Danica Patrick doesn’t miss racing since retiring last year

Sports 03/20/19, 15:08

Danica Patrick choked back tears after crashing out of her final Indianapolis 500, that one last trip around the historic speedway that launched her career coming to such a disappointing close.She has not been back to a race track in the 10 months since. And she hasn't looked back even ...

APNewsBreak: Danica Patrick to join NBC’s Indy 500 team

Sports 03/20/19, 06:09

Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico.Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Great American Race" prepped her for a return as a television personality.She told The Associated Press racing at ...

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 ...

Byron, Bowman start from front row in 61st Daytona 500

Sports 02/17/19, 10:07

William Byron will start from the pole in the 61st running of the Daytona 500, combining with teammate Alex Bowman to create the youngest front row in the history of "The Great American Race."Byron is 21, and Bowman is 25. Both are driving Chevrolets for Hendrick Motorsports.Six Ford drivers will ...

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 ...

No female drivers in Daytona 500, but pipeline has potential

Sports 02/14/19, 19:35

Hailie Deegan spent more time at Daytona 500 media day than any other driver.The 17-year-old was a guest host for NASCAR.com, trading in her firesuit for a microphone and interviewing one Cup Series star after another. It was the closest Deegan will get to the action at Daytona International Speedway ...

NASCAR needs new stars and Kyle Larson may save the sport

Sports 02/01/19, 13:07

NASCAR's biggest stars have all moved on. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are television analysts while Tony Stewart is racing sprint cars again. Danica Patrick traded her firesuit for athleisure-wear while Carl Edwards just kind of disappeared.America's top motorsports series is in need of a new face. The rapid ...

Stewart-Haas aiming to dominate NASCAR playoff’s round of 8

Sports 10/27/18, 16:00

Tony Stewart passionately believed in Aric Almirola when others dismissed the racecar driver as a journeyman with nothing more to offer than the backing of a bacon company sponsor.Stewart had a chance to replace Danica Patrick in one of the four Stewart-Haas entries — the weakest of the teams, statistically ...

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