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NASCAR stars are no longer driving into their 50s

April 26, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

In this Sept. 7, 2013, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. waves to the crowd during driver introductions for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va. First went Jeff Gordon. Then Tony Stewart. Now Dale Earnhardt Jr. is packing his bags to leave NASCAR. All have their own reasons, [&hellip...

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Column: A mea culpa on Alonso in the Indy 500

April 26, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso, left, of Spain, talks with crew members as he is fitted for an IndyCar before the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama auto race Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) There has been a lot of public support...

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

April 25, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. pauses as he speaks during a news conference at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, N.C., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, April 25, 2017, a decision that will cost...

Junior will leave a big seat to fill in No. 88 next season

April 25, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

In this Feb. 24, 2013, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. arrives on pit road prior to the start of the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the...

The Latest: NASCAR CEO calls Earnhardt a proven leader

April 25, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks during a news conference at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, N.C., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, April 25, 2017, a decision that will cost NASCAR its...

Erik Jones makes it 2 straight this season with Xfinity win

April 22, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

Driver Erik Jones celebrates in Victory Lane after winner the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Erik Jones claimed back-to-back Xfinity Series victories, at both Bristol...

Drivers trying to figure out the sticky Bristol surface

April 22, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

Driver Kyle Larson walks through the pit area after the first practice for a NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Bristol, Tenn. Larson will start on the pole for Sunday’s race. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) BRISTOL,...

Larson starts on pole with Bristol qualifying rained out

April 21, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

Crew members for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth (20) team push his car through the pit area before practice for the Food City 500 auto race, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle...

Busch and Gibbs team hope for breakthrough at Bristol

April 21, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) leads Paul Menard and Kyle Busch during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing had three victories at this point last...

Eye on her future, Danica Patrick races into fitness space

April 14, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

In this Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, photo, Danica Patrick works out at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The pain was real. Some 48 hours after being put through Danica Patrick’s...