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South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

May. 20, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is getting ready to offer the Carolina Panthers around $120 million in tax breaks to move practice fields and the team's headquarters to the state from North Carolina. Both the South Carolina House and Senate approved the final version of the tax break bill Monday after...

Kyle Larson looking for turnaround after All-Star success

May. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson was among NASCAR's rising young stars in 2017 with four victories and his second straight playoff appearance. Then came a 20-month winless drought that left him and his Chip Ganassi Racing team searching for answers. Larson believes he found several during a breakthrough...

NASCAR changes play part in thrilling All-Star Race

May. 19, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Side-by-side racing, a dramatic, decisive pass near the end for the win and even an old-style, on-track fight: NASCAR couldn't be happier with what it saw at the All-Star Race. "As an official, but also as a race fan, it was super exciting to watch," said Scott Miller, NASCAR senior...

Larson takes first NASCAR All-Star victory with Harvick push

May. 19, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night. Larson wasn't part of the elite field when the day began, racing his way in by winning the Monster Energy Open earlier at...

The Latest: Larson pushed to victory at NASCAR All-Star Race

May. 18, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR All-Star Race (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night. Larson advanced into the prime-time spectacle by...

Busch wins his 6th straight NASCAR Trucks race

May. 17, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch won his sixth consecutive NASCAR Trucks race, tying a series record, on Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch, in his fifth and final trucks start of the season, won for a series-best eighth time at Charlotte — finishing first or second 11 of 13 races. He...

Clint Bowyer captures pole for NASCAR All-Star race

May. 17, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer joked about what he would do if he wins his first NASCAR All-Star race on Saturday night and its $1 million prize. "A lot," Bowyer said with a big smile. NASCAR's funnyman took a big step toward making that celebration a reality by edging out Kyle Busch to capture the pole...

NASCAR to use All-Star race for research, development again

May. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's All-Star race has arrived, and so has the tinkering of the cars. NASCAR is using the $1 million non-points race at Charlotte Motor Speedway as a research and development project in its seemingly endless quest for more competitive and exciting racing. The 2019 rules package was...

Police: Officer gave alcohol to children aged 1, 6

May. 17, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say an officer gave alcohol to a 1-year-old and a 6-year-old. In a news release Friday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say 56-year-old Officer Robert Milton is charged with misdemeanor child abuse after the department got word on Wednesday that he had...

Panthers sign free agent wide receiver Aldrick Robinson

May. 17, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Aldrick Robinson to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not announced Friday. Robinson played in 14 games last season with the Vikings and had 17 receptions for 231 yards and a career-best five touchdowns. He has...