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  • Tony Schumacher leads Top Fuel qualifying in NHRA opener

    POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Tony Schumacher led Top Fuel qualifying Friday in the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals at historic Auto Club Raceway. The eight-time season champion had a 3.722-second run at 323.66 mph in…

  • NHRA Qualifying

    Friday At Auto Club Raceway Pomona, Calif. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday’s final eliminations. Top Fuel 1. Tony Schumacher, 3.722 seconds, 323.66 mph. 2. Clay Millican, 3.746, 324.36. 3. Richie Crampton, 3.748, 322.65. 4.…

  • Gerhart goes for 9th ARCA win, history at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It’s been nearly two decades since Bobby Gerhart went through this kind of drought at Daytona International Speedway. The driver finished 29th, sixth and 39th the last three years in…

  • Recovered and ready to race, Vickers set for Daytona return

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers might have been more easily found on TV this week pitching a blood-thinning drug instead of practicing for the Daytona 500. His ubiquitous commercial — which also features…

  • HScott Motorsports leases charter to secure ride for Annett

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — HScott Motorsports has leased a charter from Premium Motorsports to secure a ride for Michael Annett for the 2016 season. A charter guarantees revenue and a position in a 40-car…

  • NASCAR’s new charter system shuts out storied Wood Brothers

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It’s been 10 years since the Wood Brothers completed a full NASCAR season, and they stopped trying to make it to the track each week in 2009. NASCAR’s oldest race…

  • Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday. At the same time Stewart was offering details about his…

  • WWE star Cena named honorary pace car driver for Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wrestling star and actor John Cena will serve as the honorary pace car driver for the season-opening Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway made the announcement Friday, more than a week…

  • Sports on TV

    ADV For the week of Monday, Feb. 15, 2015-Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 All Times Eastern Monday, Feb. 15 COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPNU — LIU Brooklyn at St. Francis Brooklyn 5 p.m. ESPNU — Oakland…

  • Sports on TV

    BC-TV SportsWatch All Times Eastern Saturday, Feb. 13 AUTO RACING 10:30 a.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 1:30 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, practice, at Daytona Beach,…

  • NASCAR opens 2016 season without 2 of its biggest stars

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins. Neither NASCAR star will be in a car when Daytona International Speedway…

  • Former NASCAR racer Lennie Pond dies at 75

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lennie Pond, who raced for 17 years in NASCAR’s premier series, has died. He was 75. The J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home in Chester, Virginia, said Pond died Wednesday but…

  • NASCAR creates ‘overtime line’ in new rules finish

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Looking to end the frustration and confusion that comes when caution flags come out late in its races, NASCAR announced Thursday that it is shifting to an unlimited green-white-checkered finish…

  • Sports on TV

    BC-TV SportsWatch All Times Eastern Friday, Feb. 12 AUTO RACING 5 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited, practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 6:30 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited,…

  • APNewsBreak: Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Stewart-Haas…