Jimmie Johnson prepares for future by entering IndyCar iRace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion has joined the field for IndyCar’s inaugural online race as he contemplates driving in that series following his retirement from full-time stock car racing. IndyCar has followed NASCAR, IMSA and Formula One in setting up a virtual racing series to give fans content during

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson eyes IndyCar, enters virtual race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has joined the field for IndyCar’s inaugural online race as he contemplates driving in that series following his retirement from full-time stock car racing. IndyCar has followed NASCAR, IMSA and Formula One in setting up a virtual racing series to give fans

NASCAR tackling how to reschedule races, keep teams afloat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR plans to reschedule the seven Cup Series races already postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Figuring out how to cram the events and the All-Star race into the crowded 36-race schedule could be difficult. NASCAR has already postponed its season until May 9 at Martinsville Speedway

IN THE PITS: NASCAR off to fast start through first month

A busy first month for NASCAR came to a close with a three-race West Coast swing marked by both a surprise appearance from injured driver Ryan Newman and a successful preview of the rules package that will decide this year’s Cup Series champion. Attention has been fixed on the sport

Logano holds off Harvick in NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano raved all weekend about the new “Awesome Sauce” at Phoenix Raceway, which was the driver’s nickname for the substance that was put on the mile oval to improve grip for tires and make for better racing. The sauce did its job during an entertaining show

Elliott wins Phoenix pole, 9-time winner Harvick starts 2nd

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chase Elliott won the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Cup Series event at Phoenix Raceway, his first pole of the season and ninth of his career. Elliott made it around the 1-mile oval in 26.065 seconds. It’s the first time the Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driver has won

Blaney’s hot start nets multiyear extension with Team Penske

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Blaney’s future is secure with Team Penske and his present looks pretty good, too. The NASCAR points leader is off to the best start of his career and was rewarded Friday when Team Penske announced it had agreed to a multiyear extension with the 26-year-old driver.