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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...

Herta wants to run Wickens in next year's Indianapolis 500

Jan. 26, 2023 17:19 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bryan Herta wants to enter Robert Wickens in the Indianapolis 500 as early as 2024 — a year longer than preferred as work continues on the hand controls needed for the paralyzed driver. Wickens suffered a spinal cord injury in a crash at Pocono Raceway...

Helio Castroneves rules out Daytona 500 ride next month

Jan. 26, 2023 15:08 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has ruled out running next month's NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500. Castroneves has been chasing a seat since winning one of Tony Stewart's summer all-star races last season to win a bet with the SRX...

Stewart-Haas Racing signs Chase Briscoe to extension

Jan. 26, 2023 10:45 AM EST

Stewart-Haas Racing announced a multiyear contract extension with Chase Briscoe on Thursday, making him the senior-most driver inside the NASCAR organization when two of his teammates retire at the end of the season. Terms of the deal were not announced but SHR said Briscoe would...