Nascar News
  • Denny Hamlin wins opening Daytona race for 3rd time (The Associated Press)
    Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:52:21 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201602132135777358270" width="130" height="130" alt="Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Sprint Unlimited auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)" align="left" border="0">

    Joe Gibbs Racing opened a new season exactly where it left off last year: On top of the podium. Denny Hamlin won the Sprint Unlimited - the kickoff to Speedweeks - on Saturday night to give JGR its third consecutive win in the exhibition race. JGR drivers have actually won the Unlimited in four of the last five years, and Hamlin has three victories since 2006.


  • Vickers crashes in 1st NASCAR race as Stewart's fill-in (The Associated Press)
    Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:32:18 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201602131416514154796" width="130" height="130" alt="Brian Vickers adjusts his helmet before leaving his garage during a practice session for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)" align="left" border="0">

    Vickers crashed hard in his first race as Tony Stewart's temporary replacement Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. Vickers got loose on lap 23 of the exhibition Sprint Unlimited, triggering a six-car wreck that included Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer. Vickers clipped Earnhardt's rear bumper, slid back across the track and slammed Harvick into the outside wall.


  • Fitness freak in firesuit: Johnson challenges NASCAR family (The Associated Press)
    Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:31:55 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201602121739635840528" width="130" height="130" alt="Jimmie Johnson, left, talks with crew chief Chad Knaus in the garage during a practice session for the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)" align="left" border="0">

    One of NASCAR's biggest winners, Jimmie Johnson wants his NASCAR family to join him in becoming big losers. Johnson, a six-time NASCAR champion, has started a movement that could end with his fans - and maybe even some who love to hate him - in a personal fitness victory lane. Johnson has championed physical fitness with the voice he's earned as a surefire NASCAR Hall of Fame driver.


  • Team Penske helps rookie Ryan Blaney in Daytona 500 practice (The Associated Press)
    Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:45:36 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201602111340492596032" width="130" height="130" alt="FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2015, file photo, Ryan Blaney adjusts his cap after winning the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. With four-time champion Jeff Gordon retired and three-time champ Tony Stewart sidelined with a broken back, the NASCAR season begins with a much different look and a new rules package. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)" align="left" border="0">

    Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski helped rookie Ryan Blaney post a solid lap in Daytona 500 practice Saturday. Logano, Keselowski and Blaney drafted their way to the top three spots in the second practice session. It was a significant finish for Blaney, who is one of several drivers needing to race their way into the Daytona 500.


  • Ken Griffey Jr. named honorary starter for Daytona 500 (The Associated Press)
    Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:20:20 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201602131242457584390" width="130" height="130" alt="Drivers, including Brian Vickers (14) and Ryan Blaney (21), line up on pit road waiting to go out on the track during a practice session for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)" align="left" border="0">

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Newly elected baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. will serve as honorary starter for the Daytona 500.


IRL News
  • IndyCar puts safety at top of priority list entering 2016 (The Associated Press)
    Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:32:24 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201602021306471985767" width="130" height="130" alt="Mark Miles, the CEO of IndyCar's parent company, Hulman & Co., speaks during IndyCar media day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)" align="left" border="0">

    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 difference this season will be the addition of rear beam wing flaps, something similar to what NASCAR has been using on the roofs of its cars and that is designed to keep the lighter IndyCars from going airborne when they are rolling backward.


  • Honda agrees to new deal with IndyCar as engine supplier (The Associated Press)
    Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:26:12 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201602021306471985767" width="130" height="130" alt="Mark Miles, the CEO of IndyCar's parent company, Hulman & Co., speaks during IndyCar media day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)" align="left" border="0">

    Honda Performance Development President Art St. Cyr announced Tuesday that his company had signed a new contract to compete in IndyCar through at least 2017 and possibly through the 2020 season, if Honda exercises a three-year option. ''We want to race and this is a premiere series in North America, so it's very important for us to have a presence in this type of racing,'' St. Cyr said during the series' annual media day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Honda has won 217 IndyCar races over two decades and was the sole engine supplier for six of the last 13 years for the series.


  • Ganassi signs former F1 driver Max Chilton for 2016 season (The Associated Press)
    Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:59:02 PST
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Formula One driver Max Chilton will drive the full IndyCar Series season for Chip Ganassi Racing.
  • Foyt feels healthy, plans to attend every IndyCar race (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:04:47 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201601291555573115881" width="130" height="130" alt="A.J. Foyt, 1972 Daytona 500 champion and 1983/1985 Rolex 24 champion, attends a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the remodeled spectator area before the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)" align="left" border="0">

    Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt hopes to attend every IndyCar Series race this season. The 81-year-old Foyt was at Daytona International Speedway on Friday to take part in a ceremony to open the renovated track's center fan entrance. Foyt, NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray and other past champions donated a piece of motorsports history to display in the fan ''injector'' during Speedweeks.


  • Ed Carpenter to take sole ownership of IndyCar team (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:59:37 PST
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ed Carpenter will retake sole ownership of his IndyCar team this season.
Cart News
  • IndyCar puts safety at top of priority list entering 2016 (The Associated Press)
    Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:32:24 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201602021306471985767" width="130" height="130" alt="Mark Miles, the CEO of IndyCar's parent company, Hulman & Co., speaks during IndyCar media day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)" align="left" border="0">

    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 difference this season will be the addition of rear beam wing flaps, something similar to what NASCAR has been using on the roofs of its cars and that is designed to keep the lighter IndyCars from going airborne when they are rolling backward.


  • Honda agrees to new deal with IndyCar as engine supplier (The Associated Press)
    Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:26:12 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201602021306471985767" width="130" height="130" alt="Mark Miles, the CEO of IndyCar's parent company, Hulman & Co., speaks during IndyCar media day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)" align="left" border="0">

    Honda Performance Development President Art St. Cyr announced Tuesday that his company had signed a new contract to compete in IndyCar through at least 2017 and possibly through the 2020 season, if Honda exercises a three-year option. ''We want to race and this is a premiere series in North America, so it's very important for us to have a presence in this type of racing,'' St. Cyr said during the series' annual media day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Honda has won 217 IndyCar races over two decades and was the sole engine supplier for six of the last 13 years for the series.


  • Ganassi signs former F1 driver Max Chilton for 2016 season (The Associated Press)
    Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:59:02 PST
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Formula One driver Max Chilton will drive the full IndyCar Series season for Chip Ganassi Racing.
  • Foyt feels healthy, plans to attend every IndyCar race (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:04:47 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201601291555573115881" width="130" height="130" alt="A.J. Foyt, 1972 Daytona 500 champion and 1983/1985 Rolex 24 champion, attends a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the remodeled spectator area before the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)" align="left" border="0">

    Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt hopes to attend every IndyCar Series race this season. The 81-year-old Foyt was at Daytona International Speedway on Friday to take part in a ceremony to open the renovated track's center fan entrance. Foyt, NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray and other past champions donated a piece of motorsports history to display in the fan ''injector'' during Speedweeks.


  • Ed Carpenter to take sole ownership of IndyCar team (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:59:37 PST
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ed Carpenter will retake sole ownership of his IndyCar team this season.
  • Indy 500 adds PennGrade Motor Oil as presenting sponsor (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:32:19 PST
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis 500 will have its first presenting sponsor at its 100th race in May.
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