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Indy Xfinity race to be on road course

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Roger Penske already is making changes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

It looks like more are on the way, too. Read More...

Penske shuffles crew chiefs for 3 teams

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) Team Penske has overhauled the crew chief assignments for all three of its Cup Series teams.

Joey Logano, the 2018 NASCAR champion, will now be paired with Paul Wolfe; 2012 champ Brad Keselowski has Jeremy Bullins; and Ryan Blaney was assigned Todd Gordon. Read More...

Hall of Famer Junior Johnson dies at 88

Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson, the moonshine runner turned NASCAR driver described as “The Last American Hero” by author Tom Wolfe in a 1965 article for Esquire, died Friday. He was 88.

NASCAR announced the death of Johnson, the winner of 50 races as a driver and 132 as an owner. He was a member of the inaugural class inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010. Read More...

Deegan named development driver for Ford

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hailie Deegan, a rising 18-year-old star in motorsports, was named a development driver with Ford Performance on Tuesday in a deal that could fast-track her progression into a NASCAR national series.

Deegan spent the last two years as part of Toyota's crowded development field before the switch. The partnership with Ford will give her numerous opportunities to race this season, including the full ARCA schedule as well select sports car events in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Read More...

Sabates to retire from NASCAR ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) In his den overlooking the 14th hole at Quail Hollow, there are a handful of reminders of Felix Sabates' 30 years in NASCAR - a photo of the team owner at one of his first races; a bobblehead of close friend and rival Rick Hendrick; in the corner, a replica of the Monster Trophy won by Kyle Larson in October at Dover.

It's the final trophy Sabates will earn in racing. Read More...

Crew chief Pearn leaving NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cole Pearn, considered one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR, is leaving the sport to spend more time with his family.

Pearn won the 2017 NASCAR championship with Martin Truex Jr. and guided Truex to the title race in four of their five years together, including the last three seasons. Truex was the championship runner-up the last two years, including last month when a rare mistake in the pits cost the No. 19 team a shot at the title. Read More...

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