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DA: Officers won't face charges in Mooresville shooting

Jun. 19, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A special prosecutor in North Carolina says two police officers will not face criminal charges over the shooting death of a Mooresville man. The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that Randolph County District Attorney Andy Gregson had cleared...

Preece wins reopened Nashville's 1st NASCAR race in 10 years

Jun. 18, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Preece won the first NASCAR race at Nashville Superspeedway in a decade by scoring a victory in his first career Truck Series start. Preece got in a truck for the first time to get bonus track time ahead of Sunday's Cup race, the first ever...

Grosjean tops first IndyCar practice at Road America

Jun. 18, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Romain Grosjean paced IndyCar's opening practice at Road America and immediately wished he was not at the top of the board. “I don’t like topping free practice,” the Frenchman said after Friday's session. Grosjean...

Trackhouse aims to be Nashville's newest pro sports team

Jun. 18, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Trackhouse Racing introduced itself to Nashville outside of Tootsie's, the famed honkytonk located in the shadow of the Ryman Auditorium. In two years, it hopes to be NASCAR's newest professional sports team. Trackhouse is in its first season of...

Kaulig Racing buys 2 charters to move to Cup Series in 2022

Jun. 18, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kaulig Racing has purchased two charters from Spire Motorsports and will move to NASCAR's Cup Series next year with a full-time ride for Justin Haley and select races for AJ Allmendinger. Team owner Matt Kaulig had been eyeing a move up to Cup...

Rossi seeks end to 2-year losing streak at Road America

Jun. 18, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

Alexander Rossi has tried to stop dwelling on his bad days, a necessary self-improvement chore when the last great day was two years ago. Rossi races Sunday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, site of his last victory in 2019. He went winless last year and this...

Alex Bowman inks 2-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports

Jun. 18, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alex Bowman received a two-year contract extension from Hendrick Motorsports on Friday that celebrates NASCAR's return to Nashville and sponsor Ally's support of the first Cup Series race in the area in 37 years. Bowman was extended through the...

F1: Verstappen leads 2nd practice at French GP, Bottas 2nd

Jun. 18, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen led the second practice session for the French Grand Prix on Friday. The Red Bull driver placed narrowly ahead of Valtteri Bottas and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the Paul Ricard...

Carpenter won't put restrictions on VeeKay after bike fall

Jun. 18, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

Ed Carpenter isn't comfortable as a team owner putting too many restrictions on his drivers, not even a breakout young star thick in the championship race. Carpenter didn't lose his cool when Rinus VeeKay called to tell the boss he'd fallen off his bicycle on a training...

Gordon returns to racing roots by promoting Indy's dirt race

Jun. 17, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Just a few miles from the home where he spent his teenage years, Jeff Gordon strapped himself into a midget car, was pushed onto the 1/4-mile dirt track in the third turn at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and started turning laps. He felt like a kid...