retired NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was an obvious choice for the Motorsports Hall of Fame. One of his fellow inductees seemed like a totally random selection. Some might even think his name was plucked out of thin air. Gordon and record-setting pilot and...
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Scott Pruett, right, leaves a news conference at Daytona International Speedway, with his wife Judy, after he announced his retirement from auto racing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Pruett announced that his last race will be the Rolex 24 later this month. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 05, 2018 - 3:47 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 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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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 - 12:36 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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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 - 11:04 am
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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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 - 9:20 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have ended their nearly five-year relationship. A spokeswoman for Patrick confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the race car drivers "are no longer in a relationship." Patrick didn't attend the season-ending awards ceremony last...
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December 18, 2017 - 8:58 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have ended their nearly five-year relationship. A spokeswoman for Patrick confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the race car drivers "are no longer in a relationship." Patrick didn't attend the season-ending awards ceremony last...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:03 pm
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the family of a race car driver fatally injured when struck by Tony Stewart's sprint car can pursue its claims against the former NASCAR star. In a 28-page ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd dismissed Stewart's counterclaim and...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. greets fans as he is introduced before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
November 30, 2017 - 8:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrapped up his final season as a NASCAR driver with one last piece of hardware. He won the Most Popular Driver Award on Thursday night for the 15th consecutive time. The award is based on a fan vote and sponsored by the National Motorsports Press Association...
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