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NASCAR

Grandson of NASCAR founder arrested on drug charges

Daytona Beach, FL (AHN) - J.C. France, a Rolex Grand-Am Series driver and the grandson of late NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., was jailed on an alleged drug charge after being pulled over for racing over the Seabreeze Bridge.

President Obama Honors NASCAR Champions

Auto Racing Daily 20.08.2009
President Obama Honors NASCAR Champions

US President Barack Obama welcomed star drivers from US stock car racing to the White House on Wednesday to honor three-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson.


Tony Stewart leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup at the Michigan International Speedway last Sunday. (Jason Smith / Getty Images / August 18, 2009)

While the points leaders make themselves comfortable, seven or eight drivers jockey to make the late-season playoff.

Crew chief keeps Mark Martin in the hunt

Jim Peltz Los Angeles Times 13.07.2009
Crew chief Alan Gustafson talks to driver Mark Martin before the Coca Cola 600 in May.

Alan Gustafson grew up idolizing Martin. Now he's helping the NASCAR veteran take one more stab at winning the Sprint Cup Series championship.


Joey Logano makes history in New Hampshire

Shawn Courchesne, The Hartford Courant Los Angeles Times 28.06.2009
Joey Logano celebrates after winning a rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Logano, 19, becomes the youngest winner in NASCAR Cup history with rain-aided victory at Loudon, N.H.

Rain helps David Reutimann win NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

Tania Ganguli Los Angeles Times 25.05.2009
David Reutimann is congratulated by a NASCAR official after being declared winner of the rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600 on Monday at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

He gets his first Cup race victory when NASCAR officials red-flag the race after 227 laps.


Coca-Cola 600 is postponed

Tania Ganguli Los Angeles Times 24.05.2009
Coca-Cola 600 is postponed

Rain forces NASCAR to reschedule the Sprint Cup race for Monday, when more rain is forecast.

His Nascar Career Over, Dario Franchitti Is Roaring Back at Indy

DAVE CALDWELL The New York Times 21.05.2009
After a year away, Dario Franchitti will return to the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

A reinvigorated Dario Franchitti is back in the front row at the Indianapolis 500 after a lost year in Nascar racing, and it seems as if he was never gone. That could be because his face smiled out from last year’s race tickets — the honor reserve...


Big wreck mars Keselowski's victory at Talladega

JENNA FRYER The Washington Post 27.04.2009
Carl Edwards flips into the catch fence on the final lap of the Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., on Sunday, April 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) (Rainier Ehrhardt - AP)

Carl Edwards' battered car soared 15-feet off the ground, scraping along the safety fence, then bouncing back onto the track in flames. Wreckage from the last-lap accident spewed into the stands, sending two fans to the hospital in the aftermath o...

Franchitti drives off with Long Beach IndyCar win

MIKE HARRIS The Washington Post 20.04.2009
Dario Franchitti, from Scotland, celebrates with his brother Marino, left, as he looks toward his wife, Ashley Judd, after winning the IndyCar Series' Grand Prix of Long Beach auto race Sunday, April 19, 2009, in Long Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Will Lester) (Will Lester - AP)

Dario Franchitti came here believing the seaside street circuit in downtown Long Beach owed him a win.


Racers Try to Find Their Way Onto a More Beaten Path

MICHAEL BRICK The New York Times 25.03.2009
Tanner Faust prior to an event billed as the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.

The drivers gathered under a dim yellow bulb in the fire station assembly hall, beside the Girl Scout cookie display, where a middle-aged woman was holding out a deck of cards as a magician would. Pick a card, any card. Race positions were at stake.

Kurt Busch celebrates his victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Kurt Busch, a former NASCAR Cup champion who's been overshadowed lately by his sibling Kyle, drove to a dominating victory Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.


Kyle Busch, driver of the M&M's Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Shelby 427 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 1, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Las Vegas native took the lead with 17 laps remaining in Sunday's Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and survived a pair of late cautions to pick up his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the season.

Bobby Labonte is out of the 43 -- and Petty Enterprises, too

Man, I wish I didn't bring crappy news from the world of NASCAR every damn day, but that'd be like going to a [insert chain restaurant here who might actually be an advertiser so I don't want to offend them] and trying to find food that isn't an a...


Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, leads the field at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TUMS QuikPak 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday in Martinsville, Va. Chris Graythen/Getty Images

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Jimmie Johnson took a huge step toward winning a third straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship on Sunday.

High gas prices pinch NASCAR fans

Ben Klayman Reuters 29.06.2008
High gas prices pinch NASCAR fans

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Many NASCAR fans think nothing of jumping in their recreational vehicles or pickup trucks and driving 300 miles or more to watch races in places like Talladega, Alabama; Bristol, Tennessee; and Las Vegas.


Carl Edwards to defend title at Michigan track

Jim Peltz Los Angeles Times 13.06.2008
Carl Edwards to defend title at Michigan track

What's happening in motor sports heading into this weekend, including the 15th race of the season in Sprint Cup Series.

Richard Petty, right, poses with Boston Ventures managing director Andy Davis, left, after a news conference to announce Boston Ventures bought control of Petty Enterprises.  Chuck Burton / AP

Richard Petty says Boston Ventures 'will provide us with the capital necessary to compete for wins and championships.' The team last won in 1999.


Earnhardt Jr. can tame Monster Mile

Johnny Benson MSNBC 29.05.2008
Earnhardt Jr. can tame Monster Mile

SPRINT CUP PREVIEW The high-banked concrete oval at Dover (Del.) hosts Sunday's Sprint Cup 400-miler and given the level of consistency he's shown this season it would be no surprise if Dale Earnhardt Jr. winds up in Victory Lane.

Kyle Busch earns Memorial weekend 600 pole

Nicholas Morse Motorsport.com 22.05.2008
Kyle Busch earns Memorial weekend 600 pole

Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota earned his second pole of the year at Lowe's Motor Speedway with a 29.121 (185.443 mph) and looks to remain in dominant form for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' longest race of the year. Busch, who has an...