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Kimi Raikkonen hopes to compete for F1 title next year

Kimi Raikkonen still believes he can compete for another Formula One title, despite not winning a race since the start of the 2013 season.

Kubica closer to an F1 return as Williams ponders decision

After nearly losing his right hand, Robert Kubica could be steering a Formula One car with it next year.


NASCAR finale a respite from exodus of stars

The changing of the guard has raised red flags through NASCAR all season long, though championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway briefly calmed any concerns.


Reusse: P.R. man 'Foof' knows how to pick a winner

Dave Ferroni has been pitching underdog stories since the 1980 Olympics - and has a new one in NASCAR's Martin Truex Jr.


Juniors unite: Close friends Earnhardt, Truex celebrate

Dale Earnhardt Jr. chugged another beer, left his crew guys on pit road after a nearly hour-long post-race party and bolted for the championship stage.


Party time! Junior throws epic retirement party after finale

Dale Earnhardt Jr. threw his own retirement party on pit road. Earnhardt popped out of his car, flashed a thumbs-up sign and chugged a Budweiser. Drenched in sweat and suds, he grabbed another cold one. It was easy enough to keep happy hour rolling since the beer cooler was stashed on the trunk of his Chevrolet.


Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with 1st NASCAR title

Martin Truex Jr. won his first Cup title by winning the finale, beating Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski for the championship.


The Latest: Keselowski: Ford could 'take a drubbing' in '18

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Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Monster Energy Series season title, holding off Kyle Busch in finale

Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Monster Energy Series season title, holding off Kyle Busch in finale.


Patrick crashes in final NASCAR race as full-time driver

Danica Patrick climbed out of her burning, smoke-filled, wrecked race car and trudged toward pit road.


NASCAR ready to crown champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway

It's championship Sunday for NASCAR's premier series.


Truex leads a quartet of veterans in NASCAR's title race

NASCAR has spent so much time this year ushering in a new generation of fresh-faced, young drivers. Now that it's championship time, it's the same old — really old — in the championship four.


Truex strengthens grip as driver to beat for NASCAR title

Martin Truex Jr. ended NASCAR's final practice on top.


Penske: No room for Patrick in Indy 500 lineup. Ganassi? OK

Roger Penske has no room in his Indianapolis 500 lineup for Danica Patrick.


Earnhardt wraps up NASCAR career in No. 88 on Sunday

Dale Earnhardt Jr. bounded out of the media center and was instantly swarmed by fans snapping photos and shoving Sharpies in his face. Earnhardt was tailed until he walked up the steps to another TV interview.


British rider Daniel Hegarty dies after crashing in Macau GP

British motorcycle rider Daniel Hegarty has died after crashing in the Macau Grand Prix on Saturday.


Truex fastest among championship contenders at Homestead

Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest of the four NASCAR Cup Series championship contenders in qualifying and will start second Sunday in the season finale.


The Latest: Ganassi has spoken to Patrick about 2018 races

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Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year's Indy 500

She started in go-karts when she was 10, and was a national champion two years later. By the time Danica Patrick turned 16, she was on her own in Europe, pursuing a racing career.