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Chase Elliott gets 2nd most popular NASCAR driver award

Dec. 5, 2019 8:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott's run as NASCAR's most popular driver hit two consecutive years when he was voted as the sport's top star. Elliott won the award last season, the first since Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired to end his streak of 15 consecutive years as winner. Earnhardt Jr. fell one year...

South Carolina fan wins Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

Dec. 5, 2019 8:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Vaughn, a longtime volunteer and leader with the South Carolina-based Project HOPE Foundation that serves the autism community, won the ninth annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award on Thursday night. Vaughn received the award and $100,000 donation to the Project Hope...

Joe Gibbs honored with NASCAR's award of excellence

Dec. 5, 2019 8:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected to NASCAR's Hall of Fame, won his fifth Cup championship as a car owner and thoroughly dominated the competition. Gibbs was surprised with the honor, given at the start of...

NASCAR goes back to its roots with a huge Nashville blowout

Dec. 5, 2019 8:24 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch toted his championship trophy all over Nashville for photo opportunities. He opened his celebratory week with an appearance on WWE's “Raw," then joined industry heavyweights for a NASCAR-themed night at the Grand Ole Opry. There are burnouts on Broadway and a...

Darius Rucker to perform pre-race concert before Daytona 500

Dec. 3, 2019 10:05 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will perform a pre-race concert before the Daytona 500 in February. It will be Rucker’s fourth appearance at Daytona International Speedway and first at the “Great American Race,” which will again serve as...

Hamilton won’t rule out future move to Ferrari

Dec. 1, 2019 3:36 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton appeared to open the door for a possible future move to Ferrari when he refused to deny meeting with its chairman John Elkann. Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport reported Saturday that the Mercedes driver has met...

Hamilton seals easy 11th victory of F1 championship season

Dec. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton’s 11th victory of another dominant season proved so easy that the driver who finished way back in second place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix joked that he should have eased up a bit. Hamilton’s 84th career win saw him...

Hamilton says he’s flattered by Ferrari’s praise

Nov. 30, 2019 11:46 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A laughing Lewis Hamilton did little to quash rumors of a potential move from Mercedes to Ferrari by acknowledging he was flattered by comments from the Italian team principal. Mattia Binotto called the six-time world champion “an outstanding driver” on...

F1: World champion Hamilton takes pole at Abu Dhabi GP

Nov. 30, 2019 10:18 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. It was the six-time Formula One champion’s record-extending 88th pole of his career and ended a surprising run of 10 races without pole since the German GP...

Ferrari chief happy to consider possibility of Hamilton move

Nov. 29, 2019 4:04 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The prospect of six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton driving for Ferrari in the future may not be as far-fetched as it once seemed. Hamilton is one of several F1 drivers whose contracts expire at the end of next year, and Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto...