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Acura, Shank, Helio sweep Rolex 24 as hybrid era begins

Jan. 29, 2023 15:21 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Acura dominated the debut of hybrid engines in North American sports car racing with a 1-2 finish Sunday at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where Helio Castroneves and the automaker won the prestigious endurance race for a third consecutive year. Castroneves won...

Meyer Shank Racing aims for 2nd consecutive Rolex 24 victory

Jan. 26, 2023 17:28 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Shank bookended last year's sports car season by winning the most prestigious endurance race in North America and then the IMSA championship. In between, he expanded his IndyCar program and followed a scrupulous plan to build Meyer Shank Racing...

Herta wants to run Wickens in next year's Indianapolis 500

Jan. 26, 2023 17:19 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bryan Herta wants to enter Robert Wickens in the Indianapolis 500 as early as 2024 — a year longer than preferred as work continues on the hand controls needed for the paralyzed driver. Wickens suffered a spinal cord injury in a crash at Pocono Raceway...

Busch, Bowyer, Harvick, Helio to all race SRX this summer

Jan. 18, 2023 08:19 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick will all make their debuts this season in Tony Stewart's summer all-star series, while four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves confirmed Wednesday he'll return for a third season. Busch, who left Joe...

Sato joins Ganassi as Japanese driver to race ovals only

Jan. 17, 2023 07:54 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will wind down his career this season by scaling back to ovals only in IndyCar as the Japanese driver moves to Chip Ganassi Racing. Sato will share the No. 11 Honda with rookie Marcus Armstrong, who was hired to drive...

Wilson to attempt 5th Indy 500 in joint DRR and Cusick entry

Nov. 17, 2022 13:59 PM EST

Stefan Wilson will attempt to make his fifth Indianapolis 500 next year in a combined entry fielded by Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Cusick Motorsports. The British driver will pilot the No. 24 Chevrolet-powered car. Dreyer & Reinbold, which fielded two cars in last year's...

Jimmie Johnson returns to NASCAR as part-owner, driver

Nov. 04, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's NASCAR retirement and IndyCar experiment lasted all of two seasons. The seven-time NASCAR champion is returning in 2023 to the series that made him a global motorsports star as the part-owner of Petty GMS. He'll also enter about five Cup...