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Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

May 24th, 2015 4:07 pm by By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Juan Pablo Montoya insisted he had the best car in the Team Penske stable, even to his three teammates, who all believed they were legitimate contenders to win the Indianapolis 500.

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Letterman drives into retirement with Indy 500 tribute

May 24th, 2015 3:00 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

The freshly retired late night host was all grins early Sunday when his IndyCar team paid tribute by putting a gap-toothed, smiling caricature of his face and #thanksdave on driver Oriol Servia's yellow car for the big race.

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Earnhardt displays horsepower on Twitter

Earnhardt displays horsepower on Twitter

May 23rd, 2015 3:10 pm by Associated Press

Dale Earnhardt Jr. reached 1 million followers Saturday on the social networking site. The announcement came Saturday from @TwitterSports. Earnhardt responded on Twitter with "A million thanks."

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Ear problem knocks driver Carlos Huertas from Indy 500

Ear problem knocks driver Carlos Huertas from Indy 500

May 22nd, 2015 9:49 am by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

Carlos Huertas was ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 two days before the race after he was diagnosed with an "inner ear condition" and failed to pass a medical exam.

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Earnhardt  Jr. still seeking elusive Charlotte victory

Earnhardt Jr. still seeking elusive Charlotte victory

May 22nd, 2015 9:48 am by By Jim Utter, The Charlotte Observer (TNS)

He's come close - running out of gas while in the lead on the final lap of the 2011 Coca-Cola 600. This season, he said, close isn't good enough.

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Smith, Labonte head up NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Smith, Labonte head up NASCAR Hall of Fame class

May 21st, 2015 9:34 am by PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer

peedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte topped the newest group of five headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Panthers' Thomas Davis takes 180-mph spin with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Panthers' Thomas Davis takes 180-mph spin with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

May 20th, 2015 9:57 am by By Joseph Person, The Charlotte Observer (TNS)

After stepping into a custom fire suit, pulling on his helmet and climbing awkwardly into Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Chevrolet, there was only one thing left for Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis to do before riding shotgun at 180 mph

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Oh, baby: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is now a father

Oh, baby: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is now a father

May 19th, 2015 10:26 am by Associated Press

Baby on board. Kyle Busch and his wife have welcomed their first child, a boy born days after Busch returned to racing.

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Lazier heads home after failing to qualify for Indy 500

Lazier heads home after failing to qualify for Indy 500

May 19th, 2015 10:24 am by JIM JOHNSON, Associated Press

Buddy Lazier and his crew spent Monday cleaning out the team's garage and headed home. On Sunday, nothing went Lazier's way and he failed to qualify for a spot in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Denny Hamlin benefits from clean air to win $1 million race

Denny Hamlin benefits from clean air to win $1 million race

May 18th, 2015 9:40 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Denny Hamlin intently watched the qualifying event for NASCAR's annual All-Star race and noticed, as has been the case in recent years, the driver out front in the waning laps was almost certainly guaranteed the win.

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