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NASCAR driver Johnson runs Boston Marathon in 3:09:07

Apr. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson didn't have many problems on the Boston Marathon course Monday, finishing in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds. It was only after receiving his medal from 2014 winner Meb Keflezighi that Johnson ran into a road block: On his way to a postrace media...

Column: Gibbs needs to find seat for Bell in the big leagues

Apr. 8, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs has too many winning drivers in his organization. It is a good problem to have, but one that has led to increased speculation about his plans to juggle all his talent. The Gibbs organization swept Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend as Christopher Bell won the Xfinity...

Sterling Marlin undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery

Apr. 4, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two-time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin has been undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery as part of his treatment for Parkinson's disease. Marlin's daughter, Sutherlin House, announced Thursday that Marlin completed the third of four surgery stages this week at Vanderbilt...

The Latest: Hamlin wins at Texas despite 2 penalties

Mar. 31, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Denny Hamlin overcame two penalties on pit road and won the NASCAR Cup race at Texas, where Kyle Busch missed out on the chance for a tripleheader weekend sweep and polesitter Jimmie Johnson's...

Analysis: NASCAR did best it could in freshening schedule

Mar. 27, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An entire generation of NASCAR has spent its life tuned to a schedule so predictable events could be planned years in advance and race dates marked milestones. Daytona meant the beach — a week out of school in February, the Fourth of July for vacation — while Memorial...

NASCAR shuffles 2020 schedule to freshen stagnant schedule

Mar. 26, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR made the first significant changes to its schedule in years by shuffling the 2020 season into a freshened new sequence that tries to meet the wants of fans to the best of NASCAR's current ability. "The fans and the industry as a whole have been vocal about the desire for...

Danica Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team

Mar. 20, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

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...

Guthrie dropped from nominees for contributions to NASCAR

Mar. 14, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

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 and Norma...

Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

Mar. 13, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

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,...

Busch Brothers headlining NASCAR's West Coast swing

Feb. 28, 2019 4:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Busch Brothers lead NASCAR into its three-race West Coast swing coming off another set of accomplishments that have established them among the all-time greats of the sport. The Las Vegas natives return home as two of the headliners of NASCAR's young season. Kyle Busch on Thursday...