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Patrick qualifies for final Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) IndyCar's marquee names turned a day of qualifying for the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" into a throwback, nail-biting, bumping affair.

Helio Castroneves, seeking a redemptive record-tying fourth victory, was fastest around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Danica Patrick was fast, too, and she averaged 227.610 mph to snag the ninth and final spot in the next round of qualifying, the Fast Nine. But this was a full field for the first time in years, and it meant two drivers weren't making next Sunday's show. Read More...

Changes add competition at All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Something had to be done to NASCAR's annual All-Star race, which had stopped being special years ago. A bunch of drivers circled around Charlotte Motor Speedway in cars too difficult to pass for the lead, so whoever had the clean air raced to an easy $1 million prize.

It was terrible racing and everybody knew it. Read More...

Sauter wins third Truck race of season

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Johnny Sauter raced to his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season Friday night, winning for the first time in his career at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Sauter led a restart with 10 to go, quickly built a large lead and cruised to his 20th career victory. Brett Moffitt and Justin Haley were battling for second, but made contact that nearly sent Haley into the wall. Read More...

Drivers mum on potential sale of NASCAR

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Kevin Harvick has spent more than two decades racing in NASCAR series, winning a championship at its highest level and spending the better part of a decade owning an Xfinity and Truck Series team.

That makes him uniquely positioned to discuss any potential sale of NASCAR. Read More...

Daly to make NASCAR debut in August

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Conor Daly will make his NASCAR debut in August when he jumps from an IndyCar into a Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing for the Xfinity race at Road America in Wisconsin.

The team announced Friday that Daly will join Ryan Reed and Wisconsin native Ty Majeski in a three-car entry for the race. All of them will carry Lilly Diabetes as the sponsorship on their car. Daly and Reed both have Type 1 diabetes. Majeski's grandfather also has Type 2 diabetes. Read More...

SHR adds ITsavvy as sponsor for Bowyer

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Stewart-Haas Racing has added information technology provider ITsavvy as the primary sponsor for the No. 14 car driven by Clint Bowyer for races at Richmond and Phoenix later this season.

The company will also serve as an associate sponsor for the rest of the Monster Energy Cup Series schedule under terms of the multiyear partnership announced Friday. Read More...

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