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Ganassi: Larson could drive in Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Team owner Chip Ganassi is leaving the door open for rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson to someday compete in the Indianapolis 500.

The 22-year-old Larson was signed by Ganassi as a developmental driver in 2012, shot through the Truck Series and Xfinity Series, and began racing full-time in the Sprint Cup Series last year. Read More...

Single duty for Kurt Busch at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

Busch will start 14th at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night in NASCAR's longest event. This event is like a lazy Sunday drive compared with the whirlwind of last May, when Busch split time between two of America's most famous motor sports arenas chasing the double of finishing 1,100 miles at the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600. Read More...

Kenseth wins pole for Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Matt Kenseth is hoping history repeats itself Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600.

Kenseth won his second Sprint Cup pole of the season Thursday night for NASCAR's longest race. He turned in a dominating lap of 194.252 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the third round of NASCAR's knockout qualifying format. Read More...

Jeff Gordon to be full-time Fox analyst

Jeff Gordon will join Fox as a full-time analyst in 2016, teaming with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the three-man booth.

Gordon is retiring at the end of this season and signed a multi-year contract with Fox. The four-time NASCAR champion is in 23rd full-time year in the Sprint Cup Series. Read More...

Harvick on top heading to Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Kevin Harvick is right where he usually is when the Coca-Cola 600 rolls around on the schedule: On top and seeking even more success.

The defending Sprint Cup champion leads the points race heading into NASCAR's longest event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night. He has won twice, marking the fourth time in the past five seasons Harvick will enter June with multiple victories. He is seeking his third Coca-Cola 600 win since 2011. Read More...

Johnson 'shocked' at side skirt probe

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Jimmie Johnson said Thursday he was "shocked" to learn NASCAR was looking into whether his No. 48 team illegally altered the car's side skirts during last weekend's All-Star race.

NASCAR competition officials reviewed the tape and determined Johnson's crew did not make an unapproved adjustment during a late pit stop at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson's team was issued a warning by the sport's governing body but no punishment was levied. Read More...


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