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Truex honored as NASCAR's newest champ

It was fitting for Martin Truex Jr. to be introduced as NASCAR's newest champion by his buddy Dale Earnhardt Jr.

It was Earnhardt who helped Truex venture out of New Jersey to give it a go in NASCAR. Now, nearly 15 years later, Truex was on racing's biggest stage. Read More...

Retiring Danica excited over next phase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Danica Patrick blazed her way through motorsports like no woman ever had.

She was fearless in an Indy car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a white-knuckle track that has shaken the nerves of many a driver. With marketing savvy and strong sponsorship support, she built a platform that made her one of the most recognizable athletes in the world - not just among female athletes, either. Patrick leads all celebrities with a record 14 appearances in Super Bowl commercials. Read More...

Truex, Pollex win Myers Brothers Award

LAS VEGAS (AP) The career year for Martin Truex Jr. rolls on.

Truex and partner Sherry Pollex on Wednesday won the prestigious Myers Brothers Award - the top honor in NASCAR's season-ending awards celebration - for their charitable work. The award is presented by the National Motorsports Press Association and given as the final honor during a formal event that leads to Thursday night's champion celebration. Truex will be feted there for his first career Cup title, a presentation he is prepared for. Read More...

NASCAR honors doctor for autism work

LAS VEGAS (AP) The NASCAR Foundation awarded the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award to an Alabama physician who founded an organization that works to improve the lives of autistic children.

KultureCity, the organization founded by Dr. Julian Maha, also seeks to assist in the inclusion of autistic children. KultureCity received a $100,000 donation from the foundation, NASCAR's charitable arm. Read More...

Hall of Famer, WWII vet Moore dies at 92

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.

NASCAR announced the death of Moore, born Walter Moore Jr., on Tuesday. No details were given, but Moore lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Read More...

Credit One Bank to sponsor Larson in '18

LAS VEGAS (AP) NASCAR star Kyle Larson has landed a significant sponsor for next season, with Credit One Bank stepping up as his primary backer.

The team announced Tuesday during NASCAR's season-ending celebration in Las Vegas that Credit One Bank will become the largest sponsor on Larson's No. 42 Chevrolet next season. Read More...

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