Preece hopes short track background helps at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ryan Preece is a rookie struggling to find his rhythm at NASCAR's top level. But as the series shifts to Martinsville Speedway, the first short track on the schedule, Preece m...

Danica Patrick doesn't miss racing since retiring last year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick choked back tears after crashing out of her final Indianapolis 500, that one last trip around the historic speedway that launched her career coming to such a disa...

APNewsBreak: Danica Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after las...

Column: Kyle Busch's mark stands on its own not vs Petty's

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch has 200 NASCAR national series wins, the same number as Richard Petty, and the totals will never stack up equally into a pair of neat columns that make for an easy de...

Guthrie dropped from nominees for contributions to NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award ...

Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Stewart joined Neil Bonnett, a popu...

Swede Felix Rosenqvist strong in IndyCar debut for Ganassi

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist was buckled into his brand new race car and ready to pull off pit lane when his boss leaned into the cockpit. "Hey," Chip Ganassi told hi...

Wickens feted before IndyCar's season-opening race

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The IndyCar field surprised Robert Wickens with an early 30th birthday celebration before Sunday's race at St. Petersburg. Wickens is at a track for the f...

Will Power to lead Team Penske's push in IndyCar

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Will Power will lead the field to green in IndyCar's season-opening race as Team Penske looks to extend its recent run of motorsports success. Power and J...

Will Power continues Penske domination with IndyCar pole

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Team Penske is out front again with a front-row sweep in qualifying for IndyCar's season opening race on the downtown streets of St. Petersburg. Will Powe...

Wickens determined to get out of wheelchair and race again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — His psychologist has warned Robert Wickens to consider the worst possible scenarios as he recovers from a spinal cord injury. Wickens prefers to think onl...

Sebastien Bourdais seeks 3-peat on streets of St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Something about the city of St. Petersburg captured Sebastien Bourdais when he first moved to America to pursue his racing career. He made his debut racing through the stre...

IndyCar welcomes A.J. Foyt and Robert Wickens back to track

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The first IndyCar race of the season will see both A.J. Foyt and paralyzed driver Robert Wickens back at the track. Wickens suffered a spinal cord injury ...

IndyCar slowly and steadily returning to relevance

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar is ready to go racing again after six long months spent solidifying the business side of the series as it executes a five-year plan aimed at continued growth. ...

Column: Roger Penske remains captain of motorsports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Somewhat overshadowed by the stifling scrutiny of NASCAR's new rules package was another Team Penske victory. Joey Logano held off teammate Brad Keselowski's last-lap push to wi...