Posts Tagged Automobile racing

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.

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Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

Actor James Garner, left, smiles as he holds up the Purple Heart medal presented to him in a ceremony in this Monday, Jan. 24, 1983 file photo taken Los Angeles, Calif. Garner was wounded in April 1951 while with U.S. Forces in Korea, but his medal was never presented to him. Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, died Saturday July 19, 2014 according to Los angeles police. He was 86. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway mourns death of Garner

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The death of three-time Indianapolis 500 pace car driver James Garner is rippling through the motor racing community.

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Bourdais ends long winless drought in Toronto

France's Sebastien Bourdais celebrates after winning the Toronto Indy race in Toronto on Sunday, July 120, 2014. The race is the first race of a planned doubleheader. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

TORONTO (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais waited out the rain, then took care of a winless drought.

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Ruffalo brings energy message to NASCAR crowd

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Mark Ruffalo had a big smile on his face as he signed ticket stubs and posed for pictures at Chicagoland Speedway. A steady stream of fans approached the actor from all angles, but he made it look as if it was a small party with a bunch of old friends.

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