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David Letterman attends the Indy 500 on May 23, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Letterman Gets Indy 500 Tribute

The freshly retired David Letterman was all grins early Sunday as his IndyCar team paid tribute to the former “Late Show” host by putting a gap-toothed, smiling caricature of his face and #thanksdave on driver Oriol Servia’s yellow car for the big race.

05/25/2015

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon drives the pace car before the start of the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 24, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Gordon Says He’ll Never Race In Indy 500

The closest Jeff Gordon will ever come to leading the Indy 500 will be in the pace car.

05/25/2015

Ed Carpenter driver of the #20 Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara Chevrolet crashes with James Hinchcliffe of Canada driver of the #27 Andretti Autosport during the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

IndyCar Looks For Answers To Scary Crashes

Questions concerning the level of safety headed into the Indianapolis 500 continued to mount Monday after James Hinchcliffe was injured in a crash.

05/19/2015

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Busch Eligible For Chase Despite Missed Races

Kyle Busch will be eligible to compete for the NASCAR championship despite him missing the first 11 races of the season, NASCAR officials announced on Wednesday.

05/13/2015

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, poses with his team in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NASCAR Gears Up For Next Generation Of Fans

NASCAR has been trying to reach younger demographics for years, particularly as stars such as Jeff Gordon close in on retirement.

05/11/2015

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Elliott Bringing NAPA To No. 24 In 2016

Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday that NAPA has signed a three-year deal to be the majority sponsor for Chase Elliott, who will replace Jeff Gordon next season.

05/06/2015

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Abreu Headlines NASCAR’s ‘Next’ Stars

Rico Abreu, the reigning USAC national champion and winner of this year’s Chili Bowl, is among 12 drivers who were named to NASCAR’s latest “Next” class for emerging stars.

05/05/2015

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Liukin To Serve As Indy 500 Grand Marshal

Olympic gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin has been named the grand marshal for the Indianapolis 500.

05/05/2015

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NASCAR CEO Wants To Make Room For Busch

NASCAR chairman Brian France isn’t sure if Kyle Busch will be granted a waiver to be part of the chase, but said the sanctioning body would like to “accommodate” him.

04/24/2015

Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. (credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Larson Cleared To Race After Fainting

Kyle Larson has been cleared to return to NASCAR racing next weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway after fainting last weekend during an autograph session.

04/02/2015

NASCAR broadcaster Rusty Wallace looks on during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 7, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. (credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

Wallace To Compete In X Games Race

Rusty Wallace has long believed that he retired from racing too soon, that he had another three years in his NASCAR career. He’ll get another chance in June at the X Games.

04/02/2015

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth Ford, poses in Victory Lane afer winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2015 in Fontana, California. (credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Keselowski Holds Off Harvick For Fontana Win

Brad Keselowski roared past Kurt Busch on the final lap and held off the streaking Kevin Harvick to win at Fontana on Sunday, earning his first NASCAR victory of the season in a wild finish.

03/23/2015

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