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American racing legend Gurney dies at 86

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) Dan Gurney, the first driver with victories in each of the Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR Cup series, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86.

His wife, Evi, announced his death in a statement distributed by All American Racers, Inc. Read More...

nd only to Schumacher's 91. Read More...

Bell wins second straight Chili Bowl

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Christopher Bell won the Chili Bowl for the second consecutive year, taking command after Kyle Larson's engine appeared to fail as the two raced for the lead.

Larson and Bell had the most dominant cars in the 55-lap feature at the Tulsa Expo Center and seemed only to be racing each other Saturday night. As Bell tried to pass Larson with 12 laps remaining, Larson's car started spewing gray smoke and he pulled off the racing surface. Read More...

Elliott drives Camaro at first tire test

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Chase Elliott took the new Chevrolet Camaro for its inaugural NASCAR Cup laps on Tuesday and Martin Truex Jr. climbed into his Toyota for the first time since becoming series champion. Soon-to-be clean-shaven Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola, both with new teams, ran laps at Texas Motor Speedway in their Fords.

A month before every driver will be at Daytona for the start of the new season, the four drivers took part in the first test of 2018 as a two-day Goodyear tire test began on the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track in Texas. Read More...

Patrick shifts careers, courts new fans

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Danica Patrick's days as a race car driver are pretty much over. She says she has two races left in her, the "Danica Double," but she has yet to announce rides for either the Daytona 500 or the Indianapolis 500.

With nothing racing related to announce, Patrick has stormed into her second act and shifted gears away from the track. Read More...

Gordon, Hughes among 7 HOF selections

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Four-time and retired NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was an obvious choice for the Motorsports Hall of Fame. One of his fellow inductees seemed like a totally random selection.

Some might even think his name was plucked out of thin air. Read More...

Tucker gets 16-year jail term for scam

NEW YORK (AP) Pro racecar driver Scott Tucker was sentenced to over 16 years in prison Friday after his conviction for running a payday loan business that prosecutors say cheated millions of financially struggling Americans.

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel said it was "staggering" how many people nationwide were affected by Tucker's business. Read More...

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