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Piquet Jr. to skip X Games for Formula E race in Moscow

Nelson Piquet jr. from Bazil drives his car during a non-qualifying practice session at the Formula E Berlin ePrix auto race, in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, May 23, 2015.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nelson Piquet Jr. will skip the X Games to compete in Formula E, where he’s a championship contender in the new fully electric racing series.

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Pace driver Jeff Gordon says he will never race in Indy 500

Pace car driver Jeff Gordon, left, talks with former Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti before driving the pace car for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The closest Jeff Gordon will ever come to leading the Indy 500 will be in the pace car.

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Carl Edwards races to first victory for new JGR team

Carl Edwards celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Carl Edwards won for the first time in two seasons — and the first time since joining Joe Gibbs Racing — moving in front 20 laps from the end to take the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night.

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SMI, Coca-Cola extend partnership 5 years

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Speedway Motorsports Inc. and The Coca-Cola Co. have extended their partnership for five more years through 2020.

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Haruka Morita-WanyaoLu wins Symetra Classic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Haruka Morita-WanyaoLu won the Symetra Classic on Saturday for her Symetra Tour title, beating Canada’s Augusta James with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

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