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  • Rejuvenated McLaren shows off new Honda-powered car for 2015

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WOKING, England (AP) — Energized by a restructured driver lineup and a renewed relationship with Honda, McLaren showed off its new car for the 2015 season that the English team expects will restore the fortunes of one of Formula One's biggest names. The McLaren MP4-30 was launched on Thursday,...

  • Richard Petty Motorsports committed to running Hornish Jr.

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sam Hornish Jr. is finally back in the Sprint Cup Series after a four-year absence, in a ride Richard Petty Motorsports insists it is committed to fielding for the entire year. RPM has 26 unsponsored races as it heads into next month's season-opener. Twisted Tea will...

  • Wood Brothers push Blaney's schedule to 18 Sprint Cup races

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Wood Brothers have pushed Ryan Blaney's schedule to 18 Sprint Cup Series races this season. Blaney was originally scheduled to run 12 with the Ford team. Blaney is a Team Penske development driver, and the additional races are being funded by Penske sponsors Ppg, SKF...

  • Brian Barnhart returns as head of IndyCar race control

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar on Wednesday returned Brian Barnhart to his former role as head of race control. Barnhart had the same role from 1997 through 2011, but was removed after a controversial final season. He has been IndyCar's vice president of competition in the three years since, and...

  • NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson recovering from stroke

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR Hall of Famer and former three-time Cup champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered on Dec. 9. Pearson's family released a statement Wednesday that says he is "doing great and well on the road to recovery." The statement said the 80-year-old...

  • Roush Fenway looks to rebuild after rough 2014 season

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing enters a season of rebuilding following a self-described "brutal" 2014 that included just two Sprint Cup wins and top driver Carl Edwards defection to Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the year. Although RFR placed two cars in the Chase for the Sprint Cup...

  • Tony Stewart acquires national sprint car series tour

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart won't be back in a sprint car, by his own estimation, for "a very, very long time." But the three-time NASCAR champion can't bear to be away from the grass-roots level of racing, and he has added another piece to his growing portfolio by acquiring the All...

  • Patrick heads into 2015 in final season with team, sponsor

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick begins her third full season at NASCAR's top level facing an uncertain future. Her contract with Stewart-Haas Racing is in its final year, as is the contract between primary sponsor GoDaddy and the race team. But Patrick, who is 32 and still adapting to...

  • Tony Stewart returns with a swagger not seen in 2 years

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart, walking without a limp for the first time in 18 months, declared himself pain-free and never more eager to start a season. After a tumultuous two seasons that affected him physically and mentally, the three-time NASCAR champion said Tuesday his troubles are...

  • Kurt Busch focusing on racing amid domestic violence case

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch is confident he is in line for his best NASCAR season ever despite a domestic violence case that could keep him off the track. Busch said Tuesday at NASCAR's annual media tour he is eager for a resolution to the highly-publicized case involving ex-girlfriend...

  • Michael Annett joins HScott Motorsports in 2nd full-time car

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — HScott Motorsports will expand to two full-time Sprint Cup Series cars this season by adding Michael Annett. Annett joins Justin Allgaier as drivers for second-year Cup owner Harry Scott Jr. Annett will be funded by his longtime sponsor Pilot Flying J. The car number for...

  • NASCAR's Brian Vickers eager to race after heart surgery

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Vickers is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following emergency open heart surgery last month. "Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated," Vickers said Tuesday during NASCAR's...

  • NASCAR to leave championship format unchanged in 2015

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans. The Chase was revamped last year into an elimination-style system that created a winner-take-all final race among four drivers. Kevin Harvick...

  • Kyle Busch annoyed by being mistaken for older brother Kurt

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch said Monday he has not gotten involved in his older brother's personal issues and is disappointed he has been mistaken for Kurt in coverage of assault allegations against the 2004 NASCAR champion. Kurt Busch spent four days over the last two months in a...

  • Scott Dixon shines in masterful final drive in Rolex win

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Scott Dixon's teammates spent the final three hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona raving about his talent while watching him seal a victory in one of the most prestigious endurance races in the world. The three-time IndyCar champion would take none of the credit. Dixon, who carried the heaviest...

  • Chip Ganassi Racing's 'star car' wins Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chip Ganassi bristles when his No. 02 team is called the "star car." Truth is, the moniker couldn't be more appropriate right now. Ganassi's all-star driver lineup of three-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray, Indianapolis 500 winner...

  • Mistake leaves Wayne Taylor Racing outside top spot again

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After more than 23 1/2 hours of racing, Jordan Taylor figured he was in prime position for a victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Then his team made a major miscalculation. Wayne Taylor Racing erred when it put Taylor back in the car at 12:17 p.m. Sunday. Between...

  • Jeff Gordon to be Fox guest analyst during XFINITY season

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Fox Sports will use a rotation of drivers, including Jeff Gordon, in its coverage of NASCAR's second-tier XFINITY Series this season. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast 12 races this year while two will be on Fox. Adam Alexander will do play-by-play alongside Michael Waltrip and...

  • A look at Chip Ganassi Racing's success at Rolex 24

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A look at Chip Ganassi Racing's success in in the Rolex 24 at Daytona following Sunday's victory in the twice-round-the-clock endurance event at Daytona International Speedway: — It was the sixth Rolex victory for team owners Ganassi and Felix Sabates in 12 attempts....

  • Defending champion Ogier wins Monte Carlo rally

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    MONACO (AP) — Defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier of France began his title defense with a victory at the season-opening Monte Carlo rally Sunday, finishing ahead of Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen of Norway as Volkswagen swept the podium places. Ogier led Latvala...

  • A year after Daytona crash, Gidley still hopes to race again

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's been a year since Memo Gidley's frightening accident at Daytona International Speedway. And he doesn't remember anything about it. Gidley said Saturday during the Rolex 24 at Daytona that he has watched the replay numerous times and feels as if "somebody else was...

  • Action Express suffers setback in Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Defending winner Action Express Racing suffered a setback one third of the way through the Rolex 24 at Daytona when the car lost fuel pressure with Joao Barbosa behind the wheel. The No. 5 Corvette DP was running second when it came to a stop at Daytona International...

  • Following news of split, Dempsey avoids attention at Daytona

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Actor and racing enthusiast Patrick Dempsey is trying to keep a low profile at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. A day after he and his wife announced they are divorcing after 15 years of marriage, Dempsey skipped an autograph session for fans — an event he usually takes part...

  • 2015 GMC Canyon - Review

    Marty Padgett , | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Until now, shoppers wanting something less than a full-size truck had exactly two choices, and neither of them were what we'd call fresh, or innovative. The mid-size niche is growing this year, in the form of two new trucks nearly identical in configuration, but not so close in style: the...

  • Ganassi's Larson, Karam better prepared for 2nd Rolex race

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Kyle Larson and Sage Karam are feeling much more comfortable in their second Rolex 24 at Daytona. Both made their debut in the prestigious sports car race last January, and to this day, Larson believes his time in the No. 02 car was awful....


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