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Knaus thriving in management role at Hendrick Motorsports

Nov. 19, 2021 11:03 AM EST

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Back on top of the pit stand in his natural habitat, Chad Knaus rattled off a list of instructions to his crew ahead of qualifying for the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. “Make sure we don't have upside down windshield wipers,” he radioed....

NASCAR to resume practice and qualifying in 2022

Nov. 19, 2021 10:58 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will return both practice and qualifying to its weekend schedule for all three national series in 2022. The on-track activity had been mostly scrapped the last two seasons during the pandemic. NASCAR traditionally hosted three-day weekends...

Red Sox owners in talks to buy NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins

Nov. 17, 2021 15:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The owners of the Boston Red Sox are in talks to buy the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. Red Sox President Sam Kennedy confirmed on Wednesday that Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Major League Baseball team as well as Liverpool FC of the Premier League and...

Johnson & Pastrana to represent USA in Race of Champions

Nov. 17, 2021 08:06 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will represent the United States in the upcoming international Race of Champions, an event he won with Jeff Gordon in 2002. Johnson will compete in the event scheduled Feb. 4-6 in Pite Havsbad, Sweden...

Roush Fenway Racing changes name to RFK to add Keselowski

Nov. 16, 2021 15:43 PM EST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — During a Tuesday morning speech to his new race team, Brad Keselowski told the assembled group something Jack Roush's father had taught him as a child. “He said the right thing, and it is one of the things my dad used to say, that in a leadership...

In The Pits: Action Express lifts curtain at Road Atlanta

Nov. 15, 2021 17:01 PM EST

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Jim France, chairman of both NASCAR and the IMSA sports car series, mingled in the darkened paddock at Road Atlanta as a group of Brazilians cooked picanha on a pair of charcoal grills. Mike Conway, a week removed from winning the World Endurance...

On again, off again: Johnson & Knaus relationship now solid

Nov. 15, 2021 09:31 AM EST

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson stood at the doorway of the lounge inside a team transporter casually eating from a can of Pringles. Upon noticing his arrival, Chad Knaus spun in his chair to confront the driver he teamed with for seven NASCAR championships. ...

Petit Le Mans closes North America's motorsports season

Nov. 12, 2021 16:47 PM EST

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — The checkered flag hasn’t waved just yet on major North American motorsports this season. There is still one star-powered, 10-hour race to go. The IMSA sports car series wraps up its season Saturday with the Motul Petit Le Mans endurance race at...

NASCAR's new champion takes scouting trip to La-La-Land

Nov. 09, 2021 17:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Larson was running on empty, still trying to recover from the celebration. His wife had a migraine and his crew chief was last seen dancing somewhere back in Arizona at the Hendrick Motorsports bash. The NASCAR champion got a pointless two hours...

Speedway Motorsports buys NASCAR Dover track in Delaware

Nov. 08, 2021 20:13 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Speedway Motorsports has reached an agreement to acquire Dover Motorsports, ending the NASCAR track in Delaware's run as one of the last independent operators in the sport. Dover Motorsports owned both Dover International Speedway and Nashville...