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2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Richmond hoping track access for fans boosts track experience, increases fan numbers

They are calling it "Track Takeover" at Richmond International Raceway, and track President Dennis Bickmeier hopes allowing fans onto the racing surface a few hours before race time on Saturday night will not only improve their experience at the 0.75-mile oval, but bring more of them, or bring them back.

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6 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Pagenaud still upset with Power over Long Beach

A week off did nothing to mellow the tension between Simon Pagenaud and Will Power stemming from contact between the two at Long Beach.

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Related Topix: Sports, Simon Pagenaud, CART Racing, Team Australia, Team Penske, Will Power, Indy Racing

11 hrs ago | The Kansas City Star

Craig Wood pleads not guilty to raping, killing Hailey Owens in Springfield

F. Glenn Miller, the white supremacist accused of murdering three people at Jewish sites in Johnson County, was caught by police in the 1980s having sex with a black male prostitute dressed as a woman, according to multiple media reports.

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Related Topix: Sports, Craig Wood, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Jack Roush

15 hrs ago | Paddock Talk

Hakkinen blasts Vettel for ignoring orders

Although Red Bull and the German driver have claimed Vettel ultimately decided to let teammate Daniel Ricciardo past in China, initially he answered "tough luck" when the radio call came.

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Related Topix: Sports, Red Bull Racing

19 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby

Larry Collmus will try to tune out "My Old Kentucky Home" while the crowd of 160,000-plus sings along and the thoroughbreds take to the Churchill Downs track.

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Related Topix: Sports, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes

21 hrs ago | Ananova

F1 Boss Ecclestone To Face Bribery Charges

Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone is due to appear in court in Munich at the start of his trial on charges of bribery.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Auto Racing Package: Auto Racing Glance

Schedule: Friday, practice , qualifying ; Saturday, race, 7 p.m. . Last year: Kevin Harvick drove from seventh to first in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish.

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Greenwich Citizen

Suarez to make Nationwide debut at Richmond

Daniel Suarez has proven to be a quick learner in a race car, winning in the eighth race of last year's NASCAR 's K&N Pro Series East Tour and finishing third in the final standings.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chase Austin, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Joe Fox, Niclas Jonsson, John Borneman III, Travis Dassow, NASCAR Busch, Buddy Lazier, Eric McClure

AutoWeek

NASCAR Sprint Cup team Swan Racing announces restructuring

Cole Whitt will remain behind the wheel of the No. 26 car in a deal announced Wednesday.

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Burlington Times News

Richard Petty set to return to track at Richmond

In this file photo from Sept. 7, 2009, NASCAR Hall of Famer driver Richard Petty, holding the hand of his wife Lynda center, are recognized by fans in Greensboro, N.C. Lynda Petty died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, after battling cancer for several years.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR, Aric Almirola, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Craftsman Truck

WUSA-TV Washington

RG3 to be honorary pace car driver at Richmond

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III runs onto the field prior to the game against the San Diego Chargers at FedEx Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins, NFL Football, NFL Players, NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

NASCAR Driver Capsules, April 23

WHERE HE STANDS: Jeff Gordon remained in first place for the second consecutive week after Darlington.

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Boston.com

Horse track warns 2014 racing season could be last

Suffolk Downs is warning that the 2014 season could be the last one at New England's only thoroughbred track unless Mohegan Sun is awarded the eastern Massachusetts resort casino license.

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Related Topix: Sports, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby

Planet-F1.com

Horner full of praise for Ricciardo

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner is waxing lyrical over Daniel Ricciardo, saying the Australian has been "outstanding" in his short career with the reigning Constructors' Champions.

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Detroit Free Press

NASCAR: Chase Elliott proving to be awesome offspring

Not that Elliott, a NASCAR legend, or Dawsonville minds. In fact, the surprising success of Chase Elliott, 18, has lifted the spirits of this north Georgia mountain town with a population of 2,255.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Steven Tyler Rescued by Danica Patrick in New Can-Am Spyder Spot

Star auto racer Danica Patrick comes to the aid of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler in a new ad for the Can-Am Spyder motorcycle.

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Related Topix: Sports, Danica Patrick, Indy Racing, Andretti Autosport

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Senegal prohibits rally to welcome back ex-leader

Senegal's former president was preparing a triumphant return home after nearly two years abroad following electoral defeat, but on Tuesday night authorities ordered that a rally to welcome him be canceled.

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Related Topix: Dakar Rally

The Miami Herald

The Inside Line: Superb season for Mercedes in F1

After the fourth race in this year's 19-round season, Mercedes has accumulated 154 points in the F1 constructors' championship standings, compared to 57 points to its closest competitor, Red Bull.

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Related Topix: Sports, Mercedes GP, Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren

The Wichita Eagle

Piquet Jr. to run Global Rallycross with SH Racing

Piquet spent almost two full seasons in Formula One before moving to NASCAR in 2010.

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AutoWeek

Red Bulland#8217;s Christian Horner says McLaren should focus on...

Red Bull has advised McLaren to focus on upping its game rather than taking the reigning world champions to court.

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Related Topix: Sports, Formula-1 Racing, McLaren, Red Bull Racing, Autos

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