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  1. Healed from heart surgery, 4-time NHRA Pro Stock champ Greg Anderson back in the saddle this weekend in Houston

    Apr 23, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

    Four-time NHRA Pro Stock champ Greg Anderson makes his 2014 season debut this weekend in Houston after undergoing off-season heart surgery. (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    The vacation of sorts is over for drivers in the Pro Stock class of the NHRA. Things are going to get a lot rougher from here on out. The reason? Former Pro Stock world champ Greg Anderson will make his return from off-season surgery at this weekend’s O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston’s Royal Purple Raceway.

  2. Trevor Bayne spends off-weekend racing and winning in a different way

    Apr 23, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

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    The next time someone says they doubt that NASCAR drivers are athletes, show them this story. NASCAR Nationwide Series driver and 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne spent the Easter off-weekend competing in a different type of race – and he wound up winning. In just his second career sprint triathlon (also known as a short-distance triathlon that features a 750-meter swim, 20k-bike ride and a 5k-run), Bayne captured the TryCharleston sprint triathlon in South Carolina.

  3. It’s official: Redskins QB RG III to drive pace car at Richmond for Saturday’s Sprint Cup race

    Apr 23, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

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    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is used to beatin’ and bangin’ on a football field. There certainly will be a lot of that in Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. And RG III will have a front row seat to all the action as the track announced Wednesday that the ‘Skins’ QB will serve as honorary pace car driver for the race.

  4. Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama highlights motorsports coverage on NBCSN this week

    Apr 23, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

    Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama - Day 3

    NBCSN’s coverage of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series continues this week with the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET, highlighting more than 15 hours of motorsports coverage this week, which includes Mecum Auctions coverage from Kansas City. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream coverage of the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and Mecum Auctions via “TV Everywhere.”

  5. WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 5 pm ET – Hamlin, recap first 8 races, Richmond nuances, Virginia racing history

    Apr 23, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

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    As the NASCAR world returns from its Easter break, Wednesday on NASCAR AMERICA we start our in-depth focus on this Saturday’s race at Richmond International Raceway. Leigh Diffey and Wally Dallenbach will host from our Stamford, Conn., studios. Remember to tune in at at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra for online or mobile device.

  6. FIA WEC: Ram Racing withdraws from Spa

    Apr 23, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Privateer GTE team forced to pull out of next FIA WEC over financial issues.

  7. Dollar General signs onto Jacques Villeneuve’s Indianapolis 500 effort

    Apr 23, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Jacques Villeneuve has a sponsor confirmed for his Indianapolis 500 return.

  8. Newgarden, Pagenaud went drifting at Long Beach

    Apr 23, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud enjoy drifting rides with 2013 FD champion Michael Essa.

  9. IndyCar: Andretti adds fifth car for GP of Indy for Franck Montagny

    Apr 23, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

    Andretti Autosport driver Carlos Munoz of Colombia drives practice laps on the second day of qualifications in Indianapolis

    Andretti Autosport brings in a talented road-course ringer, Franck Montagny, for the inaugural GP of Indianapolis.

  10. Raikkonen: Yes, he’s still motivated, otherwise he wouldn’t be here

    Apr 23, 2014, 10:05 AM EDT

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    Kimi Raikkonen owns critics who are questioning his motivation in typical Kimi style.

  11. Compass360 adds CTF “Art Car” to PWC

    Apr 23, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT

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    Compass360′s cars will have “Art Car” design as created by an NF hero.

  12. Mike Conway ready to double up on Long Beach IndyCar win this Sunday in Alabama

    Apr 22, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

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    Mike Conway’s come-from-behind IndyCar win at Long Beach nearly two weeks ago may have been a surprise to some. But it wasn’t a surprise to team owner Ed Carpenter or Conway himself. They both had confidence in each other for a strong run and a high finish – and the win was just an added bonus.

  13. After Shanghai letdown, McLaren’s Boullier tells team ‘don’t panic’

    Apr 22, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

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    With McLaren’s podium-less 2013 in mind, the team’s racing director is doing all he can to keep the troops calm after a poor Chinese Grand Prix.

  14. ‘Rookie’ Kurt Busch, 1995 champ Jacques Villeneuve, three more to undergo Indy 500 orientation/refresher

    Apr 22, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

    Jacques Villeneuve will be making his first return trip to Indianapolis since winning there in 1995 -- and only his third race ever there -- for this year's Indy 500.

    It’s been 14 years since Kurt Busch was last called a rookie. And even though Busch has a Sprint Cup championship trophy at home, he’s still a rookie open-wheel driver as far as the Indianapolis 500 is concerned.

  15. Red Bull tweaks Mercedes over attempt to increase ‘Fuelgate’ punishment

    Apr 22, 2014, 7:12 PM EDT

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    Red Bull’s anonymous “Spy” says that their main rivals are getting “rattled and sweating a bit.”

  16. NASCAR AMERICA: Scan All 43 – Kurt Busch breaks winless streak, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon still without wins

    Apr 22, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday’s edition of NASCAR AMERICA, Leigh Diffey and Wally Dallenbach took a look back at the March 30th STP 500 at Martinsville Raceway and Kurt Busch’s win, which snapped an 83-race winless streak. We also look back at the rain-postponed Duck Commander 500 at Texas on April 7, as well as how Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, who have 10 Sprint Cup championships between them, but neither driver has visited victory lane yet in 2014.

  17. Veteran pit crew coach Lance Munksgard leaves Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR

    Apr 22, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT

    Lance Munksgard, pit crew coach for the teams of Jimmie Johnson (above) and Dale Earnhardt Jr., has left Hendrick Motorsports to work in his family's business in Texas. (Photo courtesy Hendrick Motorsports)

    One of the most effective and successful pit crew coaches in the business has not only left Hendrick Motorsports, he’s also left NASCAR. Lance Munksgard, who had served as coach for the pit crews of both Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. since November 2011, has returned to his native Texas to work in his family’s business, according to MRN.com.

  18. IndyCar: Helio Castroneves on probation for social media policy violation

    Apr 22, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    A critical tweet from the three-time Indy 500 champion’s account – which he says came from his sister – has put him on probation through June 30.

  19. WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 5 p.m. ET

    Apr 22, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

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    It’s another “Scan All 43″ showcase today, as Races 5-8 of this year’s Sprint Cup championship are profiled.

  20. Excited to join Ed Carpenter Racing, J.R. Hildebrand has unfinished business at Indy 500

    Apr 22, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

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    If he had his way, J.R. Hildebrand would run the Indianapolis 500 tomorrow. The 2011 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year is looking forward to returning to the fabled Brickyard for this year’s edition of the 500 on May 25 for three primary reasons.

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