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  • NASCAR back on track for extra day of testing in Atlanta

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — After the glitz of Daytona, it’s time for the NASCAR grind. The Sprint Cup drivers returned to the track Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, getting an extra day to test out…

  • McLaren misery mounts, Massa puts Williams on top at F1 test

    MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — McLaren’s misery mounted after another malfunction left Jenson Button stranded as Felipe Massa steered Williams to the fastest lap during Formula One preseason testing on Thursday. A hydraulic leak that McLaren…

  • McLaren chairman says Fernando Alonso is ‘devoid of injury’

    MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Fernando Alonso was “devoid of injury” following his crash in Formula One preseason testing, McLaren chairman Ron Dennis said Thursday. Dennis, however, said it was still too early to guarantee the…

  • Lotus names Spanish woman Carmen Jorda development driver

    MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Lotus has named Carmen Jorda as its Formula One development driver. Lotus says the Spaniard will be “put through her paces thanks to a comprehensive fitness regime to prepare for the…

  • Kyle Busch has surgery on foot by North Carolina specialist

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch has undergone surgery on his left foot, broken in a hard crash at Daytona International Speedway. Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina performed the surgery Wednesday. Anderson is a noted…

  • Regan Smith welcomes 1st child during double-duty driving

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Regan Smith was quick to accept an offer to race in the Daytona 500 as Kurt Busch’s replacement driver. He did have one slight concern, though, about spending an additional day…

  • Alonso leaves hospital after F1 crash, FIA investigates

    PARIS (AP) — McLaren driver Fernando Alonso left hospital Wednesday following a crash in Formula One testing as the sport’s governing body FIA launched an investigation into the accident. The Spanish driver escaped serious injury…

  • IndyCar schedule and standings

    March 29 — Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla. April 12 — Grand Prix of Louisiana, Avondale, La. April 19 — Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Calif. April 26 — Honda Indy Grand…

  • Weekend Time Schedule

    All Times EST Saturday TOP 25 BASKETBALL Men No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 18 Arkansas, 4 p.m. No. 2 Virginia vs. Virginia Tech, 4 p.m. No. 3 Gonzaga vs. BYU, 10 p.m. No. 4 Duke…

  • Busch crash leading to additional SAFER barriers at tracks

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — International Speedway Corp. is developing a plan for the installation of additional SAFER barriers at Daytona and Talladega, and will review the safety standards at its other racetracks. The renewed focus…

  • David Ragan, Erik Jones to replace Kyle Busch at Atlanta

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Ragan will drive Kyle Busch’s car in the Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Atlanta, while 18-year-old Erik Jones will drive Busch’s car in the Xfinity Series. Busch broke his…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    AP Exclusive: Officials try to predict if inmates will commit new crimes, with uneven results LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which…

  • NASCAR got the drama-free Daytona 500 it needed

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.…

  • Money Leaders

    HORSE RACING Through Feb. 22 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Jockeys Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Javier Castellano 259 71 46 35 $2,863,506 Irad Ortiz, Jr. 156 40 24 22 $1,986,058 Jose Ortiz 167 34 40…

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Leaders

    Through Feb. 22 Points 1, Joey Logano, 47. 2, Kevin Harvick, 42. 3, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 42. 4, Denny Hamlin, 41. 5, Jimmie Johnson, 40. 6, Casey Mears, 39. 7, Clint Bowyer, 37. 8, Martin…