In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is walking away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing less than two months after nearly winning his first Cup championship, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Johnson was the dog of the championship contenders in a winner-take-all season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He needed only to beat three other drivers to tie Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt as drivers with seven titles, but he was the worst of the final four for all but one lap Sunday night.
Harvick made the biggest pass with 70 laps to go, sweeping by Denny Hamlin and holding on to take the rain-delayed race at the half-mile concrete track.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted former teammate Jeff Gordon for the next two weeks.
As a 66-to-1 long shot entering the race, Rossi stunned the field and won the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 by using a fuel strategy to outsmart a handful of drivers with the race’s most dominant cars.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NASCAR chairman Brian France each have rebuked North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom law,” putting their organizations’ weight and money behind their stances.
Stewart broke a vertebra in an all-terrain vehicle accident on January and missed the first eight races of the season. Doctors have said he can return to the track this weekend.
Busch claimed his first Spring Cup Series victory at Martinsville on Sunday, holding off AJ Allmendinger a day after winning the truck race at the speedway.
Paul Coleman took time between races to talk about the genesis of “Dirt Rally,” the future of virtual reality and why he loves Greece.
Hamlin edged out Martin Truex Jr. by .01 seconds, winning the Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon for the first time after finishing in the top five in each of the last two years.
Elliott, the son of Bill Elliott, became the youngest driver to land the top spot in NASCAR’s biggest race, outrunning 43 others in qualifying in the car that used to belong to now-retired Jeff Gordon.
Gordon retired and Stewart is out after breaking his back, and Joey Logano will try to become the first driver to win the Daytona 500 in consecutive seasons in more than 20 years on Feb. 21.