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Lasting legacy: Earnhardt’s death saved lives, forced change

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Newman was lying in bed one morning, his two daughters still tucked in down the hall, when a YouTube...

AP Was There: Earnhardt killed in 2001 Daytona 500 crash

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The death of Dale Earnhardt from a crash during the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 is considered the darkest day in the...

F1 champion Hamilton signs 1-year deal to stay at Mercedes

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BRACKLEY, England — Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will stay with Mercedes for a ninth season after signing a one-year deal, the team...

‘Your helmet whistles’ through Cortina’s Tofana Schuss

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CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — Watching skiers hurtle down the mountain at full throttle, it’s often hard to appreciate the connection to nature. ...

Larson grateful for 2nd chance in NASCAR after racial slur

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Larson loaded his motorhome and drove to Daytona International Speedway by himself, alone for some seven hours to prepare...

Drivers competing in the 2021 Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 40 drivers competing in the 2021 Daytona 500, in order of starting position: ...

From fight to Fox: NASCAR rivals play nice as TV teammates

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer have no idea exactly how or when they repaired their once-fractured relationship. It was years...