Feb 26, 2013 16:15 EST
A lawyer hired by three fans hurt when a NASCAR Nationwide Series race crash hurled debris into the grandstand at Daytona International Speedway will focus his probe on the catch-fencing.
Feb 24, 2013 20:35 EST
Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 as pole sitter Danica Patrick's bid to become the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race ended in an eighth-placed finish.
Feb 24, 2013 19:08 EST
Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 on Sunday as pole sitter Danica Patrick's bid to become the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race ended in an eighth-placed finish.
Feb 23, 2013 17:29 EST
Danica Patrick grabbed a slice of history with her Daytona 500 pole, the first for a woman driver ratcheting up interest in "The Great American Race" that opens NASCAR's season on Sunday.
Feb 28, 2012 03:09 EST
DAYTONA BEACH (Reuters) - Danica Patrick's Daytona 500 debut was practically over within two laps but the 29-year-old got back on track to finish as just the third woman to race NASCAR's top event.
Feb 27, 2012 21:05 EST
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and debutant Danica Patrick were involved in a five-car crash on the second lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday that ended their chances of glory early.
Nov 18, 2011 16:16 EST
MIAMI (Reuters) - The fighting talk from NASCAR title challengers Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards has ventured close to boxing territory and on Sunday, in the season-ending championship race at Homestead Speedway, there really are only two contenders staring each other down.
Oct 21, 2011 19:35 EDT
Celebrities from across American sports and Hollywood have donated items for an auction to benefit the family of the late Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon, IndyCar announced on Friday.
Oct 18, 2011 14:02 EDT
Las Vegas Speedway president Chris Powell said his track met every IndyCar Series regulation and that he heard no concerns expressed by drivers before British pilot Dan Wheldon died in a crash.
Oct 17, 2011 23:18 EDT
(Reuters) - The motor racing world was left reeling on Monday from the death of two-times Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon while the search for answers into what triggered the horrific crash began.
Oct 17, 2011 17:18 EDT
(Reuters) - The motor racing world was left reeling on Monday from the death of time-two Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon while the search for answers into what triggered the horrific crash began.
Jun 28, 2011 13:58 EDT
These are the times that try the souls of American sports fans. NFL owners and players are mired in a lockout approaching its fourth month over how to divide $9.3 billion in annual revenue, the first shutdown since 1987 jeopardizing the September start of the 2011 campaign.
Feb 21, 2011 19:00 EST
Forget about "boys have at it." Forget about the new pavement at Daytona. Forget about the two-car draft. Nothing can create drama, excitement and attention like seeing a 20-year-old rookie win the Daytona 500 in his first attempt. This story reads as if a team of Hollywood scriptwriters had been airlifted to Daytona to create the perfect story for the 53rd Daytona 500.
Feb 20, 2011 19:01 EST
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Rookie Trevor Bayne became the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500 on Sunday by capturing NASCAR's season opener a day after his 20th birthday in an incident-packed race.
Feb 16, 2011 18:09 EST
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. lost his spot on the pole for Sunday's Daytona 500 when he crashed during a practice session Wednesday.
Dec 25, 2010 13:33 EST
Sports in 2010: Sinners and Saints, with a soundtrack from SF to South Beach to South Africa. Come closer, just listen: What do you hear?
Dec 18, 2010 00:47 EST
Super Bowl MVP and civic leader Drew Brees is the AP's Male Athlete of the Year. Drew Brees has New Orleans swinging, singing and trumpeting their Saints like never before.
Dec 17, 2010 15:28 EST
Pacquiao adviser says boxing's biggest attraction in 'no rush' to decide next opponent. Manny Pacquiao is mulling over options for his next fight, with three names still in the running for the lucrative shot at boxing's biggest box office attraction.
Dec 16, 2010 22:06 EST
Tiger Woods' humbling return to public eye voted sports story of year by AP members. Tiger Woods' humbling return to the public eye, from his televised confession to a winless season on the golf course, was voted the sports story of the year by members of The Associated Press.
Dec 15, 2010 14:51 EST
Johnson beats John Force to claim Driver of the Year title. Five-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson beat out NHRA Funny Car champion John Force for the Driver of the Year award on Wednesday.
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