Posts Tagged NASCAR

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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Marcus Smith: Dad happier than expected with Hall selection

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Bruton Smith said reaching the NASCAR Hall of Fame was worth the wait.

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Juan’s World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, celebrates after winning 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) — Juan Pablo Montoya insisted he had the best car in the Team Penske stable — even to his three teammates, who all believed they were legitimate contenders to win the Indianapolis 500.

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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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