Stories tagged: auto racing
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 6:11 P.M.
Joe Gibbs, Roger Penske defend NASCAR as having bright future
Joe Gibbs joined the list of heavy hitters defending NASCAR during one of its shakiest periods in decades. The owner of powerhouse Joe Gibbs Racing said NASCAR has a bright …
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 6:09 P.M.
Ryan Reed grabs Xfinity Series win in wreck-fest at Daytona
Ryan Reed picked up the second Xfinity Series victory of his career – both at Daytona International Speedway – by winning the wreck-filled season-opener. Reed had to hold off Austin …
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 6:03 P.M.
Tony Stewart enjoying new role, puts Le Mans on ‘bucket list’
Tony Stewart can show up late, leave early or not even attend NASCAR practices these days. It’s one of the perks of his pseudo retirement.
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 6 P.M.
Daniel Suarez carries Mexican banner into NASCAR’s top series
Daniel Suarez wore a suit but ditched the tie the first time he spoke at the White House. The classy, yet casual, attire seemed to fit the moment for a …
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 5:58 P.M.
Nature’s Bakery counters suit over Patrick’s sponsorship
Nature’s Bakery has filed a counterclaim against Stewart-Haas Racing that alleges the race team could not control Danica Patrick when it came to endorsing products. Nature’s Bakery says Patrick endorsed …
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 5:50 P.M.
Faster cars set for track in Barcelona ahead of new season
Formula One returns to action next week with a test session ahead of a highly anticipated season featuring wider and faster cars to make the series more exciting.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:41 P.M.
Kaz Grala wins NASCAR Truck Series opener after Matt Crafton flips
Kaz Grala won the NASCAR Truck Series season opener, getting through a massive wreck on the final lap at Daytona International Speedway. The 18-year-old Grala became the youngest winner in …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:37 P.M.
NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500
All signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500. A victory for NASCAR’s most popular driver would be a massive boost for the sagging …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:33 P.M.
Monster Energy tries to give NASCAR buzz as title sponsor
Kurt Busch’s car could have been parked at an auto show. Models in skimpy attire lingered around his Monster Energy car, posing for a steady stream of fans wanting snapshots …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:31 P.M.
Going, going, gone: NASCAR stars starting to step away
Jeff Gordon is working in the broadcast booth. Carl Edwards is spending time with family. Tony Stewart is hanging out at dirt tracks.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:28 P.M.
Corey LaJoie uses wreck, Jimmie Johnson pitch to land Daytona 500 spot
Corey LaJoie’s pitch to BK Racing for a ride in the Daytona 500 was going nowhere. LaJoie texted a friend – just seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson – to help …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:22 P.M.
Penske signs Joey Logano and Shell-Pennzoil to new deal
Team Penske has signed Joey Logano, crew chief Todd Gordon and sponsor Shell-Pennzoil to contract extensions that run “through 2022 and beyond.” The phrasing of the terms are a play …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:21 P.M.
Retired NASCAR great Jeff Gordon to drive Daytona 500 pace car
Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will drive the honorary pace car for the Daytona 500. Gordon will lead the field to green behind the wheel of a 2017 Camaro ZL1.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 9:24 P.M.
Chase Elliott grabs 1st Cup win in Daytona 500 qualifier
Chase Elliott already had the top starting spot for NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500, so he had no real reason to race hard Thursday night in a qualifying race.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 10:22 P.M.
Jimmie Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:32 P.M.
Alex Bowman ready for final shot as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s super substitute
Alex Bowman is ready for one final start driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88. Bowman will replace Earnhardt in the exhibition Clash race at Daytona International Speedway. …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:30 P.M.
Clint Bowyer out to revive NASCAR career as Stewart’s replacement
Clint Bowyer hasn’t won a race since 2012, hasn’t made the playoffs in three years and is coming off an embarrassingly bad season.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:28 P.M.
NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season begins
NASCAR has beefed up its concussion protocol with a consistent screening rule at all venues. Drivers who are involved in a wreck that sends their car to the garage will …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:24 P.M.
NASCAR’s Danica Patrick adamant she fairly promoted sponsor
Danica Patrick is defending her support of former sponsor Nature’s Bakery. She says she never promoted any rival products. Stewart-Haas Racing alleged in a $31 million lawsuit that Nature’s Bakery …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:21 P.M.
NASCAR’s Kurt Busch sued by former management company
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is being sued by his former sports management company for nearly $1.5 million. The federal lawsuit was filed this month in Michigan by the Sports Management …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:17 P.M.
NASCAR driver Greg Biffle won’t race full time this season
NASCAR driver Greg Biffle won’t race full time this season. Biffle announced Friday that he has accepted a recurring role as a guest analyst on NBC Sports’ “NASCAR America” show. …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 6:31 P.M.
Danica Patrick gets sponsorship help days before Daytona 500
One of Danica Patrick’s sponsors has stepped up to fill a sudden funding void created when Stewart-Haas Racing sued her primary backer for $31 million in a breach-of-contract lawsuit.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 8:32 P.M.
Retired NASCAR star Tony Stewart returns to sprint cars
Tony Stewart’s return to sprint car racing provided him more frustration than frivolity. Driving a sprint car for the first time since he accidentally struck and killed Kevin Ward during …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:32 P.M.
ESPN’s Ricky Craven: Danica Patrick is ‘getting long in the tooth’
Former NASCAR driver Ricky Craven says Danica Patrick is “getting long in the tooth” and her window to win a Cup race is starting to close. The two-time Monster Energy …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 9:37 P.M.
NASCAR will not permit damaged race cars to return to track
NASCAR will not permit damaged race cars to return to the track this season unless the repairs can be made on pit road within a tight window. The ban on …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 6 P.M.
Texas blocks release of F1’s US Grand Prix payment details
The Texas attorney general’s office will keep secret how much money Formula One receives from organizers of the U.S. Grand Prix to run the annual race.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 7:02 P.M.
Danica Patrick’s racing team sues sponsor Nature’s Bakery
Stewart-Haas Racing has filed a $31 million breach of contract lawsuit against Nature’s Bakery, accusing the company of refusing to pay millions of dollars it owes the team to sponsor …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:59 P.M.
NFL great LaDainian Tomlinson named honorary starter for Daytona 500
NFL great LaDainian Tomlinson, who could be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this week, has been named honorary starter for the upcoming Daytona 500. Tomlinson will …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 9:42 P.M.
A Rolex victory gets Taylor brothers the credit they deserve
Ricky and Jordan Taylor are probably the best two American race car drivers you’ve never heard of. They aren’t household names because they don’t race in NASCAR and don’t drive …
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017, 8:36 P.M.
Bold move lands Wayne Taylor Racing, Gordon, Rolex watches
Ricky Taylor used a gutsy move to fiercely grab a victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona that had seemingly slipped out of reach.