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  • Buddy Baker steps down from radio show with inoperable tumor

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daytona 500 winner Buddy Baker says he has a "huge tumor" in his lung that is requiring him to immediately step down as co-host of his SiriusXM NASCAR show. The 74-year-old Baker won 19 races in the Sprint Cup Series, including the 1980 Daytona 500. He made his series...

  • NASCAR to try new aero packages at 3 additional tracks

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will use track-specific rules packages at three more race tracks as the sanctioning body continues to try to improve the racing. A unique rules package already had been announced for Saturday night's race at Kentucky. NASCAR executive Steve O'Donnell said Tuesday a...

  • PGA Grand Slam to move from Trump Course in Los Angeles

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate's comments on Mexican immigrants. Trump and the PGA of America met Monday. Both groups...

  • Andretti Autosport signs Justin Wilson for rest of season

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Andretti is giving Justin Wilson another shot. Andretti Autosport announced Tuesday that the 36-year-old Englishman has been hired for the final five races of the IndyCar season and will again drive the No. 25 car. Wilson competed in two races with Andretti's team...

  • Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life. A wreck that began three rows ahead of him sent cars spinning all over the track. When...

  • Sorrell: Friction in Formula 1 can help lift the sport

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Friction in Formula One and ongoing negativity has created instability that affects companies pumping money into the sport, according to a director of the motorsport series. But Martin Sorrell, who is also chief executive of advertising giant WPP, told The Associated Press that...

  • Germany's Nuerburg links cars racing with nature and history

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    NUERBURG, Germany (AP) — Race drivers call it "The Green Hell" and it has taken dozens of drivers' lives, but Germany's Nuerburgring car-racing track offers unparalleled excitement for car racing fans. Engines roar, car tires squeal, crowds cheer or hold their breath for the champions, all in...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 6

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. EARNHARDT WINS RAIN-DELAYED SPRINT CUP RACE AT DAYTONA Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, which ended at 2:41 a.m. Monday with a horrific...

  • Kyle Busch brushes wall in 1st Daytona race since crash

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch hit another wall at Daytona International Speedway. This one was a considerably softer blow. Busch swiped the outside wall early in his first race at Daytona since breaking his right leg and left foot in a hard crash at the track in February. Trying to...

  • Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon's crash

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, which ended at 2:41 a.m. with a horrific last-lap accident. The outcome wasn't in doubt as Earnhardt dominated the race. But as the pack of cars chased him on a two-lap...

  • BC-CAR--NASCAR-Daytona,Rain DelayAdvisory

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    EDITORS: The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway has started after a rain delay of 3 hours, 34 minutes.

  • Fans shower Gordon with praise before final Daytona race

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As rain delayed his final race at Daytona International Speedway, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was showered with cheers during driver introductions Sunday. Speedway officials handed out thousands of placards commemorating Gordon's milestones at Daytona,...

  • Kalitta gets Top Fuel win in Ohio

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Doug Kalitta earned his second Top Fuel win of the season Sunday at NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. Kalitta secured his 37th career victory by driving his dragster past Antron Brown in the final round. Kalitta had a time of 3.823 seconds at 322.34 mph while...

  • Rain helps Hamilton win thrilling British GP, extend F1 lead

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Rain soaked Silverstone and water then filled Lewis Hamilton's eyes. The world champion won on home soil for the third time on Sunday as the inclement weather provided the conditions for a thrilling British Grand Prix — a riposte to some of the complaints about...

  • NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. It's been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR decides...

  • Reigning midget champion Rico Abreu gets 1st stock car win

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rico Abreu has earned his first career stock car victory, racing to the win at Columbus Motor Speedway in Ohio. Abreu set a track record in winning the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event. He then held on for the victory. Abreu is the reigning USAC...

  • Austin Dillon wins Xfinity Series race at Daytona

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon once stood in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway celebrating a Dale Earnhardt win with his grandfather and wondering if he would ever make it back to commemorate his own achievement. Richard Childress assured his grandson, "You'll have the...

  • NASCAR meets with driver council for 2nd time about rules

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The newly formed driver council met with NASCAR for a second time Saturday and it may have led to a new rules package for upcoming races at Indianapolis and Michigan. NASCAR has already said it will use a package with less downforce next weekend at Kentucky Speedway,...

  • Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather. Greg Ives instructed Earnhardt to go flat-out at the start of Friday's first practice session because the rules state the...

  • NASCAR driver Kyle Busch wants grass removed from tracks

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch has become the unwitting poster boy for NASCAR safety improvements. It's not a role he wanted. But now that it's been thrust upon him, he's not shying away from taking the lead on suggesting changes. The Joe Gibbs Racing star said Saturday he would like to...

  • NBC returns to NASCAR coverage with Sunday race at Daytona

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For 29 years, the summer race at Daytona International Speedway was a part of the nation's birthday. The event was always run on Independence Day, no matter what day of the week. The race was in the morning, and the drivers and their families were celebrating on the...

  • Late TV broadcaster Byrnes honored with Squier-Hall Award

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Late television broadcaster Steve Byrnes has won the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR media excellence. NASCAR officials made the announcement Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Byrnes died in April after a long bout with cancer. He joined Fox Sports in 2001 and...

  • Hamilton on pole at British GP, Rosberg pleased to miss out

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton produced another formidable performance in qualifying at the British Grand Prix on Saturday to clinch pole position for the eighth time in nine races this season. With a 46th career pole, the reigning world champion moved to third...

  • NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump. On the same day one of its top sponsors called on NASCAR to take a stance against Trump, the motorsports series said it will not hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral...

  • Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. Several 2016 contenders have brushed off Trump's comments while others have ignored them....



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