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  1. Scott Dixon takes IndyCar championship with win at Sonoma

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    SONOMA, Calif. — A heartbreaking week. A jaw-dropping final few laps. A tiebreaking finale.

    Scott Dixon celebrates both his fourth IndyCar series championship and his victory in the Grand Prix of Sonoma in California.
  2. Paul Menard wins home race at Elkhart Lake in Xfinity series

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    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Paul Menard has cherished victories at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and at the Milwaukee Mile in his home state of Wisconsin. He deeply desired a significant victory at Road America, where he spent many weekends as a child.

  3. David Letterman struggles with love for racing

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    This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing.

    Team owner and television host David Letterman listens in to his driver at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (3/29/2014, St. Petersburg, FL)    [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  4. Fatalities has David Letterman struggling with love of racing

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    SONOMA, Calif. — This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing.

    David Letterman’s team is in the IndyCar title hunt, but race fatalities are tempering his enthusiasm.
  5. IndyCar driver Justin Wilson saves six lives by donating organs

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    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson saved six lives Tuesday by donating his organs, his brother said.

     This is a June 1, 2014, file photo showing Justin Wilson waiting to qualify before the second race of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto racing doubleheader in Detroit. [AP photo]
  6. Justin Wilson dies from head injury suffered in IndyCar accident

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    IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway, the series announced Monday night.

    Justin Wilson was struck in the head by debris on Sunday.
  7. IndyCar's Justin Wilson in coma, critical condition with head injury

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    LONG POND, Pa. — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and hospitalized in critical condition with a head injury after he was struck by debris in a wreck during Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway

    A helicopter lifts off at Pocono Raceway carrying race car driver Justin Wilson, of England, after he was involved in a crash during the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) PAME124
  8. With team about to close, Clint Bowyer's Chase bid stays on track

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    BRISTOL, Tenn. — All of the crew members who work on Clint Bowyer's team know they'll be out of a job in 12 more races. Like everyone else at Michael Waltrip Racing, they face an uncertain future in NASCAR after last week's announcement that the organization will close at the end of the season.

    Clint Bowyer is quite likely to find a job in 2016. The rest of his No. 15 crew might struggle more.
  9. Joey Logano takes Sprint Cup win at Bristol

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    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joey Logano spoiled what was expected to be a rout by Joe Gibbs Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.

    Joey Logano leads 176 of 500 laps to capture the August NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol in consecutive seasons.
  10. Pocono Raceway's IndyCar future iffy

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    LONG POND, Pa. — Pocono Raceway CEO Brandon Igdalsky said it's "50-50" that IndyCar will return to the track next year.