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Alonso says he is 'perfectly fine'

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MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Fernando Alonso says he is "perfectly fine" as he recovers at home from a crash during Formula One preseason testing that sent him to the hospital for three days.

"As you can see, I am perfectly fine," the McLaren driver said on Friday in a video on YouTube. He looked relaxed and healthy, standing in front of a tall hedgerow wearing a blue sweatshirt. Read More...

Rosberg fastest in Barcelona testing

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Nico Rosberg pushed his Mercedes to the fastest lap so far in preseason testing at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit as Jenson Button saw his promising drive end in the grass on Friday.

Rosberg let loose a late flying lap of 1 minute, 22.792 seconds to put champions Mercedes on the top of the timesheet for the first time through 10 days of testing. Read More...

Force India finally rolls out new F1 car

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

NASCAR is on the defensive after 13 drivers - including four former champions - didn't even get on the track for qualifying Friday after failing to pass inspection. Read More...

Gordon makes last run at beloved Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Jeff Gordon admired his latest retirement gift - a miniature race car for his two young children - and thanked the folks at Atlanta Motor Speedway for not going with the obvious choice.

"I really appreciate it not being a rocking chair," Gordon quipped. Read More...

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Busch out of hospital after foot surgery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kyle Busch has been released from the hospital following surgery on his left foot after breaking it during a crash at Daytona International Speedway.

Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina performed the surgery on Wednesday. Read More...

Busy driver Smith welcomes first child

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Regan Smith was quick to accept an offer to race in the Daytona 500 as Kurt Busch's replacement driver.

He did have one slight concern, though, about spending an additional day in Florida. His pregnant wife, Megan, was at home in North Carolina expecting their first child. But he said the couple agreed in advance that should she go into labor, he should complete his races before heading home. Read More...

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