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January 22, 2018 - 3:28 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick is teaming with Premium Motorsports for next month's Daytona 500, the final race of her NASCAR career. The one-race deal will put Patrick in the seat of the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet, the same number she drove when she entered stock-car racing in 2010. Her former...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015, file photo, driver Danica Patrick greets fans as she is introduced before the start of the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. GoDaddy tells The Associated Press it is partnering with Patrick as she closes her career with the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
January 18, 2018 - 4:06 am
Danica Patrick is going back to green. GoDaddy Green, to be exact — a fitting color for her farewell tour. The company will sponsor Patrick in the upcoming "Danica Double" that will close out her racing career, The Associated Press has learned. Patrick has no ride yet for next month's Daytona 500...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, talks with a fan after a news conference at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, N.C. Earnhardt Jr. barely had time to ease into retirement before NBC Sports gave him a full workload. Earnhardt will be part of the network's pregame show before the Super Bowl, then head to South Korea for NBC Sports' coverage of next month's Olympics. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 16, 2018 - 1:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else. Now that he has retired from full-time racing, he's got time to experience new adventures. Just last...
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CORRECTS TO ALONSO NOT ALONZO - Fernando Alonso, of Spain, co-driver of the United Autosports Ligier LMP2 answers questions at a news conference during testing for the IMSA 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 05, 2018 - 5:17 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fernando Alonso needed just three laps around Daytona International Speedway to recognize the magnitude of one of auto racing's iconic venues. The Formula One star is entered in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, one of the most prestigious sports car races in the world, as the...
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Martin Truex Jr., right, smiles with crew chief Cole Pearn before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2017 - 7:41 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's championship weekend (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Team Chip Ganassi says he has spoken to Danica Patrick about possibly allowing her to drive for him in the Daytona 500 and Indy 500. Patrick announced her retirement from full-time racing Friday but...
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Danica Patrick wipes away tears as he speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Patrick will end her full-time racing career after running in next year's Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. ( AP Photo/Darryl Graham)
November 17, 2017 - 3:47 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick has known for at least a month that she will end her career next season at the Indianapolis 500, a decision that will bring her full circle and return her one last time to the storied track that made her famous. Discussing her decision with The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 21, 2006, file photo, Robert Yates speaks to the media at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, has died, his son Doug Yates said on Twitter Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. He was 74. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 03, 2017 - 11:14 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Yates, a pioneering NASCAR owner and engine builder who with Dale Jarrett won the 1999 Cup title, has died at 74. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in May and will be inducted next year. Yates had liver cancer and son Doug Yates announced the death Monday night on...
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September 13, 2017 - 4:05 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Given the right situation, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. believes his girlfriend still wants to be a race car driver. Danica Patrick will have to scramble to make that happen. And if the opportunity doesn't present itself, well, she has plenty of other things to fill her time. Patrick...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. watches crew members work on his car during practice for a NASCAR Cup series All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Before Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls it a career and starts calling races for NBC, he'd like to salvage a few positive memories from this season. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
July 25, 2017 - 5:23 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has long reigned as NASCAR's most popular driver. But too many of his fans have started complaining in 140-character bursts a most unpopular opinion for Earnhardt — that crew chief Greg Ives should take the blame for the No. 88's struggles this season. Not so...
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Kasey Kahne (5) kisses the yard of bricks on the start/finish line after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 23, 2017. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
July 23, 2017 - 9:53 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kasey Kahne survived a crash-marred Brickyard 400 on Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory in nearly three years. The Hendrick Motorsports driver won under caution in the race that took more than six hours to complete, finally finishing in fading light after 167 laps and...
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