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  • Tony Schumacher leads Top Fuel qualifying in NHRA opener

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Tony Schumacher led Top Fuel qualifying Friday in the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals at historic Auto Club Raceway. The eight-time season champion had a 3.722-second run at 323.66 mph in his Don Schumacher Racing dragster. "The second run was a good run,"...

  • Gerhart goes for 9th ARCA win, history at Daytona

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's been nearly two decades since Bobby Gerhart went through this kind of drought at Daytona International Speedway. The driver finished 29th, sixth and 39th the last three years in the season-opening ARCA race at Daytona. And for a guy who has eight victories at...

  • Recovered and ready to race, Vickers set for Daytona return

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers might have been more easily found on TV this week pitching a blood-thinning drug instead of practicing for the Daytona 500. His ubiquitous commercial — which also features Miami Heat star Chris Bosh and golfer Arnold Palmer — was about the only way...

  • HScott Motorsports leases charter to secure ride for Annett

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — HScott Motorsports has leased a charter from Premium Motorsports to secure a ride for Michael Annett for the 2016 season. A charter guarantees revenue and a position in a 40-car Sprint Cup field. HScott Motorsports was granted one charter and used it on the No. 15...

  • NASCAR's new charter system shuts out storied Wood Brothers

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's been 10 years since the Wood Brothers completed a full NASCAR season, and they stopped trying to make it to the track each week in 2009. NASCAR's oldest race team didn't have the funds to keep up with the competition, and a scaled-back approach was what the...

  • Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

    Yesterday

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday. At the same time Stewart was offering details about his wreck and recovery, Stewart-Haas Racing announced the three-time champion's...

  • WWE star Cena named honorary pace car driver for Daytona 500

    Yesterday

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wrestling star and actor John Cena will serve as the honorary pace car driver for the season-opening Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway made the announcement Friday, more than a week before the Feb. 21 race. Cena, a 15-time WWE champion, will lead the 40-car...

  • NASCAR opens 2016 season without 2 of its biggest stars

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins. Neither NASCAR star will be in a car when Daytona International Speedway opens Friday for preparations for the Feb. 21 season-opening Daytona 500. Gordon, arguably NASCAR's...

  • Former NASCAR racer Lennie Pond dies at 75

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lennie Pond, who raced for 17 years in NASCAR's premier series, has died. He was 75. The J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home in Chester, Virginia, said Pond died Wednesday but did not give a cause of death. A native of Ettrick, Virginia, Pond was a regular competitor at...

  • NASCAR creates 'overtime line' in new rules finish

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Looking to end the frustration and confusion that comes when caution flags come out late in its races, NASCAR announced Thursday that it is shifting to an unlimited green-white-checkered finish protocol and establishing an "overtime line" to determine the winner. The...

  • Auto Racing Glance

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    All Times EST NASCAR SPRINT CUP SPRINT UNLIMITED Site: Daytona Beach, Florida. Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 5-7:30 p.m.); Saturday, race, 8 p.m. (Fox, 8-10 p.m.). Track: Daytona International Speedway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles). Race distance: 187.5 miles, 75 laps. Last year:...

  • Wednesday's Sports in Brief

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    OLYMPICS The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter to all possible Olympians, acknowledging the growing worries over the virus. The letter spells...

  • APNewsBreak: Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona

    Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the change tells The Associated Press that Brian Vickers will replace injured driver Tony Stewart at Daytona International Speedway. Stewart-Haas Racing has scheduled a Friday news conference to discuss its plans for the No. 14 Chevrolet. The...

  • Manor F1 gives 1st seat to German driver Pascal Wehrlein

    Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    BANBURY, England (AP) — Manor Racing has selected German driver Pascal Wehrlein for the Formula One season, which starts next month at the Australian Grand Prix. The 21-year-old Wehrlein is keen to fulfill his promise after impressing in testing as a reserve driver with Mercedes, behind the...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    ___ Companies lose billions buying back their own stock NEW YORK (AP) — If you think your stocks are doing poorly, check out the performance of some of the most sophisticated investors, the ones with more knowledge about what's going on inside businesses than anyone else: companies that buy...

  • NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

    Updated: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors. The change gets away from the independent...

  • Coroner rules out driver, trainer error in Edwards death

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A coronial inquest into the death of British racing driver Sean Edwards at an Australian speedway in 2013 has found that mechanical failure caused the accident. Edwards, the son of ex-Formula One driver Guy Edwards, was in the passenger seat as an instructor for a...

  • Injured Tony Stewart to miss start of final NASCAR season

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday. The three-time NASCAR champion sustained a "burst fracture of the L1 vertebra" when he crashed on an ATV...

  • Montezemolo expresses sadness over Schumacher's health

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    MILAN (AP) — Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo expressed his sadness on Thursday at the condition of Michael Schumacher, two years after the former Formula One champion was seriously injured in a skiing accident. Montezemolo was asked if he had any news about Schumacher, who...

  • Furniture Row Racing on different track for Super Bowl

    Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. While other Sprint Cup teams — the majority of them based in the Carolinas — will most likely be cheering for the Panthers in Sunday's...

  • Danish F1 driver Magnussen wants to impress with Renault

    Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    GUYANCOURT, France (AP) — When he was dumped by McLaren a few months ago, Kevin Magnussen feared his Formula One career might be over. Now the Danish driver is more determined than ever to grab the lifeline handed by Renault as the French carmaker returns as a racing team. "This is a massive...

  • Kevin Magnussen replaces Pastor Maldonado in Renault F1 team

    Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    GUYANCOURT, France (AP) — Former McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen is Renault's new driver this year in the French carmaker's return to Formula One as a racing team. Magnussen, who replaced Pastor Maldonado, will partner Britain's Jolyon Palmer. Also on Wednesday, GP3 champion Esteban Ocon was...

  • IndyCar puts safety at top of priority list entering 2016

    Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar officials are trying to make racing safer and more appealing in 2016. After spending a busy offseason trying to stop cars from flipping and limiting the dangers of flying debris, Mark Miles spent Tuesday explaining how rules changes could help. The most notable...

  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury

    Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week before he is expected in Daytona to prepare for his final season in Sprint Cup. The 44-year-old...

  • Honda agrees to new deal with IndyCar as engine supplier

    Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A rough 2015 season couldn't chase Honda out of IndyCar racing. Instead, the longtime engine-manufacturer is redoubling its efforts and its commitment to the series. Honda Performance Development President Art St. Cyr announced Tuesday that his company had signed a new...



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