IndyCar

Denny Hamlin (11) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 17, 2019 - 7:49 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 7:35 p.m. Denny Hamlin has won his second Daytona 500 in four years, taking the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing a month after Joe Gibbs' oldest son died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Mike Tirico attends the NBC Universal mid-season press day at the Four Seasons in New York. NBC Sports will use Tirico as the host of its inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage in May, network executives announced Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:28 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network's inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage on May 26, giving him his first glimpse at the largest single-day crowd to attend a sporting event anywhere in the world. "I am thrilled to join our team as we cover one...
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File-This Nov. 22, 2018, file photo shows Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden arriving at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. After their early years racing each other in karts, Sweden’s Ericsson and Felix Rosenqvist took very different paths chasing checkered flags around the globe before finally landing in the U.S. Now they represent a “Swedish Invasion” of IndyCar as two series rookies with vast experience and big expectations heading into the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
February 12, 2019 - 5:04 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After their early years racing each other in karts, Marcus Ericsson and Felix Rosenqvist took very different paths chasing checkered flags around the globe before finally landing in the United States. Now they represent a "Swedish invasion" of IndyCar as two series rookies with...
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IndyCar drivers Marco Andretti, left, and James Hinchcliffe speak during IndyCar auto racing media day, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Stephen Spillman)
February 11, 2019 - 4:59 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar drivers are watching Robert Wickens' determined recovery from a horrific crash last season and cheering him on in hopes he will be able to return to racing. Wickens suffered a spinal cord injury in a crash last August at Pocono Raceway. He has been updating his recovery...
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IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi, left, speaks with fellow driver Tony Kanaan between interviews during IndyCar auto racing media day, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Stephen Spillman)
February 11, 2019 - 4:41 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar heads into 2019 with everything going in the right direction. The series has a new long-term sponsor in Japanese communications giant NTT. Tire manufacturer Firestone has extended its supplier deal for five more years. A new broadcast deal with NBC is set to launch. On...
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February 06, 2019 - 11:40 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Firestone has agreed to a five-year extension to remain the sole tire supplier for the IndyCar Series. The deal, announced Wednesday, runs through 2025. Firestone has worked with IndyCars for more than eight decades and enters its 20th consecutive year as the series' exclusive...
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February 05, 2019 - 4:35 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Long Beach Grand Prix will have Acura as its title sponsor starting in April when the 45th edition is run in the streets of the seaside city. Race officials said Tuesday that a multiyear deal was reached with the automaker whose U.S. headquarters is in nearby Torrance...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Jimmie Johnson smiles as he answers questions during a media availability for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Long Pond, Pa. Johnson by all measures is one of the politest athletes in sports. But his patience was tested during the worst season of his NASCAR career by criticism sent his way via social media. Unable to always tune it out, the seven-time NASCAR champion clapped back one day with a stern message: "I'm far from done." (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)
February 02, 2019 - 3:04 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson, one of the most polite and professional athletes in sports, rarely gets rattled. Unless he is being trolled on social media. Johnson's patience was very much tested last season, the worst of his NASCAR career. He could handle the losing, the internal struggles...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 1992, file photo, driver Davey Allison sits in his car as it is checked after a practice run for the NASCAR auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Allison is being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Curtis Compton, File)
February 01, 2019 - 9:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Roger Penske has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The icon of motorsports last year celebrated Team Penske's 500th victory as an organization, won the Cup championship with Joey...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Kyle Larson greets fans during driver introductions before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. As Larsen enters his sixth season at NASCAR's top level it is clear that once he starts winning on a consistent basis he could become the biggest star in the country. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
February 01, 2019 - 1:07 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's biggest stars have all moved on. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are television analysts while Tony Stewart is racing sprint cars again. Danica Patrick traded her firesuit for athleisure-wear while Carl Edwards just kind of disappeared. America's top motorsports...
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