Travis Pastrana will have a guaranteed spot in the field for his Nationwide Series debut next week at Richmond.
NBC Sports Network said Tuesday its coverage of the IndyCar Series at Long Beach is up 45 percent in both the national ratings and its number of viewers.
Ford Motor Company will become the first manufacturer in NASCAR history to supply an all-electric car as the pace car.
IndyCar wanted attention in this season of high expectations but failed to get very much for its first two races of the year.
While the 49-race winless streak was wearing somewhat on Greg Biffle, there were also enough encouraging signs during the 18-month drought that he would win more races.
Will Power drove from ninth to first to win IndyCar's last race, and Dario Franchitti said he used one of the best drives of his career to improve eight positions for a 10th-place finish.
The NASCAR weekend isn't done after the Sprint Cup race in Texas on Saturday night.
Matt Kenseth has led more laps than anybody in Texas. Current points leader Greg Biffle has seven consecutive top-10 finishes here. Carl Edwards is the only three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track.
The Mayor of Hinchtown is very funny, that's never been in doubt.