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Johnson ready to end NASCAR grind and move on with life

Nov. 21, 2019 7:52 PM EST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson handed out mini bottles of Patron at his retirement announcement — so perfectly on brand for the cool Californian who stormed to a record-tying seven NASCAR championships yet somehow bored fans who found him too vanilla for their liking. Nothing about Johnson was...

7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020

Nov. 20, 2019 3:55 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson sat down next to Jeff Gordon at a 2001 driver meeting and asked the champion if he had time to offer any career advice. Gordon was so impressed with the fellow California native that he encouraged Rick Hendrick to start a team built specifically for the 25-year-old...

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing after next season

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 PM EST
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing after next season.

Citroën withdraws from rally in wake of Ogier’s departure

Nov. 20, 2019 8:02 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Citroën is withdrawing from next year’s world rally championship following the decision of six-time world champion Sébastien Ogier to leave the team. The French car manufacturer said in a statement on Wednesday it decided to stop its rally program “due to the absence...

Column: NASCAR bullish on future after promising rebound

Nov. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated. Just how cool is NASCAR these days? Michael Jordan said before Sunday’s championship race he sets his clock to watch every week. NASCAR needs more fans to want to be like Mike,...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. named honorary starter for Daytona 500

Nov. 18, 2019 5:10 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the honorary starter for the 2020 Daytona 500, making him part of the pre-race ceremonies for the third consecutive year. Earnhardt made the announcement on his podcast Monday, one day after the NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami...

Ferrari’s troubles deepen at Brazilian GP

Nov. 17, 2019 11:06 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ferrari hoped the Brazilian Grand Prix would bring some relief after poor performances and even accusations of cheating from opponents. Instead, the Formula 1 team ended the weekend with a collision involving its two drivers as they fought for only fourth place at Interlagos. Sebastian...

Harvick fails to rally overmatched Ford in NASCAR finale

Nov. 17, 2019 9:31 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ford v Toyota flopped for the blue oval at the track. Kevin Harvick was the lone Ford driver in the championship field, outnumbered by three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers and their Toyotas. Harvick led the first 20 laps in the No. 4 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing but never made a serious...

Robert Hight wins 3rd NHRA Funny Car season title

Nov. 17, 2019 9:24 PM EST

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car season title and second in three years Sunday by advancing to the final round of the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals. Steve Torrence won his second straight Top Fuel title, Erica Enders took her third Pro Stock crown, and Andrew Hines...

Kyle Busch leads Gibbs trio to win 2nd NASCAR championship

Nov. 17, 2019 9:07 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory lap. The most polarizing driver in NASCAR had just won his second Cup title and wanted to soak in the moment with his true fans. He didn’t do his customary bow to the crowd,...