Martin Truex Jr. grabs 1st win of NASCAR season at Fontana
It’s almost time to run the Great American Race. And drivers have already got a feel for the track and shown their speed through practice, qualifying and pre-races. But Wednesday was Media Day, about the only time during Speed Week you can get NASCAR drivers to slow down.Racing
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson strolled into the Charlotte Convention Center and did a double-take when he saw Fernando Alonso hanging out in a hallway. "What's he doing here?" NASCAR's seven-time champion wondered. Alonso made the trip to North Carolina to make an appearance at NASCAR's annual preseason media tour. No, a ride in NASCAR is not imminent, but the two-time Formula One champion is about to embark on his first major sports car race .AP Top News
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Danica Patrick has found a ride for the Daytona 500 that helps complete the closing of her racing career in appropriate fashion. Patrick will drive for Premium Motorsports in next month's Daytona 500, her final NASCAR race. She also plans to race in the Indianapolis 500 in May. The one-race deal for next month's NASCAR showcase will put Patrick in the seat of the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet, the same number she drove when she entered stock-car racing in 2010.AP Top News