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FILE - This Feb. 15, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Preece during a Daytona 500 auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Preece is a rookie struggling to find his rhythm at NASCAR's top level. A breakthrough could come at Martinsville Speedway, the first short track on the schedule and a layout that suits Preece's style. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 23, 2019 - 3:56 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ryan Preece is a rookie struggling to find his rhythm at NASCAR's top level. But as the series shifts to Martinsville Speedway, the first short track on the schedule, Preece may have a slight advantage on some of his competition for the first time this season. Preece took...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Danica Patrick waits during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Patrick, who retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500, will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as a studio analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 20, 2019 - 8:57 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" prepped her for a return as a...
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Kyle Buschs stands on his car after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., Sunday, March 17, 2019. The win was the 200th for Busch across NASCAR's three national series. (AP Photo/Rachel Luna)
March 18, 2019 - 5:36 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch has 200 NASCAR national series wins, the same number as Richard Petty, and the totals will never stack up equally into a pair of neat columns that make for an easy debate between the two. The wins can never be compared because they were in different eras, under...
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Kyle Busch drives during the early laps of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, Calif., Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Rachel Luna)
March 17, 2019 - 6:43 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty's NASCAR record with his 200th national victory across the three major series Sunday, making an impressive late surge through the field to win the Cup Series race at Auto Club...
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March 16, 2019 - 8:03 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Four drivers have earned a victory in the first four weeks of what's shaping up as a competitive NASCAR Cup Series season. Only two teams have reached Victory Lane, however. Two other giants of the sport are eager to join them. Stewart-Haas Racing and Hendrick Motorsports are...
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March 16, 2019 - 6:51 pm
EDITORS: An APNewsAlert moved incorrectly saying Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Fontana, California. The race is not over. Busch won only the first stage of the race. AP Sports
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March 15, 2019 - 9:33 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race in Auto Club Speedway on Friday after no drivers completed a lap in the final round of qualifying. Dillon got his fourth career pole essentially by default after a bizarre scene that ended with fans booing the drivers...
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Kyle Busch smiles as he answers questions after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at ISM Raceway, Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
March 15, 2019 - 8:56 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — If Kyle Busch earns his landmark 200th victory across NASCAR's three major series this weekend in Southern California, don't expect him to do much to celebrate the achievement. "Maybe a hat or something in Victory Lane," Busch said Friday, his indifference obvious in his...
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FILE - This April 6, 1978, file photo shows Janet Guthrie posing with a toy race car at a news conference in New York. Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
March 14, 2019 - 2:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. With Guthrie off the list of five nominees, Anne B. France...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2016, file photo, Tony Stewart is greeted by fans during driver introductions before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The three-time NASCAR champion headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame that were announced Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 13, 2019 - 6:24 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Stewart joined Neil Bonnett, a popular member of the "Alabama Gang," two-time Xfinity Series champion Sam Ard, former Daytona 500 winner Marvin Panch,...
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