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ESPN News Services May 18, 2024, 01:48 PM ET Open Extended Reactions NASCAR star Kyle Larson aborted his first qualifying attempt for the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday but found the speed on his second try, averaging 232.563 mph on his four-lap run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Meanwhile, Rinus VeeKay‘s already challenging season took another twist
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Associated Press May 18, 2024, 01:25 PM ET Open Extended Reactions NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. – Joey Logano has won 30 poles in his Cup Series career. This one meant something extra to him. Logano will start up front for the NASCAR All-Star race after turning a lap of 1:29.75 on Saturday during qualifying at North
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Associated Press May 17, 2024, 04:28 PM ET Open Extended Reactions NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — The NASCAR All-Star Race is staying in North Wilkesboro. North Wilkesboro Speedway officials announced Friday that the short track will host the annual $1 million exhibition race for the third straight year on May 18, 2025. The announcement comes as
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Associated Press May 16, 2024, 11:18 PM ET CONCORD, N.C. — Eddie Gossage, the longtime head of Texas Motor Speedway and an old-school promoter mentored by stock car racing pioneers, has died at the age of 65, Speedway Motorsports announced Thursday night. “Today we have lost one of the world’s biggest race fans,” Speedway Motorsports
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Ryan McGee, ESPN Senior WriterMay 15, 2024, 09:44 AM ET Close Senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com 2-time Sports Emmy winner 2010, 2014 NMPA Writer of the Year Open Extended Reactions Foundation repair begins on frontstretch grandstands at North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina. @NWBSpeedway Tuesday, March 26, was supposed to be a routine
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Associated Press May 14, 2024, 10:47 AM ET Open Extended Reactions INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson will attempt his own version of “The Double” when he becomes the first driver to be part of the Indianapolis 500 broadcast team hours before he competes in NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600. Johnson, who ran the Indy 500 in 2022, was
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May 13, 2024, 02:16 PM ET Open Extended Reactions NASCAR will introduce a five-race in-season tournament with a $1 million prize in 2025. Under the format, announced Monday, the top 32 drivers will be placed in an NCAA tournament-esque bracket in which the head-to-head result of each matchup will determine who advances to the next
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ESPN News Services May 12, 2024, 07:05 PM ET Open Extended Reactions DARLINGTON, S.C. — Brad Keselowski moved to the front when leaders Chris Buescher and Tyler Reddick hit battling for first with nine laps left and held on to win the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday for his first NASCAR win in
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Associated Press May 11, 2024, 04:42 PM ET Open Extended Reactions DARLINGTON, S.C. — Justin Allgaier used a dominating performance Saturday to win his first Xfinity race of the season and the third of his career at Darlington Raceway. Allgaier led 119 of 147 laps, sweeping both stages as he finished ahead of Austin Hill
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Associated Press May 8, 2024, 12:36 PM ET Open Extended Reactions CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael McDowell, a former Daytona 500 winner, said Wednesday he will not return to “Front Row Motorsports” after this season. McDowell, 39, has been with “Front Row Motorsports” since 2018. He won the Daytona 500 in 2021 and last year’s Cup
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Associated Press May 4, 2024, 08:11 PM ET Open Extended Reactions KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Christopher Bell put four trying weeks of crashes and misfortune behind him Saturday, posting the fastest time in qualifying at Kansas Speedway to earn the pole for the third time in his last five NASCAR Cup Series visits to the
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Associated Press May 2, 2024, 02:40 PM ET Open Extended Reactions KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has signed a multiyear contract extension with JTG Daugherty Racing, which he took to Victory Lane in the Daytona 500 two years ago, to continue driving the No. 47 car in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team
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Associated Press Apr 28, 2024, 06:16 PM ET Open Extended Reactions DOVER, Del. — Denny Hamlin held off a hard-charging Kyle Larson over the final thrilling laps and wiggled through lapped traffic to win the NASCAR Cup race by about a quarter of a second Sunday at Dover Motor Speedway. Hamlin’s third win of the
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