Guthrie dropped from nominees for contributions to NASCAR

Sports 03/14/19, 12:20

Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport.Guthrie and Barney Hall, longtime anchor for the Motor Racing Network, were replaced on the ...

Whiting’s death sets somber tone for opening F1 GP weekend

Sports 03/14/19, 03:29

The sudden death of race director Charlie Whiting set a somber tone for the first weekend of the Formula One season, with the attention to the regular rivalries such as Lewis Hamilton vs. Sebastian Vettel taking a back seat to the incoming tributes for the respected F1 veteran.A day before ...

FIA says F1 director Charlie Whiting has died in Australia

Sports 03/13/19, 21:11

Formula One Race Director Charlie Whiting has died from a pulmonary embolism three days before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. He was 66.The federation for international auto racing issued a statement saying Whiting died on Thursday morning in Melbourne.FIA President Jean Todt said he was shocked by the sudden death ...

Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

Sports 03/13/19, 17:26

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Stewart joined Neil Bonnett, a popular member of the "Alabama Gang," two-time Xfinity Series champion Sam Ard, former Daytona 500 winner Marvin Panch, short-track racer Jim Paschal and mechanic Red Vogt as ...

Kyle Busch nears milestone 200th NASCAR victory

Sports 03/11/19, 13:02

Joe Gibbs has spent his career watching Hall of Fame-caliber athletes ply their trades, whether as the Super Bowl-winning coach of the Washington Redskins or the title-winning owner of a race team.In his mind, what separates them from a run-of-the-mill star is an insatiable will to succeed, the kind of ...

Update: Kyle Busch wins Stage 2 at ISM Raceway

Sports 03/10/19, 16:19

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race near Phoenix (all times local):2:20 p.m.Kyle Busch led the field under caution to win the second stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway, and now will aim for his 199th career win in its top three series.Busch also won ...

Update: Harvick keeps lead after 1st stage in Vegas

Sports 03/03/19, 16:38

The Latest on the NASCAR race in Las Vegas (all times local):1:35 p.m.Kevin Harvick is leading from the pole after the first stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race in Las Vegas.The defending race champion also swept both stages of this race last year, and he remained up front after ...

Update: Keselowski recovers from bug to race at Atlanta

Sports 02/24/19, 14:18

The Latest on the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (all times local):2:15 p.m.Brad Keselowski has recovered from a stomach virus in time to start Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Saturday, Feb. (AP Photo/John Amis)Keselowski ...

Update: Denny Hamlin wins 2nd Daytona 500 after string of dramatic wrecks

Sports 02/17/19, 19:49

The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 7:35 p.m. Denny Hamlin has won his second Daytona 500 in four years, taking the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing a month after Joe Gibbs' oldest son died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs was 49. Hamlin predicted ...

Perfect Storm: The 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

Sports 02/16/19, 11:28

The first break came with the massive blizzard that wreaked havoc on the East Coast, essentially locking television viewers in their homes. The Daytona 500, meanwhile, was to be broadcast live in its entirety for the first time, reaching markets that knew little, if anything, about stock car racing. The ...

NASCAR moving away from restrictor plates, not pack racing

Sports 02/15/19, 15:22

There has been a string of goodbyes at Daytona International Speedway in recent years, from Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick.There is another one on tap Sunday: The Daytona 500 will be the final NASCAR race for restrictor plates, the horsepower-sapping devices reduce speed ...

Tirico chosen to host NBC’s inaugural Indy 500 coverage

Sports 02/15/19, 12:28

NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network's inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage on May 26, giving him his first glimpse at the largest single-day crowd to attend a sporting event anywhere in the world."I am thrilled to join our team as we cover one of America's iconic ...

‘Swedish invasion’ set for IndyCar in 2019

Texas 02/12/19, 17:04

After their early years racing each other in karts, Marcus Ericsson and Felix Rosenqvist took very different paths chasing checkered flags around the globe before finally landing in the United States.Now they represent a "Swedish invasion" of IndyCar as two series rookies with vast experience and big expectations heading into ...

Texans star J.J. Watt to serve as Daytona 500 grand marshal

Sports 02/11/19, 15:01

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt will serve as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, making him the first NFL player to give the command for drivers to starts their engines before NASCAR's most famous race.Daytona International Speedway made the announcement Monday, six days before the 61st running of "The ...

IndyCar revving up tons of momentum for 2019 season

Texas 02/11/19, 14:51

IndyCar heads into 2019 with everything going in the right direction.The series has a new long-term sponsor in Japanese communications giant NTT. Firestone has extended its tire supplier deal for five more years. A new broadcast deal with NBC is set to launch. The driver pool keeps building talent and ...

NASCAR to disqualify illegal cars in move to squash cheating

Sports 02/04/19, 15:33

NASCAR announced Monday that it will disqualify race-winning cars that break the rules this season, confronting its longtime culture of cheating with a stringent new penalty system."If you are illegal, you don't win the race," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's chief racing development officer. "We cannot allow inspection and penalties ...

Update: Davey Allison joins dad in NASCAR Hall of Fame

Football 02/01/19, 21:05

The Latest on the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local):9 p.m.The late Davey Allison has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Allison was a famed member of the "Alabama Gang" and his induction began with a video message from Alabama football coach Nick Saban. He was ...

Jeff Gordon altered NASCAR landscape on way to Hall of Fame

Sports 01/31/19, 13:17

Jeff Gordon graduated from racing sprint cars on "Thursday Night Thunder" to the big leagues of NASCAR, arriving with a silly mustache, a mullet and a briefcase that held little more than his Nintendo Game Boy.The 20-year-old from California, who briefly relocated to Indiana for its lowered age requirements to ...

Alonso turns focus to final leg of motorsports’ Triple Crown

Sports 01/28/19, 14:20

Fernando Alonso raced into retirement from Formula One dedicated to winning the final leg of motorsports' version of the Triple Crown. The Indianapolis 500 is the missing piece on his resume, one he intends to add in May.But Alonso has been considering his future for quite some time, and his ...

IndyCar lands communications company NTT as title sponsor

Sports 01/15/19, 15:44

IndyCar announced a multi-year title sponsorship deal Tuesday with NTT, a global information technology and communications company based in Japan.The series will be called the NTT IndyCar Series. NTT Data, a subsidiary of parent company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., already sponsors a car for Chip Ganassi Racing and received ...

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