Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base.
Kurt Busch had a monster start to the season with a last-lap pass to win the crash-filled Daytona 500.
Earnhardt is the biggest story of Speedweeks. While it’s fairly common for the two-time Daytona 500 winner to be the center of attention at Daytona International Speedway, especially given his father’s fame and tragic fate at the superspeedway, it’s been considerably different this year.
Yup, meet the Daytona 500 driver who had his ankles broken by AI. Before Gaughan started a lengthy NASCAR career and Iverson became of the NBA’s greats with the Philadelphia 76ers, they were teammates in the 1990s at Georgetown.
An eighth title would push Johnson past Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty for most ever, leaving him alone as NASCAR’s greatest.
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.