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Eastern Michigan gets $1M gift for math, automotive programs

Jun. 13, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University has received a $1 million gift from alumnus Jack E. Roush who co-owns NASCAR team Roush Fenway Racing. The gift will support mathematics and automotive programs, Eastern Michigan said. A $400,000...

Indiana slot car racing track is 1 of a handful left in US

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — It didn’t take long for the car to gain speed and then fly off the track while rounding a banked curve. Of course, the car was being driven by an amateur. This is not the Indianapolis 500, but a race on a smaller scale —...

Ericsson scores 1st IndyCar win at action-packed Belle Isle

Jun. 12, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Chip Ganassi tells anyone who will listen that "I like winners” whenever one of his drivers takes the checkered flag. So when Marcus Ericsson was hired, he worried the team owner would see his long losing streak and question the pick. Ericsson fixed...

Rosenqvist hospitalized after crash into wall at Belle Isle

Jun. 12, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist was hospitalized overnight following a wall-smashing crash Saturday early in the IndyCar race on Belle Isle. Arrow McLaren SP said Oliver Askew will replace Rosenqvist in Sunday's race. Askew made 12 starts for the team last year but was...

Magnussen picks up 1st win in Ganassi's sweep at Belle Isle

Jun. 12, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing completed a Saturday sweep at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park and put a pair of former Formula One drivers in victory lane after its win in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar race. Kevin Magnussen started from the pole in a Cadillac and...

Johnson struggling at Detroit, trying to stay out of the way

Jun. 12, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has struggled to get around the Raceway at Belle Isle Park and at times has been more than 5 seconds off the pace of the leader. The most challenging track the seven-time NASCAR champion has ever raced was not kind to Johnson in Saturday's...

NASCAR All-Star race will be Texas-sized sendoff for Gossage

Jun. 12, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An All-Star race in the Lone Star State, with at least five restarts over 100 laps, a few inversion gimmicks and $1 million for the winning driver. NASCAR is providing quite a night to mark the 25th season of racing at Texas Motor Speedway and...

Texas 10th: Kyle Busch gets 99th career NASCAR Xfinity win

Jun. 12, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch has often said he would stop racing in the Xfinity Series when he reached 100 wins. With one to go, he is waffling a bit on that. “So here’s the problem, Joe already sold me for next year, too,” Busch said, referring to team...

Anderson tops Pro Stock qualifying in New England Nationals

Jun. 12, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Pro Stock points leader Greg Anderson took the No. 1 spot in qualifying Saturday in the at NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway. Anderson had a run of 6.526 seconds at 209.10 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro. for his fifth No. 1 qualifier in...

Texas trucks: NASCAR leader Nemechek wins 2nd race in row

Jun. 12, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — John Hunter Nemechek has always had confidence in his ability, and that move he made this year back to NASCAR trucks from the top-level Cup Series was all about having the opportunity to win races with top-tier equipment. A day after his 24th...