The Associated Press

Troops entertain Junior, Rahal

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EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track....

Dillon looks for strong NASCAR Nationwide finish

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GRIMES, Iowa (AP) -- Chase Elliott's brilliant start in the NASCAR Nationwide series has overshadowed the steady if unspectacular debut of fellow rookie Ty Dillon....

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing....

Ruffalo brings energy message to NASCAR crowd
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Mark Ruffalo had a big smile on his face as he signed ticket stubs and posed for pictures at Chicagoland Speedway. A steady stream of fans approached the actor from all angles, but he made it look as if it was a small party with a bunch of old friends....

Rough day for Townley in double at Chicagoland
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- John Wes Townley's Saturday began with a bang. After winning the pole for the ARCA series race at Chicagoland Speedway, the 24-year-old from Watkinsville, Georgia, was knocked out on the 24th lap. His Toyota blew a tire, and he found himself heading into the wall....