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Danica finds love away from track with Aaron Rodgers

1/4 SLIDES (AP Photo/Chris Keane, File 2/4 SLIDES (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File 3/4 SLIDES (AP Photo/ Morry Gash, left, and Chris Keane, right, File CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Danica Patrick's heart is racing for Aaron Rodgers. Patrick, a Chicago Bears fan, confirmed Monday she is dating the Green Bay

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Chili Bowl : Bell goes back to back ; heartbreak for Larson

Matthew T. Thacker / LAT Images Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Christopher Bell went back-to-back in the Chili Bowl Nationals on Saturday. The Norman, Oklahoma native captured his second Golden Driller by taking the lead after Kyle Larson's engine blew up with 13 laps remaining in the 5


Kyle Larson : 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series Review

Kyle Larson and his #42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet had quite the rollercoaster ride in last year's Monster Energy Cup Series season. Throughout the regular season, only eventual champion Martin Truex Jr. showed more speed on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, the speedster's fortunes turned ugly in t


One of NASCAR 's up-and-coming stars gets great news ahead of Daytona

Ryan Blaney is having a good day. First, PPG announced an expanded sponsorship with Team Penske and the No. 12 Ford Fusion. In it, PPG will be the primary sponsor for six Cup Series races and associate sponsor for the remainder of the schedule, the company announced in a news release. But in additio


Michiganders need to book spring vacations early

More than 70% of Michiganders expect to take vacations this year, and many of them, inspired in part by the arctic blast this winter and confidence in the economy, are considering warmer destinations. That means if you wait, it might be more difficult - and more expensive - to book the trip you want


PPG Expands Partnership With Team Penske

PPG is enhancing its longstanding support of Team Penske for the 2018 racing season. The company is assuming primary sponsorship of the team's No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney - who PPG says is one of NASCAR's up-and-coming young stars - for six of this year's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Serie


Random Thoughts : Lithuanian fans getting the LaVar Ball experience

Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, ready for the start of prep basketball league seasons, wondering whatever happened to Nina Earl, a two-time CIF Southern Section basketball player of the year in 2006-07 from Diamond Ranch High School. Have to give LaVar Ball some kind of credit, like it or not


Jeff Gordon , Howard Hughes join motorsports hall of fame

Logano announces birth of son with beautiful photo Jason Kempin/Getty Images for GOOD+ NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon attends GOOD+ Foundation & MR PORTER Host Fatherhood Lunch With Jerry Seinfeld at Le Coucou on June 8, 2017 in New York City. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Four-ti


Larson : Tough Chili Bowl loss ` still has n't really sunk in yet '

As the dust started to clear at Tulsa Expo Speedway and Christopher Bell finished his post-Chili Bowl Nationals celebration with his winning Keith Kunz Motorsports team, Kyle Larson was back in the pits signing autographs. Larson, who started from the pole for the 32nd-running for the holy grail of


Notable changes as NASCAR gets set to embark on 2018 season

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports sat down with 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. to discuss his emotions after winning the title. USA TODAY Sports Team owner Richard Petty, right, and driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace, second from right, will compete in the No. 43 Chevrolet in the 2018 Monster En


NASCAR broadcasts begin instances , TV networks for 2018 Cup season

CLOSE A group of NASCAR drivers reveal the tracks they believe provide themselves the biggest advantage during the playoffs. USA TODAY Sports The Daytona 500 will kick off the 36-race 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup schedule on Feb. 18.(Photo: John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports) CONNECT 1 COMMENTEM


Chase Elliott : ` Do n't go there ' to ask about attainable payback for Denny Hamlin in Texas

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' Mike Hembree previews the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. USA TODAY Sports Chase Elliott's car spun out and crashed after from Denny Hamlin's car last week in Martinsville.(Photo: Lee Luther Jr., USA TODAY) CONNECT 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE Chase Elliott directed reporters t


Jimmie Johnson wins rain-delayed NASCAR race at Bristol

CLOSE Johnson won his second consecutive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Monday at Bristol Motor Speedway. USA TODAY Sports Jimmie Johnson celebrates in victory lane after winning the Food City 500, Monday at Bristol Motor Speedway.(Photo: Randy Sartin, USA TODAY Sports) CONNECTCOMMENTEMAI


Moonlighting in skilled racing comes with some danger

Former NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.(Photo: Aaron Doster, USA TODAY Sports) CONNECT 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE Tony Stewart has assumed or has had many roles foisted upon him in two decades as a NASCAR driver, driver/owner, and after retiring last season, simply owner. Among them is chief practitioner and def


Bob Glidden was one of NHRA 's first and finest stars

Bob Glidden, one of the first NHRA drag racing superstars, is being remembered for his achievements in the sport, where he won 85 Pro Stock national events and 10 season championships. Glidden passed away Sunday at his Whiteland, Ind., home. He was 73. "He was a true competitor who left a lasting le


Show and Shine returns to Port Lincoln foreshore

SHINE: Lincoln Auto Club members, Richard and Maaike Forsaith put the final touches to their 1967 Dodge Phoenix in preparation for the upcoming 'Show and Shine'. The Lincoln Auto Club is gearing up for its annual Show and Shine event on January 14, which will showcase vintage cars from across Lower


Analysis : Emotions laid bare as Truex captures first title on Junior 's last race day

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' Heather Tucker looks back at Martin Truex Jr.'s championship win and the full-time drivers we're saying goodbye to as the 2017 season ends. USA TODAY Sports Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, congratules Martin Truex Jr. on his Ford EcoBoost win and first championship.(Photo: Mark J.


Kevin Harvick takes Texas playoff race , advances to NASCAR remaining 4

Kevin Harvick celebrates in victory lane after winning Sunday's AAA Texas 500.(Photo: Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports) CONNECTCOMMENTEMAILMORE FORT WORTH - Highlights of Sunday's AAA Texas 500, the second race of the third round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, at Texas Motor Speedwa


Road to the Monster Energy Cup : Part 1

2017 brought monumental changes to NASCAR. Its top national series secured a new sponsor and races intensified thanks to new competition rules. Monster Energy brought a youthful, indulgent edge as the new Cup Series sponsor. And in January, NASCAR announced sweeping changes to race structure and the


UNDATED : Add 2018 Sports Calendar

___ 1-3 - Men's and women's track and field, NAIA Indoor Championships, Pittsburg, Kan. 1-4 - Men's golf, PGA Tour, Puerto Rico Open, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 1-4 - Men's golf, WGC-Mexico Championship, Mexico City. 1-4 - Men's golf, European PGA, Tshwane Open, Waterkloof, South Africa. 1-4 - Athletic