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Ally Financial expands NASCAR spend with 2 new partnerships

Feb. 05, 2023 12:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ally Financial has expanded its growing portfolio as a top NASCAR sponsor with a deal to become the official bank of the stock car series and NASCAR-owned race tracks. The multiyear deal was announced Sunday ahead of NASCAR's exhibition extravaganza at the Los...

New-look Logano leads NASCAR back to the L.A. Coliseum

Feb. 04, 2023 19:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joey Logano arrived at the first event of the season with a jet black shock of thick hair and a banner in the grandstands advertising the company that treated NASCAR's reigning champion for alopecia and early baldness. “Ask Joey!” the company Hairclub urged...

Ford returns to Formula One in partnership with Red Bull

Feb. 03, 2023 19:38 PM EST

Formula One's booming popularity in the United States has lured another American brand to the series as Ford said Friday it would return to the globe-trotting series as the engine provider for Red Bull Racing. The partnership begins with immediate technical support this season, but...

IndyCar's Conor Daly open to last-minute Daytona 500 ride

Feb. 01, 2023 18:01 PM EST

IndyCar driver Conor Daly would accept a last-minute Daytona 500 ride if offered the chance to enter “The Great American Race.” Helio Castroneves last week ruled out trying to make NASCAR's season-opening race because the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner did not believe there...

IndyCar preseason begins without Lights winner Lundqvist

Jan. 31, 2023 16:38 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The start of a new IndyCar season is looming with a field that will include four rookies. Linus Lundqvist, the reigning Indy Lights champion, is without a ride for the upcoming season. Winning the title in the final series of the IndyCar...

NASCAR bans Chastain's wall-hugging move at Martinsville

Jan. 31, 2023 16:12 PM EST

NASCAR has essentially banned the “Hail Melon” video-game move driver Ross Chastain used at Martinsville Speedway to race his way into the championship finale. Chastain last year mashed the gas and deliberately smashed into the wall so that the energy would speed his car past his...

Column: Kennedy takes bold risks with NASCAR family business

Jan. 31, 2023 12:53 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ben Kennedy may someday be the head of NASCAR. If it happens, it won't be a case of nepotism. Yes, he is the the great-grandson of NASCAR’s founder, but the 31-year-old graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in sports management and has...

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...

NASCAR's Le Mans seats go to Johnson, Rockenfeller, Button

Jan. 28, 2023 12:02 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson, Mike Rockenfeller and Jenson Button will drive the special Garage 56 car that will race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR champion, has lobbied hard for a spot in the three-driver lineup for his former team....

IMSA takes North American sports cars into hybrid era

Jan. 27, 2023 21:35 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Cadillac growls, while the Porsche and BMW scream. The Acura sounds like an Indy car, and for fun, turn your back to the track and listen carefully as the cars roar around Daytona International Speedway in a new era of IMSA sports car racing. The top...