Auto Racing

Nature's Bakery: NASCAR team 'could not control' Danica Patrick

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Nature’s Bakery’s counter claim to the breach of contract suit brought against it by Stewart-Haas Racing asserts that the NASCAR team “could not control” driver Danica Patrick as she promoted competing products on social media.<p>The response in North Carolina superior court …

NASCAR

Daytona 500 Schedule 2017: TV Coverage and Schedule for NASCAR Season Opener

Perhaps no sport in the world begins its season with a bigger event than NASCAR, as Sunday's Daytona 500 will kick off what promises to be a competitive and intense 2017 campaign.<p>The Great American Race counts the same as every other race on the schedule from a points perspective, but winning the …

NASCAR

Chase Elliott featured in Hooters’ ‘politically incorrect’ commercial

Monster Energy won’t be the only company in NASCAR featuring young, attractive women in form-fitting outfits this season.<p>Restaurant chain Hooters, …

NASCAR

Toyota finds its place in NASCAR a decade after early resistance

USA TODAY Sports' Brant James breaks down key story lines leading into the Daytona 500.<p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michael Waltrip showed up early to Daytona 500 media day and flashed the smile that won him a fan following and helped him become one of NASCAR’s top pitchmen.<p>The questions from reporters …

NASCAR

Daytona 500 schedule 2017: Times, TV schedule, events, and online streaming for Sunday

After kicking off the 2017 NASCAR season with two weeks of activities at the Daytona International Speedway, everything culminates on Sunday with The Great American Race, the 2017 Daytona 500.<p>Fox and Fox Sports 1 will provide wall-to-wall coverage throughout the day Sunday from Daytona, with …

NASCAR

F1: Lewis Hamilton 'could have won 2016 championship' says Alonso referring to data sharing comments

Hamilton wants driver accumulated data to be kept private rather than being shared.<p>Fernando Alonso has told Lewis Hamilton that he could have won the …

Formula One

Much a-Dew: Is Monster Energy logo a no-go for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick?

Is there some sort of conflict of interest between Hendrick Motorsports sponsor Mountain Dew and new NASCAR Cup series sponsor Monster Energy?<p>ESPN …

NASCAR

Matt Crafton uninjured after wild crash sends his truck airborne

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Crafton was uninjured after a last-lap accident sent his truck airborne on the backstretch before it landed on the back of …

NASCAR

Williams shows first images of FW40 in the flesh

Williams has shown the first images of its 2017 Formula 1 car, the FW40, in the flesh following on from releasing renders of its new challenger last …

Motorsport

Vettel: First impression is the right one

<b>Having shared 100km of running with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel has declared Ferrari’s new SF70H “a step forward.”</b><p>Following a low-key …

Motorsport

NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500

The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500. A victory for NASCAR's most …

NASCAR

Weird & Wonderful Indy Cars: Lesser-Known Indy 500 Cars Driven by NASCAR Stars - #SpeedRead

<i>Regular #SpeedRead readers will recall Marshall Pruett’s</i> <i>eight-part series</i> <i>on “Weird and Wonderful Cars of the ‘500’” that appeared in the weeks</i> …

NASCAR

Danica Patrick on Twitter trolls: 'They’re very unhappy people'

USA TODAY Sports' Brant James breaks down key story lines leading into the Daytona 500.<p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick has tried to ignore Twitter trolling as much as possible.<p>But the Stewart-Haas Racing driver had no misconceptions that <i>this</i> video would solve the problem. Patrick, the popular …

NASCAR

Leah Pritchett breaks Top Fuel national time record at NHRA Arizona Nationals

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Leah Pritchett broke the Top Fuel national time record with a 3.658-second pass at 329.34 mph Friday in the NHRA Arizona Nationals.<p>…

NASCAR

Gordon, Harvick Say NASCAR Overhaul Good for Sport

Racing champions Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick are fans of a significant overhaul of the sport’s format, saying the changes will be good for NASCAR at a time of sagging ratings and attendance.<p>The 2017 season, which kicks off Sunday with the Daytona 500, brings plenty of change to NASCAR, including …

NASCAR

PowerShares QQQ 300 live stream: Watch NASCAR online

The 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season kicks off on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Find out how to watch the PowerShares QQQ 300 …

NASCAR

Lynn happy with opening test day ahead of Sebring debut

Alex Lynn admitted there are still things to learn as he took to the track for the first time at Sebring for Wayne Taylor Racing ahead of his IMSA …

Petit Le Mans

Williams launch new car for 2017 season

Williams unveil their new car for the 2017 season, with the challenger carrying a predominantly white livery.

Formula One

Hamilton 360° onboard lap in the W08

Lewis Hamilton drove the all-new Mercedes W08 at Silverstone during the Team’s official launch, watch as the three-times Formula 1 World Champion …

Formula One

This New Documentary Goes Behind Jeff Gordon's 1997 Daytona 500 Win

With the 500 coming up this weekend, it's the perfect time to revisit the race 20 years ago.<p>After Jeff Gordon narrowly missed out on winning the 1996 Winston Cup championship, his crew chief, Ray Evernham, was worried the team would be too stressed heading into the 1997 Daytona 500. To brighten …

NASCAR

NASCAR vs. Hollywood is a tale of two Americas

Sunday is one of those days that lays bare the stark division in America.<p>In the afternoon, NASCAR will present its crown jewel, the 59th running of the Daytona 500. A few hours later, the glitterati of Hollywood will assemble for the 89th presentation of the Academy Awards, the entertainment …

NASCAR

F1: Valtteri Bottas has a 'good chance' of beating Lewis Hamilton says four-time champion

Bottas will partner Hamilton at Mercedes for the 2017 F1 season.<p>Four-time Formula One world champion Alain Prost believes Mercedes new boy Valtteri …

Formula One

Under the skin of a Formula 1 car is about as pimped as technology gets

Formula 1 is back. Pre-season testing begins on Monday, ahead of the first race a month from now. The latest cars are bursting with exciting technology. But you won't find these innovations in your average people mover.<p>The first thing you’ll think of when you see a Formula 1 steering wheel is a …

Motorsport

Monster Energy tries to give NASCAR buzz as title sponsor The Associated Press

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, fans walks through the garage area after rain postponed practice for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup series auto …

NASCAR

Plenty of tickets remain for Daytona 500

USA TODAY Sports' Brant James breaks down key story lines leading into the Daytona 500.<p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Hundreds of seats remain for Sunday’s Daytona 500 through the track’s website, although that’s nothing like the inventory on the secondary ticket market.<p>There were more than 6,500 tickets …

NASCAR

JEFF GORDON DRIVES CAMARO ZL1 PACE CAR AT DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA, Fla. — Three-time Daytona 500 winner and four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champ Jeff Gordon will lead the field to the start of …

NASCAR

Chase Elliott’s Duel win served as flashback for Jeff Gordon

Thursday night was a case of déjà vu all over again for four-time NASCAR champion and current FOX analyst Jeff Gordon, who watched as Chase Elliott …

NASCAR

McLaren

Although he passed away at just 32-years-old, only 12 of those were spent racing, Bruce McLaren's impact on the auto world is unsurpassed. Not only …

Le Mans

NASCAR ponders how to make Great American Race great again

(Reuters) - NASCAR launches a new season with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, pondering ways to make the Great American Race great again amid a gloomy backdrop of an aging fan base and declining attendance and television ratings.<p>NASCARS's Super Bowl comes not at the end of the season but at the start …

NASCAR

Sebastian Vettel: New Ferrari Formula 1 car ‘a step forward’

Sebastian Vettel feels that Ferrari’s new Formula 1 car feels like “a step forward” after enjoying his first test with the SF70H at Fiorano on Friday.<p>…

Formula One