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.
Stewart broke his back in a crash in Southern California on Sunday and underwent surgery that will sideline for the first portion of what is still expected to be his final season.
Stewart, who will be 45 next season, acknowledged that he won’t give up racing completely, but he hasn’t won a race in over two years and has been working to find a successor at Stewart-Haas Racing.
Harvick, last year’s Sprint Cup champion, is last in the standings after the opening Chase race and had a heated confrontation with Jimmie Johnson, his old rival, after Sunday’s finish.