DETROIT -- Of all the honors Roger Penske has received in his more than half a century as motor sports' most famous team owner, they pale in comparison to what is coming next for the metro Detroit business leader.
President Donald Trump will award Penske with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the country.
We are now more than halfway through the NASCAR Cup Series regular season, and the leaderboard is beginning to crystallize. We know which drivers are good week in and week out, and we know which drivers might already have seen their best shot at winning evaporate.
So with that said, let's hand out some midseason superlatives. Not every ...Read more
INDIANAPOLIS -- Simon Pagenaud outdueled Alexander Rossi in the closing laps to win a thrilling Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
After his cool-down lap, Pagenaud took the unusual step of stopping his car on the Yard of Bricks at the start-finish line of Indianapolis Motor Speedway to acknowledge the crowd that topped 250,000 on an overcast day.
It didn't take long for Johnny Rutherford to describe the Indianapolis 500.
"Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a different lady," Rutherford said at Texas Motor Speedway last month.
"She can throw so many curves at you, you can't believe it. I witnessed it. In the 24 races I ran there, you learn something new and different every day. I can ...Read more
CONCORD, N.C. -- Not bad for 21 years old, huh?
On Thursday, Charlotte native William Byron won the pole for the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Byron makes history as the youngest driver to ever win the pole for the crown jewel race.
"This is a dream come true," Byron said after qualifying. "Obviously I grew up ...Read more
NASCAR's $2 billion deal to purchase International Speedway Corporation, one of the sport's two main track operators, could end up putting pressure on the other major track owner: Concord, N.C.-based Speedway Motorsports.
ISC currently owns and operates 12 tracks used in the NASCAR Cup Series. With NASCAR assuming control of those tracks, the ...Read more
NASCAR agreed to a sweetened, $2 billion deal to buy a company that runs 13 major racetracks and take it private as part of NASCAR's effort to reverse years of decline in stock-car racing's popularity.
The tracks are owned by International Speedway Corp., which is controlled by the France family that also founded and controls NASCAR, the sport'...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Another year, another surefire lock spearheading NASCAR's newest Hall of Fame class.
The Hall of Fame announced its 2020 class on Wednesday, headlined by three-time Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. He will be inducted alongside team owner Joe Gibbs, engine builder and crew chief Waddell Wilson, and drivers Buddy Baker and ...Read more
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is accustomed to racking up thousands of miles per season in his No. 48 car. But doing 26.2 miles in a pair of sneakers is a different story.
Johnson completed last month's Boston Marathon in three hours, nine minutes, and seven seconds, averaging seven minutes and 12 seconds per mile -- two days after ...Read more
- William Byron becomes youngest pole winner for Coca-Cola 600
- What the NASCAR-ISC merger means for Speedway Motorsports, future of NASCAR
- 'A different lady.' Talking the Indy 500 with three-time champ Johnny Rutherford
- Skipping White House visit never an option for Roger Penske, IndyCar's Simon Pagenaud
- Midseason NASCAR superlatives: Best race? Worst wreck? Biggest surprise?
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