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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, Scott Dixon sits in his car before a practice session for the IndyCar Series auto race in Watkins Glen, N.Y. ixon will likely finish his career with Chip Ganassi Racing under a new contract for one of IndyCar's greatest drivers. The extension announced Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, puts Dixon behind the wheel of the PNC Bank-sponsored entry and ends all speculation he'd leave Ganassi after 17 seasons to join Fernando Alonso on a new McLaren team. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 13, 2018 - 4:31 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott Dixon will likely finish his career with Chip Ganassi Racing under a new contract for one of IndyCar's greatest drivers. The extension announced Monday puts Dixon behind the wheel of the PNC Bank-sponsored entry and ends all speculation he'd leave Ganassi after 17...
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Kevin Harvick's son, Keelan, rides into Winner's Circle with his father after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 12, 2018 - 10:10 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. "That was definitely way up there on the bucket list," Harvick said. Harvick broke a tie atop...
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Kevin Harvick celebrates his victory after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 12, 2018 - 6:05 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won at Michigan International Speedway, giving him a NASCAR-high seven victories this season. His No. 4 Ford finished 3-plus seconds ahead of Brad...
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Kevin Harvick stands in his garage during practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 11, 2018 - 7:26 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR's Big 3 has essentially lapped the competition. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have combined to win 16 of 22 races and haven't allowed the field to win consecutive races with points at stake this year. Of the other 56 drivers who have started a race,...
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Martin Truex Jr. watches times during qualifications for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 10, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not expected to be available for interviews as NASCAR prepares to run its first race, at Michigan International Speedway,...
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August 10, 2018 - 10:59 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Grand Prix will run on Belle Isle for at least three more years. Michigan's Department of Natural and race organizers announced an agreement on Friday that includes an option to extend the deal through 2023. The previous deal expired after this year's race. The contract...
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August 09, 2018 - 4:12 pm
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford will celebrate its iconic muscle car next year when it races the Mustang in NASCAR's top Cup Series. The 2019 Mustang for NASCAR competition was unveiled Thursday at the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters. Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart drove a Mustang onto...
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August 09, 2018 - 4:06 pm
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Tony Stewart is considering a return to the Indianapolis 500 next year. Stewart, a three-time NASCAR champion and Indiana native, grew up chasing a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He won twice there in NASCAR's Brickyard 400, but was never able to win the Indy 500. He...
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August 09, 2018 - 11:09 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Speedway Motorsports is promising NASCAR fans a ticket credit if a race is postponed because of weather. The initiative announced Thursday is for all eight of SMI's Cup Series tracks. If a NASCAR race is postponed and the ticket holder is unable to attend on the rescheduled...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, NASCAR Chairman Brian France watches a video of driver Jeff Gordon after after announcing Gordon will be inducted into the 2019 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in Charlotte, N.C. NASCAR chairman Brian France has been arrested in New York's Hamptons for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, and held overnight. He was arraigned Monday at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and released. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 07, 2018 - 5:44 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR needed 99 races for budding superstar Chase Elliott to finally win his first Cup race and didn't even get a full day to celebrate the milestone. NASCAR Chairman Brian France has taken a leave from his family owned company following his arrest Sunday night on charges of...
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