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AP Exclusive: David Letterman struggling with love of racing

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing.

The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number racing deaths — Justin Wilson, Dan Wheldon, Paul Dana, Dale Earnhardt, Ayrton Senna, sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. — and wondered if "maybe we've reached diminishing returns at making this sport safer."

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: Irwin Tools Night Race
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kevin Harvick9081
2Joey Logano8652
3Dale Earnhardt Jr.8193
4Brad Keselowski7935
5Jimmie Johnson7926
6Martin Truex Jr.7714
7Matt Kenseth7537
8Kurt Busch7138
9Denny Hamlin7129
10Jamie McMurray69610
11Ryan Newman68312
12Paul Menard67411

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