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  1. Denny Hamlin feeling confident heading into Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600

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    CONCORD, N.C. — Denny Hamlin is as confident as can be for tonight's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    Denny Hamlin knows conditions tonight at Charlotte change a lot, from the heat and daylight at the start to a cooler track. “It’s going to be a very, very big challenge to be good at both,” he said.
  2. Austin Dillon slides safely into Xfinity victory at Charlotte

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    CONCORD, N.C. — Austin Dillon's driving was good.

  3. NASCAR's Kurt Busch not doubling down this time

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    CONCORD, N.C. — 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 from NASCAR practice to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    Kurt Busch focuses on the Coca-Cola 600 but doesn’t rule out a future Indy 500 return.
  4. Huertas out on Indy 500, Vautier in

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    INDIANAPOLIS — Carlos Huertas was ruled out of Sunday's Indianapolis 500 after failing a medical exam Friday, and Tristan Vautier was chosen to replace him in the No. 18 car for Dale Coyne Racing.

  5. Helio Castroneves undaunted by Indy 500 near-miss

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    Helio Castroneves hasn't tried to distance himself from the most heartbreaking second-place finish of his career. He keeps a clip of it on his phone.

    Helio Castroneves’ crew performs the winning service during Friday’s pit stop competition, one of the traditional events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway leading up to today’s Indianapolis 500.
  6. All George has done is save lives

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    INDIANAPOLIS — When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. One of racing's most important safety developments, its origins began at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Tony George.

    Tony George’s push for softer walls might be the sport’s greatest safety measure.
  7. Scott Dixon earns Indy 500 pole on odd, controversial day

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    INDIANAPOLIS — One minute, Scott Dixon thought the numbers were a mistake.

    Scott Dixon, wife Emma and daughter Tilly, 3, enjoy his second Indianapolis 500 pole. He followed his first, in 2008, with a race victory.
  8. Denny Hamlin takes something out of All-Star Race win

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    CONCORD, N.C. — Certainly, the $1 million is important to Denny Hamlin.

  9. Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR All-Star Race

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    CONCORD, N.C. — Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night by using clean air to hold off Kevin Harvick at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    Denny Hamlin’s crew performs a pit stop during qualifying for the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He went on to win the race.
  10. Kyle Busch back on track for NASCAR All-Star Race

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    CONCORD, N.C. — Walking gingerly, his mood upbeat, Kyle Busch climbed back into his race car for the first time in almost three months.