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5 things to know Saturday at the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is Saturday at Churchill Downs. Here are five things you should know...


Johnson wins 8th Sprint Cup race at Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson pulled away on a restart with eight laps to go and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tops List Of Nascar's Highest-Paid Drivers

Nascar's Highest-Paid Drivers

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been a lightening rod for Nascar fans since the he joined the top level of the sport in 2000. Fans have voted him the sport's most popular driver 10 straight years. He has dominated Nascar merchandise sales over the past decade with estimates putting his share as high as 35% of the total during some years. But the critics question his ardent following after extended winless streaks of 76 and 143 races and figure his support is simply a function of his famous name. Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Dale Jr. is still the biggest star in the sport.


Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th

Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson has won his second Daytona 500, racing past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski on the final restart, while Danica Patrick...


Horrifying crash at Daytona exposes risks to fans

Fans can wind up in the danger zone, too. A horrifying crash on the last lap of a race at Daytona International Speedway injured at least 30 fans Saturday and provided another stark reminder of what can happen when a car going nearly 200 mph is suddenly launched toward the spectator areas.


Stewart Wins at Daytona After Scary Last-Lap Crash


Tony Stewart won a chaotic Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway that ended with a frightening last-lap crash that appeared to injure fans when rookie Kyle Larson's car sailed into the fence that separates the track from the seats.


Danica Patrick first woman to win Daytona 500 pole

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick keeps making history. Patrick, who has made headlines since Speedweeks began while fielding questions about her relationship with fellow Cup rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr., has made headlines again — for doing something on the track.


Slideshow: Year in Pictures: 2012 Sports


Click to view the best sports pictures from the past year.


7-Year Itch? Danica, Hub Split

Danica Patrick and her husband, Paul Hospenthal, are getting a divorce. "I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage," the former IndyCar racer wrote on her Facebook page. "This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that's how we will remain moving forward."


Bahrain Grand Prix to go ahead as protests flare

Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain was under tight security on Saturday after violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters overshadowed this weekend's Formula One Grand Prix race meeting in the Gulf state.


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