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McDowell defends Daytona 500 decision not to push Logano

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 19th - 3:24pm

Michael McDowell was still digesting his fifth-place finish at the Daytona 500 when Joey Logano appeared at the front of his car, angrily pointing at the Ford logo.

IndyCar to debut cockpit protection in Indianapolis 500

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:32pm

IndyCar will require its cars to have titanium debris deflectors on the cockpit beginning with this year's Indianapolis 500.

Ricciardo eager to 'grow' at Renault after Red Bull exit

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:44am

Still settling into his new Renault car, Daniel Ricciardo resisted the old habit of pulling into Red Bull's box as he entered pit lane during preseason testing.

Vettel makes strong start to F1 preseason for Ferrari

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 18th - 11:56am

For Sebastian Vettel, the opening day of the Formula One preseason couldn't have gone any better.

Mercedes' Wolff fears no-deal Brexit's effect on Formula One

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 18th - 11:30am

Politics, not engines or aerodynamics, is what really worries Mercedes boss Toto Wolff as his team heads into the new Formula One season seeking a sixth consecutive title.

Alfa Romeo unveils Formula 1 car for new season

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 18th - 6:58am

Alfa Romeo has unveiled the new Formula One car that will be piloted by former champion Kimi Raikkonen this season.

Williams says it is likely to miss 2 days of F1 testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:57am

Williams says it will likely miss the first two days of Formula One preseason testing, another blow to the struggling team.

Kyle Busch laments lack of help, runner-up finish at Daytona

Mark Long, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 17th - 8:36pm

Kyle Busch felt like an amiable teammate, willing to do whatever it took to get Joe Gibbs Racing to victory lane at the Daytona 500. He's not so sure Denny Hamlin did the same.

Watermelon farmer Chastain gets top 10 at Daytona 500

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 17th - 8:04pm

Ross Chastain always has watermelons around victory lane, a nod to his roots in the family fruit farming business.

Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 17th - 7:24pm

Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory.

The Latest: Denny Hamlin wins 2nd Daytona 500 in 4 years

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 17th - 5:52pm

The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local):

Denny Hamlin races to second Daytona 500 victory in four years, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 5:34pm

Denny Hamlin races to second Daytona 500 victory in four years, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch.

New-look Daytona 500 has a certain throwback feel

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 17th - 12:48am

Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor.

Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:14pm

Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor.

Michael Annett wins Xfinity Series opener at Daytona

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 16th - 4:58pm

Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Sam Bass, NASCAR's paint-scheme artist, dies at 57

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 16th - 2:38pm

Sam Bass, a NASCAR artist who helped design paint schemes and program covers that illuminated an entire sport, has died. He was 57.

Toyota stars Truex, Busch benched for Daytona 500 practice

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 16th - 2:36pm

The biggest Toyota stars skipped the final practice for the Daytona 500, with former NASCAR champs Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch among the drivers sitting out.

Perfect Storm: The 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

Mark Long, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 16th - 9:30am

The first break came with the massive blizzard that wreaked havoc on the East Coast, essentially locking television viewers in their homes. The Daytona 500, meanwhile, was to be broadcast live in its entirety for the first time, reaching markets that knew little, if anything, about stock car racing. The 3 1/2-hour event finished in stunning fashion, another fortunate turn that featured a muddy, bloody brawl a few hundred yards from the finish line.

AP Was There: Yarborough-Allison brawl mars '79 Daytona 500

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:54am

Richard Petty won the race. Who won the fight?