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SMI wants to become private NASCAR track operator

Apr. 24, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The parent company of Speedway Motorsports Inc. has made an offer to acquire all of its outstanding common stock, the second move of its kind involving one of the key racetrack operators in NASCAR in the past five months. Sonic Financial Corp. has offered to buy back all outstanding...

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s mother dies after battle with cancer

Apr. 22, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65. The team announced her death Monday. Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee,...

NASCAR All-Star Race to possible Gen-7 car tech elements

Apr. 17, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race will feature two technical elements that could be incorporated into the Gen-7 car set for 2021. NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway announced the technical specifications and format Wednesday for the May 18 exhibition race at the North...

New name, and high-tech plan, for St. Louis-area race track

Apr. 17, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A track outside St. Louis that hosts IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA events is getting not only a new name, but a promise to become a proving ground for tech innovations aimed at enhancing the fan experience. Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, will be renamed World Wide Technology...

NASCAR driver Johnson runs Boston Marathon in 3:09:07

Apr. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson didn't have many problems on the Boston Marathon course Monday, finishing in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds. It was only after receiving his medal from 2014 winner Meb Keflezighi that Johnson ran into a road block: On his way to a postrace media...

Alexander Rossi races to second straight Long Beach win

Apr. 14, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi weaved his scooter through a horde of pedestrians and deftly maneuvered around the sun-drenched fans still partying in the streets of Long Beach. Then Rossi suddenly stopped, kicked his leg away from the bike, and fiddled with a switch. His scooter nearly ran out...

7-time NASCAR champ Johnson to run Boston Marathon

Apr. 14, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Just because he won't be surrounded by 3,300-pound cars traveling at more than 200 mph doesn't mean Jimmie Johnson will be able to relax when he runs the Boston Marathon on Monday. If the seven-time NASCAR champion isn't thinking about his heart rate or his pace, he'll be concentrating on the...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

Apr. 14, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had about 40 laps to go and Clint Bowyer closing fast. In a race to see who could preserve their car best, Truex outlasted Bowyer and then held off a four-lap charge by Joey Logano to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. "I was...

The Latest: Martin Truex Jr. wins at Richmond Raceway

Apr. 13, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cuper Series race at Richmond Raceway. Truex gave Joe Gibbs Racing its sixth...

Sadler makes return to Xfinity Series at Richmond

Apr. 12, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia native Elliott Sadler retired after last season, but made his return to NASCAR's Xfinity Series on Friday night at Richmond Raceway. The 43-year-old Sadler drove for Kaulig Racing, finishing 12th in one of just two planned starts this season. He is also scheduled to race at...