NASCAR Racing

Carl Edwards expected to retire from NASCAR

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Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is retiring.Read more

AP Sources: Edwards walking away from final year with Gibbs

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is walking away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing less than two months after nearly winning his first Cup championship, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.Read more

AP Sources: Carl Edwards retiring from NASCAR

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is retiring from the sport less than two months after nearly winning his first Cup championship, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.Read more


AP Sources: Carl Edwards retiring from NASCAR

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is retiring. Joe Gibbs Racing has scheduled a pair of news conferences Wednesday in which Edwards is expected to announce he is giving up the sport immediately. The two people spoke to AP on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team and Edwards have not announced the move.Read more

Texas makeover: TMS will repave track, reduce banking

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Motor Speedway is going to completely repave its 1 1/2-mile track and reduce the high banking in the first and second turns. The project announced Friday comes after both NASCAR weekends and the IndyCar race at Texas last year were hampered by rain. TMS President Eddie Gossage said the old asphalt has become porous, almost like sponge, making it difficult to dry in a timely matter.Read more

Texas makeover: TMS will repave track, reduce banking

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Motor Speedway is going to completely repave its 1 1/2-mile track and reduce the high banking in the first and second turns. The project announced Friday comes after both NASCAR weekends and the IndyCar race at Texas last year were hampered by rain. TMS President Eddie Gossage said the old asphalt has become porous, almost like sponge, making it difficult to dry in a timely matter.Read more

Texas makeover: TMS will repave track, reduce banking

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Motor Speedway is going to completely repave its 1 1/2-mile track and reduce the high banking in the first and second turns. The project announced Friday comes after both NASCAR weekends and the IndyCar race at Texas last year were hampered by rain. TMS President Eddie Gossage said the old asphalt has become porous, almost like sponge, making it difficult to dry in a timely matter.Read more

NASCAR to be Monster Energy Cup Series starting next season

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's top series will be called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning next year. The change of name from the Sprint Cup Series comes with Monster Energy's new deal to be the title sponsor of NASCAR's top division.Read more

NASCAR star Earnhardt cleared to race again after concussion

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, has been medically cleared to return next year. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Earnhardt will take part in the season-opening Daytona 500. The 42-year-old driver completed 185 laps Wednesday at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. In addition to the on-track test, which was observed by NASCAR, the driver has logged more than 15 hours in a racing simulator during his recovery.Read more


Jimmie Johnson wins 7th NASCAR title at Homestead

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Johnson is now tied with Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Richard Petty for the most championships in NASCAR history.Read more

Riley names John Andretti 2016 'Champion for Children'

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He's known for his success on the race track, but John Andretti is also a longtime champion for sick children and their fight back to health.Read more