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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo Brad Keselowski puts on his helmet during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Keselowski won three races last year and made the playoffs, joining teammates Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano in a statistically strong season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Penske drivers ready to perform after huge offseason shakeup

Jan. 27, 2020 4:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Team Penske won the championship last year in every series it competes except NASCAR. Doesn't mean it was a bad year: the team still won six races and placed all three of its drivers into the playoffs. It just wasn't good enough, not when Roger Penske's IndyCar, sports car and V8...

From left to right, Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R drivers and team owner Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon, Wayne Taylor, Kamui Kobayashi and Renger van der Zande celebrate in Victory Lane after winning the Rolex 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Wayne Taylor obliterates Rolex 24 field without his sons

Jan. 26, 2020 4:50 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Taylor raised two sons to become world-class sports car drivers. In the biggest event in North America, the recent empty nester proved he's still the man in charge. Wayne Taylor Racing won the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona on Sunday for the second consecutive year, the...

IMSA's top class cleared to compete at Le Mans in 2022

Jan. 24, 2020 6:01 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — IMSA will create a new car for its top class that will be eligible to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by 2022. The new car will be called the Le Mans Daytona h and be eligible for teams to compete for both the FIA World Endurance championship and the IMSA overall title. The...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, safety personnel unload the wreckage of the Acura Team Penske car driven by Ricky Taylor, not pictured, during qualifying for the Rolex 24 hour auto race at the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach Fla. The Penske crew had it repaired in time to get back on track and ready for the Saturday start of the endurance race. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Team Penske eyes first Rolex 24 win since return 3 years ago

Jan. 24, 2020 5:58 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — At the Team Penske annual preseason breakfast, Roger Penske took the unusual step to single out one specific aspect of his massive organization. “He doesn't normally point out an event, maybe the Indy 500 or the Daytona 500, but this year he said, ‘We have to be...

ACURA Team Penske driver Ricky Taylor waits to take the track in the pits during practice for the Rolex 24 hour auto race at the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach Fla., on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Mazda Team Joest wins 2nd consecutive Rolex 24 pole

Jan. 23, 2020 5:47 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mazda Team Joest won the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a session shortened when Ricky Taylor crashed his Team Penske in Thursday qualifying. Oliver Jarvis piloted the Mazda DPi to the top starting spot in the twice-round-the-clock endurance race that begins Saturday at...

Ferrucci switches cars at Coyne for upcoming IndyCar season

Jan. 23, 2020 1:02 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Santino Ferrucci has been promoted into the seat vacated by four-time series champion Sebastien Bourdais for the upcoming IndyCar season. Ferrucci will move at Dale Coyne Racing into the No. 18 Honda, which is fielded in conjunction with Vasser-Sullivan Racing. Bourdais had...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo Chase Briscoe (98) leads the field of cars to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The center will focus on transferring auto racing knowledge into engineering for vehicles that are sold to the public. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

GM to open racing tech center near Charlotte Motor Speedway

Jan. 23, 2020 9:55 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The company says the 75,000-square-foot center will open by mid-2020 off Interstate 85 in Concord. GM says it's still finalizing plans for the number...

Kimball scores full IndyCar season with AJ Foyt Racing

Jan. 22, 2020 11:19 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlie Kimball and his longtime sponsor will move to AJ Foyt Racing for the upcoming IndyCar season. Kimball is the only driver so far announced for Texas-based team, which is seeking funding to keep two cars on the track in 2020. Kimball on Wednesday was named the full-time driver...

FILE- In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, file photo, Kyle Busch heads to his garage during testing for the upcoming Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Although his bid for a third championship doesn’t begin until the Daytona 500 on Feb. 16, Busch's racing season starts this weekend with a cameo appearance in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Kyle Busch has 2 NASCAR titles and an eye on at least 5 more

Jan. 21, 2020 4:09 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The way Kyle Busch sees it, there is a flaw in the championship ring NASCAR awarded him last month. It lacks any indication that the 2019 title was actually his second championship. Busch wants it fixed so it displays exactly what he's earned. He has studied the issue and knows...

Kyle Larson finally wins elusive Chili Bowl in 13th try

Jan. 19, 2020 8:59 AM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kyle Larson scored one of the biggest victories of his career by ending an 0-for-12 streak to finally win the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Larson passed Christopher Bell with 17 laps in Saturday night's main event to end his frustrating streak of futility and deny Bell a fourth...