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NASCAR: Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for first season victory

By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press|

Kyle Larson takes pole for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Sonoma

Chip Ganassi likes winners, and his drivers have him in prime position to celebrate another victory. Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray swept the front row in Saturday qualifying at Sonoma Raceway to give Chip Ganassi Racing a 1-2 start for today&#...

By The Associated Press|

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    Motocross: Frenchman Marvin Musquin beats Californians to finish line

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    By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press|

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  • Motorcycle racing

    Baggett enjoys home field advantage in annual Glen Helen motocross event

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    Ron Hornaday Jr. becomes first from SoCal in NASCAR Hall of Fame

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  • Motorsports

    Michael Andretti hoping his Indy 500 six-pack leads to victory lane

    INDIANAPOLIS >> Michael Andretti’s busiest month could turn into his best Indianapolis show. He has four cars in the front three rows of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Two of those drivers - the defending race champion, Alexander Rossi, and this year’s highest-profile rookie, Fernando Alonso - avoided getting sidetracked by sideshows. Andretti’s son, Marco, thrived despite taking on extra coaching duties this May. Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2014...

    By Michael Marot The Associated Press|

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    Motocross: Josh Grant anxious to return home and compete at Glen Helen

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  • Motorcycle racing

    Nicky Hayden, former MotoGP champ, dies in bike crash

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    By THe Associated Press|

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    NASCAR hopes softer tires return magic to All-Star race

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    By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press|

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