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12:22 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson, Mike Rockenfeller and Jenson Button will drive the special Garage 56 car that will race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR champion, has lobbied hard for a spot in the three-driver lineup for his former team. He’d
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Trackhouse Racing, RFK Racing and Front Row Motorsports announced sponsorship deals Thursday morning. Trackhouse said WWEX, a Dallas-based global logistics group, will increase its sponsorship presence with the team this year, serving as the primary sponsor in 21 races for drivers Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez. WWEX will appear on Chastain’s Chevrolets in 19 races
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12:18 PM ET The No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-06 will start this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona from pole position. Brian Cleary/Getty Images At its peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the International Motor Sports Association’s Grand Touring Prototype machines gave IndyCar absolute fits. The Andrettis were there, Mario and Michael, as
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10:38 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two-time Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth finally reached the top rung of his career on Friday night when he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The 50-year-old Kenseth, who drove 18 full seasons in NASCAR before retiring in 2020 with 39 Cup victories and 20
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As NASCAR celebrates its 75th anniversary season, its Hall of Fame inducted three men whose careers collectively spanned from the sport’s beginnings to recent times. Matt Kenseth, Hershel McGriff and Kirk Shelmerdine were inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday night, becoming the Hall’s 13th class. Kenseth, 50, won 39
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NASCAR Wednesday named former driver and long-time official Elton Sawyer its senior vice president of competition, replacing Scott Miller, who will assume the newly formed role of competition strategist. NASCAR also announced the promotions of several individuals to key positions within its competition team. John Probst has been promoted to chief racing development officer; Dr.
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Jan 18, 2023 Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick will all make their debuts this season in Tony Stewart’s summer all-star series, while four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves confirmed Wednesday he’ll return for a third season. Busch, who left Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of last season
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Jan 17, 2023 Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Travis Pastrana is a motorsports icon decorated for his fearless attack on anything with wheels or engines or ramps or danger. But there is one thing missing from his résumé, and as far as Pastrana is concerned, no event is bigger. Pastrana said Tuesday that he’ll make
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8:19 AM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will wind down his career this season by scaling back to ovals only in IndyCar as the Japanese driver moves to Chip Ganassi Racing. Sato will share the No. 11 Honda with rookie Marcus Armstrong, who was hired to drive the IndyCar
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3:02 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Robbie Knievel, an American stunt performer who set records with daredevil motorcycle jumps following the tire tracks of his thrill-seeking father — including at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 1989 and a Grand Canyon chasm a decade later — has died in Nevada, his brother said.
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Jan 13, 2023 Associated Press Actor Frankie Muniz, who starred in “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Agent Cody Banks,” announced that he’s competing as a full-time race car driver in the ARCA Menards Series. The series is a low-level feeder series for NASCAR — one that typically features less-experienced drivers — and will serve as
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Kevin Harvick is set to retire from NASCAR. Harvick announced Thursday morning that the 2023 season will be his final season in the Cup Series. Harvick, 47, is in the last year of his contract with Stewart-Haas Racing and had previously said that an announcement would be made regarding his future before the season-opening Daytona
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The 1992 Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway remains one of the most memorable, cherished races in NASCAR history. A pair of 37-year-olds each vying for the championship split the big trophies handed out that day — Bill Elliott for the race win, and counterpart Alan Kulwicki finishing second in the race but narrowly claiming
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The calendar having flipped into a new year, it’s now only a matter of weeks before another NASCAR season, major sports’ longest, pops into gear. With NASCAR continuing to test new fields of play and new approaches to a 75-year-old sport, there is much to anticipate entering the 2023 season. NASCAR Power Rankings: What to
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