NASCAR Racing

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


Earnhardt expects medical clearance in December to race

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. should be medically cleared from his concussion in December and ready to race in the 2017 Daytona 500.Read more

Nearly two dozen hurt following NASCAR race in Virginia after car drives into crowd outside track

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The crash happened about an hour after Sunday's race in an area where fans were gathering to try to get autographs.Read more

Kyle Busch wins third straight Xfinity race at Kansas

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Kyle Busch won his third straight Xfinity race at Kansas on Saturday, while Chase contenders Elliott Sadler and Daniel Suarez followed him to the line to help their championship hopes.Read more

Jimmie Johnson moves into 3rd round of NASCAR's playoffs

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Jimmie Johnson advanced into the third round of NASCAR's playoffs with a much-needed victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Read more

WTHR programming changes with Sprint Cup race rescheduling

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Hurricane Matthew has washed out Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and led NASCAR to schedule a doubleheader Sunday.Read more

Hurricane Matthew washes out Friday activity at Charlotte

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Rain has washed out all NASCAR activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including Friday night's Xfinity Series race.Read more


Stewart, Newman leave NASCAR meeting on good terms

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Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman left a NASCAR-mandated meeting Friday insisting their dustup last weekend is behind them and no apologies are needed.Read more

Police say NASCAR driver Robby Gordon's parents died in murder-suicide

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Police in the Southern California city of Orange say the parents of NASCAR driver Robby Gordon died in a murder-suicide Wednesday.Read more