American alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin speaks with reporters at the U.S. Olympic team media event Wednesday. Shiffrin said it's "cool" to see sports play a bigger role in politics and culture than it has in the past.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, walks through the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee on Saturday.
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Kurt Busch drives during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 2, 2014. Busch was recently suspended indefinitely amid domestic violence accusations.
NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick (in car on left) and Ryan Newman lead the pack during the Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 16, in Homestead, Fla.
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Wendell Scott's son Frank Scott (left) and grandson Warrick Scott at StoryCorps in Danville, Va. Wendell Scott, who died in 1990, was one of the first African-American NASCAR drivers to win a race at the elite level.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon, left, says he won't race full-time after the 2015 season. Here, Gordon shakes hands with long-time team owner Rick Hendrick last year.
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In this May 22, 2014, photo, Kurt Busch walks with Patricia Driscoll before a race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. The former couple has been in court over Driscoll's claim that Busch assaulted her.
Tony Stewart is seen Friday preparing for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen, N.Y. Police say no charges are pending against Stewart in the death of another driver at a nearby dirt track Saturday.
Danica Patrick became the first woman to win the No. 1 starting slot at NASCAR's elite level. But will that spot — and her weight advantage — give her an edge in Sunday's Daytona 500?
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