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Tuesday, July 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Prost Ponders Comeback

By Compiled From Wire Services

Retired four-time Formula One champion Alain Prost could be on the verge of a comeback with McLaren.

The team announced in Woking, England, that the 40-year-old French driver will take part in McLaren’s development and testing programs for the remainder of this season.

The team also left open the possibility that Prost could return next season as one of two McLaren drivers.

Crew chief Andy Petree will leave the Richard Childress Racing team of seven-time Winston Cup driving champion Dale Earnhardt at the end of this season to focus on becoming a NASCAR team owner.

Petree said he will rejoin a team owned by Leo Jackson in 1996 as crew chief and over a period of years gradually assume ownership of the operation.

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