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  • Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

    Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life. When one turned into him, the force of the hit flipped his car up and over two others. Dillon sailed nearly upside…

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR, Speedway to review last-lap crash

    A horrific crash at the end of the US stock car race which ended early Monday morning at Daytona will be reviewed by speedway and sanctioning body officials. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and Daytona International Speedway were coming to grips with the multi-car wreck…

    AFP
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Monday, July 6

    July 6 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Monday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - TENNIS Serena proves she is leading lady in Williams sister act LONDON - It was yet another awkward encounter that is unlikely to live long in the memory but Venus…

    Reuters
  • NASCAR - Dillon in crash as Earnhardt wins at Daytona

    - Dale Earnhardt Jr won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, where Austin Dillon's spectacular crash punctuated the finish in the early hours of the morning. A last-lap multi-car wreck sent Dillon's car flying. It flipped and struck the catch-fencing before…

    AFP
  • Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon's crash

    A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon's safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt crossed the finish line at 2:41 am Monday morning filled with dread after Dillon's car sailed upside down into…

    The Associated Press
  • Weekend Sports In Brief

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night - and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title.

    The Associated Press
  • Kyle Busch brushes wall in 1st Daytona race since crash

    Kyle Busch hit another wall at Daytona International Speedway. Busch swiped the outside wall early in his first race at Daytona since breaking his right leg and left foot in a hard crash at the track in February. Trying to pass Jamie McMurray on lap 17 of the 160-lap race, Busch wiggled and…

    The Associated Press
  • Fans shower Gordon with praise before final Daytona race

    As rain delayed his final race at Daytona International Speedway, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was showered with cheers during driver introductions Sunday. Speedway officials handed out thousands of placards commemorating Gordon's milestones at Daytona, dating to his victory in a Daytona…

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Sunday, July 5

    July 5 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Sunday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Romo planning fantasy event in L.A. next year Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who said the NFL was acting out of spite when it forced…

    Reuters
  • NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

    Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. ''They'd have to come and get it,'' Rebenstorf said Saturday, pointing out that his American flag purposely flies a few inches higher than the rest.

    The Associated Press
  • Reigning midget champion Rico Abreu gets 1st stock car win

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Rico Abreu has earned his first career stock car victory, racing to the win at Columbus Motor Speedway in Ohio.

    The Associated Press
  • Austin Dillon wins Xfinity Series race at Daytona

    Austin Dillon once stood in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway celebrating a Dale Earnhardt win with his grandfather and wondering if he would ever make it back to commemorate his own achievement. Dillon proved his grandfather correct Saturday night by winning the Xfinity Series race…

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR meets with driver council for 2nd time about rules

    The newly formed driver council met with NASCAR for a second time Saturday and it may have led to a new rules package for upcoming races at Indianapolis and Michigan. NASCAR has already said it will use a package with less downforce next weekend at Kentucky Speedway, and that same package could be…

    The Associated Press
  • Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather. Greg Ives instructed Earnhardt to go flat-out at the start of Friday's first practice session because the rules state the field will be set by practice…

    The Associated Press
  • NBC returns to NASCAR coverage with Sunday race at Daytona

    For 29 years, the summer race at Daytona International Speedway was a part of the nation's birthday. Now it has been moved once more, to Sunday night, to accommodate the return of NASCAR to NBC. Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Group, said the change was simply about audience.

    The Associated Press
  • Late TV broadcaster Byrnes honored with Squier-Hall Award

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Late television broadcaster Steve Byrnes has won the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR media excellence.

    The Associated Press
  • Friday's Sports In Brief

    DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center. This is the biggest free-agent pickup in Mark Cuban's 15 years as Dallas owner, after three straight summers of losing out on the big…

    The Associated Press