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NASCAR overhauls race and playoff format
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is taking a progressive approach to modernizing its series with a radical new format.
Liberty completes F1 takeover; Ecclestone replaced by Carey
Bernie Ecclestone's reign of Formula One ended after Liberty Media officially completed its takeover of the series on Monday, and named American Chase Carey as the new chief executive.
Lady Antebellum to perform pre-race concert at Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lady Antebellum will perform a pre-race concert at next month's Daytona 500.
Ogier takes lead at Monte Carlo after Neuville's puncture
MONACO (AP) — Defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier moved into the lead at the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally on Saturday after Belgian driver Thierry Neuville sustained a puncture on the day's last stage and went out of contention.
Rick Hendrick rises from tobacco farmer to Hall of Famer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rick Hendrick, owner of the most successful organization in NASCAR, grew up on a Virginia tobacco farm knowing that wasn't the life he wanted.
Neuville leads Ogier midway through Monte Carlo Rally
MONACO (AP) — Belgian driver Thierry Neuville took a 45-second lead Friday over defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier midway through the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally.
Spectator killed during 1st stage of Monte Carlo rally race
MONACO (AP) — A spectator was killed after being hit by a car during the first stage of the season-opening Monte Carlo rally, race organizers said.
'Cars 3' star Wilson named Daytona 500 grand marshal
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ka-chow! Owen Wilson is set to lend his voice to one of racing's biggest events, this time as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500.
Only on AP: Son reflects on BP's Hall of Fame NASCAR career
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Benny Parsons made it to the NASCAR Hall of Fame because of his victories on the track and his work as a broadcaster after he retired. He is there also because of one other factor - the kindness of his competitors.
Jean Argetsinger, pillar of US road racing, dies at 97
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Jean Argetsinger, the matriarch of early American road racing and a leader in the creation of the International Motor Racing Research Center, has died at 97.
AP Sources: Edwards walking away from final year with Gibbs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is walking away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing less than two months after nearly winning his first Cup championship, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.