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Motor Racing

  • IMS officials face ongoing challenge to entice fans
    Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats. He has a full weekend of NASCAR and sports car races leading up to the Brickyard 400.
  • Indy officials seek new ways to attract fans
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats.He has a full weekend of NASCAR and sports car races leading up to the Brickyard 400.
  • Toyotas’ strong showing turns heads at Brickyard
    They billed this as the Hendrick Chevies vs. the Penske Fords, with Joe Gibbs and his Toyotas somewhere down at the bottom of the credits with the key grips and the assistant to the assistant of the assistant producer.Well.
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Jimmie Johnson celebrates after winning the Quicken Loans 400 on Sunday.

Johnson finally wins at Michigan track

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Jimmie Johnson has finally won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.

The six-time series champion won Sunday for the first time in 25 Cup starts at MIS, outlasting pole winner Kevin Harvick by just over a second. It was Johnson's third victory in four races — and the fifth in a row for Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. also have won for Chevy and Hendrick during the streak that doesn't count Jamie McMurray's win for Chevy in the Sprint All-Star race last month.

Brad Keselowski finished third Sunday after two straight runner-up showings at Dover and Pocono. Paul Menard was fourth, followed by Kasey Kahne, Gordon and Earnhardt.

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