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1970 Daytona 500 winner Pete Hamilton dies at 74

March 23, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

In this Feb. 23, 1970, file photo, Pete Hamilton, of Charlotte, N.C., waves a trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona Beach, Fla. Hamilton, won four career Cup races, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was 74. (AP Photo/CS, File) Pete Hamilton, who captured the Daytona 500 in 1970 [&hellip...

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NASCAR suspends crew chiefs for Keselowski and Harvick

March 22, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

Pole sitter Joey Logano (22) and Ryan Blaney (21) lead the field past the green flag during the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)...

Employee calling tourist racing track in Las Vegas unsafe

March 22, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

In this March 21, 2017, photo, people look at cars at SpeedVegas, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. An employee driving instructor is balking at signing a document declaring the tourist-oriented exotic auto racing track is safe, and is asking a state...

Logano tells Busch ‘honest mistake’ led to incident at Vegas

March 17, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The first face-to-face meeting between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano since last week’s post-race scuffle in Las Vegas is over. Whether the drivers feel any better about things headed into Sunday’s race at Phoenix...

Logano pulls away from Larson, wins Las Vegas Xfinity race

March 11, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

Joey Logano holds up his trophy in victory lane after winning the Boyd Gaming 300, a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joey Logano believes the...

Erik Jones navigates NASCAR Cup rookie season without father

March 11, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Erik Jones climbs into his NASCAR Cup Series car Sunday, an important watch will be stowed away in his nearby motorhome. Jones reached the pinnacle of stock-car racing this year amid a void. His father Dave, the watch’s owner,...

Redskins, spandex, impatient driver irk Dale Earnhardt Jr.

March 10, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

Crew members tend to cars driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, and Kyle Larson during a pit stop in a NASCAR Monster Cup series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/John Amis) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt...

New Hampshire speedway manager: Don’t turn your back on us

March 9, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, speaks to reporters on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Loudon, N.H. The speedway has hosted two top-tier NASCAR races each year for two decades, traditionally in July and...

Gibbs, Penske, Allison among NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees

March 9, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

In this Nov. 5, 2016, file photo, team owner Joe Gibbs listens in the garage during NASCAR auto racing practice at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Championship team owners Joe Gibbs and Roger Penske as well as the late Davey Allison are among five...

Vegas, baby! City will host 2 NASCAR Cup races each year

March 8, 2017 • AP Auto RacingComments (0)

Kevin Harvick leads off the start during a NASCAR Monster Cup series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/John Amis) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host two top-tier NASCAR races beginning in...