3:09 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has ruled out running next month’s NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500. Castroneves has been chasing a seat since winning one of Tony Stewart‘s summer all-star races last season to win a bet with the SRX head that promised Castroneves help finding
5:33 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bryan Herta wants to enter Robert Wickens in the Indianapolis 500 as early as 2024 — a year later than preferred as work continues on the hand controls needed for the paralyzed driver. Wickens suffered a spinal cord injury in a crash at Pocono Raceway in
4:37 AM ET Sauber managing director Alessandro Alunni Bravi has been appointed as team representative for the Alfa Romeo Formula One team — a role similar to a traditional team principal. Former CEO and team principal Fred Vasseur left Alfa Romeo at the end of last year to join Ferrari, with McLaren team principal Andreas
12:18 PM ET The No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-06 will start this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona from pole position. Brian Cleary/Getty Images At its peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the International Motor Sports Association’s Grand Touring Prototype machines gave IndyCar absolute fits. The Andrettis were there, Mario and Michael, as
6:16 AM ET McLaren is Formula One’s ultimate sleeping giant but team CEO Zak Brown thinks it will have all the tools in place to compete for championships by 2025. Daniel Ricciardo’s 2021 Italian Grand Prix win is McLaren’s only victory since the final race of the 2012 season, while the team’s last drivers’ championship
11:11 AM ET The owners of Formula One have accused FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem of “interfering” in the commercial rights of the sport in an “unacceptable manner” after he commented on the value of F1 on Twitter. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Ben Sulayem reacted to a Bloomberg report that Saudi Arabia’s
4:23 AM ET Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he regularly faced racist abuse while at school, revealing it was the most traumatizing and difficult time in his life. Speaking to the On Purpose podcast, the 38-year-old said he had bananas thrown at him and was called racist terms while growing up in
10:38 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two-time Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth finally reached the top rung of his career on Friday night when he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The 50-year-old Kenseth, who drove 18 full seasons in NASCAR before retiring in 2020 with 39 Cup victories and 20
8:55 AM ET The organisers of the Miami Grand Prix have announced a series of upgrades for the 2023 version of their event, including a resurfaced track and a new paddock location on the field of Hard Rock Stadium. Formula One’s inaugural Miami GP took place in the area surrounding the Miami Dolphins‘ Hard Rock
8:34 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick will all make their debuts this season in Tony Stewart’s summer all-star series, while four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves confirmed Wednesday he’ll return for a third season. Busch, who left Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of last season
8:19 AM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS A two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will close out his racing career this year by returning to ovals exclusively in IndyCar in the event that the Japanese driver makes the switch to Chip Ganassi Racing. Sato will be sharing the number. 11 Honda with rookie Marcus Armstrong, who was selected to
12:53 PM ET ESPN News Services DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia — Nasser Al-Attiyah won a second straight Dakar Rally just kilometers from his Qatar homeland on Sunday. His fifth Dakar title eclipsed Ari Vatanen’s total and was second only to Stephane Peterhansel, the Dakar’s greatest champion with 14 wins, eight in the premier car category. Al-Attiyah
1:14 PM ET Williams’ new principal James Vowles said after his appointment on Friday that the struggling former champions would be no Mercedes ‘B’ team in Formula One. Vowles will join next month from Mercedes, where he was head of strategy and part of Toto Wolff’s top management at a team that won a record
3:02 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Robbie Knievel, an American stunt performer who set records with daredevil motorcycle jumps following the tire tracks of his thrill-seeking father — including at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 1989 and a Grand Canyon chasm a decade later — has died in Nevada, his brother said.
10:44 AM ET Toto Wolff admitted Andretti including General Motors brand Cadillac in their proposed F1 entry bid is “a statement” but was still non-committal on whether he is for or against the outfit joining the grid in 2026. Andretti and Cadillac’s partnership was met with a lukewarm response from F1 and a handful of
1:25 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Larson will attempt to race the Indianapolis 500 next year with McLaren Racing in a joint effort with NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick. The surprise announcement Thursday by McLaren and Hendrick at last gives Larson a path into his dream race. It also means he will
6:05 PM ET Kevin Harvick announced on Thursday that 2023 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR. Logan Riely/Getty Images If Kevin Harvick had announced his retirement on Jan. 12, 2002 instead of Jan. 12, 2023, he would have already had a plenty strong-enough case for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Thankfully, he didn’t then.
9:15 AM ET Ferrari have terminated a Formula One sponsorship deal with Swiss blockchain technology company Velas, the team said on Thursday. The Zug-based company became a partner of the Italian racing team last season, with branding prominent on the cars’ rear wings, as part of a multi-year deal. Velas was also title sponsor of
9:57 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — — Jimmie Johnson on Wednesday revealed his rebranded NASCAR team and said he will drive the No. 84 — the reverse of his longtime No. 48 — when the seven-time champion competes for Legacy Motor Club. Legacy Motor Club replaces Petty GMS, the name the two-car Cup team had
6:28 AM ET Michael Andretti has hit out at Formula One teams for being too greedy to see the benefits of his company’s proposed entry to the sport with General Motors brand Cadillac in 2026. F1 gave a lukewarm response to the proposed Andretti-Cadillac entry, with a source telling Reuters a “strong majority” among the
6:18 AM ET Formula One drivers must not use the platform provided by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) to make statements for their own “personal agenda”, the sport’s governing body president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said on Tuesday. Formula One drivers will need prior written permission from the sport’s governing body to make “political, religious and
12:10 PM ET NASCAR’s Next Gen car made the 2022 season unforgettable, for better and for worse. Chris Graythen/Getty Images We’re now more than a week into 2023, that time of year when we all have to face the hard truth about those New Year’s resolutions we were all so staunchly dedicated to not so long
4:09 AM ET The head of Formula One’s governing body on Sunday strongly supported a proposed new Andretti Cadillac all-American team and said he was surprised by “adverse reaction” to the plan. Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s comments on Twitter hinted at a row brewing between the president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and Formula One’s
Jan 3, 2023 Formula One’s governing body is ready to start a process for new teams to enter the championship, president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said on Monday. The move could open the door to American Michael Andretti’s Andretti Global F1 project, which has so far met little encouragement from most existing teams and F1 management.
10:55 AM ET Andretti Global and General Motors have teamed up in a bid to join the Formula One grid under the Cadillac brand, the team announced on Thursday. The move could bring two American powerhouses to the grid in the future, although it still needs approval from both F1 and racing’s governing body, the
8:05 AM ET Alyssa RoenigkESPN Close Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @alyroe on Twitter). There’s a famous image of rally driver Ken Block that is breathtaking for both its beauty and its sense of
8:42 AM ET Formula One’s governing body is ready to start a process for new teams to enter the championship, president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said on Monday. The move could open the door to American Michael Andretti’s Andretti Global F1 project, which has so far met little encouragement from most existing teams and F1 management.
10:45 PM ET Alyssa RoenigkESPN Close Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @alyroe on Twitter). Pro rally driver Ken Block, the Hoonigan and DC Shoes co-founder who revolutionized action sports marketing and motorsports filmmaking, died
8:48 AM ET McLaren CEO Zak Brown says the FIA is right to try to find a balance around drivers making political gestures at races as he feels protests and statements got “out of control” on several occasions in recent years. Motor racing’s governing body added a new article to its sporting code this month
2:35 PM ET This season, Dave Pena became the first Black man to win the Indy 500 as crew chief. Chip Ganassi Racing “It’s difficult to see the changes year over year because the changes in diversity happen slowly over time,” said Angela Ashmore of Chip Ganassi Racing, “but if I go back 10 years and