IndyCar - the best personalized free web-based Email en en IndyCar Indy 500 Drivers Robbed at Gunpoint Police say Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon and former race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in an Indianapolis Taco Bell... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:14:00 GMT 2017-05-22T21:14:00Z Indy begins new century with faster speeds, wide-open field INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 is embarking on its second century much as it did its first: Nobody really knows what to expect in next weekend's race. Pole-winner Scott Dixon posted the fastest four-lap qualifying average at Indy in 21 years Sunday. But with the first rows filled by three race winners, three 500 runner-ups and a two-time Formula One champion, picki... Mon, 22 May 2017 06:24:00 GMT 2017-05-22T06:24:00Z Andretti fights cancer and his message is on full display INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Andretti can't shake the sound from his head. The haunting sound of a machine pumping toxic chemicals into his system as part of chemotherapy. "I wake up in the middle of the night and I sit and listen to this pump going and know this pump is poison," Andretti said. "I hear that pump right now. I hate that thing." ... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-05-18T22:52:00Z NASCAR adds fourth stage to Coca-Cola 600 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The longest race on the NASCAR schedule will now be one of the most valuable. NASCAR on Monday said the Coca-Cola 600 will be split into four stages when it is run at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend. At 600 miles, the race is the longest by 100 miles over anything else on the NASCAR calendar a... Mon, 15 May 2017 18:45:00 GMT 2017-05-15T18:45:00Z Andretti races paralyzed Schmidt in cars on track at Indy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mario Andretti showed everyone just how far technology has come in the world of racing. On Saturday, the 77-year-old racing icon made a late pass in the grass and pulled away from Sam Schmidt in the final straightaway on the Indy track to win a semi-autonomous car race, an exhibition event where the real winners might be those trying to get back in the dr... Sat, 13 May 2017 19:51:00 GMT 2017-05-13T19:51:00Z Paralyzed former driver Sam Schmidt will race Mario Andretti LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Mario Andretti will get back into a race car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to go head-to-head in semi-autonomous vehicles against paralyzed former driver Sam Schmidt. The race will be May 13 on the 2.439-mile permanent road course at Indianapolis. Schmidt was paralyzed from the neck down from a crash while tes... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 21:37:00 GMT 2017-04-08T21:37:00Z With Texas changes, 6-time winner not even a NASCAR favorite FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has led more laps at Texas than any other NASCAR Cup Series driver, and won a record six times there. But all that was before the entire 1 1/2-mile track was repaved, and Turns 1 and 2 were reconfigured. "It's a clean sheet of paper. You can't pick a favorite right now," Johnson said Friday. "Any... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:12:00 GMT 2017-04-08T00:12:00Z Ganassi open to Kyle Larson in Indy 500 _ another year LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — As the Indianapolis 500 draws near, the tweets starts flooding Chip Ganassi's inbox all asking the same question: When will he enter Kyle Larson in the Indy 500? Larson wants to run the race, and Ganassi is open to entering the budding NASCAR star. But it has to make sense for the team, driver and organization. ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:17:00 GMT 2017-04-07T21:17:00Z Will Power wins pole again at St. Pete for IndyCar opener ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Will Power won the pole for IndyCar's season-opening race at St. Petersburg, proving he still is the best driver at navigating the temporary street circuit. It was a record seventh pole in eight years at St. Pete for Power, who also won the pole for this race last year. He's a two-time winner at St. Pete and will try for win No. 3 in Sunday's opener. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 23:01:00 GMT 2017-03-11T23:01:00Z Vegas, baby! City will host 2 NASCAR Cup races each year LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host two top-tier NASCAR races beginning in 2018. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors approved a race sponsorship agreement with the track and parent company Speedway Motorsports Inc. on Wednesday, with this year's race coming up Sunday. Las Vegas' win is New Hampshire Motor Speedway's loss, with S... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 01:19:00 GMT 2017-03-09T01:19:00Z The Latest: Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 for Stewart-Haas DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Kurt Busch has won the Daytona 500, surviving a crash-filled season opener to win the race for the first time in 16 tries. Busch passed Kyle Larson final lap before cruising to the victory. Larson ran out gas shortly after passing Ch... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:33:00 GMT 2017-02-26T23:33:00Z Penske signs Joey Logano and Shell-Pennzoil to new deal DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Team Penske has locked up a major portion of its NASCAR program by signing driver Joey Logano, crew chief Todd Gordon and sponsor Shell-Pennzoil to extensions that run through "2022 and beyond." The phrasing of the new contracts announced Friday at Daytona International Speedway is a play on Logano's car No. 22. His existing con... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:32:00 GMT 2017-02-24T17:32:00Z Nature's Bakery won't let Stewart-Haas Racing 'bully us' DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Nature's Bakery vowed Thursday to fight Stewart-Haas Racing in court, saying it wouldn't be bullied by one of NASCAR's top teams over a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit filed in a sponsorship dispute involving driver Danica Patrick. The Reno, Nevada-based food company, one of the smallest primary sponsors in NASCAR, severe... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:18:00 GMT 2017-02-16T23:18:00Z Vasser, KV Racing shut down IndyCar team after 14 years INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former CART champion Jimmy Vasser has shut down his IndyCar team after 14 years and seven victories, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. KV Racing Technology, owned by Australian businessman Kevin Kalkhoven and Vasser, announced the long-rumored move Thursday. It's possible Vasser and the team's third partner, James Sullivan, will be involved in another ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:39:00 GMT 2017-02-16T20:39:00Z Danica Patrick gets sponsorship help days before Daytona 500 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — One of Danica Patrick's sponsors has stepped up to fill a sudden funding void created when Stewart-Haas Racing sued her primary backer for $31 million in a breach-of-contract lawsuit. Aspen Dental said Tuesday it will be the lead sponsor for Patrick and debut on her car during the Feb. 26 season-opening Daytona 500. Teams arrive thi... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:28:00 GMT 2017-02-14T17:28:00Z NASCAR will not permit damaged race cars to return to track CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will not permit damaged race cars to return to the track this season unless the repairs can be made on pit road within a tight window. The ban on wrecked race cars continuing to compete was announced Wednesday in a series of a rule updates for the 2017 season. Beginning later this month at Daytona, if a car r... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:44:00 GMT 2017-02-08T16:44:00Z Danica Patrick's racing team sues sponsor Nature's Bakery CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing filed a $31 million breach of contract lawsuit against Nature's Bakery on Friday, accusing the company of refusing to pay millions of dollars it owes the team to sponsor driver Danica Patrick this season. Nature's Bakery was scheduled to sponsor at least 20 races this NASCAR season, the second year of a three-yea... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:18:00 GMT 2017-02-04T00:18:00Z Rolex 24 begins with Barbosa leading, Gordon waiting DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona is underway, with pole-sitter Joao Barbosa leading the 55-car field to the green flag. The twice-around-the-clock endurance race began under cool temperatures and cloudy skies, with a threat of steady rain predicted for later Saturday. Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 20:00:00 GMT 2017-01-28T20:00:00Z Sponsor questions for Danica Patrick as NASCAR season nears CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick wore an all-white Tax Act uniform to NASCAR's preseason media event Tuesday, raising eyebrows about her sponsorship situation with the season just a month away. Patrick and Stewart-Haas Racing last year signed a deal with Nature's Bakery as Patrick's primary sponsor. The company founded in 2010 by the father-and-son duo of Dave and Sam M... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:19:00 GMT 2017-01-24T22:19:00Z Texas makeover: TMS will repave track, reduce banking FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Motor Speedway is going to completely repave its 1 1/2-mile track and reduce the high banking in the first and second turns. The project announced Friday comes after both NASCAR weekends and the IndyCar race at Texas last year were hampered by rain. TMS President Eddie Gossage said the old asphalt has become porous, almost like sponge, making i... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:58:00 GMT 2017-01-06T20:58:00Z Florence Henderson was longtime pre-race Indy 500 performer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is remembering actress Florence Henderson as a "lovely lady" who sang nearly two dozen times during Indianapolis 500 pre-race festivities. The Indiana-born actress best known as Carol Brady on "The Brady Bunch" died Thursday in Los Angeles at age 82. She was born in Dale, a small southwe... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:59:00 GMT 2016-11-25T20:59:00Z