NASCAR opens 2016 season without two of its biggest stars

NASCAR opens 2016 season without two of its biggest stars

Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins.

Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona

February 10
Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona
Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

February 9
NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value
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.
Motorsports
February 14

Ryan Dungey wins Supercross race at Petco Park

Defending series champion Ryan Dungey won the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race Saturday night at Petco Park, leading all 20 laps for his fourth 450SX victory of the season and 26th overall.
Motorsports
February 13

Vickers crashes in 1st NASCAR race as Stewart's fill-in

Brian Vickers crashed in his first race as Tony Stewart's temporary replacement.
Motorsports
February 13

Fitness freak in firesuit: Johnson challenges NASCAR family

One of NASCAR's biggest winners, Jimmie Johnson wants his NASCAR family to join him in becoming big losers.
Motorsports
February 13

Team Penske helps rookie Ryan Blaney in Daytona 500 practice

Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski helped rookie Ryan Blaney post a solid lap in Daytona 500 practice Saturday.
Twins
February 13

Ken Griffey Jr. named honorary starter for Daytona 500

Newly elected baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. will serve as honorary starter for the Daytona 500.
Motorsports
February 12

Gerhart goes for 9th ARCA win, history at Daytona

It's been nearly two decades since Bobby Gerhart went through this kind of drought at Daytona International Speedway.
Motorsports
February 12

HScott Motorsports leases charter to secure ride for Annett

HScott Motorsports has leased a charter from Premium Motorsports to secure a ride for Michael Annett for the 2016 season.
Motorsports
February 12

NASCAR's new charter system shuts out storied Wood Brothers

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.
Motorsports
February 12

Recovered and ready to race, Vickers set for Daytona return

Brian Vickers might have been more easily found on TV this week pitching a blood-thinning drug instead of practicing for the Daytona 500.
Motorsports
February 12

Tony Stewart live streams an injury update from a treadmill

Injured former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart used social media Friday to give fans an update on his health about 30 minutes before his team was scheduled to announce Brian Vickers as his replacement for the Daytona 500.
Motorsports
February 11

Former NASCAR racer Lennie Pond dies at 75

Lennie Pond, who raced for 17 years in NASCAR's premier series, has died. He was 75.
Motorsports
February 11

NASCAR creates 'overtime line' in new rules finish

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.
Motorsports
February 10

Manor F1 gives 1st seat to German driver Pascal Wehrlein

Manor Racing has selected German driver Pascal Wehrlein for the Formula One season, which starts next month at the Australian Grand Prix.
Motorsports
February 4

Coroner rules out driver, trainer error in Edwards death

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.
Motorsports
February 4
Tony Stewart

Injured Tony Stewart to miss start of final NASCAR season

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.
Motorsports
February 4

Montezemolo expresses sadness over Schumacher's health

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.
Vikings
February 3

Furniture Row Racing on different track for Super Bowl

The Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Motorsports
February 3

Danish F1 driver Magnussen wants to impress with Renault

When he was dumped by McLaren a few months ago, Kevin Magnussen feared his Formula One career might be over.
Motorsports
February 3

Kevin Magnussen replaces Pastor Maldonado in Renault F1 team

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.
Motorsports
February 2

NASCAR's Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury

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.
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