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Column: Daytona 500 was action-packed opener NASCAR needed

Feb. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim France told 'em to race and NASCAR's next generation didn't disappoint. The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch that, if nothing else, entertained Sunday's sun-drenched, sold-out crowd at the famed "World Center of Racing." There were a ton of wrecks, especially during the...

The Latest: Johnson wrecked trying to pit in Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Jimmie Johnson's chances of winning a third Daytona 500 ended with a strange accident on pit road. Johnson was running near the front of the field and trying to pit when Cody Ware and his Rick Ware Racing teammate...

Drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500

Feb. 16, 2019 5:04 PM EST

The 40 drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500, in order of starting position: ___ No. 24 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports DRIVER: William Byron BORN: Nov. 29, 1996 HOMETOWN: Charlotte, North Carolina CREW CHIEF: Chad Knaus SPONSOR: AXALTA TWITTER: @williambyron NOTEWORTHY: Daytona 500 pole-sitter and 2018...

NASCAR tries to end slide with push for more exciting racing

Feb. 4, 2019 1:20 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The reset button for NASCAR was triggered as soon as Joey Logano wrapped up last year's championship celebration. There was massive work to be done to stop the stock-car series from a spiral to the bottom and the fix is nothing short of a radical reboot. The critical change is the...

Jeff Gordon's influence on NASCAR honored at Hall of Fame

Feb. 1, 2019 10:12 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon's immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction ceremony befitting a driver who changed the trajectory of an entire sport. Gordon was the top vote-getter in the 10th class of the Hall of Fame, which included the late drivers Davey...

The Latest: Jeff Gordon inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Feb. 1, 2019 9:55 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Jeff Gordon has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The four-time NASCAR champion was the headliner of this 10th class and was elected by 96 percent of the vote in his first year of...

NASCAR needs new stars and Kyle Larson may save the sport

Feb. 1, 2019 1:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's biggest stars have all moved on. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are television analysts while Tony Stewart is racing sprint cars again. Danica Patrick traded her firesuit for athleisure-wear while Carl Edwards just kind of disappeared. America's top motorsports series is...

Jeff Gordon altered NASCAR landscape on way to Hall of Fame

Jan. 31, 2019 1:17 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon graduated from racing sprint cars on "Thursday Night Thunder" to the big leagues of NASCAR, arriving with a silly mustache, a mullet and a briefcase that held little more than his Nintendo Game Boy. The 20-year-old from California, who briefly relocated to Indiana for its...

Ganassi closes Xfinity team after FBI raid on sponsor

Jan. 4, 2019 2:40 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing has shuttered its Xfinity Series team because of a sponsorship issue that arose after the FBI raided DC Solar's headquarters and the home of the company owner. The Ganassi team won six races last season with three different drivers and had committed to a full...